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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,742 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,742
Reviews: 1,589
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.48%
Wants: 355
Gots: 718 | 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:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

(Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006)
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3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

A- Nice fruity aroma from the hops, mango/grapefruit. Just maybe a hint from the aroma that it is a higher ABV. Nice caramel malt aroma as well.

A- Clear copper/gold, thin white head that dissipated pretty quickly. Carbonation rising through the middle of the glass.

F- Definite carbonation hit to the roof of the mouth. Spicy off the bat, and through the finish! Heat after the swallow I would guess from the alcohol. Almost of little bit of pepper type bite through the finish.

M- Higher carbonation level than I would have thought and the elevated alcohol level is definitely apparent with the warmth/burn. Coats the mouth thoroughly, yet dry finish.

O- Generally like the big DIPAs to be a little smoother, though this one actually is quite refreshing. Aftertaste left me a bit off.

SamT, Nov 09, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Notes from phone. 12 oz. bottle dated June 13th 2014, tasted September 1st, 2014. Pours a surprisingly light gold with a slight touch of amber. Solid finger of off-white head which stays for about a minute or so. Not quite hazy, but a bit of extremely fine pieces of sediment spread throughout the beer when held to the light. Sticky but thin lacing.

Aroma is massively hoppy, as to be expected. Tropical and citrus fruits mingle beautifully with a piney, resiny, and slightly floral bouquet of hops. Grapefruit and pineapple with a touch of lemony zing. Fresh-cut grass. Slightly bready with a touch of DMS indicating some pilsner malts, which would explain the surprisingly pale color. Hint of straw. Slightly spicy phenols.

Flavor follows the nose, with the grassy and piney bitterness making gains and matching the juicy and fruity flavors. Surprisingly balanced for the style and the light malt base initially threw me off a little. Alcoholic sweetness that isn't too much combines with a slightly sweet but subtle malt base. Hops are still kicking with a just-bitter-enough finish.

Medium bodied and reasonably carbonated. This doesn't taste and especially doesn't feel like a 9.4% beast, but it is. Warm but crisp. The bitter finish is dry but doesn't cross the line into astringency.

Stylistically, I'm not sure this is a perfect DIPA. With that said, this is a phenomenally tasty beer. Extremely well-balanced in every way and a few surprises thrown in. Another winner from Founder's.

Phocion, Nov 08, 2014
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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,742 ratings.