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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,917 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,917
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 368
Gots: 796 | 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 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.

Photo of jriggins6
4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of bsuedekum
4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of djre4orm
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%

Photo of rxthree
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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

One of the best Double IPA's I've had. I've had Pliny the Elder and I would have to say this is 1 step behind that. Was able to track down a case of this and fridge is stocked.

Founders continues to make some of the best beer. Am looking forward to trying the KBS.

Photo of wolfeman007
3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

Photo of gkob
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of paxchristi
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of B33R501
3.97/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

what's this? a beer from founders i would actually consider purchasing again? wonders never cease. and maybe someday the eagles will finally win a super bowl? nah, one miracle is enough this year.

pours clear golden, maybe little orange hue, nice head, lace. nice citrusy hoppy aroma, taste follows, citrus and hoppy. smooth and satisfying, very light body makes for an ok mouthfeel and very drinkable. went through this 32 oz growler no time at all.

big malty hoppy will always be my favorite style but this beer brought it. ill call this lagunitas sucks without the annoyances.


Photo of cantfindme
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of eorwar
4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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