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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
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5,060 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 5,060
Reviews: 1,547
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 330
Gots: 508 | FT: 7
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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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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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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mobrockman

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

06-08-2013 19:33:41 | More by mobrockman
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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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rkarimi

Colorado

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

07-19-2014 03:19:11 | More by rkarimi
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-07-2013 19:24:20 | More by rjp217
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.69/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Slightly burnt orange color. Above average carbonation. Two fingers of head on the pour. Sticky lacing on the edges of the glass. Looks like a DIPA should.

Smell: Pine probably sticks out the most. Tangerines, oranges, lemon, with some light caramel, and buttered popcorn. A nice balanced aroma, nothing is too strong and nothing is seriously lacking. At the same time nothing blows me away, its just very solid all the way around.

Taste: A syrupy pine flavor hits right away. Saturated tangerines and some bright fruits like melon and pineapple. A slightly dry hop finish sticks on the palette. The high alcohol content adds to this dryness. Pretty solid hop action and nice fruity accents but again nothing is knocking me over.

Mouthfeel: Dry with some fruity hops lingering.

Overall: A solid DIPA. I've never been too impressed with Founder's IPAs but this one is better then the others. With how competitive the DIPA field is this day, this one falls short on being something truly memorable. A good easy drinker for sure though.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2013 23:02:36 | More by KFBR392
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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
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ArsMoriendiOU818

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

06-07-2014 03:25:28 | More by ArsMoriendiOU818
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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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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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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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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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hinemk76

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-19-2012 05:49:12 | More by hinemk76
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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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BigCheese

Massachusetts

4.46/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle, been meaning to try this since last year. Born in date is faded but I think it says 4/17 either way this is pretty fresh.

A: pours a bright brilliant copper with huge pillow of a head. Head resides quickly but leaves some legs. Slightly hazy.

S: blast of grapefruit and piney hops, really strong aroma, some herbal notes as well. Smells like an absolute hop bomb.

T: a big pineapple, mango, tropical citrus hop flavor with some grapefruit and pine mixed in. Much more citrus than aroma. Finishes with a bitter, juicy, resin /oil flavor. Malt profile is caramel all the way, doesn't get in the way of hops at all. This one's all hops.

M: low carbonation, quite syrupy and oily, coats the walls of my mouth. Finish is slightly hot, but based on flavor it's actually quite sessionable.

O: this is hop nirvana. A great mix of tropical, pine, herbal, bitter and sweet. Aroma was very impressive, taste even better. Definitely a must buy when fresh and in season. Might be the best highly produced dipas.

Serving type: bottle

05-08-2013 01:40:46 | More by BigCheese
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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
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jminch

Ohio

4/5  rDev -5.2%

02-03-2012 00:25:01 | More by jminch
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MPSTARR

Florida

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

07-03-2014 23:58:16 | More by MPSTARR
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SurlyDuff

Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Another cool label by Founders. Thanks Tony for sending this and others from back east!

Poured a light orange copper with beige head. This one has a pretty mild aroma for an iipa with some green grassy and spicy hops. Had a NuggetNectar in the flight too and this one just smelled like cardboard when put next to the NN.

Despite the aromatic shortcoming, it made up with a nice medium mouthfeel and a balanced taste. The alcohol is noticable, and at 9.4% it does lose a couple points on the drinkability scale. It is a bit sugary sweet, but otherwise a great taster.

I guess this one just didn't hold up to my PacNW ipa palate, reminding me of just another iipa.

Serving type: bottle

02-16-2009 02:07:27 | More by SurlyDuff
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,060 ratings.