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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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1,493 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,493
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 108
Gots: 275 | 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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Ratings: 1,493 | Reviews: 315 | Display Reviews Only:
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stevec32

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-10-2013 00:18:06 | More by stevec32
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DJButters

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-09-2013 22:58:15 | More by DJButters
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visualmartyr

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2013 19:48:22 | More by visualmartyr
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JustinMatthew

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2013 18:38:37 | More by JustinMatthew
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JamesGWittel

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2013 15:55:16 | More by JamesGWittel
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Amalak

New York

4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I had out of a 250 ml bottle.

A. It is perfectly opaque and thick...syrupy. It has a caramel color with a big, thick foamy white head that leaves a lot of lacing behind.

S. It has a beautiful butterscotch scent. LOVELY.

T/M. Like the scent, it has a thick butterscotch taste. It is smooth and thick with a nice hoppy bite underneath. Medium-to-full bodied.

O. The flavor of butterscotch is so good. It is not over the top; it is perfectly balanced and wonderfully tame; not overpowering. Smooth and quite refreshing.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 15:43:43 | More by Amalak
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estlinska

Arkansas

3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured on tap at Hop City Birmingham on 5/4/13. This beer poured a sort of hazy yellow to almost yellow color. There was a good 2cm of head that stuck around longer than I would have expected given the ABV and it left fairly decent lacing. The haze however, was very present and failed to clear as the beer warmed a bit. The nose was a little less impressive than such a beer would promise. There was some floral and spicy hops on the nose and some smoky bourbon to the nose, but they seemed to mostly cancel one another out. There is definitely some alcohol bursting out of the beer as well. The flavor can be summed up in one word: smooth. The bourbon, I think, rounds out the double IPA flavors to a smoky and hoppy combo. The bitterness is there, but is, for the lack of a better word, smoothed out. Bourbon flavor is there and actually plays fairly nice with the hops in this beer. There is a little toffee and/or butterscotch (diacetyl) that creates a nice flavor to the beer. The mouthfeel was very big and very alcohol. The big flavors of DIPA and bourbon did nothing to mask that omnipresent burn. I had this beer with my buddy who is a fan of all things bourbon or barrel aged and he loved it, but I can't say that I'm buying into the bourbon/barrel aged crazed. This was a good beer and I would drink it again slash recommend to others, but just not my cup of tea I guess.

Serving type: on-tap

05-09-2013 14:14:31 | More by estlinska
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Cyclone8

Minnesota

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-09-2013 12:35:33 | More by Cyclone8
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Listers

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-09-2013 06:15:48 | More by Listers
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SadMachine

New Jersey

4.54/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Reviewed from notes from 5/5/13.

A- Pours a clear golden/straw color with a healthy white head that retains well and leaves good lacing.

S- The aroma is very vanilla forward, followed by sweet malt, caramel, and a bit of floral and piney hop character. As it warms the aroma becomes super oaky!

T- The flavor starts really malty and sweet, with vanilla and caramel taking center stage, and floral/grassy hops and moderate alcohol following right behind. A splash of citrus hits the middle of the palate when it warms, along with a lot of oak. The finish makes me think I'm sipping a fine bourbon.

M- The body is quite full for a DIPA, and it's silky smooth.

O- This is simply delicious, and I wish this wasn't a one-off! People who say IPAs can't/shouldn't be barrel aged either haven't had a beer like this or are smoking something! The amount of vanilla/oak aroma and flavor and the perfect bourbon finish beats most BBA stouts.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 04:42:57 | More by SadMachine
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1424IpA

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-09-2013 04:04:03 | More by 1424IpA
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Steve_Oldrati

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

05-09-2013 02:47:05 | More by Steve_Oldrati
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gumballhead1

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

05-09-2013 02:43:34 | More by gumballhead1
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Rau71

California

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

05-09-2013 02:27:35 | More by Rau71
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-09-2013 01:41:57 | More by DIPAFAN
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Bitter_Echo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

05-09-2013 01:27:25 | More by Bitter_Echo
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golfntiger

Ohio

3.51/5  rDev -14%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was wondering about the barrel aging on this being a dipa. The smell was very nice got a good bit of the barrel aging lots of vanilla and some hops/fruit trying to break through. It poured very nice with pillowy white head. The color was a little more pale than I expected. I was so excited to get this beer, mainly because I missed on KBS. The taste was mainly one note of sweet vanilla up front and then it just kind of fell flat. I was hoping it would change once it got warm but didnt get much other than the vanilla and bourbon. It is a better than average beer but at the $15 bucks for a bottle it seems a bit disappointing. I sometimes think that these "special" one off beers get higher than usual ratings due to their rarity, which is a shame. If you are looking for a different tasting beer try it. The beer is not awful, however it was not one that I would drive all over town to find.

Serving type: bottle

05-09-2013 00:59:20 | More by golfntiger
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TypsiYpsi

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-09-2013 00:50:26 | More by TypsiYpsi
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BeastLU

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-08-2013 22:13:58 | More by BeastLU
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 22:06:56 | More by zonker17
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skinnycox

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

05-08-2013 21:31:37 | More by skinnycox
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Bzah

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -26.5%

05-08-2013 21:03:32 | More by Bzah
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Seychelles

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

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BMart

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-08-2013 18:34:52 | More by BMart
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MrBuckHigh

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

05-08-2013 18:23:06 | More by MrBuckHigh
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,493 ratings.