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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,919 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,919
Reviews: 1,614
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 368
Gots: 797 | 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:
Beer added by: CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV
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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Gtreid
4.02/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle, poured into my Short's Imperial pint glass.

A: Hazy, golden amber color. A smooth pour produced very little head, but it retained well. Sediment was visible but just hung around.

A: Piney and citrus hops are huge, as expected from a DIPA. Some sweet malts give this one an unexpected balance.

T: Very good for the style. The hops stand out, as they should, but the sugary sweetness of the malts is very interesting. You definately get orange, grapefruit, and pine cones, but vanilla, and honey also come through.

M: Medium body. I really like the mouthfeel for this selection. A little heavier than what I was expecting, but very nice.

D: Just right for a DIPA, two or three in a session is just perfect. Not over the top, but definately something I would have often, if I could get my hands on it. A very nice selection from Founders. Skal.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of TWStandley
4.17/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Poured a clear gold color witha decent frothy white head.

Smells very hoppy with a bit of dankness. Almost has a tiny bit of funk to its smell.

Taste is very good. Very balanced taste at first with a bit of malty sweetness, followed by a hop assault.

Mouthfeel is nice and bitter - leaves your mouth a bit dry. Medium thickness- solid.

Overall this is a delicious DIPA, though still can't hold a candle to HeadyTopper/Pliny.

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Photo of chilidog
3.83/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy orange, lower carbonation for a slaller white head that did fade abit quickly. No lace to be had.

Aroma of citric grapefruit.

Taste of citric grapefruit, hoppy citric with hop oil coat. Some maltyness with a sour bread-dough hint.

Mouth is smooth at first, but soon a hoppy sting lingers in the aftertaste.

Ok drinker, even at 9.2%. The hop burn lingers in the after-. Well worth a try.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Photo of oelergud
4.39/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Chubby 12oz brown glass bottle with a twist off cap. The label has a two in one head on it.
Semi transparent sun golden body with a ruby copper tone with low carbonation and an off-white lemon tinted head of tiny to small bubbles. Retention is low and the lace spotty.
Thick malty scent with a big load of hops on top. Heavy spices, dates, raisens, suryp and dark brown sugar. Very inviting.
The flavor takes you by surprise as it differs greatly from the smell. This is by no means a let down though as the flavor stands on its own with pride and great taste. Heavy on the hops as an IPA should be with a malty lining. Grass, hay, vegetables and grapefruit. The aftertaste is a relentless pinecone bitter hop rush that dies hard.
Full body with a silken texture just also coarse and strong. Nice residual sugars.
Very drinkable, interesting and multifaceted.


Photo of IronCitySteve
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a tulip glass.

A: A hazy stray/hay like color, providing a 1 finger white foam head.

S: Not surprising, an abundance of hops. A beautiful, hoppy explosion. Pine, citrus, resin with some alchol scents are most prevalent.

T: The hops provide a nice bitter taste, but there is a little sweet taste and some spices that balance out this flavorful beer.

M: Leaves a nice bitter taste on the palate, but there is just a tad too much alcohol flavor left as well.

D: Well, I certainly enjoyed this IPA, but 2 would be my max. A really solid IPA

Photo of stewart124
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a a dark yellow with just the faintest copper color and a very nice white head. It appears to be sticky and fluffy like a cloud. As I drink more the lacing adds a nice look to the glass.

As soon as I popped off the cap it was a burst of grapefruit and fresh floral aromas. Very sweet notes and it smells more like white grapefruit than pink.

The taste is tart like a grapefruit but very delicious. There is a sweet finish that is dry and pungent. I'm getting lots of citrus and pine from the hops but that is what I expected. There is a warming feeling in my stomach but the alcohol is not overally noticable. As I drink more the tartness is making my mouth pucker.

This is a smooth drinking double ipa and it goes down well. The aftertaste is strong and bitter. More of a grapefruit finish than pine and there is an earthy tone to this beer. Very fresh and overall a solid double ipa.

I'm not sure if I'm blown away by this but I would recommend this as a great example of the style.

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4.17/5  rDev -1%

Photo of jondeelee
4.37/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Double Trouble opens to a hoppy nose, with pink grapefruit, mint, dandelion stem, eucalyptus, and lemon oil, as well as touches of anise and pepper, the aromas nicely balanced and geared toward the bitter side of the hop spectrum. Orange, apricot, berry, and cherry fruit esters add balancing sweetness, as do brown sugar and touches of confectioner’s sugar. Toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal add bready, grainy notes to counter the bitter and sugary notes. But the hops are always first and foremost, the beer obviously living up to the Imperial IPA label. Still, the beer is fairly nicely balanced between sugar, bread, and hop, and while the hops are the strongest aromas, the others are present in good enough quantity to make themselves known, the orange fruit esters being especially nice.

On the tongue, the beer is incredibly hoppy, with lemon oil, eucalyptus, grapefruit rind, dandelion stem, anise, mint, and pepper all fighting for delicious dominance, the hops heavily geared toward the bitter side, and showcasing virtually every bitter hop flavor possible. The orange, apricot, berry, and cherry fruit esters are still present in good quantity, mixing with the brown sugar to provide a welcome break from the bitterness. Toast crust, biscuit, and Grape Nuts cereal bread-and-grain notes help ground the flavors. Pessimistically, the hop notes can be somewhat medicinal and astringent; the heavy orange fruit esters help counter this somewhat. The aftertaste is mainly hops, lingering on the tongue for a long time. Mouthfeel is medium, and carbonation is medium.

Overall, this is excellent Imperial IPA, and should be a must-try for hopheads. The hops are nicely chosen to showcase a wide variety of flavors, and the beer as a whole presents a good measure of countering sugars and breads. While the sheer strength of the hops does lead to an obviously out-of-balance beer, the deliciousness of the overall profile does largely make up for it.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Photo of ColdPoncho
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Bright and clear light orange body, small off-white head.

S - Citrus and pine hops, Some fresh cut grass or some vegetable smell. Complex hops, not sure about malt profile.

T - bitter, grapefruit, some light sweetness. Big flavor, nice balance and complexity.

M - big and creamy, this is great.

D - big and flavorful, this is great and easy to drink, but you kind of want to savor it more.

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3.25/5  rDev -22.8%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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