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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,455 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,455
Reviews: 1,568
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 347
Gots: 630 | 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%

freduardo, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

hu5om, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Jparkanzky, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

aficionado, Nov 14, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

bpfrush, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

wibrewer, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Brianito, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

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4/5  rDev -5.2%

klipper, Nov 14, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

mater, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.5%

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5/5  rDev +18.5%

sjstraub, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of DCon
4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bought a 64OZ Growler from Cicero's Italian Restaurant in the Loop (St. Louis), MO for $17.50. Poured from the Growler into a 16oz HotShots Pint Glass and enjoyed 1 day after purchasing from Cicero's.

Aroma- Has a strong citrus and hop aroma from the beginning. Above average and finishes with a piney note. Very powerful!

Appearance- Pours a 3 finger head that stays for a good amount of time. Has a medium orange/copper colored body with a bit of haziness. Leaves great lacing behind.

Flavor- Has a strong citrus hop taste and light grapefruit in here. Medium-High bitterness and very strong attributes! Seems almost dry hopped from the tasting but either way, fresh and enjoyable!

Mouthfeel- Medium-Full Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth, and awesome hop flavor on the palate afterwards.

Overall Impression- While enjoying the Centennial IPA weekly this past year, I was happy to come back to this 2X IPA from Founders again! I definitely recommend this one with its strong citrus hop flavors and punch to the mouth. A hop heads dream! I definitely didn't know this one was over 9% though! I had this for the first time @ the Founders Beer Dinner @ The Stable in Benton Park. Love coming back to good beers!

DCon, Nov 13, 2011
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4.22/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: 12 fl oz bottle in to an imperial pint

A: SRM is hazy golden/straw yellow. Head is off white, 1 in., dissipates to line the top of the beer. Medium carbonation. Heavy lacing.

S: Nose is very hoppy, with some malt coming through. Notes of citrus.

T: Hop forward, then countered by malt. Slight carmel note. Hops are very sharp. Alcohol is noticable. Aftertaste is slightly hoppy.

M: Hops hit, followed by alcohol. Not at all overly boozy. Malt creates a slightly bigger mf.

O: Very drinkable for a 9.4% DIPA. Flavors are balanced yet pronounced. Excellent beer.

tsauce2, Nov 13, 2011
Photo of warnerry
4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from 2/5/11; couldn't see date, but bottle is 2011 release, so pretty fresh.

A - Pours a slight hazy straw color. An aggressive pour yields one finger of sort-lived head.

S - Strong pine scent with a bit of citrus underneath. Overall aroma is actually pretty subdued.

T - Pungent pine, citrus and some pineapple hops start off strong. Awesome. After initial hop punch, some florals come through, followed by some nice biscuit malts. This is a very well balanced DIPA.

M - Oily, medium mouthfeel. Leaves some lingering bitterness and dryness on the tongue. Nice.

O - A solid DIPA all the way around and one of my favorites.

warnerry, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of falloutsnow
3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle purchased at Piccadilly in Champaign, IL.
Bottled on date of 6/15/11.
Poured into a standard US pint glass.

Pours a burnt tan head, about 1.5cm tall, decreases over a few minutes and leaves a bit of lacing. Head eventually becomes a ring around the glass with an island or two. Body is yellow-gold in color, slightly hazy.

Aroma is of citrus hops atop a strong malt sweetness, almost cloying, and noticeable ethanol.

Flavor begins with malt sweetness. Surprisingly, this tastes less bitter than their Centennial IPA, is noticeably sweeter from the amount of malt used. Transitions then to a short flash of tropical fruit, particularly mango and pineapple. Grapefruit is present as the other fruits begin to fade, along with classic hop bitterness. Again, malt sweetness present behind all this. Ethanol becomes apparent in the close, more noticeably as this warms.

Medium-heavy bodied with medium levels of carbonation. Slight harshness on the palate from the ethanol burn, also heat from the alcohol felt in the mouth and nostrils. Finish dry/puckering.

A good DIPA, plenty of flavor, perhaps too sweet for my tastes, and the ethanol burn and obviousness is a bit of a let down. I'd look for slightly more balance between the alcohol, sweetness, and hops, though still expecting extremes in all of those. For me, the combination here just isn't the right one.

falloutsnow, Nov 10, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Double Trouble, from BA MarcatGSB. 12oz bottle dated 3/15/11, so 7+ months old on this one...I was hoping to try it fresher when I ticked it. Poured into a whisky snifter.

A: Pours a hazy golden straw color, with about a fingers worth of brilliant white head that laces the glass well.

S: The nose is primarily bitter tropical fruits, pink grapefruit, faint dried pine needles, grass and hop leaves...lots of candy sugars too. Decent malt backbone; dry, yeasty and biscuity. Suprising amount of hops at this age.

T: Grapefruit right up front, followed by some pine...bitterness is front to back and constant! Some candy sugars (Sour Patch Kids), sweet malts, and a little alcohol heat.

MF: Still on the lighter side of medium, with low carbonation and puckering dryness.

O: Not bad, still very bitter this far down the road...has some barleywine characters while still maintaining a lighter body.

Scotchboy, Oct 24, 2011
Photo of Atlas1
4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got a nice package of Founders beers in the mail from my sister-in-law recently and there were a few Double Troubles in the batch. Now, that's a good sister-in-law.

Pours a cloudy lemon-apricot color with a small head. I think this is a pretty color, thought it's not entirely what I was expecting. The nose is light and fruity, which also wasn't expected. I thought, for the style, it would be much hoppier up front. Yes, the hops are there, but it's got strong notes of lemon, orange and peach. Not much pine. Quite nice, in fact. The taste is dense and not in line with the fruity nose. Earthy and somewhat herbal. Nice bitter hop finish and aftertaste. Big, but not too boozy. Mouthfeel is chewy.

A fine beer here. Not my favorite DIPA out there, but still a tasty beer. It's a shame we can't get Founders here in TX, because I know it would sell like gangbusters. Good stuff here.

Atlas1, Oct 16, 2011
Photo of JohnnyChicago
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a proper amber body and off-white sticky head.

S: Deep, luscious, grapefruit and orange notes with a hint of white pepper and boozy depth.

T: Big grapefruit flavour. Nice and lip-smacking bitter, with a decent helping of sticky malt sweetness to balance it out.

D: Its actually a bit boozier than some bigger DIPAs, but it isn't anywhere near undrinkable.

Overall: This was one of the first DIPAs I ever had, so I love revisiting it. It still is a great no-coast IPA that provides that crazy burst of grapefruit that we Midwesterner hop-heads love!

JohnnyChicago, Oct 09, 2011
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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