Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
86 IBUs and 9.4% ABV

Added by CortexBomb on 12-06-2006

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#2,064
Reviews:
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Ratings:
6,588
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
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Photo of emwilke
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkAK
4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJKBeerLvr
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12-oz bottle into pint glass in October 2018. Bottled-on date of 05/17/18 listed on the label, and drank less than 1 month after purchase.

Appearance: Medium gold body with 2-finger light-tan head. Beer is a clear and brilliant coloring, and not much hazing like other Imperial IPAs. Head lasts a minutes before decreasing to a thin covering, and it leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Huge aroma filled with a strong hops aroma, and includes citrus, pepper, and pine smells. A little more sweet than some other IPAs or APAs. The aroma filled the area as soon as I opened the bottle.

Taste: There is a noticeable hops flavor, as expected from an IPA. There is strong bite from the hops along with other flavors like citrus, but the hops bitterness is not overpowering. This is not as bitter as some other IPAs. The aftertaste provides a variety of flavors over time. Not overly bitter or hoppy, and has a nice balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Strong alcohol, which matches the 9.4% posted on the label.

This is a smooth strong-bodied beer, that is easy to drink. It is a good and strong Imperial IPA, and is very well balanced. The aftertaste is really enjoyable. I would definitely drink this again.

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Photo of Clays1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of vheissu15
4.8/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Klister
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of grm1007
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of patre_tim
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden and slightly hazy, with slow rising bubbles. Topped with 3 fingers of yellow tinged head.

Smells of pine, citrus, pineapple, and candied ginger.

Tastes of the same, with a big alcohol backbone, and grapefruit pith bitterness.

Medium to slightly heavy, syrupy body with lots of carbonation.

Got in Sacramento, drinking in Redding, Oct 9th, 2018.

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Photo of red_5_sooner
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of schopenhauerale
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bum4ever
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ViggieMech
4.63/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Awesome DIPA! Will definitely drink again!

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Photo of M4CDO
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of penguinsgoboom
4.56/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

A: Poured a 2 finger head, very thick foam. It dissipates slowly, but a nice film is left over. Color is like a harvest orange zinfandel. The lacing clings nicely, almost like frosting.

S: Smell of pine, bright hops, pineapple, grass

T: A beautiful tug of ware between the hops and malt, with the bitter hops ultimately winning out. A light bitterness lingers for some time. There's sweetness, though I can't quite place where it's coming from, maybe pineapple or honey. There's a wheaty creaminess. This beer has my tastebuds beat.

O: I'm usually not a fan of DIPAs because they're typically just hop bombs. This one shows how it should be done. And when done well, the results are fantastic. This is simply a well crafted, complex, brew. Well done.

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Photo of kkarimi
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Antwon616
3.3/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Unclevince
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dafla67
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of thoglund
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of csmrx7
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a solid DIPA that with all the haze craze still holds it own. Dank beyond belief but not off-putting at all. Simcoe is great for that, clean beer with a great complex malt backbone.

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Photo of Mwpfh
4.39/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Explosion72
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Donkster46
3.91/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnTurano
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tocuse
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Outstanding DIPA, smell is rich and strong, taste is robust and complex, very bitter hops, excellent finish, yum, yum !

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,588 ratings