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Newest Founder's Backstage Series - Doom

Discussion in 'Beer Talk' started by GehenHerzog, Feb 11, 2013.

  1. Lantern, thecheapies, JDizzle and 2 others like this.
  2. Double Trouble aged in bourbon barrels, to be exact!
    aasher likes this.
  3. Marti403

    Marti403 Savant (470) Michigan Jul 23, 2011


    This looks so awesome!
  4. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009

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  5. n2185

    n2185 Advocate (640) North Carolina Apr 14, 2008

    Coming out in April along with KBS? My wallet and liver are . . . DOOMED!
  6. fmccormi

    fmccormi Champion (760) New York Oct 24, 2010

    I'll drink that.
    Casedogg43 and Lantern like this.
  7. joshrosborne

    joshrosborne Savant (290) Michigan Jun 14, 2010

    I'm sure this will be great. Looking Glass (Double Trouble aged in brandy barrels) was fantastic when I had it at the taproom.
    Lantern, JDizzle and ROBSTARR like this.
  8. Does anyone know if the volume is any higher than last year? MA got half cases of backstage and only one to two cases of KBS
  9. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Savant (310) Ohio Dec 28, 2011

    Kentucky Doom?
  10. Centennial

    Centennial Savant (440) Vermont Nov 9, 2009

    Am I the only one that thinks that this is a waste of some good IPA and some good Bourbon Barrels?
    1up, danoble1, mnbearsfan and 68 others like this.
  11. Knapp85

    Knapp85 Advocate (700) Pennsylvania Dec 25, 2009

  12. Im thinking along the same lines. Especially if it's a really limited distro. Ill just buy Double Trouble and add some Booker's instead of taking a day off work to find my one bottle limit

    ROBSTARR Savant (370) Michigan Aug 31, 2009

    I was really hoping for Looking Glass but Hand of Doom will do :) I'll be stocking up on this one, LOVE me some barrel aged IIPA's !!!
  14. deuce9259

    deuce9259 Savant (310) Ohio Dec 28, 2011

    Hurray for Ohio distribution.
  15. mb2696

    mb2696 Zealot (80) Virginia Dec 9, 2008

    whats the difference between hand of doom and szrp of doom?
    JxExM likes this.
  16. Don't think you're getting off that easy, BCBW is out in April as well. Someone should release another all-time great beer and just call it "Fuck Yo Wallet!"
  17. I believe Szrp was aged in the maple bourbon barrels.
  18. avalonct

    avalonct Aficionado (215) Michigan Oct 11, 2012

    Founders, I think it's time to upgrade your servers.
    BMitch and jtdolla911 like this.
  19. C20Percent

    C20Percent Savant (325) Virginia Aug 24, 2011

    I'm generally not for aging an IPA in Bourbon barrels. I tried that style from a local brewery around here and it just meh.
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  20. mb2696

    mb2696 Zealot (80) Virginia Dec 9, 2008

    ah yes, that's right...
  21. bierenutz

    bierenutz Savant (310) Michigan Jan 21, 2010

    Everything that makes a good beer really good ;). Wished this was Szrp...then we'd be talkn'
  22. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (710) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    I guess not according to the likes, but you should be!
    beergorrilla likes this.
  23. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (375) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    Am I the only one that is relieved this is an IPA and don't need to chase it? They hit their first several Backstage Series beer out of the ballpark, but have been slipping a bit lately.
  24. MichPaul

    MichPaul Advocate (710) Michigan Jan 28, 2012

    Ahhh you must have tasted this already then... You the man!
    gpawned likes this.
  25. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

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  26. aasher

    aasher Champion (900) Indiana Jan 27, 2010

    I'm looking very forward to this. Flat 12 barrel aged a couple of their IPAs and they were awesome.
    brother_kenneth likes this.
  27. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    How utterly depressing. Boooo Founders.
  28. I personally don't think bourbon-barrel aging does anything for hoppy beers. Since I doubt I would find this beer tasty, I will be leaving it to the rest of you to enjoy. Happy hunting!
  29. Benny3000

    Benny3000 Savant (375) Michigan Apr 4, 2012

    No, I have not tried yet as my time machine is currently being worked on my oompa lumpas. I am just not a big fan of barrel aged IPA's.
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  30. boo? How many other bottled BA Double IPAs have you tried?
    Rion, davey101 and fmccormi like this.
  31. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (385) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Will be interesting to see. $12.99 is coming in at a pretty cheap price point for 750ml let alone something that's from Founders and something aged in Bourbon Barrels. Also, doesn't a 4-month aging process seem kind of short? Not sure with IPA's as you have to make sure the hop character doesn't fade too much.
  32. ThirstyFace

    ThirstyFace Initiate (0) New York Jan 11, 2013

    2.both shit. And both with good base beers.

    Why is everything put in a barrel?

    It might be great, but I won't shell out 12.99 to find out.
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  33. Is that an MSRP they released? I assume it'll be closer to 18 if i find it in MA
  34. kylelenk

    kylelenk Savant (385) Michigan Apr 17, 2012

    Yes, it's mentioned in the PR. Also, why change the name? Slightly different recipe maybe?
  35. Could it be for accounting purposes? Throwing it on draft and then bottle releasing present different costs and maybe they are trying to keep the two separate? That's my only guess
  36. jmgrub

    jmgrub Savant (435) California Nov 20, 2010

    Finally, a Backstage release I have no interest in.
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  37. Mavajo

    Mavajo Advocate (550) Georgia Feb 10, 2007

    How many bottled barrel aged vomits have you had? Just because you haven't had it before doesn't mean it's automatically good or that you have to clamor for it. Personally, I echo what someone else said -- what a waste of an IPA and what a waste of bourbon barrels.
    teal and jtdolla911 like this.
  38. EdTheEdge

    EdTheEdge Advocate (530) California Mar 26, 2011

    Oh great another beer I'll never get to try.
  39. BB1313

    BB1313 Champion (780) Ohio Jul 16, 2009

    Sounds interesting. I don't know how Barrel-Aged Double Trouble would turn out, but I'm curious. I've never really had the desire to have a BA DIPA, but if anyone can make it tasty, why not Founders..
    Horbar likes this.

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