Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,840 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,840
Reviews: 1,603
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.74%
Wants: 360
Gots: 761 | 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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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of rapidsequence
4.53/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz stubby- a pop top!

Appearance: Just a slight haze to this yellowish gold beer. White head fades into some spotty dollops. Lacing fades in sheets, but leaves only spots.

Smell: Sweet citrus, bitter grapefruit, and pine. Big, big hops aroma. I could smell this all day.

Taste: What an awesome hops punch. Such huge flavor-- grapefruit, juicy fruit, and pine sap. There's not a lot of supporting malt flavor or sweetness, but its not all that bitter. A great example of hops flavor over bitterness, and the fact that you don't have to "balance" everything.

Mouthfeel: This is a full bodied, sticky, resiny DIPA. Just great.

Drinkability: What a great beer. Thanks to Founders for selling this in 12 oz bottles for $10 a four pack instead of $10 for a corked, foiled 22.

Photo of LarryMyers
4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of JohnQVD
4.71/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Bronze colored with a thin wispy head that dissipates to a ring on the edge of the glass. Scents of citrus (tangerine and grapefruit) and a bit of pine resin or maybe spruce. Taste is citrusy and floral, with a lingering bitterness. Feel is light, with light carbonation.

This is definitely hop forward, but is still really excellent overall. It's high alcohol, but the hops are more prominent than any booziness.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Photo of bluemoonswoon
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz stubby brown bottle, poured into a New Belgium tulip.

A: Light tawny golden straw colored with a bright tuft of half inch of thickish white head. It fades into a thin lace just hovering above the beer and leaves behind some mild lacing.

S: Light bit of alcohol, wonderfully fruity and sugary sweet hop juiciness, reminds me quite a bit of Bell's Hopslam with just a bit less honey-like sweetness, it's a bit on the lighter side here.

T/MF: Opening alcoholic heat, bitter apricot, lemon and grapefruit rind. Fairly complex but not overly so, could ask for a bit more but overall quite a unique beer, solid if underwhelming mouthfeel.

D: The one thing that stands out in this beer is how close the sweetness and bitterness in this beer work with each other. It's almost impossible to tell them apart, it's as if they have sort of blended together to form a kind of hand in hand sensation of tingly fruitiness.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.44/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Bosoxfan20
3.68/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

A- Vigorous pour of hazy pale copper gives way to a 1 finger white head. Sticky lacing and decent retention. Free flowing carbonation bubbles. My only complaint is that it is pale in comparison to most DIPAs.

S- Nice hop profile on the nose of citrus (ruby grapefruit), some pine and floral notes as well. Mango and peaches. Candy coated pale malt base.

T- Huge citrus leads the way. Rush of it comes at you with gusto. Faint touch of a spicy, pale malt backbone calms the hops just for a brief moment before the hop bitterness takes hold of the finish. Outstanding start, but the lack of malt leaves allows the finish to be a little harsh.

M- Full body. Wet over the palate before finishing dry. Warmth of the alcohol sets in nicely. Wonderful carbonation

O- Another well done brew by a fantastic brewery. Tons of hops as the pale malt takes a backseat causing this beer to taste more like an IPA than a DIPA imo. Nitpicking though...solid brew that i would drink again.

Bottled on 4/24/13
Consumed on 5/16/13

$10.49 for a 4 pk

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4/5  rDev -5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of Lunch
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served from a 12oz. bottle purchased at City Beverage in Winston-Salem, North Carolina into my Brooklyn Brewery snifter at the appropriate temperature (02/16/10).

A: Pours a slightly hazy shade of golden amber capped with two fingers of an off-white head.

S: A fresh, tropical, sweet, hop with some great citrus tones along with a slight semi-sweet honey-like malt.

T: Tropical hops highlight this flavor profile with layers of citrus and a hint of a honey-like malt. Great DIPA and quite close in quality to HopSlam.

M: Medium-bodied with some creaminess, but felt a bit thin at times.

D: Extremely drinkable fresh as the 9.4% abv. is hidden fairly well and the bitterness is kept to a minimum.

Overall this is a great DIPA and another solid offering from Founders. Highly recommended.

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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