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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,360
Reviews:
1,698
Ratings:
6,575
pDev:
9.52%
 
 
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470
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1,172
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Ratings: 6,575 |  Reviews: 1,698
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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Photo of stratusjeans
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EMH73
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a medium amber with a well retained one inch white head that left excellent lacing. Smells of citrus, malts, pine and alcohol. Taste is very well balanced between caramel malts and citrus hops, with grapefruit, apricot, lemon, mango,orange, grass, pine and an alcohol bite. Medium bodied and carbonation, mildly dry finish that is also slightly sweet.

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Photo of Squire
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper gold color with off white color cap and lacing.

Aroma of rich malt overlain with piney, spicy, citrus hops.

Taste is richly malty with a strong hop presence. There's nothing mild mannered about this one as it pushes it's broad shoulders through the crowd in a way that you would notice even if you weren't looking. Malt is rich and deep with an equal hop presence marching alongside. Quite a mouthful, so to speak. A fairly complex flavor that's moreso in most all ways that I could describe a beer.

Full texture with balancing carbonation.

I don't see this as a food matching brew, or even one I would want in several doses. It is an interesting take on how much a brewer can cram into a beer when they put their mind to it. Some reviewers have mentioned a "booziness" that I don't notice but I take my whisky straight so what do I know. It won't knock a casual drinker over or grow hair on a bald man but this is one big boy take on beer.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a a medium coppery amber with a fine, two finger white head with great retention and thick lacing, looks nice. Aroma of caramel malt, citrus hops, orange, grapefruit, light stone fruit. Flavor follows with caramel malt, citrus and lightly tropical hops, orange, grapefruit, mango and light stone fruit, finishes with citrus and lightly piney hops with a little lingering lemon and orange. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. A great traditional style imperial IPA with the caramel and citrus profile that I am always happy to return to after a few of the newer styles. My taste definitely runs to lingering caramel and aggressive hop bitterness with good herbal notes. Nicely done and welcome to our market (one of the last standard Founders to reach the northwest).

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Photo of Dakin
3.64/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of harrisjohnson
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Franziskaner
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Copper colored with a light haziness. There's a fingernail of off white on top. Moderate soapy lacing. The aroma is of pine sol and grassy hops. I'm tasting very resinous piney hops with just an edge of cedar and light malt. The mouth is sticky and chewy.

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Photo of FlaS4
4.49/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of KennyWhite
4.51/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dcotom
3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from a 12-ounce bottle into a tulip glass. Deep golden colored body, with a finger or so of off-white head that settled after a few moments. Minimal lacing. This sample was three months past the bottling date, and was quite malt forward and boozy. The hop character had faded quite a bit, Still pretty tasty, though. A little sweet, with notes of honey, caramel malt, and earthy and grassy hops. Good mouthfeel, with a mostly dry finish and a little lingering sweetness. To be fair, I'll revisit this if and when I can find it fresh(er). Caveat emptor.

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Photo of siskiyoucellar
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders is very reliable; I’m glad they’re distributing out west now. Double Trouble is a beautifully crafted DIPA that pours a pure gold tone with a nice off-white head. The nose is rich and strong, with heavier apricot-type fruits and some noticeable alcohol fumes. The taste is robust and complex with more subtle mango and pineapple fruit and lots of seriously bitter piney hops. Mouthfeel is just right. Overall: yum (and better watch out!).

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Photo of puck1225
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Fairly clear yellow color with a good head and lacing. Citrus, somewhat boozey smell and taste. A nice touch of funky dankness. The citrus included some orange and grapefruit. Nice bobble IPA.

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Photo of cozmo
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,575 ratings