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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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1,496 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,496
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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Magery

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-16-2011 02:03:52 | More by Magery
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Gatch

Massachusetts

4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful slightly hazy golden orange with a huge soapy sticky bright white head. All IPA from here. Great nose of fruity and earthy bourbon and barrel. Sweet, sticky hops. Obviously a bit of booze. I had Southern Tiers oak aged double IPA before this and it was just as good. The barrel shows itself a bit more in this beer. This isn't a new style but it might be riding the trend and I'm cool with that because its delicious. All the good flavors of bourbon and barrel with the character of a double IPA. Don't see why this beer isn't getting more love. Can be a tad cloying and sensory overload at times but a great one time treat. Well done.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2013 04:24:45 | More by Gatch
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Evan

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-24-2013 23:47:40 | More by Evan
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laxer8811

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

01-25-2014 02:21:11 | More by laxer8811
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

05-17-2013 03:00:36 | More by ChrisL24481
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ortie

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -2%

05-15-2013 12:11:36 | More by ortie
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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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Soto

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

09-07-2013 00:28:13 | More by Soto
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kbuzz

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-23-2013 04:02:30 | More by kbuzz
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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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jplopez21

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-29-2013 01:37:18 | More by jplopez21
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TwelveOunces

Kentucky

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750Ml poured into a tulip glass

A- A slightly hazy golden orange with a three finger bubble white head. A surprising head to this beer.

S- Right Away you notice this beer is very vanilla dominant. There is also a nice bourbon presence to this beer and a bit of oak. Sweet and sugary smelling. There is a hoppiness to this beer but it is very hidden under bourbon.

T- Very interesting. It tastes unlike I thought it would but exactly like the label says. A nice bitterness at first. The first thing you really taste is the bourbon. A subtle sour mash and whiskey tones. A lot of vanilla from the bourbon gets through as well as a nice bit of charred oak. The hops have become more subtle over the age but are noticeable on the back end of the beer. An overly ripened grapefruit. A pungent acidic citrusy lime character and some pine. An interesting mix to say the very least.

M- A dry aftertaste, partly from the hops, partly from the oak. Not too bitter but still an imperial IPA at heart. Warming and thick.

O- This is a pretty awesome beer. First IPA in bourbon barrels I have tried. I feel like I have to say, that while this is a good beer, I think the bourbon barrels are better suited for other styles. I think bourbon in a beer is amazing but in this one, it kind of kills the IPA aspect of it. Its more bourbon then IPA, which I like but I think there are better base beers.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2013 22:29:39 | More by TwelveOunces
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ChugginOil

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-25-2013 21:37:30 | More by ChugginOil
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brycevolk

Ohio

5/5  rDev +22.5%

07-10-2013 15:25:43 | More by brycevolk
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DaftPatrick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-01-2014 03:10:17 | More by DaftPatrick
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redfox405

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-26-2013 02:44:47 | More by redfox405
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-03-2013 21:52:00 | More by RochefortChris
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ChrisMon02

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-22-2013 22:56:04 | More by ChrisMon02
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GPHarris

Alabama

3.69/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

a - poured a one finger thick light tan and creamy head into a snifter that left great lacing throughout. the body was a bright orange-amber color.
s - bourbon and vanilla with some citrusy hops fighting their way through.
t - piney hops with some sweet fruit notes too. the bourbon flavor comes through way too much in this beer. as it warms it begins to smooth out but the barrel and bourbon flavor or too over the top in this style.
m - medium and slick.
o - i had high hopes for this beer and while it is still good it fell a little short of my expectations.

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2013 15:51:20 | More by GPHarris
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dkw0063

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

10-29-2013 17:59:11 | More by dkw0063
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Nolen12

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-02-2013 15:52:59 | More by Nolen12
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RobertColianni

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

06-14-2013 02:04:39 | More by RobertColianni
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dalepryor

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-07-2013 20:20:38 | More by dalepryor
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vrbulldog22

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-06-2013 01:38:53 | More by vrbulldog22
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Anonymous1

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-10-2013 16:34:48 | More by Anonymous1
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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