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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,585
Reviews: 317
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 147
Gots: 280 | FT: 35
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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Ratings: 1,585 | Reviews: 317
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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
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.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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2/5  rDev -51%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Bendurgin
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
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!

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

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

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Fast review live at Publick House. Full pour into Founders tulip, keg just tapped last night.

A- Pours a translucent golden orange that is a little bit on the darker side as far as IPAs go. About 2 fingers of white foamy head that slowly recedes to a thin layer leaving layered lacing around the glass. Slow rising carbonation bubbles that have excellent consistency.

S- Bourbon predominates with a nicely integrated balance of citrus hops providing notes of grapefruit and lemons supported by a lightly sweet malt background.

T- Sweet bourbon balanced with grapefruit from hops and a light malt background with a bit of oak. Overall very nice, not as boozey as I was afraid of, nice balance between bourbon and hops with bourbon dominating slightly more. Only complaint is that it is a little bit too sweet.

M- Creamy, smooth, nice carbonation, easy drinking especially considering the abv.

O- I'm not a huge fan of barrel-aged IPAs, but this one wasn't bad. A little bit on the sweet side from th bourbon but also a nice hop presence. It would be interesting to see how this ages, but it is drinking nicely now. I'd recommend trying it out but it isn't something I could have in large quantities or all the time.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

A: Not much head, murky orange color. Fairly typical for a strong IPA.

S: Not as strong as I'd expect. Served in a snifter, so I think it captures what bouquet there is. It has a wonderful floral smell from the hops, but only a little bourbon.

T: Great for IPA, not a ton of bourbon flavor, but there is some there.

M: Fairly thin, but aren't most IPA's? The high alcohol content doesn't have an ostentatious presence, so that's good.

Overall: I'd drink this again. It's not as hoppy as Devil Dancer, not as bourbony as KBS. But a great idea, and a great beer, nonetheless.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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