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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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1,573 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,573
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 136
Gots: 286 | FT: 37
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:
Beer added by: CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

Previously known as Hand of Doom.
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4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

A - A heavily carbonated golden body. Nice lining along the glass and an awesome yellow straw color.

S - A huge amount of coconut and sweet fruit notes. Barley and wheat notes on the backend and also some hints of marshmallow. Not as much bitter hoppiness being that it's an IPA, but still really delightful. Some carmelly bourbon notes also.

T - Tastes like it smells. Huge amounts of coconut, but a little more bitter in the aftertaste. Not sure what hops they used, but it's really sweet. Maybe Galaxy? Maybe some Citra? A great blend of hops and sweetness.

M - Moderate body, viscous, and effervescent.

O - Doom is one on my favorite DIPAs. Such a lovely, hoppy beer that I'd gladly purchase again. The sweetness and bitter blend is perfect. Founders definitely out did themselves with this one. Highly suggest picking it up if you can. Cheers!

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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: center-pour into a tulip, deep gold body, off-white foam about 2 fingers' thick; some lacing left behind

S: citrusy and piney hops amid bourbon barrel aromas of wood and whiskey

T: sweet malt backbone suggesting honey-vanilla and cereal grain; bitter hops of lemon, pineapple, pine resin, and grapefruit; drier bourbon flavors of oak wood

M: medium body, moderate carbonation; stickier start with a drying finish, bitter dry aftertaste

O: another quality release from Founders - I enjoy the bourbon barrel-aging and DIPA, so I am partial to this style of beer, and Founders doesn't make many mistakes - certainly none here - easily a repeat buy if it were possible

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-
-updated later-

Smell-
Coconuts. First thing that struck me. Apparently IIPAs aged in bourbon barrels = coconuts.

Taste-
The coconut flavor is definitely there, but you are greeted with the bitter hops melting into a vanilla bourbon aftertaste.

Mouthfeel-
I feel like this is where the combination beer didn't meld as seamlessly. The crispness of a hoppy entry felt bizarre with the thickness that bourbon barrel beers usually have.

Overall-
Very good entry in the world of crazy beer type combos, and Founders quality no less. Thank you Rob and Pat for being exceptionally friendly at Dark Lord Day.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

750ml bottle poured in a Teku

A - Pours a rich orange color with a finger of white foam. Leaves a little sticky lacing. I was wondering what time in a barrel would to do the look. Still looks a lot like Double Trouble.

S - Well now, THIS is interesting! You get some of the pine smell i'd expect, but then it's joined by vanilla and oak! This smells excellent!

T - The real question. How is a DIPA going to taste coming out of a bourbon barrel? Can a DIPA hold up to that? The answer here is a resounding yes. Vanilla, bourbon, citrus, dank hoppiness, finishing sweet. All those flavors are actually playing well together. I am extremely surprised by this. I'm going to finish this bottle much faster then I should.

M - The 10.4% is very apparent on the mid-palate which did detract from the experience a little bit. Other then that, just like drinking a Double Trouble.

O - I am impressed. I had very low hopes for this as I figured it would be an astringent mess. I was wrong. A very strange, yet very tasty, drinking experience.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Standard IPA fare with mahogany coloring and a thin wispy head.

The scent is so bizarre with grape, mayonnaise,cotton candy and buttery malts. Never got any of these and found all in one beer.

The taste is also bizarre yet extraordinary. Buttery creaminess, coconut, vanilla, tropical fruit candies, orange, grapefruit, peaches and Tropicana Cocoa Butter Sun screen, all make an appearance on the tongue.

Overall, this is amongst the most interesting beers I've come across with significant reward.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,573 ratings.