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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,470 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,470
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 349
Gots: 636 | 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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Kelp, Jan 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance - Moderately slow pour out of a 12oz stubby bottle produces a yellow-golden color brew with nice carbonation running up the sides of the glass and about a fingers worth of white head that is lasting throughout but diminishes to a slight covering and a thicker ring around the sides with a bit of sticky lacing.

Smell - Smell is of a sweet and bitter/sour lemon cirtus. Also in there is some amount of piney hops, bready sweet malts, and another hop aroma that I can't quite put my finger on...possibly some grassy or leafy hops.

Taste - This is what I used to refer to as "a malty DIPA". Now I know that this is more of a taste of citrus hop flavors, piney bitterness, big, bready, balancing malt, caramel malt sweetness, and a bit of 'other hop flavor' that I can't quite identify. On the finish, more like late after swallowing, there is some notes of tropical fruit and grapefruit in the taste but not much. As far as the rating goes, it's just above average for a DIPA for me. I can think of a number of other DIPAs that I prefer over this one. Still a good DIPA without a doubt.

Mouthfeel - Consistency is smooth for a DIPA, with light carbonation and a light-medium body. As I mentioned before finish has more of a nice lasting quality (but not so much that can't get the taste out of your mouth), a lingering bitterness, and it is on the dryer side. Again roughly above average for a DIPA in my opinion.

Overall - I guess my preference in IPAs and DIPAs pretty easy to see. I like em West Coast, hard and hoppy, bitter as you're old Aunt Edna or as crazy fruity/tropical as the strange fruitcake she used to make, but is now too bitter to bring you anymore. Chalk that up to personal preference. I would still encourage anyone who comes across this brew and likes IPAs/DIPAs of some fashion to give it a try. For me, just above average. Thanks to McNuts for this one! I really did want to try this brew and I did enjoy it. I always LOVE trying another IPA or DIPA even if it isn't my preferred type of IPA/DIPA.

matttttYCE, Jun 12, 2011
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,470 ratings.