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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

5,842 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 5,842
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 762 | 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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Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.93/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This is a year "aged" bottle (2010) I received in a recent trade (2011).

Appearance:
Golden honey body with almost no head formed upon pouring, although there was a transient and thin blanketing for half a minute max.
There is very little lacing, and it's definitely not sticky. Furthermore, there is no sediment or haziness. The beer doesn't appear watery, actually it seems slightly syrupy.

Smell:
Strong notes of ethanol and sweetness from the malt. There are notes of a sticky, piney type of hop(s) as well as fruitier notes of pineapple, kumquat, and golden raisin.

Taste:
Very sweet in the initial sip with loads of sticky, napalm bitterness that sits on the back of my palate. The fruitiness carries through the sip, however, I'm reminded of grapefruit rind when it's mixed with the lingering bitterness.
Breakdown: Honey sweetness mixed with tropical fruits, ending with a juicy and bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel:
There is a light to medium body, which is substantially boosted by all the sugar and alcohol that went into making this 9.4% beast. The carbonation is relatively light, but it doesn't fizzle completely. By the end of drinking the beer is especially syrupy with loads of grapefruit rind bitterness sitting heavily on my palate.

Overall:
This beer is drinking like a barley wine at this point (which I expected), and it would be interesting to try it fresh for comparison. I think it's lacking in some of the aromatic citrus notes I prefer in the nose of a hearty DIPA, but I understand that a lot of hops fade after a year of aging. Considering the IPAs I've had from Founders already, I'd say this one is pretty much on par with tho other ones I've had.

Photo of NSaad23
5/5  rDev +18.8%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of TheCondor
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - Pours a deep amber color, very cloudy and murky, like brown swamp water or something. Decent one finger head with mediocre retention, little lacing. Like the packaging, kind of creeper but cool.

Smell - Caramel, toffee, biscuits and breads are upfront on the nose. Not at all what you would expect out of a DIPA, most of the time you are overwhelmed with hops, but not with this one. Very unique!

Taste - This is a true example of what a "balanced" beer is supposed to taste like. Sweetness from the caramel and toffee, a good biscuity backbone, and finally the hoppy bitterness you would expect from a DIPA. Not one element overpowers the others, everything is in balance. Exceptional

Mouthfeel - Smooth finish, light to medium carbonation, a little sweet and dry on the palate. Nice.

Overall - This is a beer worthy of the Founders label and of the hype. Founders seems to hit on all cylinders as a rule, not an exception, but this beer takes it to another level. Highly recommended, does not overwhelm your taste buds with nuclear amounts of hops. So good, smooth, drinkable.

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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 Finatic
4.93/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a chilled Odell's IPA pint glass. Bottled on 12/23/11.

A: Pours a beautiful golden amber color with a good one finger white, foamy head.Nice sticky lacing coats the glass and gradually recedes over time.

S: Citrus and tropical hops are just wonderful in this beer. Smell some floral notes and some pine as well.

T: Tastes like it smells. Tons of tropical sweetness right off the bat and finishes with a nice piney, floral aftertaste.

M: Has a nice creamy taste to start with an excellent bitter finish that balances the beer perfectly. Medium bodied and decent carbonation.

O: One of my favorite DIPA's and a better beer IMO than Hopslam. Founders strikes it rich again.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Photo of Dano420
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a murky, cloudy, dark yellow. Head recedes quickly leaving a thin layer on top.

Smell is pungent grapefruit and orange. Hop aroma is rather strong. Very pleasant smell.

Taste is grapefruit and hops. Bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is a oily but not offensive. A little thin. Alcohol is barely noticeable and kicks in quick.

Lacing drips back into my glass, leaving very little on the edges. Finish is nice and dry.

Overall this is a very good IIPA. Definitely worth trying.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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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%

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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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,842 ratings.