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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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4,984 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,984
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 481 | FT: 6
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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Ratings: 4,984 | Reviews: 1,544 | Display Reviews Only:
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charlesjwinkler

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-09-2013 01:54:23 | More by charlesjwinkler
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HopsJunkiedotcom

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-11-2012 16:30:45 | More by HopsJunkiedotcom
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TomD

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-05-2013 22:22:15 | More by TomD
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Tim725


4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-05-2014 22:38:48 | More by Tim725
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Brewphish

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-23-2013 18:17:41 | More by Brewphish
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LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-26-2014 02:26:38 | More by LilLebowskiUrbanAchievers
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mpayne5

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-27-2013 22:33:53 | More by mpayne5
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JonathanG

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-21-2012 02:57:40 | More by JonathanG
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imperialking

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-19-2011 05:17:25 | More by imperialking
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jgreenward

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-27-2013 12:56:10 | More by jgreenward
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foulhooked

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-21-2012 15:58:11 | More by foulhooked
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blmar311

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-28-2012 05:07:07 | More by blmar311
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NewGlarusFan

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-21-2013 13:12:19 | More by NewGlarusFan
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magnusdave

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-29-2013 07:21:25 | More by magnusdave
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JDD419

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-21-2013 22:57:01 | More by JDD419
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buddha5050

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-06-2014 03:46:39 | More by buddha5050
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Sunn

Iowa

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-09-2012 16:57:28 | More by Sunn
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SmashPants

Australia

4.49/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle: a stumpy 355mL brown bottle with a funky old-school label.

Appearance: pours a vibrant deep orange-gold, with a frothing head that settled to a one-finger with decent lacing. A good looking beer.

Aroma: a great aroma of multiple citrus hops (I can pick up tangerine, grapefruit and lemon) and pine hops also - plenty of them about!

Taste: a certain amount of pine resin with those citrus hops coming through for a complete whack against the palate. A decent amount of warming alcohol hangs about too. Great American IPA flavours.

Aftertaste: I'm not sure how they have done it, but the hop flavours have lingered through alongside hop bitterness generally found alone on the finish. Fantastic!

Mouth feel: moderate in body with a medium to high carbonation - plenty enough to get the flavours to come through strongly.

Overall: one of the best double AIPAs I have had to date. A good assortment of hops traditionally seen in an AIPA, but so clean and crisp that it simply has to be in my top 5.

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2013 10:49:02 | More by SmashPants
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donkeyrunner

Massachusetts

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 2 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

@ Greenland Cafe, Salem MA

Arrived in a wee 11oz. glass sans head and only a tiny collar of foam clinging on for dear life. Bad pour.

The aroma of Double Trouble is akin to sticking a package of Starburst up one's nose. Taste follows up the Starburst theme, particularly the pink ones (grapefruit?) and is buoyed by an impressive malty backbone. Even without the hops the sweet, supple maltiness is pretty good in and of itself.

Founders rocks my socks.

Serving type: on-tap

03-04-2012 09:35:10 | More by donkeyrunner
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JamesMN

Minnesota

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Freshness date was not legible but this was just released so I'm assuming it's very fresh.

Appearance: Pours a golden honey hue with great clarity and a one finger soapy off-white head. I wasn't sure what kind of DIPA this would be but it's looking like west coast.

Aroma: Sugar-crusted grapefruit and pineapple hop character. Not much malt in the aroma so expecting a good hop bomb.

Taste: Pretty close to what I was expecting based on the aroma. Nice strong bitterness with a piney/grapefruit/somewhat tropical hop character. There is an understated barley flavor to keep all that bitterness in line and provide something of a balance, but Double Trouble is very much hop dominated in flavor, which is great! At times the pine flavor sticks out more than the fruity flavors which makes it drink like a blend of east coast and west coast DIPAs (think 90 Minute mixed with Sucks). Don't taste any of the 9.3% ABV which is no surprise given that alcohol is usually undetectable in DIPAs. A finish that is both juicy and dry at times.

