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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,825 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,825
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 745 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I found this to be a raw, brutalist cold-cock of hops. To some, certainly this is a compliment, and sometimes I mean it that way, but in this case, I found it crossed my flinch line. The only really standout part of this beer was the mouthfeel. Founders always nails body and carbonation just right. Only a dyed-in-the-wool hop maniac would love this beer. As for me, I merely liked it.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a huge effervescent white head. Solid spiderwebs of lacing. Great retention.

S: Lemons and pine mainly. A bit of resin, oranges and grapefruit. Touch of toasty malt.

T: Strong pine, resin, and then citrus. More of a bready malt afterwards instead of a typical caramel malt. Lingering resin and pine bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, not as big as you would expect for a 9.4%er. A bit drying in the aftertaste.

O: A great, well balanced DIPA. Not as huge as some but great hop variety and balance. Solid.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.48/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best on tap, but good in any form. Pours perfectly clear solid gold with a big one finger head, fluffy white, and lingering. The aroma exhibits heavy floral and citrus (especially grapefruit) notes, beautifully integrated with what seems to be a honey sweetness from the malt backing. Flavor is heavy citrus and floral with nice bite, big grapefruits, pineapples, honey. Finishes extremely smooth with mild bitterness and a sweetness lingering on the palate. Light and bubbly carbonation, easy drinking for the ABV. Great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap a few weeks ago after hopslam and PtE so this one is from a bottle but on a fresh palate. Bottled on 1/23/12, consumed 2/14/12.

A - Nice hazy yellow orange with maybe half a finger of head.

S - Good god this beer smells amazing. I get a fruity, tropical smell similar to Hopslam

T - sweet, huge on hops and piney citrus

M - good feel for this style, not overloaded on carbonation

O - One of the best DIPAs I've had. Almost a guaranteed buy when I find it.

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4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow hue with a thick white head that leaves minimal lacing and retention. The aroma has a very pleasant citrus and pine. The taste starts out with a pine and citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon) followed by hints of sweet malts and finishes off with more hops. The mouthfeel is a medium to full bodied beer that is full of flavor that leaves your mouth dry. A nice tasting Dipa that is very bitter, so if your not a fan of bitter beer this might not be for you, but recommended for anyone that likes a bitter tasting Dipa.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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

Poured into a pint glass.

Poured a clear gold color witha decent frothy white head.

Smells very hoppy with a bit of dankness. Almost has a tiny bit of funk to its smell.

Taste is very good. Very balanced taste at first with a bit of malty sweetness, followed by a hop assault.

Mouthfeel is nice and bitter - leaves your mouth a bit dry. Medium thickness- solid.

Overall this is a delicious DIPA, though still can't hold a candle to HeadyTopper/Pliny.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,825 ratings.