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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,921 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,921
Reviews: 1,615
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 9.5%
Wants: 369
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%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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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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3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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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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3/5  rDev -28.7%

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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%
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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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured bottle dated 6/17/14 into Lost Abbey Teku

A-Pours a dark yellow and fairly clear. Small amount of white head. Great lacing.

S-Aroma of citrus and floral hops and maybe a bit of malty sweetness in the background.

T-Taste follows the nose with up front hops and some bitter citrus, grapefruit, mango with floral mixed in and a hint of sweetness.

M-Mouthfeel is well balanced with great carbonation.

O-Overall great DIPA from Founders that is well balanced and awesome flavor and aroma. Definite must try.

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

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3.99/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to kiddwhiz for hooking this beer up!

Poured from bottle into Sam Adams perfect pint glass. Pours a golden amber perfectly translucent color. Thin head that quickly dissipates into a film of small bubbles with definitive lacing.

Strong aroma of citrus and grapefruit hops mixed with a noticeable pine note and a noticeable sweetness.

Strong and bitter upfront with a ton of the citrus/grapefruit flavors. Pine note not as prevalent in the taste as I anticipated, mostly citrusy sweetness. The malt is noticeable but is clearly second to the hops. Finishes surprisingly warm and bitter.

I could use a little more body and carbonation though for a close to double digit abv Double IPA this is a pretty good brew.

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-12-2011 02:13:21

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4.23/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured on draft into a 13 oz tulip. Pours a beautiful hazy golden wih a thick head. Nose is hop heavy and loaded with citrus. Taste follows the nose closely and its solid. The mouthfeel is mad bitter but I enjoy it. Overall this is great.Definitely try it

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4.25/5  rDev +1%

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4/5  rDev -5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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