1. BeerAdvocate on your phone?! True story. Try the beta now.

Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

Founders DoomFounders Doom

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

1,400 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1400
Reviews: 310
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%


Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company visit their website
Michigan, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Previously known as Hand of Doom.

(Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Latest | High | Low | Top Reviewers
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 1,400 | Reviews: 310 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by portia99:
Photo of portia99
portia99

Massachusetts

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

750ml bottle poured into a Bruery tulip.

A - Pours a pale golden color with glowing orange highlights. The body has decent clarity although a touch of haze is present. A thick finger plus of dense creamy white foam shows excellent staying power falling to leave behind lots of foamy lace on the glass.

S - Sugary sweet malt base with plenty of citrus hop character. Vanilla and sweet bourbon aroma and light booziness. More bourbon than hops but both exercise good overall balance and appropriate intensity.

T - Good hop bitterness up front that gives the beer an overall bitter character. Bourbon comes on behind the hops with noticeable booziness. Potent woody flavors and smooth vanilla. Bready malt finds its way thru to the finish. Barely noticeable citrusy hop flavors. Barrel aspects overpower the DIPA base, maybe a bit too much. I find the flavors clash a bit and create a bit of a medicinal bitter flavor overall.

M - Body is medium-full. Carbonation is medium-high, finely bubbled and a bit creamy feeling. Hop bitterness, wood, bourbon, booze dominate. After the swallow, citrusy hops linger into the aftertaste a bit, finally fading off and leaving behind the medicinal bitterness that I get on each sip.

O - This might be one DIPA that could use a little age...not something I would typically say. The hops really are overpowered by the barrel treatment and I find the combination of booze, wood, hops is giving a medicinal impression. Beer is rather dry overall also - from start to finish...actually think this could benefit from a bit more sweetness...some more malty, sugary flavors would suit this well. Perhaps I am asking more for a BA barleywine out of this. Good beer, but it doesn't hit the mark the way Hand of Doom did at EBF a couple years back - that really had more hop flavor and aroma and blew me away. Falls somewhere between super fresh and hoppy DIPA in barrels and a bit too hoppy BA barleywine. Too old...not old enough? Not really sure, but if another bottle finds its way to me, think I will hold on to it for a while and see what some age does to this.

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2013 23:08:44 | More by portia99
More User Reviews:
Photo of caponeduke
caponeduke

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-16-2014 12:12:08 | More by caponeduke
Photo of jburns301
jburns301

Georgia

4/5  rDev -2%

04-15-2014 15:36:44 | More by jburns301
Photo of mvanwoerm
mvanwoerm

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-12-2014 21:37:13 | More by mvanwoerm
Photo of afsdan
afsdan

Colorado

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-09-2014 04:39:21 | More by afsdan
Photo of ajb1050
ajb1050

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

04-07-2014 20:38:55 | More by ajb1050
Photo of EgadBananas
EgadBananas

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-06-2014 16:21:51 | More by EgadBananas
Photo of wellsnb
wellsnb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-03-2014 23:58:02 | More by wellsnb
Photo of MattXT
MattXT

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

04-03-2014 19:14:10 | More by MattXT
Photo of Rjhenry
Rjhenry

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-03-2014 17:01:04 | More by Rjhenry
Photo of TangoJuliet
TangoJuliet

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

04-02-2014 14:29:49 | More by TangoJuliet
Photo of gio540
gio540

Wisconsin

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-29-2014 17:15:23 | More by gio540
Photo of DrChadly
DrChadly

Florida

4/5  rDev -2%

03-29-2014 02:59:14 | More by DrChadly
Photo of heffnate77
heffnate77

New York

3/5  rDev -26.5%

03-28-2014 15:07:41 | More by heffnate77
Photo of MaximumYuks
MaximumYuks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

03-27-2014 00:51:41 | More by MaximumYuks
Photo of GordonShumway
GordonShumway

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-26-2014 15:36:35 | More by GordonShumway
Photo of ChrisChagnon
ChrisChagnon

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -2%

03-26-2014 15:33:00 | More by ChrisChagnon
Photo of dcp27
dcp27

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-26-2014 01:18:11 | More by dcp27
Photo of richj1970
richj1970

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-25-2014 21:47:56 | More by richj1970
Photo of SebD
SebD

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

03-25-2014 21:42:56 | More by SebD
Photo of brewsclues
brewsclues

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-25-2014 16:52:48 | More by brewsclues
Photo of masterofsparks
masterofsparks

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 20:10:01 | More by masterofsparks
Photo of Kmlund
Kmlund

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 20:06:05 | More by Kmlund
Photo of MrBoh
MrBoh

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-24-2014 17:36:22 | More by MrBoh
Photo of bleeps
bleeps

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

03-24-2014 17:30:45 | More by bleeps
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,400 ratings.