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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,550
Reviews: 316
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.25%
Wants: 127
Gots: 286 | FT: 40
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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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

schomber, Apr 27, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

BDeibs, Apr 27, 2013
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

DCgolfpro, Apr 27, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

RMTWM, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of gunpwdr
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nose: Vanilla, coconut cream, bourbon notes dominate out of the bottle. Palate: Vanilla, bourbon, and coconut cream again dominate, this time on the attack. The mid-palate onwards is composed almost exclusively of bourbon and candied, creamy vanilla notes but occasionally I get a bit of bitter grapefruit poking through.

An interesting marriage of bourbon barrel aging and DIPA. The result is 90% barrel action and 10% DIPA, which is to say that there's a lot of creaminess and bourbon action and not so much beer action. Enjoyable but a bit experimental and gimmicky to me.

gunpwdr, Apr 27, 2013
Photo of bluejacket74
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

750 ml bottle. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a hazy golden/orange color with a half inch off-white head. Head retention and lacing are both good. The aroma is nice, it smells like bourbon, vanilla, citrusy and pine hops, coconut, and some apricot. Taste is a lot like the aroma, with the bourbon, vanilla, and oak flavors being the strongest. Combined with the bitter pine/citrusy hop flavors, it makes for a unique tasting brew. There's also a bit of coconut and mango noticeable. Good mix between the sweet and bitter flavors, although I think it's more sweet tasting. Mouthfeel/body is medium/full, it's a bit slick and syrupy with low/moderate carbonation. It's also smooth and easy to drink. I think its a good overall brew, I'm glad I got to try this one. Worth a try if you come across it.

bluejacket74, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

NastyNate11, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Danielr26, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of ahalloin
2.98/5  rDev -27%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a brilliantly clear light golden color with medium white head that leaves substantial lacing on the glass. The look is right on for DIPA.

The aroma is very bourbony, vanilla, and wood. There is a VERY faint hint of earthy minty hops in the background but this is pretty far off the mark from what Double Trouble is. I make that comparison as I'm under the impression, Doom is essentially bbal aged DT. This is not what I'd want in an IPA.

The taste is similarly disappointing in that it is seemingly a very bitter bourbon barrel aged alcohol bomb with little-to-no malt foundation to carry the heavy bourbon flavors. Very little hops in the flavor and a quite astringent bitterness in the back end make this beer subpar for me.

Mouthfeel is full and creamy like a good bbal beer should be. It almost rounds out at the finish but there is a definite astringency in the finish that seems to be a combination of high IBUs and barrel chat character.

Overall, I'm not a big fan of this beer. I'm usually a big Founders fan but there barrel offerings recently have been over extracted or off the mark.

ahalloin, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

chubby2u, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

NSK79, Apr 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

Durb777, Apr 26, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

MRAnderson, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Roberto11232, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

DogfishJoe, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of mbenda
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Aroma was slightly piney, could pick up some oaky hints there too.
First drink was good. Nice balance with the bourbon barrel and bittering. Towards the end of the glass it was definitely getting sweet. Was picking up a lot of the bourbon sweet flavors. Almost too much for my stomach to handle.. Definitely enjoyed this one though. You can really appreciate the work that goes into these small batches.

mbenda, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

KevinGordon, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

Hessian257, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

redfox405, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

phishbfm, Apr 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2%

chippo33, Apr 26, 2013
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2/5  rDev -51%

huskermike12, Apr 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

FlussigkeitMut, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of Bendurgin
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to joe for sharing this. Poured onto a tulip. This one poured a bit of an amber color with a small white head.

The aroma has a nice bourbon tones in the front with some piney citrus hops. Bitter hops on the pallet. Crazy bitter! Lots of pine and some bourbon notes on the finish. A bit of malt in the background.

The body is medium with good carbonation. Sharp on the finish. Overall this is tastey. Lots of great hops!

Bendurgin, Apr 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

vivasbeer, Apr 26, 2013
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 1,550 ratings.