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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,829 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,829
Reviews: 1,599
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 749 | 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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4.43/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottled 12/23/11. Pours slightly hazy bright amber color with a huge 3 finger off white head with fantastic retention that reduces to a thick lacing cap that lasts for the remainder of the glass. Some decent lacing on the glass as well. Aromas of big grapefruit, floral, grass, pineapple, lemon, pine, and some herbal spiciness. Damn nice and fruity aromas here with good strength. Taste of strong grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, pine, and floral notes; with a bit of spice as well. Nice amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of pineapple, grapefruit, pine, and spiciness on the finish for a while. Good balance of bitterness and sweetness. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a bit of a creamy mouthfeel that drinks very smoothly for being over 9%. No alcohol noticed other than a small warming after the finish. Overall this is definitely a fantastic DIPA. Tons of fruity flavor, with great balance, and smooth drinking for the level of alcohol.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured into Brand new Founders snifter...

*bottled on 12/23/11; reviewed on 1/11/12

DT has the classic look of an AIPA...rusty orange colored with a bit of haze. The aroma hints of bitter citra hops, but does not explode from the glass. The taste has a strong citra hop presence: grapefruit bitterness. This tastes like a cousin of FFF Panzer Wolf. While I find many DIPAs to be a bit syrupy on the mouthfeel, this is not that way to me. Compares favorably to Stone Ruination...

*Overall: another great IPA from the state of MI...

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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1/5  rDev -76.2%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass. Bottled 12/23/2011.

A: Pours a clear golden russet color with some rosy hues in the body. A two finger head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy lace down the glas.

S: Nice balance of tropical and citrus fruits, some green apple, and some slight pine to give it a little bite.

T: The tropical and citrus fruit combination from the nose is back and this time it's backed with a slight bready malt bill and some slight dank hops. There is a touch of pine with a smidge of alcohol and a sweet pear-like finish to round it out.

M: Wow. I don't know if it's just this batch, but for being almost 10% I was able to crush this with ease. My glass disappeared before I even knew what happened. It was a little bit lighter bodied than I would imagine, yet still had a nice sticky mouthfeel to it. The carbonation was spot on and the alcohol had no real heat as it barely showed itself.

O: A very balanced and highly drinkable DIPA IMO. I don't know how Founders made it so light and refreshing, yet have enough flavor and hops to attack the palate but they did. This needs a second release in the dead heat of summer. Please Founders, please.

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.9%

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4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: The beer pours a nice cloudy gold, with a thick white head. The head quickly fades and leaves a lot of lace on the glass.

S: A lot of wet hops in this beer. It smells fantastic and even has a nice bit of malt too.

T: For sure a lot of hops present in the taste. It is pretty fruity with a nice pineapple style taste.

M: This beer could be a little bit smoother, but it is a very strong beer, so a lot of times thats hard to do. It is still plenty good and doesnt make me enjoy it less.

O: This is a very solid Imperial IPA. It has strong fruity flavors, looks very nice and is pretty easy to drink. I wouldnt say the best on the market, but it holds its own.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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