Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,836
Reviews: 1,602
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 361
Gots: 759 | 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 +6.9%

Photo of bierbrauer
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle purchased locally, $9.99/4. Bottle dated 01/06/12, 12 days ago. Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Cloudy gold with 1/2" white head that drops quickly and leaves very few traces of lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Prominent wave of dank, fruity hops; citrus and peach.

T: Melon & grapefruit, pine resin, fast emerging bitterness that lingers and leaves a dry, slight warm finish.

M: Medium carbonation and medium body; creamy.

O: An aromatic, flavorful, full-featured DIPA that is balanced and satisfying.

Photo of Nachojon
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Kind of on the lighter side IIPA wise. Nice haze. Pours 1 finger paper white head. Head holds on nicely and there is nice lacing

S- Dry aroma, I really like the hops in this one and they come on strong in the nose. Nice citrus peel. The sweetness is nice and fruity like peach.

T- Delicious. Dry citrusy hop goodness I really enjoyed the flavor here. As with the aroma what sweetness that is present comes naturally, some peach and even pineapple. But, overall the hops are it nice grapefruit.

M- Crisp, clean nice.and dry. The carbonation is just right.

O- More impressed than I thought I would be. Really great stuff. Will be seeking out more.

Photo of Alieniloquium
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle poured into an Alchemist pint glass. Thanks to chpueblo22 for this bottle!

Appearance - Hazy light orange body. Not exactly an ample head, but it's there for a moment. The ring of lace around the beer grips to the glass like a great IPA should.

Smell - Citrusy goodness. Grapefruit and orange, just the way I like it. The sweetness in the back is just noticeable, but not overpowering. The overall aroma is just a hint muted, though.

Taste - Great citrus hop flavor up front and a slight hint of sweetness that lasts throughout the drink. The malt takes a backseat, but it's enough to keep it from being too extreme. The bitterness is subdued by the malt as well, but it builds as I drink the glass.

Mouthfeel - Perfect body. Drinkable to the point of gulpable. The only prevention is that lingering and slowly-building bitterness.

Overall - One of my favorite IPAs, even if slightly imperfect. Too bad I only get it every once in a while. Just shy of being one of the great IPAs, like Pliny and Heady.

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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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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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of BeRanger
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Pours a burnt orange, one finger of off-white head. Plenty of lacing throughout.

S: Nice citrus flavors such as grapefruit and orange. Some of the alcohol comes through on the smell.

T: Nice grapefruit flavor, it's a very smooth finish, not too bitter on the backend.

M: Light body, good carbonation.

O: A very good DIPA from Founders. Hard to compete with Hopslam coming out at the same time but it definitely has drinkability. The booze smell is a little bigger but the finish is clean.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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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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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of gratefuld
4.22/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured into a snifter. Orange amber pour with a thick 1 inch thick head. Slightly hazy body. Nice lacing. Great looking beer!

S: Initially I get a strong citrus hop scent. Very aromatic. I get a lot of grapefruit, some orange and maybe a little peach. Smells great.

T: Nice dry, citrus hop up front taste. The finish is bitter with some malt. Definitely a hop bomb, which I like. The more I drink this beer, the more I like it! Strong aftertaste which I did not initially like, but the more I drink, the more I don't mind.

M: Sharp and crispy. Very dry finish.

O: Overall a pretty good beer! Solid product by Founders. However, there a few other IIPAs out there I prefer.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of Phinner
4.95/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Very impressed with this, especially compared to Hopslam. It amazingly manages to have a smooth, easy drinking flavor while maintaining an extremely pleasant hop aroma and high alcohol.

Color, flavor, etc... were flawless and multiple servings could be enjoyed in an evening - this can't be said about many other DIPAs on the market.

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,836 ratings.