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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,909 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 4,909
Reviews: 1,533
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 324
Gots: 460 | 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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jeffthepony

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-14-2012 00:30:54 | More by jeffthepony
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kirkse

Florida

4/5  rDev -5.2%

06-18-2012 17:51:16 | More by kirkse
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AmitC

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

09-27-2012 00:12:32 | More by AmitC
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anticipation23

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-23-2013 12:50:23 | More by anticipation23
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SpAiReArGsEonNE

New Jersey

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-10-2014 19:26:25 | More by SpAiReArGsEonNE
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Dave1999

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head.

The smell is citrus and piney hops.

The taste is bitter, citrus hop and pine. There is a sweet malt back bone but the bitterness takes the forefront.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. My youngest feels like it is coated in bitter hops.

A very good and hoppy bitter dipa. Hides its abv very well.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2013 00:06:24 | More by Dave1999
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mikey711

New Jersey

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright gold/yellow with a lot of carbonation rushing up from the bottom of the glass. Decent lacing. Head about half inch thick that retained nicely.

S: NIce lemon citrus notes notes, some pineapple, some mango, and some orange citrus. A hint of pine is also present as well as some apricot .

T: Heavier on the pine, slightly resinous not as much citrus. A bit more in terms of floral/herbal hops
M: A lingering bitterness, good body nice ephvesence.

D: Really easy to drink but two would be plenty

Serving type: bottle

01-13-2010 03:38:29 | More by mikey711
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blknikon

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -11.1%

12-07-2012 20:37:19 | More by blknikon
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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2013 12:00:09 | More by Roger85
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bleedsblu

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -5.2%

07-03-2014 23:13:28 | More by bleedsblu
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minterro

Colorado

4.08/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as special as I planed for my 300th rating, but I've been doing a lot of traveling of the past few weeks (including a move out to Denver) so this was the best beer at my disposal.

A&S: Translucent caramel orange colored beer. Yellow/white head that doesn't have much retention, limited amounts of lacing. Cane sugar sweet complemented by powerful citrus (passionfruit) notes and boozy characteristics.

T&M: Very sweet of the bat but it fades brilliantly into a moderate bitter, piney and grapefruit hopped finish. similar passion fruit tones in the front as were found in the smell. medium to full body, medium to low carbonation.

Overall: a very solid double, I still think I favor hopslam a bit more than this one, but overall it was quite good.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 05:55:42 | More by minterro
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-12-2013 12:55:32 | More by Atomicskis5
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ChadQuest

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice golden orange color, with robust stucky head and lacing.

Smells like i want a IPA to smell, lots of tropical notes. Smells very promising.

Alot more Tropical notes here too, with some strong orange notes backing up the pineapple, mango, tangerine flavors. There is a orange marmalade on tasted bread character, and a bitterness like zest being grated in.

Great IPA, i'll buy it when i comes out fresh each year. another Midwest IPA to search out.

Serving type: bottle

10-04-2010 16:27:35 | More by ChadQuest
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alelover

Michigan

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-05-2013 05:38:35 | More by alelover
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Zonian1

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-09-2013 02:03:32 | More by Zonian1
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-15-2011 02:17:29 | More by EasyReader
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Dank26

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

11-09-2012 09:22:13 | More by Dank26
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-11-2013 14:45:54 | More by emottram
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DoctorDog

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Presentation: 12 oz bottle into a snifter. No freshness dating.

A- Golden/orange. Pours with <1 finger of off white head, which fades quickly into a thin, sporadic cap. Incredible lacing.

S- Grapefruit/pine-hop scents completely dominate the nose.

T- Big grapefruit/hops with a substantially bitter kick. An almost tangerine like sweet/maltiness helps hold the bitterness in check.

M- Crisp on the front, dry on the finish.

D- Very drinkable considering the 9.4% ABV, but again such big, bitter hop flavors would likely degrade the palate and enjoyability if drinking more than one or two.

Future outlook: Quite good. Didn't live up to Hopslam, but at ~1/2 the price, a pretty solid alternative.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2009 05:49:27 | More by DoctorDog
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csmalley

Kansas

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-11-2013 00:28:32 | More by csmalley
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dpgoblejr

New Hampshire

4.71/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Poured bottle dated 5/29/14 into IPA glass. Not quite fresh but this is New Hampshire, so that will have to do. Slight white foam head and minimal lacing. Beautiful aroma of citrus and grapefruit. Taste is of strong grapefruit and warm burn from the alcohol. Mouthfeel is peppery and a little carbonation as well. Overall, a very well done Imperial IPA that I'm glad I got to try!

Serving type: bottle

07-11-2014 01:13:05 | More by dpgoblejr
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homebrewhawk

Kansas

4.1/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle served in a Duvel tulip. Poured a slightly hazy gold with a finger of fine bubbled white head. Big grapefruit hop aroma, very fragrant. Medium bodied. Fair amount of malt sweetness, but this is all about the hops. Drying hop bitterness that lingers in the finish. Fresh, green and dank. If you need a hop fix, this is it. Easy drinking for the ABV.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2011 00:00:56 | More by homebrewhawk
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Lexluthor33

New York

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden,orange tint with a decent sized head and lace.

The aroma of citrus with big,floral hops. A mango aroma also accompanied the hops.
The taste starts off sweet,some bitter hops and then alcohol warmth follows with a touch of grapefruit/fruit flavors.

The feel is medium body,low to medium carbonation with a smooth,clean superior feel.

Notes: No trouble here as I had two and enjoyed every drop.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2009 21:31:05 | More by Lexluthor33
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Perfect Pint glass. My (attempted) aggressive pour yielded only a thin layer of whitish bubbles on top of the hazy, goldenrod body. The film of foam quickly vanished, leaving small, doily like patterns on top of the beer. Some lacing can be seen, but rather weakly.

The nose has lots of piney hops right up front. Some lighter fruits, citrus and malts can be detected in the background, but very, very distantly.

Ok...the taste of this offering grows more and more intense throughout the drink. The hops hit first and start out tame...almost sweet. They take a turn toward the center and some of the pine resin can be detected. The finish is a bitter blast that crawls under the back of your tongue and bites away! You even get a little alcohol burn in the aftertaste.

Medium mouth feel, pretty slick and oily with moderate to heavy carbonation.

Man...this is a complex, thinking man's beer! Very drinkable and highly recommended. Another Founders winner...big surprise!!

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2010 02:41:02 | More by mgbickel
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JohnnyChicago

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a proper amber body and off-white sticky head.

S: Deep, luscious, grapefruit and orange notes with a hint of white pepper and boozy depth.

T: Big grapefruit flavour. Nice and lip-smacking bitter, with a decent helping of sticky malt sweetness to balance it out.

D: Its actually a bit boozier than some bigger DIPAs, but it isn't anywhere near undrinkable.

Overall: This was one of the first DIPAs I ever had, so I love revisiting it. It still is a great no-coast IPA that provides that crazy burst of grapefruit that we Midwesterner hop-heads love!

Serving type: bottle

10-09-2011 19:44:41 | More by JohnnyChicago
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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