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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,446 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,446
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 346
Gots: 628 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.40% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006)
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 21, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Shilt, Jan 20, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

bconsidine, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of DaveHack
4.28/5  rDev +1.4%

Bottled 1/6/2012. Served at 51 degrees.

Pours very clear golden color. Very little head, even with an aggressive pour.

The smell doesn't wallop you in the face like some IIPAs. It is an earthy, piney smell. You can definately pick up the alcohol.

It tastes great! Very piney and pretty bitter, but not over the top. There is a solid malt backbone too. I usually like my IIPAs crazy hop forward, Heady, Abrasive...but this haas a great comination of flavors, and there is a foreshadowing of the 9.4% abv, I notice in this more than other (I)IPAs.

Feels nice and substantial in the mouth. This aint yo Mammas beer. This is a great sipper on a cold night.

This is definately a fanatastic beer. I really like my uber hop forward IIPAs, but this is a great beer and belongs ranked with some of the best. Surely try it if you get the chance.

DaveHack, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of ghostwalker
4.22/5  rDev 0%

Neck was marked as being bottled on 1/06/12, I guess that counts as fresh in anyone's estimation. I know it works for me!

Golden body with thin head. Little lacing. Nice looking beer, nothing too special, but certainly no defects either.

Nose is all sharp hops, pine more than citrus.

Pine dominates into the flavor. Malt is there, but only to hold the hops together. Citrus and pine components combine into a buzzsaw of hop character that just totally does it for me. It's a bit hot, but that works for me in an IPA this fresh. Flavor is absolutely clean. Just a really solid DIPA.

Mouthfeel is light and slick, no creaminess here. Oddly, very little tooth-strippiness, although it's quite hoppy.

Overall, a really solid IPA. I think it's fantastic, but not a world-changer. Heresy for a Founders product? I don't think so, they make great beer, but I don't feel the need to camp out in line before each new release.

ghostwalker, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of 1Adam12
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

First time trying this. Poured to a big pint glass. Color is light orange. Amazing nose of citrus, hops, and lots of melon. Lacing all the way down the glass and the head lasts the entire time I'm drinking. Tons of melon on the flavor. Lots of citrus and hops, with a bitter back end, but it's the melon that really stands out. Mouthfeel is medium and the bitter finish hangs on the tongue for quite a while. Very smooth and went down entirely too fast. 9.4 is very well hidden. Overall, this was really tasty. I've definitely had hoppier DIPA's, however the flavor stood out, and the melon was really nice. Yet another stud beer from Founders.

1Adam12, Jan 19, 2012
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ILLEGALSMILEs, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bierbrauer
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%

12 oz. bottle purchased locally, $9.99/4. Bottle dated 01/06/12, 12 days ago. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy gold with 1/2" white head that drops quickly and leaves very few traces of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Prominent wave of dank, fruity hops; citrus and peach.

T: Melon & grapefruit, pine resin, fast emerging bitterness that lingers and leaves a dry, slight warm finish.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body; creamy.

O: An aromatic, flavorful, full-featured DIPA that is balanced and satisfying.

bierbrauer, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Nachojon
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

A- Kind of on the lighter side IIPA wise. Nice haze. Pours 1 finger paper white head. Head holds on nicely and there is nice lacing

S- Dry aroma, I really like the hops in this one and they come on strong in the nose. Nice citrus peel. The sweetness is nice and fruity like peach.

T- Delicious. Dry citrusy hop goodness I really enjoyed the flavor here. As with the aroma what sweetness that is present comes naturally, some peach and even pineapple. But, overall the hops are it nice grapefruit.

M- Crisp, clean nice.and dry. The carbonation is just right.

O- More impressed than I thought I would be. Really great stuff. Will be seeking out more.

Nachojon, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of Alieniloquium
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%

12 oz. bottle poured into an Alchemist pint glass. Thanks to chpueblo22 for this bottle!

Appearance - Hazy light orange body. Not exactly an ample head, but it's there for a moment. The ring of lace around the beer grips to the glass like a great IPA should.

Smell - Citrusy goodness. Grapefruit and orange, just the way I like it. The sweetness in the back is just noticeable, but not overpowering. The overall aroma is just a hint muted, though.

Taste - Great citrus hop flavor up front and a slight hint of sweetness that lasts throughout the drink. The malt takes a backseat, but it's enough to keep it from being too extreme. The bitterness is subdued by the malt as well, but it builds as I drink the glass.

Mouthfeel - Perfect body. Drinkable to the point of gulpable. The only prevention is that lingering and slowly-building bitterness.

Overall - One of my favorite IPAs, even if slightly imperfect. Too bad I only get it every once in a while. Just shy of being one of the great IPAs, like Pliny and Heady.

Alieniloquium, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

smurfbeer, Jan 19, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

KAF, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Moose34, Jan 18, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

mecmd, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Huntbuc, Jan 18, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

brandonpeiffer, Jan 18, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

AndybIPA, Jan 17, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

zenwatts, Jan 17, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Breylan, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of BeRanger
4.22/5  rDev 0%

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a burnt orange, one finger of off-white head. Plenty of lacing throughout.

S: Nice citrus flavors such as grapefruit and orange. Some of the alcohol comes through on the smell.

T: Nice grapefruit flavor, it's a very smooth finish, not too bitter on the backend.

M: Light body, good carbonation.

O: A very good DIPA from Founders. Hard to compete with Hopslam coming out at the same time but it definitely has drinkability. The booze smell is a little bigger but the finish is clean.

BeRanger, Jan 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

bdeast1, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

msuspartan22, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

justinm4bama, Jan 16, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

Sparger, Jan 16, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.9%

falconxman, Jan 16, 2012
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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