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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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5,473 Ratings

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Ratings: 5,473
Reviews: 1,570
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 348
Gots: 638 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 21, 2012
Photo of beermanbrian
4.3/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark golden color with just a hint of copper/bronze. Much lighter than expected. Head drops quickly to a light soap scum head that trails just small patches of lace. Smell is a powerful grapefruit knock in the face. Taste matches the smell but somehow manages to finish somewhat dry and clean. Mouth is a little syrupy. 9.4% is well hidden. I'm tired of saying it, but once again an exceptional beer from Founders.

beermanbrian, Feb 23, 2009
Photo of JMScowcroft
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

JMScowcroft, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of KickbacksSteve
4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Trappeze in Athens. Poured into a Gouden Carolus chalice (split pour). Big, frothy white head leaves soapy lacing all over the glass. Aroma is piney citrus and some grapefruit. Taste is everything you would expect out of a world class dipa plus a bit of spice on the backend. Bitter and juicy in every good way possible, improving even more upon warming. Delicious.

KickbacksSteve, Feb 11, 2010
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.75/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A - A clear golden color. Light for a double IPA. Slight head retention and lace.

S - Lots of hops, as expected. Various floral aromas as well.

T - Very piney hops. A very big alcohol kick at the end.

M - Alot of carbonation. Full bodied.

D - Good, but a little too much hops. Not enough balance. A little too piney for my preferences.

BeerDawgs, Mar 21, 2011
Photo of tripledbrew
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

tripledbrew, Dec 02, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -23%

BeerMeBrah, Wednesday at 01:12 AM
Photo of hellhammermario
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of harsley
3/5  rDev -28.9%

harsley, Jul 21, 2014
Photo of jminch
4/5  rDev -5.2%

jminch, Feb 03, 2012
Photo of ELECTRONICAnonymous
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

ELECTRONICAnonymous, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of sourdog
4/5  rDev -5.2%

sourdog, Jul 30, 2014
Photo of DrMindbender
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

DrMindbender, Jul 17, 2014
Photo of twowheelssoar
5/5  rDev +18.5%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

meanmutt, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of stogirelli
4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

stogirelli, Jun 16, 2013
Photo of sammo
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

sammo, Mar 22, 2012
Photo of seplo
4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

seplo, Oct 29, 2012
Photo of Dave1999
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.

Dave1999, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of minterro
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.

minterro, Jul 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

In_Control_Mike, May 10, 2013
Photo of EricCioe
4/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours a straw yellow/orange with a two finger head that has some staying power and leaves some lacing around. On the nose it's a hop attack of citrus with some wet straw, orange, and especially grapefruit all there in a really pungent head. In the mouth there is a buzzsaw of hop bitterness, a very citrusy IPA, mostly grapefruit. The medium body keeps the bitterness hanging around for a long finish with maybe just a touch of alcohol, which is pleasing. Overall this is another great beer from Founders, the perfect compliment to Breakfast Stout.

EricCioe, Mar 02, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5.2%

Envelopes, May 21, 2013
Photo of richj1970
4.25/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tulip glass.

A: Pours a nice honey color with minimal head and almost no lacing.

S: Lots of citrus and pine. Lemon, orange, and grapefruit mixed with the earthiness of the hops.

T: All hops up front with nice citrus balanced with a nice malt backbone.

M: Medium body that coats nicely. Refreshing to drink.

O: Really nice DIPA. Will add this to my list of ones to seek out.

richj1970, Jun 22, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

AnalogErik, Aug 20, 2013
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
94 out of 100 based on 5,473 ratings.