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Founders Doom - Founders Brewing Company

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Ratings: 1,468
Reviews: 315
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 106
Gots: 272 | 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: 1,468 | Reviews: 315 | Display Reviews Only:
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Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

08-08-2013 00:50:03 | More by CypherEnigma
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Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-07-2013 23:43:44 | More by Aschap
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 14:30:59 | More by stvanderwoude
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crackshot

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-07-2013 13:35:16 | More by crackshot
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mythaeus

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-07-2013 12:36:37 | More by mythaeus
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-05-2013 21:35:28 | More by AKuehn47
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midlifec

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%

08-05-2013 00:46:42 | More by midlifec
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largadeer

California

3/5  rDev -26.5%

08-04-2013 07:27:19 | More by largadeer
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

08-04-2013 07:16:25 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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kevdemers

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-04-2013 02:15:50 | More by kevdemers
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LSMroz

Illinois

2.5/5  rDev -38.7%

08-04-2013 01:39:26 | More by LSMroz
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BEERMILER12

Maine

4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Founders tap takeover at Novare. $6.50 for an 8 oz. pour

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that lasts for a good while

S: Much like double trouble with the citrusy and floral hops, but with an added dimension of vanilla and oak. Alcohol comes through a bit, but not bad for 10%

T: Citrusy hops come out first, quickly followed by the vanilla and oak from the barrels. The barrels take out a lot of the bitterness and makes it more sweet, but you can tell it's still a DIPA

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: The regular double trouble is better IMO, but this adds a nice dimension of vanilla and oak. If you like BBA hop-heavy beers that take out a bit of bitterness from the original, this one might suit your style

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 01:21:13 | More by BEERMILER12
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev -2%

08-04-2013 00:52:13 | More by ystazi
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Skramer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

08-03-2013 22:58:35 | More by Skramer
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st9647v3

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -2%

08-03-2013 05:55:48 | More by st9647v3
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ooms

Florida

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

08-03-2013 03:23:36 | More by ooms
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pearljam118

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

08-03-2013 02:31:23 | More by pearljam118
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millelacsmark

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -2%

08-03-2013 01:43:32 | More by millelacsmark
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TechBrew

New York

4/5  rDev -2%

08-02-2013 14:41:54 | More by TechBrew
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

08-02-2013 02:09:05 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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IPeteA91

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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JohnG190

New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden copper with a bright white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, and faint notes of earthy hops. Sweet malts, vanilla and charred oak hit the palate first followed by nice hoppy bitterness. Nice warmth from the 10% ABV. Finishes dry with great bourbon aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full bodied with little carbonation. Overall a quality barrel aged DIPA (Double Trouble if I'm not mistaken). Well balanced and well crafted, Founders continues to impress!

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 21:19:01 | More by JohnG190
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smalenberg

Michigan

3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The barrel aging makes it rare, but I didn't find it particularly exceptional. It is a very good beer, with an excellent balance between hops, malt, and subtle barrel notes. But there is a kind of mystique and hype around this beer that I don't feel it lives up to. Can a beer be too complex? That might be part of what I get here. Have difficulty picking out distinct elements in the nose (initially all I could smell was sanitizer on the glass and it was too cold - which is a serving issue, not a beer issue). There is a bready note, some vanilla, some woodiness, and a muddle of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine resin. The bourbon really comes out in the nose as it warms.

Mouthfeel leaves a bit of graininess on the tongue and some boozy warmth. Surprisingly, the bourbon character isn't as present in the taste. Not as drying as you might expect.

Overall, I enjoyed it and I'm glad to have had a chance to try it, but I wouldn't jump through hoops to get it.

Serving type: on-tap

08-01-2013 21:09:34 | More by smalenberg
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4/5  rDev -2%

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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

07-31-2013 17:41:57 | More by bumchilly25
Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 1,468 ratings.