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Founders Double Trouble - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

4,723 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 4,723
Reviews: 1,523
rAvg: 4.22
pDev: 9.72%
Wants: 308
Gots: 399 | FT: 5
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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HeadyTheElder

Louisiana

4/5  rDev -5.2%

01-25-2014 16:33:36 | More by HeadyTheElder
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carmike813

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

03-12-2014 00:58:57 | More by carmike813
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lpayette

Vermont

4/5  rDev -5.2%

04-12-2013 02:31:46 | More by lpayette
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teamwiggum

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

12-29-2012 05:39:45 | More by teamwiggum
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Crimsontider22

Alabama

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

03-17-2012 20:20:55 | More by Crimsontider22
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linnymtu

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-22-2013 02:03:23 | More by linnymtu
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rjp217

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-07-2013 19:24:20 | More by rjp217
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Stockfan42

Massachusetts

4.05/5  rDev -4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A pale golden pour which turns more orange after it settles. A nice creamy, chunky head.

A pretty Fruity and hoppy aroma. Grapefruits and oranges dominate the smell with some hops and malty sweetness lingering around.

Good hoppy bitterness, malty, tastes of grapefruits and oranges that makes a very sweet combination.

A medium body thats not to heavy and not light in any way. With a creamy mouthful this beer goes down damn smooth. A nice sweet after taste leaves you wanting a second.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2009 19:21:36 | More by Stockfan42
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ROBSTARR

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

01-13-2013 15:47:44 | More by ROBSTARR
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shockrocker65

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

02-10-2012 17:01:49 | More by shockrocker65
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rand

California

4.33/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Acquired in a trade with joel6615. Thanks Joel, we'll have to do this again.

From bottle to pint glass

Pours a completely opaque yellow-orange. There's not a lot of carbonation, which makes this look like a pint of honey. A small, tight head forms, though, and leaves a noticeable trace of lacing.

The nose is at first very sweet and citrusy but hop-spice is right behind it. With the light carbonation, however, the scent is faint and I had to gently swirl the glass to glean the full bouquet. You can almost FEEL the hops, though. Surprisingly, the alcohol is completely hidden in the nose.

The taste is not nearly as shy the smell. Sweet, crisp, mandarin orange-citrus washes over you palate, met by powerfully bitter and piny hops. Orange rind and mint are also present in the front of the sip. The bready malt-backbone is strong and carries the swallow, lending plenty of honey sweetness to the hop bomb. The alcohol warms a bit toward the end, but not as much as you would expect given the ABV. The brew is exceptionally balanced and the sweet, citrusy tones are dried a bit by the hop spice, leaving a pleasantly bitter finish which doesn't linger.

With all of the hop presence in this DIPA, you really can throw this one back. Although the aggressively bitter character is a major component, it's so nicely met with sugary sweet malts that you almost don't notice. It's mouthfeel is on the thin side for a DIPA, but this works in conjunction with the sweet, crisp flavors. I really had to work to sip this - I was approaching the bottom of the glass before I finished this review.

One distinguishing aspect of this ale is the clean, refreshing (dare I say West Coast?) effect of it's flavor profile. It's chock-full of IBU's and will satisfy any hophead, but it's really one of the more drinkable DIPA's I've come across.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2010 09:04:45 | More by rand
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meanmutt

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-01-2012 22:10:45 | More by meanmutt
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Schmuckles

Rhode Island

4/5  rDev -5.2%

05-04-2013 04:40:27 | More by Schmuckles
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discharmingly

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-08-2013 13:30:18 | More by discharmingly
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pottergator

New York

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

04-19-2013 04:05:38 | More by pottergator
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ThatWineGuy

Ontario (Canada)

4.35/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled 02/02/09. Hazy orange liquid similar to a tropical fruit puree. Slight head reduces to a cloudy, rippled film over the surface with minor ring and lace. The whole brew seems perfectly still after pouring although there are several strands buried in the haze drifting upwards, the minute-sized bubbles are impressive. Appearance is definately encouraging.

Smell is of white grapefruit, lemon and orange marmalade, hint of sweetness - is that caramel or sweet English toffee? Nose is indeed very nice. The high IBU count is readily apparent with a very bitter taste, citrus fruit zest, lemon and orange peel, long and bitter finish, pine, touch of astingence. Mouthfeel is dry, quenching, consistent with the style. Alcohol well handled, integrated; a very nice beer indeed.

This is one heckuva DIPA, maybe a bit better than Dark Horse Double Crooked Tree IPA although not as outstanding as Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, I'd love to have one of these each day to keep the doctor away ... or maybe to invite the doc over for a brew.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2009 02:19:13 | More by ThatWineGuy
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larryarms847

Illinois

5/5  rDev +18.5%

10-13-2013 20:57:15 | More by larryarms847
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IPAIsaac

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

07-23-2013 03:49:16 | More by IPAIsaac
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RaulMondesi

California

3.79/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Raul been seeing it and Raul been wanting it. And guess what? Raul had it!

Malty like your gramama while cooking breakfast and hoppy like, well, nothing. This thang is overly malty like a Prussian wedding. It's cool, and it's got the hype, but not everyone subscribes to US Weekly.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2013 04:07:07 | More by RaulMondesi
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Stoutfan23DJ

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

08-26-2013 21:18:14 | More by Stoutfan23DJ
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saintwarrick

South Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours is a dirty gold with amber hues and a big foamy white IPA head that sticks and laces the glass. Hops smack you in the face, grapefruit reigns with some other citrus thrown in with lots of leafy hop oils giving this brew a very fresh aroma. Taste hits the DIPA barrier, thick and hoppy, a heavy bitterness coating the tongue. Grapefruit is again the dominant flavor. Great stuff, reminds me of 90 minute.

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2009 06:20:47 | More by saintwarrick
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marshmeli

New York

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

02-16-2012 14:15:36 | More by marshmeli
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archero

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -23%

05-29-2013 04:49:53 | More by archero
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jadler16

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

05-02-2014 17:32:24 | More by jadler16
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4Socialanxiety

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +6.6%

05-04-2012 23:49:57 | More by 4Socialanxiety
Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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