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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 5,891
Reviews: 1,612
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 364
Gots: 783 | 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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4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle (bottled 1/6/12) poured into a Dogfish Head signature glass. I've had this so many times in the past and never got around to reviewing it...so, here we go.

A - Pours a crystal clear amber tinted golden color with a finger of dense, foamy white head with good staying power. Nice medium intensity lacing left on the glass.

S - Piney hops up front, intense and sticky. Grapefruit, pineapples and oranges also make strong appearances in the aroma too. Bitter and slightly sweaty hop aromas too. Malt is subdued and lays under the intense hoppiness. Light sugary sweetness, a bit of biscuits...a subtle touch of alcohol as well.

T - Intensely hoppy...very solid hop bitterness with lots of tropical fruitiness - pineapples and mangoes especially. The citrusy and fresh grapefruit flavor comes in behind the tropical fruits and takes over almost completely in a welcome way. Hints of sugar comes in behind the citrus towards the finish and smooths things out on the swallow.

M - Medium bodied with a stronger level carbonation that is quite prickly. Tropical fruits and citrus abound in this one...really great hop flavors...turns almost completely to fresh grapefruit juice towards the finish...just the gentlest touch of sweetness really enhances this citrus aspect.

O - Definitely a great DIPA, especially when really fresh like this bottle. Really like how the citrusy aspects stand out here...been fortunate enough to be able to have fresh Heady Topper, Hopslam, and this in the last few days...have to say this really stands up favorable against those other two fine DIPA's.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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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%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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%

Photo of jdhende
3.77/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12/23/2011 bottle into a Sam Adams Perfect Pint

A: Pours a nice golden orange with an off white head.

S: Strong citrus and tropical fruit notes followed by some malt.

T: Follows the nose with very sweet citrus and tropical fruit notes. Finishes with bitter pine notes.

M: Medium bodied. The hops linger for awhile.

O: Glad I was able to try, but does not stack up against many of the other great midwest DIPA's. Would enjoy a Hopslam or Dreadnaught over this every time.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of STKPICR0720
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Gotta say this brew was amazing. Bottle date was 1/6/12 I had this brew on 1/12/12. Damn this brew was fresh and hoppy as hell yet balanced and very smooth. Big cat pee smell. Which to explain I hate cats but love my DIPA's when they smell like it sorta like cheese I guess. All kidding aside this brew as it all. Big hop smell and taste. I agree with others just a step behind Hopslam. But, considering I can find and buy as much as I want of Double Trouble it just might be better.

Cheers

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ncketchum
4.62/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served chilled in a Duvel tulip

A - pours a clear golden yellow, aggressive pour leads to about 1 finger of pure white head, moderate retention with lots of lacing

S - very citrusy, grapefruit and lemon, with floral hops. no hint of alcohol

T - initially, just like the nose - big grapefruit and lemon up front, then tons of hops. the hops definitely linger for awhile with no hint of alcohol

M - Very smooth, not much carbonation, no burn

O - The more I drink Founders beer, the more I appreciate how solid everything they put out is. This is an excellent DIPA, maybe a half step below Hopslam

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,891 ratings.