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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,919 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,919
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 368
Gots: 797 | FT: 10
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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of brentk56
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pour a clear golden color topped by three fingers of foam; impressive stickage that leaves a few shards of lace

Smell: Grapefruit and pineapple, topped by a teaspoonful of sugar; alcohol clearly present

Taste: The sugary malts jump out, with the grapefruit and pineapple not far behind; rather cloying, after the swallow, in a way that is more reminiscent of a Stone beer than a Hopslam; the finish is lengthy and resinous

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with moderate carbonation; some warmth in the gullet

Overall: Drinking this side by side with a Hopslam, I find these beers so different that I am surprised that so many have chosen to make the comparison in their reviews; while the citrusy aspect is similar, this beer is more bitter, resinous and cloying

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Seanto
4.54/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a bottle, very fresh.

Appears very light colored starting with a nice head that remains in thin form throughout the consumption. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

Smells fucking awesome. Round and fruity, not sharp pungency at all. Very fresh hop smell coming from this beer.

Tastes initially much like it smells. Fruity with a nice, but not overbearing bitterness coming through rather quickly. The hopping on this beer is probably very much made up of late additions.

Mouthfeel very resinous, lingering fruitiness on the tongue. Not a thick bodied beer, but not thin either. A nice middle ground.

Overall a great example of the style. Really showcases the hops, very little malt flavor to be found. At the same time very drinkeable and not overly bitter. Highly recommended for fans of a lighter colored hop focused double. How does it compare to Hopslam? How the fuck should i know, i didnt get to the store early enough in the day and probably shouldn't be spending $20+ dollars on a sixer anyway.

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Slightly hazed gold. Head is bright-white and drops to a thin ring pretty quickly. Carbonation is on point.

Smell: Tropical fruit laced with pine. Nice level of sweetness. Hints of grapefruit and biscuits. Faint grassiness in the back. As it warms the grapefruit takes over and takes a decidedly candied run. Sweetness works in the long run as it's tempered by a lingering bitterness/pine.

Taste: Grapefruit explosion. Nice level of citrus overall. Pine, pith, and something almost tropical come through the back, but grapefruit dominates. Big fleshy grapefruit coupled with some zest. Malts are a touch sweet and add a slight biscuit element to the back. Lingering bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Slightly higher carbonation than expected leads to a crisp mouthfeel and a medium body. Dry on the sip.

Overall: Very solid. One of the more grapefruit-forward DIPAs I've encountered.

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of hopfacebrew
3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kiddwhiz for hooking this beer up!

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Pours a golden amber perfectly translucent color. Thin head that quickly dissipates into a film of small bubbles with definitive lacing.

Strong aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops mixed with a noticeable pine note and a noticeable sweetness.

Strong and bitter upfront with a ton of the citrus/grapefruit flavors. Pine note not as prevalent in the taste as I anticipated, mostly citrusy sweetness. The malt is noticeable but is clearly second to the hops. Finishes surprisingly warm and bitter.

I could use a little more body and carbonation though for a close to double digit abv Double IPA this is a pretty good brew.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 02:13:21

Photo of Handbanana88
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

My first review! Bottled on 1/6/12 poured into my SA perfect pint glass.

A - Nice clean bright orange color almost yellow, about one finger of white frothy head. Not much head retention.

S - WOW this beer smells fantastic! Huge notes of citrus and tons of juicy grapefruit. Very similar in smell to Founders Harvest.

T - Candied grapefruit upfront leading into a strong bitterness at the end. Perfect for any IPA lover.

M - Crisp with good carbonation, drying mouthfeel that begs you to take another sip.

O - A wonderful seasonal DIPA by Founders. Definitely meant to be had fresh, I've had last years after it was sitting on shelf for quite a while; completely different beer. Cheers!

Photo of derkfromwi
4.29/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled 1/6/12

A: Little bit of white head that disappears quickly, golden orangish color, not much carbonation, a bit hazy

S: Citrus and pine hops, touch of malts, hop aroma is very nice

T: Bitter citrus hops, hides 9.4% ABV well, small amount of malt medium to finish, smells better than it tastes

M: Smooth, a bit of resin/oily, could use a touch more carbonation, nice finish

O: Above average IIPA, maybe methods of shipping took away from carbonation? Maybe I'm being a bit picky? Still very good, the smell was awesome to me

Photo of TTAmod
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into chalice.

A: Pours a bright, vibrant, slightly hazy orange. Head starts off one-finger white, but recedes into white islands and a thin crown around the edges.

S: Smell is hops, hops, hops. Tropical fruits dominate the hop profile. The smell is really rich and vibrant, though...like smelling one of those dreadfully overpriced Edible Arrangement baskets.

T: I've seen a lot of people compare this to Hopslam, but the taste profile is quite different. This one is nowhere near as sweet as Hopslam. The tropical fruits are still present, but this one focuses more on bitter grapefruit rind. The tail end is really piney and ends bitter. There's just enough of a malt backbone to keep it out of "way too bitter" territory. It's damn good, though. You can feel the hops all the way down your throat. Perception of alcohol is quite minimal.

M: Not as easily drinkable as Hopslam. It's a bit more abrasive and thick. It's not bad, though. I feel a bit thinner of a body would be good.

O: A very great DIPA. It's much more hop-forward than a lot of other DIPAs, but it's still pretty complex. The whole array of hop flavors are represented here. This is a hopheads dream.

Photo of Synergy87
4.42/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottled date: 1/6/12

My first review, so bare with me.

Poured into a Unibroue tulip glass

A: Appears golden, unable to see through the golden color, decent head and lacing

S: Citrusy, tropical fruits, tangerines

M: Not bad, a step above the average beer's mouthfeel but nothing to write home about

T: TANGERINES! Literally tastes like tangerines, with a hoppy grapefruit like finish, pineapple as well?

O: This is a new favorite for IIPA's, while this may be my first review on BA, I have been trying every IIPA I can get my hands on and review them off the record, but I finally decided it is time! I'd highly recommend this beer especially if you don't mind your IIPA's to have that tangerine, grapefruit like flavor. The malt in my mind is very subtle, but with this beer style, I think that is fairly normal. Either way, this is a solid 4.5 beer in my book, can't wait to have another. Cheers!

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,919 ratings.