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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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1,502 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,502
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 108
Gots: 276 | FT: 38
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)
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AlMarzo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-17-2013 20:13:15 | More by AlMarzo
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woosterbill

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle (from a Piggly Wiggly in Alabama, btw), poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear deep orange body beneath an inch of fine off-white froth. Great retention and lacing.

S: Major bourbon, vanilla, oak, and (rather distant) citrus hops. It's all about the barrel, and the barrel is great.

T: Rich, luscious bourbon: vanilla, coconut, and spicy booze. Some grapefruit and herbal hops accentuate the woodiness and heady bourbon. Long, bittersweet finish. Terrific.

M:Thick, rich, creamy. Lovely.

O: My expectations honestly weren't high for this one, but it really blew me away. Not a DIPA by any means, but one of the better barrel-aged American Strongs I've had in a long while.

Cheers!

Serving type: bottle

08-17-2013 03:45:04 | More by woosterbill
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freewill35

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2013 00:33:40 | More by freewill35
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woooobeer

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-17-2013 00:24:36 | More by woooobeer
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Lucoli

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

08-16-2013 22:04:15 | More by Lucoli
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yuenglingade

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-16-2013 02:06:22 | More by yuenglingade
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thedoubler55

New Jersey

4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice darker amber color, a little bit transparent, a nice off white head at the top that left some nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Strong Hop notes up front slight hint of malts, the barrel is definitely present, good notes of brown sugar and vanilla, wild nose for an DIPA.

T: Almost exactly like the nose but more of malt taste, that hops are present and have smokey taste to it, the vanilla and barley is present.

M: Full bodied brew, with a good amount of carbonation, nice stickyness to it as well

O: This was a very good brew from Founder's although high abv the alcohol was hidden and the beer tasted fresh.

Serving type: bottle

08-15-2013 16:58:32 | More by thedoubler55
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Mbennett

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-15-2013 02:44:03 | More by Mbennett
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JPortillo

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-15-2013 02:16:07 | More by JPortillo
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ncelauro

New York

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-15-2013 00:24:36 | More by ncelauro
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APB

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-15-2013 00:22:08 | More by APB
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Dizbro21

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-14-2013 16:36:22 | More by Dizbro21
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abcramer

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

08-14-2013 03:18:07 | More by abcramer
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themind

New Jersey

2.4/5  rDev -41.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ok the beer looks good when poured into a glass with a rich thick head. The aroma is strange but not totally unattractive. The taste...well this bourbon bomb is not my cup of tea. The hop character in nonexistent and the aftertaste is repulsive. This is the perfect beer if your stranded in the Congo and are being eaten alive by insects as this insect repellant of a beer would save you. I should have buried this in the back yard as a time capsule for generations to discover in the future to see just how far civilization has come.

Bottom Line: taste test this against a can of raid!

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2013 00:50:14 | More by themind
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CTJman

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-14-2013 00:45:09 | More by CTJman
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JohnnyMc

Ohio

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-13-2013 04:20:21 | More by JohnnyMc
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eggs

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

08-13-2013 04:12:28 | More by eggs
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BUNZILLA

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-12-2013 21:37:28 | More by BUNZILLA
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legend8706

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-12-2013 17:27:32 | More by legend8706
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Wukk

Ohio

4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice look to it, but a little bit lighter than I expected. Lighter shade than Double Trouble. The brilliant smell of Double Trouble is still there, but it is masked. Hops give way to stronger notes of bourbon. The taste is much the same as the smell, bourbon and the extreme hop character that Double Trouble originally exhibits blend together very pleasantly. Bourbon seems to take the lead in the finish, before the hoppy bitterness returns in the aftertaste. Pine is hard to find in there.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2013 03:04:43 | More by Wukk
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thampel09

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-12-2013 01:26:19 | More by thampel09
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-12-2013 00:40:49 | More by IPAchris
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danthehopslamman

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-11-2013 18:15:32 | More by danthehopslamman
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Flabbyjandro

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-11-2013 01:29:24 | More by Flabbyjandro
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BlissJunkie

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

08-10-2013 19:32:46 | More by BlissJunkie
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,502 ratings.