Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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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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Photo of BHansen214
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Mantooth
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a Southern Tier tulip glass.

A: Pours much lighter in color than I recalled - light orange/yellow - looks pretty harmless for a 9.4% brew, thick long lasting head and wonderful lacing, light string of bubbles escaping the hazy depths of the glass.

S: HOPS - citrus, orange peel, grapefruit.

T: Nice blend upfront - hops and warmth from the alcohol, fades to bitterness in the finish.

M: Oily, creamy, with a dry finish.

O: A very nice beer teetering on the verge of being boozy, ultimately balancing out with a blast of sweet sweet hops. Another great beer from one of the best breweries in the world.

Photo of hopmeister
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Riverared
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of muskiesman
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of vermilcj
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of jnaustxdom
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of dmorgan310
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of nickapalooza86
4.4/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a suprising light color. Almost like a really good looking macro lager. A nice gold.

Smells very citrusy, mango, lemon, and some bitter grapefruit.

Tastes follows the nose with some big bitter upfront. Followed by a nice hit of citrus. Ends on a very smooth note with a littl bitter bite. Almost no alcohol precense.

Mouthfeel is sharp and nice.

This is my first time I have tried this and I am glad I did. I will look forward to its release every year. Recommended.

Photo of jsprain1
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Clear golden with a thick billowy head that lasts very well and leaves quite a few rings of lacing.
S- Hoppy notes of citrus and pineapple. Fairly simple but assertive.
T- Big hop flavor. Pine, citrus, pineapple and a bit of pale malt. Big flavor and more on the hoppy than sweet spectrum of the style.
M- Medium body, medium light carbonation. Long finish. Slight alcohol finish.
O- A tasty beer that I wish was around more. For a style that can be fatiguing, this one drinks well.

Photo of Gushue3
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A Smaller, less than 1 finger head forms and quickly dissipates. No lacing is left above a hazy yellow body that has some bubbles jetting from the bottom of the glass.

S Pine, citrus and zest. Very sharp biting scents come out to me.

T Very bitter through out with some orange zest and lemon. Piney bitterness comes out in the middle and some citrus as well. Definitely alot of summit hops in this one.

M Medium mouthfeel with a high level of carbonation. My mouth feels slightly sticky after a sip goes down.

O Nice stuff that is very bitter and not balanced, which I like alot. I'll let it warm up a little and see how it changes

Photo of Yummmmiller
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Poured a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: a rather clear golden yellow with a fingers worth of white fine head that lingers and leaves nice lacing.

Smells: a citrus lemon zest and a mild grapefruit with the sweet hop aroma.

Tastes: a tangy fruit hop bitterness with little malt backbone. There is lemon and orange zests with a grassy middle that fades back to a fruity hop character that's amazing.

Mouthfeel: the carbonation is a bit high in this ale but its nice and allows the flavors to build as it settles in the mouth. for just under 10% this is a very drinkable brew that is good not only as a refreshment, but also a great sipper.

Overall: I have always loved Double Trouble, but wish it wasn't a seasonal. The price is right at $2.75 a bottle just wish I didn't have to soak up as much as possible when its around.

Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of danoeltico
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

A pint served in a fat tulip shaped glass at Bella Mia in Cary, NC on 1/31/12.

Golden and clear with plenty of head and healthy lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, but toned down, earthy, with a hint of pine. Carbonation is a bit high for my liking and body is light side of medium. Drinks like a DIPA. Lots of citrus and grapefruit middle through the end and noticeable alcohol. Laid back bitter finish.

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

Bottled 12/23/11, enjoyed on 2/1/12

A: Hazy yellow orange pour with a few fingers of creamy white head. A nice amount of sticky lacing down the side of my Bell's Tulip. Great retention as a few bubbles slowly mosey their way to the top.

S: Very nice aroma on this. Big notes of pine, grapefruit, and citrus. Not overly bitter, nicely balanced.

T: The taste is pretty citrusy. It has a nice hop bitterness to play with the fruitiness. Not really any booze coming through, which I wasn't expecting. Really bitter and dry finish.

MF: Medium body with a low to medium amount of carbonation. The finish really keeps you sipping because of how dry it is, leading to a high drinkability, especially for a nearly 10% ABV beer.

O: Such an easy drinking Imperial IPA. A really nice offering from Founders. Pretty inexpensive at roughly $2 a bottle. Can't go wrong with Double Trouble! Just don't tip the bottle upside down before finishing off the contents inside...

Photo of cmiley123
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Humulus85
3.73/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served from a 12oz bottle into my darkness snifter.

Pours a hazy golden rod with a, white, one finger head. Dissipated rather quickly, but left behind some decent lacing.

Nose is typical dipa, very fruity. Not as citrusy as some, more of a mango, apricot thing going on. There is that expected sweet malt backbone.

The taste follows the nose. Peaches, with some pine and grass, bit of candy malt, and a subtle touch of alcohol. Well balanced for the style.

Mouth feel is appropriate. Light, but assertive. Hop oils coat the mouth nicely, leaving a moderate bitterness. Clean on the finish.

Overall this a solid dipa and a pretty tasty beer. However this is nothing spectacular in a world with PtE, Abrasive, and Heady Topper. This is a more widely distributed brew than those others so it gets some points for accessibility. Worth a try if you like the style.

Photo of twbeecher
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

Bottled on 1/6/12

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Bruery tulip.

A: Pours a hazy light orange/yellow colour. 2 fingers dense white head with good retention and lacing.

S: I get alot of citrus qualities in the nose. Grapefruit & orange peel with a touch of pine and a touch of alcohol as it warms.

T: Similar to the nose. Big citrus flavors up front with big piney hop bitterness on the back end. Nice amount of lingering bitterness in the finish.

M: Moderate body and light carbonation. Lingering hop bitterness and a touch of dryness. Nice and smooth all around.

This is a very good offering from Founders. Great hop profile here. What you expect from a DIPA. They did a great job with this one!

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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