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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,728 Ratings
THE BROS
90
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Ratings: 4,728
Reviews: 1,523
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 309
Gots: 398 | FT: 5
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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Oakenator

Pennsylvania

4.6/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Slightly yellow yielding mostly orange. Good head at pour, retention and some lacing.

S: Sweet hops - piney and sappy.

T: Bitter hops up front with a nice strong malt balance also present on the back.

M: Medium body but leaning towards heavier despite color and flavor.

O: Really enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 02:09:41 | More by Oakenator
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WritersBlock

Texas

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-26-2013 01:46:26 | More by WritersBlock
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mikem0487

Pennsylvania

4.24/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into pint glass. No fresh date.

A-A dark golden straw colored body. Minimal white head. The body is slightly turbid. Minimal lacing is left on the bottle as I consume this beer.

S- Has a very pungent nose. Dank hop resin gives way to tropical citrus notes. Grapefruit and apricot are the main culprits. As the beer warms the smell becomes more volatile and even more enjoyable than when I first poured it.

T-Like the smell the taste has citrus notes mixed in with some of those hop resin's. Has a nice balancing malt back bone that gives some balance to the hop forwardness of this beer. Leaves you with a great fruity-earthiness after taste.

M-Nice carbonation and good medium mouthfeel. What you are looking for in this style. Finishes on the sweet side with that awesome after taste I described above.

O-Overall a very good double IPA. The 9.4% abv is not even apparent in this beer. Smooth with the hops being the dominant factor. The malts definitely help to give some balance to the taste but the hops come in well executed. Drink and enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2013 01:17:50 | More by mikem0487
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Tidesox28

Maine

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-26-2013 01:07:48 | More by Tidesox28
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ajzy

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-26-2013 01:07:40 | More by ajzy
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sjanowiak

Washington

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-25-2013 23:11:40 | More by sjanowiak
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dogfishandi

New York

3.89/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. No bottling date? (Surprising for a founders)

Pours out a somewhat lighter sunset orange, a tiny bit of cloudiness. About a 1/4 inch or so of white to off white head off of the pour that fades to a Lacey ring and patchy foam.

Not super aromatic like I might have expected. Some dankness but also some dryness as well,grapefruit citrus for sure, citrus fruits and dry tropical fruits, hints of vegetal hops at times

Hint of dank, sticky candied citrus, watermelon, lots of stinky grapefruit, orange, some vegetal onion type hop flavors. Malt makes an tempt to balance with a bit of candied light caramel. Alcohol is noticeable on the tip of the tongue and in the swallow as well.

Big sticky mouthfeel for IPA. Smooth bitterness, not overly bitter. Juicy hops. Drinks fairly smooth.

Not a bad double IPA, but I was a little letdown. Almost on par with hopslam which was a real letdown for me. That being said, I'd take this over hopslam, but I wouldn't go out of my way to seek out either again.

Serving type: bottle

05-25-2013 20:33:59 | More by dogfishandi
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DooshBagalow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 18:57:47 | More by DooshBagalow
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-25-2013 18:34:13 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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mikerap100

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 06:09:46 | More by mikerap100
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-25-2013 04:23:49 | More by Rekrule
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jburd19

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-25-2013 02:09:30 | More by jburd19
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HardyA

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-25-2013 01:51:18 | More by HardyA
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AL89BR

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-25-2013 01:25:44 | More by AL89BR
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Dizzy242

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-25-2013 01:21:22 | More by Dizzy242
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dvanhandel

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-24-2013 22:46:25 | More by dvanhandel
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ChanceK

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-24-2013 21:40:18 | More by ChanceK
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steevbr

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

05-24-2013 17:16:56 | More by steevbr
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SwG237

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-24-2013 04:03:59 | More by SwG237
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Josiah2729

Tennessee

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-24-2013 03:41:44 | More by Josiah2729
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BrendanTownsend

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-24-2013 01:26:46 | More by BrendanTownsend
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Omnium

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Pours a really nice yellow color with a finger of soapy white head, mid range lacing.
S - Very floral in aroma with some nice pineapple and lime hints.
T - The floral and pine hit you first, and then you get a nice touch of some ripe pineapple and a touch of honey, some real balanced light malt and a touch of dankness as it finishes.
M - Kind of cloyingly sweet at first, but fades to a nice bitter end.
O - This is a very well done Double IPA, crisp and fresh flavors, but a bold brew by all means. A must have for IPA lovers.

Serving type: bottle

05-23-2013 23:14:03 | More by Omnium
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sketchpunx

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-23-2013 21:10:58 | More by sketchpunx
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beertardis

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2013 19:42:54 | More by beertardis
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Boston_Steve

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

05-23-2013 18:56:56 | More by Boston_Steve
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 4,728 ratings.