Mouthfeel: Just above medium in body and super smooth on the palate with easygoing carbonation. Above average drinkability.

Final Thoughts: Another great seasonal from Founders! On a personal level this beer delivers my favorite style with an ideal mix of flavors. It is probably best when fresh and is good on its own or would pair nicely with a spicy dish. Would I drink it again? Yes, in my immediate future.

Serving type: bottle

04-24-2013 23:12:10 | More by JamesMN
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adam42381

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Spiegelau tulip. Bottled on March 20, 2012 printed on label.

Appearance: Pours a clear light gold with orange highlights and a 1 finger foamy snow white head. Excellent head retention and lacing.

Smell: Sweet citrus, pine, pineapple, candied fruits and sweet malt. Aroma reminds me a lot of Lagunitas Lucky 13.

Taste: Grapefruit and pine dominate throughout with a bit of sweet and lightly toasted malt in the background. Aftertaste is quite bitter and long-lasting.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied with just the right amount of prickly carbonation. The hop oils really coat the mouth.

Drinkability: Excellent drinkability. This one goes down very easily for a beer with 9.4% ABV. I could see myself drinking multiples before the alcohol told me to stop.

Overall: Excellent beer overall. While the bottle I had was over 4 months old, the hops really hadn't faded like I feared they would have. I'd love to try it fresh. I would highly recommend trying this one. I really wish I had more than just the one bottle. Too bad Founders doesn't distribute down here in southwest Florida.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2012 22:18:19 | More by adam42381
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Docrock

Illinois

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Deep Dark golden with a slight thin head with minor lacing

S- Great Hop aroma, pine strong but not overpowering.

T- Tastes just like it smells, nice hop start with dry finish. Malt balances hop strength nicely, Hops very forward and rightly so.

M- Light to medium carbonation with a decent body. very well balanced hop to body. Very drinkable.

O- Very ncie beer, will probably try to find some bottles to stock up on. Hops strong but not overpowering for the style. Would rate close to Pliny the Younger but not as good as 3 Floyds Dreadnaught.

Served in half pint glass at New Albanian's Gravity Head.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 02:32:04 | More by Docrock
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jhartley

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed on March 2, 2012. Bottled on January 1, 2012.
Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass.
A-Poured a hazy orange-gold with a thin head, to be expected.

S-Wow! Tropical fruit and citrus salad here! Oranges, pineapple, mango; tons of fruity hoppy aromas!

T-Tastes just like it smells: Orange, pineapples, spicy. Nice amount of bitterness to malt sweetness.

M-Nice carbonation, coats the mouth with a great flavor.

O-Great DIPA! Easy drinking even with the high ABV, it's well hidden. Definitely at the top of my list.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2012 11:25:52 | More by jhartley
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IronLover

Pennsylvania

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, golden yellow in color and hazy. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent citrus hop aromas, grapefruit, ripe pineapple, with an underlying malt sweetness and pine hop aromas at the back end. Aroma gets boozy as this warms. Medium bodied with rich carbonation. Slightly resinous up front and creamier through the middle. Pine hop flavors up front that allow a citrus hop blast thru the middle the rides all the way to the end as the pine hop flavor returns. Pine hop bookends with citrus in between. Finishes with tongue clenching hop bitterness that lingers. Easily one of my favorite doubles.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 01:28:23 | More by IronLover
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goldennectar

Ohio

4.48/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams tulip glass.

Appearance: Pale yellow color with a thin white head

Smell: Citrus, very much grapefruit and a slight bit of pine

Taste: Balanced malt and grapefruit & pine hops

Mouthfeel: Nice and smooth

Overall: A awesome and thoroughly enjoyable DIPA. I wanted another so I drank one. I still wanted more and still do. Definitely a beer everyone should have at least once.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2012 00:25:00 | More by goldennectar
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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