Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,839 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,839
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 760 | 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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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of 2378GCGTG
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light golden and deep yellow body with a little pure white head and good lacing.

Smell: Piney and aromatic hops and lots of it supported by good bit of citrus followed by grapes and golden raisins with a hint of malt fading into a very slight alcohol note, which is ok because it suits the hop character.

Taste: Super bitter at the front with quenching piney hops, they're not resinous though, so they don't coat the mouth in sticky gunk. These hops fade into a complex sweet taste supported by a malt finish.

Mouthfeel: Flowing on the tongue like liquid silk supported on excellent carbonation, this is surprisingly drinkable for the ABV and hops, it's session-able because the hops are resinous and the alcohol isn't really obvious.

Overall: Wish I could get this as a go to IPA, I think it's VERY similar to hop stooped without the resinous hoppy coating that the other beer has, I would buy this again for sure.

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of stoutlover1978
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of fatmusic14
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Drank from a bottle, mostly.

A - beautiful shade of light gold, reminiscent of early fall foliage or a great tasting apple. Head comes out of nowhere, dissipates quickly

S - typical of an Ale. Slightly above average.

T - very light, fruity - but easily recognizable in apples, an unripe mango, lemon. Some hops

M - very very good, high smooth carbonation, very drinkable and alcohol content masked very well.

O - a pleasure to drink, highly recommend

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of modernartblues
4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on Date 01/23/12, Poured into DFH Tulip 02/25/12

A: Golden amberBody, Cloudy, aggressive pour yields 1" head recedes to a modest cap, copious lacing

N: very citric, pineapple dominates, but other citrus fruits also present, notes of pine, resinous

T: not as impressive as the nose, touch of malt sweetness on the front end, huge citrus-pine follows, with a touch of heat on the back end, I don't get the huge pineapple flavor that the nose promised, which back this score up a half a point, still tasty

M: not as full as you expected given the ABV and the huge flavors, pretty light and very drinkable

O: an excellent DIPA from Founders, doesn't quite reach the level of Hopslam and other top tier DIPAS imo, but its in a class right below them, Founders def. knows their way around a hop addition or two (or three or four)

Photo of TrappistJohnMD
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours amber color with one fingered white head.

Smell is heavily citrus (grapefruit and lemon)

Taste follows the smell closely. Lots of hoppy grapefruit. Heavy bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is dry with medium carbonation.

Overall this was good. Not my favorite style but good.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of yamar68
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Glowing golden body with a healthy dose of creamy white head, sticking to every corner of the glass. (Yeah, my glass has corners).

Juicy citrus and mango, really bright. Much more fragrant than I remember.

In IIPA terms, this is incredibly balanced. Bittersweet citrus qualities, earthy pine, a touch of alcohol warmth. Really just an awesome beer I think.

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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a snifter on 2/23/12.

Appearance: Poured a hazy golden orange color with visible carbonation bubbles. About one inch of foam settled down to the top of the body quickly.

Smell: Pine aroma along with some less pronounced citrus notes. Hoppy, but not jumping out of the glass like some DIPA hopbombs.

Taste: Initial caramel malt flavor is overtaken by the piney hops. Citrus flavors came out more as it warmed, with a dry and bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel and average carbonation. Dry finish and minimal alcohol tasted.

Overall: A good DIPA that is not quite in the top tier for the style.

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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Golden yellow beer. Hazy. 2 fingers of great looking white head on top. As the head settles it takes on the appearance of sea foam but it is the purest of white. Slow rising bubbles trickle up from the base of the glass. Lacing is actually a little lacking on this one. But I don't mind.

S- Wonderful citrus hop aroma. Has a softness to it. Really well balanced.

T- Sweet citrus flavor with a malty back bone. This is like an ongoing battle between malts and hops. You start of with the sweet citrus flavor of the hops that blends into the malt flavor. The malts give of a touch of caramel flavor. But then after the malt clears out the hop bite back with a touch of bitterness on the finish. Long finish just lingers forever.

M- Creamy full body, smooth, and nicely balanced.

O- You get a great sweetness from the multiple hops in this but you still get that nice bitterness from the hops on the finish. Wonderfully balanced beer. Get one now.

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4.9/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Hazy, cloudy golden yellow with almost a finger of head. Adequate lacing. Decent retention. Looks good, if a little light in color for a DIPA.

Whoo-hoo! Luscious hop aromatics , really citrus, mingled with malts, fruits and some banana. Very nice balance on the nose. A real delight and a sure preview of what's to follow in the mouth.

WAABAMM!!! Dittos, the flavors are right on par with what the nose previewed, and then some. Really sweet citrus, some tropical fruits with solid malt characters. The hops really shine in this one. Nice light dryness there, also. But not overly so. For those who like the citrus flavors in their IPAs, you will love this. Alcohol well-hidden.

Body is rather medium for a beer heavy on flavor and alcohol. Appropriate carbonation levels.

This is a solid Double/Imperial IPA, a true hophead's orgasm. Recommend. I hope I will be able to get it more often.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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