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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,936 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,936
Reviews: 1,617
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 375
Gots: 807 | FT: 12
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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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Ratings: 5,936 | Reviews: 1,617
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4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden/haystraw color. Nice one finger head.

S - A nice fruity aroma (orange/grapefruit/lemon). Lots of hops present.

T - Hops hit you first then on to the fruity flavors followed by the bitterness.

M - Perfect amount of carbonation for me. Medium bodied and robust.

O - Everything comes together to make a great double IPA.

Photo of JVan
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of jtierney89
5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Pours a brilliantly vibrant golden hue with deep orange edges. A finger of bright white head resides on the the top of the glass. Super sticky looking with great lacing. Smells of pure hop heaven. Oily hops invade the nostrils. Huge tropical hop nose with lots of grape fruit, orange, peel, citrus, and a touch of mango. Bright apricots come through as the beer airs a bit along with ripe pineapple. The head fades a bit and it's time to drink!

Creamy and delicious smooth with a mild body. Pungent and tangy grapefruit on the middle of the palette. Starts with a sticky sweetness and follows up with a fruity intensity. Extreme hop bitterness dances along the back of the tongue and fades away leaving a tropical paradise of flavor on the tongue. Minute amounts of alcohol makes its presence known and adds to the balance of this beautiful brew.

Purely a hop bomb. The pale malt adds nothing but a stable body intended to hold together the well blended flavor of delicious hops. Incredibly complex and dangerously drinkable.

Truly a winner and a contender for my favorite beer of all time.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of mwill7287
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

From a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. Bottling date reads "1/6/2012" (consumed on 2/5).

Appearance: When put in the light, this beer appears a mild straw color with a little bit of cloudiness in the body. A standard pour produces a light white head which quickly fades to a thin ring of surface lacing. Very few carbonation bubbles skirt through this brew. This time through the beer, there's virtually no lacing left behind on the glass. The ring of surface lacing fades away about halfway through the drink. 4.5/5

Smell: A beautiful pine and citrus bouquet compose the nose. Bright orange, tangerine, bitter grapefruit pack a strongly aromatic punch without being pungent. Lovely. 5/5

Taste: Starts with a jab of bitterness with grapefruit, orange, and pineapple. It's strong on the piney resin. Bitterness rides the wave of each sip and sticks around for awhile in the aftertaste. However, the bitterness is never overwhelming - it's just right. Citrus textures flesh out the hoppiness beautifully. Just a bit of malt crispness balances this one out to keep it sane, but it's really hops all the way. Marvelous. 4.75/5

Mouthfeel: Double Trouble turns out to be fairly light and easy drinking for a double IPA. It's a bit more carbonated than I expected based on appearance; it turns out just right. The bitterness creates a desirable dry spot, just enough resistance to prevent over-imbibing. 4.5/5

Overall: Founders, as they so often do, win the battle here again for me. Hopslam is great, but Double Trouble takes things to just higher a level with the full aromatics, juicy flavor, and just a bit of resistance in the mouthfeel. Love, as always. 5/5

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of smerrell
4.97/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This has a pleasant grassy aroma, and pours a hazy golden color with a head that dissipates quickly. There is a sweet attack of ruby grapefruit and pineapple, with a long bitter finish. The hops are aggressive and provide plenty of bitterness. This beer isn't balanced - and that's a good thing. Certainly one for hop heads - I enjoyed this a lot.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of musicsherlock
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of bonez05404
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3/5  rDev -28.7%

Photo of Meerkey
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Not really any head, lots of lacing. Cloudy straw yellow with maybe a hint of orange.

S: So much ruby red grapefruit. Some piney hops. Yum!

T: Drying hops. More grapefruit. Some maltiness to adds some texture. Quite good.

M: Carbonated, spicy, full. Very nice!

O: Quite good. I enjoy it and would have another, but it's not my favorite Founders.

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of AgentMunky
4.07/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into an Albemarle Ciderworks glass. Bottled on 23 December 2011.

A: White head fizzles and fades out. Unfiltered, straw yellow, and translucent. Great lace.

S: Piney hops. Big and strong with a healthy dose of sweet fruit.

T: Ruby grapefruit and drying, astringent hops. Strong, but a one (okay, two) note show. It's a good beer, no doubt, but not up to the standards I expected. Big malt base, providing a touch of chewy sweetness and the alcohol, but the hops steal the stage and monopolise the tongue with their resiny pine.

M: Excellent! Robust, carbonated, spicy, and engaging.

O: Overrated. A middling DIPA, but heavy on the hops (at least in the bottle). Not my favourite Founders. Recommended for hopheads, but not worth the hype.

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3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a bright yellow color with little head from the keg... some sediment as well.

Smell is what the color looked like... lemon citrus. At 9.4% ABV, this beer comes across much lighter.

Taste is sweet with notes of honey and lemon. Easy drinking, but not exactly what I expected coming from a double IPA.

Overall, a little bit of a let down coming from Founds, but different. Sure some love it and that's what the beer world go 'round.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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