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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,921 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,921
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 370
Gots: 798 | 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 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.


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5/5  rDev +18.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of Fish113d
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Poured into a large tulip glass, it1pours from my growler a golden amber color. Quite hazy peering through it, 1cm head forms on top that eventually dissipates to a thin white surface with some cling to the glass.

Lots of cascade hops aroma slams my nose. This is a complete HOP BOMB! Some citrus scents come through as well (orange peel) but mostly a big, floral & mistletoe aroma comes through.

A bit hot on the tongue, the hops are apparent with a big chunk of pine and floral flavors! Wow! Just as with the nose, this is a hop bomb! Not very sweet, except a bit of the alcohol and citrus flavors come through w/ some slight rock candy to balance it on the swallow.

Great feel! No real burn from the alcohol, and it's hidden quite well. Medium to full body.

Overall experience is great! Nothing I can say about this that I don't like. Will be difficult to drink for hte next few hours as I watch the Ravens/Patriots in the AFC Championship game, but I will do my best! Cheers!!!!

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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.


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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%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,921 ratings.