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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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1,510 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,510
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 118
Gots: 274 | FT: 39
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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Tiernan

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-09-2013 20:36:26 | More by Tiernan
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HattedClassic

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

04-08-2013 02:31:40 | More by HattedClassic
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ScaryEd

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev -2%

04-07-2013 02:49:57 | More by ScaryEd
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ElGallo

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

This was released early in Maine along with KBS. I drank this on 4/4 and in summation: "I liked it." Definitely worth $12.99, and if you like DIPAs and bal-aged beers, you won't be disappointed. Keep in mind that while there are still some hoppy notes to the beer, this tastes nothing like Double Trouble anymore. Also, the bourbon notes are very sweet. I like sweet, so 750 mL of sweetness didn't put me off, and I drank it slowly while watching a movie. However, if you're not ready for that strong Jim Beam-type sweetness, let it cellar. Little to no boozy burn, so for a fresh bal-aged beer it's not very hot, nor is there much resiny hop bitterness. There's some vanilla, oak, and coconut in there too: reminded me of Kentucky Bourbon Barrel Ale but with a much better base beer. I'm curious to see how this morphs with aging (i.e., how long it tastes for the sweetness to mellow a little bit and head toward barleywine territory). Fresh, this beer is as advertised: it smells and tastes like a DIPA aged in bourbon barrels. I was a little iffy about this beer at first, but in the end I'm glad I tried it. Now then, where art thou Black Biscuit?

04-06-2013 03:59:06 | More by ElGallo
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

04-05-2013 16:02:34 | More by Kegatron
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IrishColonial

Texas

3/5  rDev -26.5%

04-04-2013 17:25:37 | More by IrishColonial
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AndrewKroll

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

03-22-2013 02:23:57 | More by AndrewKroll
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Mbrown44

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-16-2013 17:17:19 | More by Mbrown44
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Mike

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

03-16-2013 16:53:31 | More by Mike
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oglmcdgl

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

01-22-2013 06:29:15 | More by oglmcdgl
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

03-03-2012 09:02:58 | More by ygtbsm94
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HungarianCount

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-25-2012 04:08:14 | More by HungarianCount
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Shango42

Minnesota

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-14-2011 03:58:23 | More by Shango42
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Desaparecido

Virginia

5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-07-2011 16:34:08 | More by Desaparecido
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JAHMUR

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-27-2011 21:08:23 | More by JAHMUR
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brandoman63

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

11-19-2011 04:23:24 | More by brandoman63
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mmcnaughton

Michigan

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

11-18-2011 03:09:09 | More by mmcnaughton
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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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HopStoopid120

Connecticut

5/5  rDev +22.5%

11-15-2011 05:03:13 | More by HopStoopid120
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sideshowe

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 19:27:19 | More by sideshowe
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 07:33:09 | More by klipper
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +12.7%

decent lace. Lots of carbonation, tiny bit of sediment, only real loss of score here would be on the lack of head. Smell was classic Hop Bomb, deep pine resin, with a strong alcohol presence upon first smell, as it warmed some of the more subtle scents started to come through, a slight sugary sweetness and citrus, specifically grapefruit were now there to be found. Overall smell was very nice, not over powering, but did have enough to tingle the nose a bit. Taste was very crisp, clean, and warming. Alcohol was a big factor in the beginning again, with a huge pine hop hit. Letting it warm brings out the malt that was trying to balance it with a bit of sweetness, but is still overpowered by the hops. This was a very good brew, and I am glad I got to try it. A

08-24-2011 03:37:43 | More by mikesgroove
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levifunk

Wisconsin

4.33/5  rDev +6.1%

Finally opened this bottle. Thank you badnewsbeers for this. Unlabeled bottle, but bottled by Founders. Shared this with klikger, and we may be the only ones to try this with a year of age on it ;)

a - cloudy yellow/orange. white head.

s - smells is orange rind hops. candied sugar. alcohol

t - grainy malts. grapefruit hops bitterness. hops have subdued to the point its kind of tasting like a barleywine. some candied sugar or maple sweetness. not sure if this was maple barrel aged, but its quite sweet. alcohol flavor is there, but not offensive.

m - medium body. nice carbonation. creamy feel.

overall - very nice DIPA. although i didn't have it fresh, it was a fun thing to try with some age to see the integrity of the beer. its held up very nice.

01-14-2011 03:00:04 | More by levifunk
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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -7.4%

2009 rate.

Draft. Clear gold with a moderate white head. Big, fresh nose of juicy hops, citrus peel, sugary fruit, and pine. Quiet bourbon presence that unfolds as the beer warms. Flavor is bold and rich, fresh and juicy. Strange bourbon creeps up in the end. As the beer warms the bourbon really starts to dominate. i think I would have preferred this without the bourbon aging, as the base IIPA was really nice and juicy.

12-09-2010 02:36:24 | More by JAXSON
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.58/5  rDev +12.3%

Got this amazing beer thanks to levifunk, in a special hand and CO2 counter pressure filled bottle.

A: Light fizzy head disappears quickly, hazy murky golden orange tangerine colored beer.

N: Holy f*CK!!! This thing is awesome! Tons of citrus hops, orange peel, grapefruit, tangerine, little pine, juicy chewy hops, little chewy malt, sweet hop aromas, little nougat and grassy spicy hops, hops galore!

T: Thick, lots of pineapple actually, wtf! It's crazy delicious! Tangerine, grapefruit, orange, citrus, sweet malts, thick, some warming booze, little malty caramel & chewy malts as well as chewy hops, heavy on the IBU side, ridiculous bitterness, sweet malts with some nougat, amazing balance of great hops and malts.

M: Thick but not syrupy, lower but decent carbonation.

F: Very bitter! Long bitterness with lots of tropical fruits lingering, pineapple, citrus, orange, nectarine, and even grapefruit lingering. Chewy malts and hops also stay with the sweet nectar flavors, and a slight alcohol feel. Very tasty beer, one of my fav Imp IPAs ever! Thanks a ton Levi!

06-27-2010 03:56:02 | More by jlindros
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
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