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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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5,001 Ratings
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Ratings: 5,001
Reviews: 1,544
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 329
Gots: 490 | 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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zenwatts

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -17.1%

01-17-2012 16:35:34 | More by zenwatts
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BigJim5021

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-18-2013 05:23:54 | More by BigJim5021
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beergod1

Ohio

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

Pours a clear orange color with a small white head. A wonderful aroma; rich, super sweet hops, sweet almost honey-like notes. A great flavor as well; smooth but piney bitter hops, sweet and a light citrus too, light bitter pine and light alcohol. Very nice. Too drinkable. This is dangerous.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2011 21:06:39 | More by beergod1
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Bfarr

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hazy straw edges with bubbly orange center, frothy white head with good retention and lacing. Light sweet floral aroma. Strong alpha hop lightly sweet citrus/floral quickly gives way to resinous hop then melding to a light barley and yeasty finish. Moderately high hop linger nicely settles to an unusually, precariously balanced position. Slick and syrupy with no stickiness.

Not a whole lot of clear flavors but well-crafted and interesting display of ingredients. Strong but never overbearing, it’s particularly interesting without a big malt backbone. It may be as much as 6 months old (the dates were smudged) but it still has an interesting quality, possibly because of the yeast strain. At any rate, I easily downed 2 and would hope to try on tap at some point.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2011 19:18:51 | More by Bfarr
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bschinelli

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

11-29-2013 20:45:10 | More by bschinelli
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Benesi88

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

11-08-2013 16:33:54 | More by Benesi88
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LarryMyers

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

08-11-2013 01:06:51 | More by LarryMyers
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martyl1000

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-24-2012 06:24:20 | More by martyl1000
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Bill235

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-03-2013 01:23:53 | More by Bill235
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Neffbeer

Pennsylvania

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

12oz bottle into a tulip:

A: Yellow to gold in color with a two finger white head. Great retention with a ton of lacing, great clarity.

S: No question about what style this is, funky pine and citrus come wafting from the glass. The yeast makes it's presence known with a hint of strong booze.

T: The taste does not let down. Hops are in the forefront, piney, resinous, and citrusy with a touch of spiciness. The back side is slightly boozy with a hint of toast. Dry and bitter on the finish.

M: Full bodied and well carbonated.

D: This a quite a drinkable DIPA in my opinion, wonderfully piney and tropical funky.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2011 03:09:25 | More by Neffbeer
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weaselchew

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

04-15-2012 02:54:22 | More by weaselchew
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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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Rau71

California

4/5  rDev -5.2%

03-31-2013 04:24:03 | More by Rau71
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MNPikey

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

06-09-2013 04:18:42 | More by MNPikey
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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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juicebox

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

05-13-2013 02:40:19 | More by juicebox
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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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Slynger

Illinois

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

Brighter than expected goldy orange color with a slight haze and a cap of nicely sized, fine and bubbly, off-white.

Pungently hoppy nose. Grapefruit, citrusy rind and pine come in strong.

Salty cracker base, not much sweetness at all. Juicy citrus and pineapple with a fairly solid rindy bitterness, and spicy-piny hops. It is both slick and smooth with a fine carbonation, but the abv takes away from the drinkability a bit.

A solid, if rather pungent IIPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2009 05:44:30 | More by Slynger
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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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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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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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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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Roger85

Illinois

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2013 12:00:09 | More by Roger85
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Atomicskis5

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-12-2013 12:55:32 | More by Atomicskis5
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,001 ratings.