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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,899 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,899
Reviews: 1,613
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 364
Gots: 785 | FT: 10
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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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Photo of Holland
4.08/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: pale orange/gold color with a regular one inch head that leaves a fine lacing and ring of foam.

S: bitter citrus smell is huge. Some malt, but it's covered well with citrus.

T: very bitter start, but there's a lot of citrus still. Mostly bitter grapefruit, and some malt and sweetness for balance. It's relatively dry for a big DIPA.

M: beautiful blend - medium carbonation on a beer like this is wonderful. The medium-heavy body is balanced well so it doesn't feel as heavy.

O: great beer - what happened from last year to this year that it's so hard to find? Last year it sat on shelves, and this year it's gone within a couple of weeks. Very drinkable, especially for a DIPA. Great beer, and thank you to Treebs for the extra.

Photo of dcloeren
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to xxcarpxx for this bottle!

Bottled on 1/6/12

Pours a hazy golden yellow with 2 fingers of bright white soapy head. Excellent retention and produced spotty lacing.

Pine hops explode out of my glass with juicy mango, pineapple and citrus notes right behind it. Hop dominating aroma for sure.

Taste follows the nose. Juicy citrus hops with notes of pineapple and mangos as well. The pine hops come in closer to the middle to end of the sip and pine dominates the finish. Excellent tasting brew for sure.

Medium to full in body for a DIPA, a notch or two below syrupy.... medium amount of carbonation. Drying pine hop aftertaste that leaves you with some serious hop dragon breath.

Overall, this is a solid DIPA from Founders. I honestly don't think that these guys can do wrong. I would have liked it to have had a tad bit more carbonation but other than that this was a flawless brew. Very happy that I received a four pack of this. It won't last long....

Photo of tdm168
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Poured a hazy yellow with a big, white, foamy, head that has good retention. The nose is mildly bready and heavily citrusy. The flavor is similar to the nose; lightly bready but with heavy notes of grapefruit and lemon. There is a bitey, piney bitter finish. The mouthfeel is medium bodied and a little crisp.

This is a very enjoyable, drinkable IPA. I have had it on several other occasions and will probably have it again.

Photo of Beerme09
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of LornaLee
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of WillCarrera
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on 12/23/11. Poured into a snifter.

A- Pours a bright golden orange color with a finger of sticky white head, leaves great lacing.

S- Big juicy burst of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, also some nice floral notes and pine. It smells awesome.

T- Big, heavy-handed hops on this beer. Nice solid bitterness with layers of oil and tropical fruit on top of it. There's some sweet pale malt at first, but the hops make quick work of it. Alcohol is nicely hidden for approaching 10%.

M- Medium-bodied, smooth feel, finishes slightly dry with lots of bitterness.

O- Man what a fabulous DIPA, a real showcase for delicious hops. Some people might not agree with me, but personally I slightly prefer this to Hopslam, it's less boozy and sweet but has such a great vibrant fruit flavor and great bitterness, exactly how I like my IPAs. I mean damn, Founders.

Photo of founder26
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Chriscrundwell12
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Darkness snifter.
Fresh batch.

A- Pours a one finger white head that dissipaters quickly, really clear, golden straw color.
S- Really nice aroma, big hop presence, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, tropical fruit, citrus, excellent hoppy aroma.
T- Big flavor, really bitter, grapefruit, pine, pineapple, slight malt presence in the finish, really easy drinkability for being 9.4 percent.
M- Medium mouth feel, bitter after taste, decent carbonation, clean finish.
O- I was not let down by this beer, really bitter, big hop bomb, another solid offering from Founders.

Photo of AngryNucleus
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of ineva
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of NoLeafClover44
4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First review. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into a standard pint glass. Bottled on 1/6/12.

A - Translucent orange/gold but much lighter in color than I would expect for the style. Very little head, but still leaves a tiered lacing as I drink.

S - I smell some citrusy hops and a mellow malty sweetness. Strong pine and citrus as well.

T - Very hoppy and citrusy, just like I like. The sweetness of the smell doesn't come through in the taste as much as I expected. It is quite piney and I get alot of bitter grapefruit.

M - Very well carbonated, which combines nicely with the hops to give this beer some bite which lasts for a while on the tongue. Medium bodied.

O - Very nice beer. I was happy to get this one so fresh and I wasn't disappointed. The hops aren't masked too much with sweetness, yet it is very balanced. I will definitely get this one again.

Photo of Steverus
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

First: not for the squeamish on hops. But it's a Double IPA, so you already knew that.

The nose is very traditionally the IPA scent = you get a little grass and just a note of sweetness.

First sip is clean, highly carbonated, and lingers on the back of your tongue just the way a good IPA should. The head clings to the glass- this is a very rich beer.

The meat of this beer (i.e. the space between the first and last sip) is unadulterated hophead heaven. Bitterness is high and the depth of this beer is apparent after your first sip.

If there were more ways that I could say this is a great IPA, I would. But bottom line is that this beer is the integration of everything that is IPA about an IPA, distilled by a factor of 2 ("Double" IPA). With a better glass this might have wowed further, but in a standard pint it was still exceptional.

Photo of mtparty37
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of SawDog505
4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured into a 13 oz tulip glass, bottle dated 1/06/12. Pours a clear orange yellow, with a one inch fluffy white head, with attractive lace. Smell is tangerine, pineapple, pine, and some grass. Taste is all of that with nothing dominating, with a hit of grapefruit in the finish. Body is on the large side, still very approachable, in-between lush and dry, with plenty of life. This is really one of the best DIPAs period. Love this brewery.

Photo of BeerNoobNC
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. The beer was about a month old. The beer was the typical IPA color, an orange and hazy beer. The smell had some hops with a lot of citrus scent.

The taste was just what was as expected given the high ABV and IBU numbers. It is citrus at the front, followed by a wall of hops, with an alcohol aftertaste at the end. Overall, this is a decent double IPA, which I probably say because I like the style so much, but I would not go searching out just for this one. It definitely satisfies those hop heads though.

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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%

Photo of Auracom
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Edit - I decided to completely re-review this one based on the release of Doom (which I ended up comparing side-by-side). It faired better than last year's batch.

Single picked up from MSCM. 12 oz. into a FFF Rastal May 1st, 2013.

A - Bright golden color with a white soapy foam that leaves little retention. Some legs and marginal lacing.

S - A pop of mandarin immediately coated with mint leaves, green tea, fresh car (almost leathery or shoe-like), appropriately dirty and danky, light alcohol, and a touch of further tropical fruit that can't quite pull through.

T -Much more condensed into pulpy grapefruit and sappy pine. Nutty with slight booze. Too unbalanced.

M - Long dry finish, medium body, moderate carbonation. Plentiful backing heat for less than 10%.

D - I actually really enjoyed the nuances in the aroma but the flavors (while overt) are not complex enough to match some newer recipes.

Photo of Ish1
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of mutd8710
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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