Double Trouble
Founders Brewing Company

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Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #678
Ranked #2,889
4.2 | pDev: 9.52%
Dec 21, 2021
Dec 06, 2006
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Notes: An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops will get you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front pair with a malt-balanced backbone and a smooth, bitter finish.

86 IBU
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3.75 by akk14 from Illinois on Dec 21, 2021
4 by Junior from Michigan on Jun 28, 2021
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3.68/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by Sigmund from Norway

355 ml bottle, courtesy of Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 9.4%, 86 IBUs. Surprisingly pale golden colour, probably the palest American double IPA I’ve seen. Big to moderate white head. Distinct but still relatively moderate aroma of citrussy and piney American hops, also notes of caramel and orange marmalade. The flavour is of course very hoppy from start to finish, but not really extreme. The grapefruity bitterness is partly balanced by a pronounced malty sweetness. Notes of caramel and orange marmalade again. Very bitter aftertaste.

Apr 16, 2021
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4.74/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by crazyspicychef from Pennsylvania

My favorite IPA.
Big grapefruit up front.
Alcohol is well hidden.
A great citrusy beer.

Mar 07, 2021
4.25 by Sinister from New York on Feb 21, 2021
4.21 by GaryM6 from New York on Jan 28, 2021
4.52 by Jarrod_LC from Louisiana on Nov 18, 2020
4.15 by Archfiend from Illinois on Oct 03, 2020
4.55 by GenoMcCoy from Texas on Aug 07, 2020
4.25 by Manthon from Pennsylvania on Jul 03, 2020
4.14 by DOCRW from Washington on Jun 29, 2020
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4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Hazed, amber/gold appearance with a medium size head and decent lacing. Subtle aroma; coaxed out some tropical fruit that resembled mango. Hoppy flavor leaned more resinous than citrus and was well balanced by the modestly sweet, malty backbone. Lush aftertaste.

Jun 20, 2020
4 by gshak from Texas on Jun 06, 2020
3.75 by mpenske from California on Jun 05, 2020
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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by maxpower from Missouri

12 oz bottle pours a glowing amber-copper color, nice thick head, leaves a nice sticky lacing in my glass. Strong grapefruit cotton candy aroma. Full bodied but carbonated , Strong citrus flavors, nice lasting bitterness, very tasty.

Jun 02, 2020
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4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
by RT-Kris from New York

10 month old bottle

Apr 09, 2020
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3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4
by Mindcrime1000 from South Dakota

Poured from a bottle into a tulip.

Pours slightly hazy dark gold with excellent smooth foamy head that lingers well for the ABV and good lacing.

The aromas are more floral than pungent, with some good earthy aromas as well. Evocative of an old school over the pond IPA, rather than a piney American. But as the brew warms, pungent resins start to bloom.

The brew has a nice balance. A solid but delicate clean malt backbone offset with an ample earthy/floral hop flavor. Hints of honey, citrus, and graham in midstream. The brew finishes with growing resin and chive and some warming booze.

The mouthfeel is actually a shade beyond medium, and grows heavier as the brew warms, but the carbonation and leaning alcohol keep things in check.

Overall, a really good DIPA that combines a lot of different hop feels. Although it gets a little all over the place and unfocused as the brew warms.

Apr 04, 2020
4.02 by Blogjackets from Ohio on Mar 14, 2020
4.5 by doctorgary from New York on Mar 09, 2020
4.49 by Jjl329 from California on Mar 08, 2020
4.37 by jmbeerdude91 from Arizona on Feb 21, 2020
4.59 by golf4collet from West Virginia on Feb 05, 2020
4.5 by imanidiot777 from Pennsylvania on Jan 19, 2020
4.09 by dubnation from Kansas on Jan 16, 2020
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Peach63 from New York

Pours amber with a 1/2 inch tan head. Moderate lacing as you go. A bit hazy.

Aroma of orange, pine, grapefruit, floral.

Strong taste of pine, grapefruit, orange, a bit of pineapple. Resiny.

Medium to full bodied, heavy carbonation. Dry, bitter finish.

Outstanding. A damn good IPA.

Jan 06, 2020
4.28 by FrankCastle from California on Jan 04, 2020
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3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by jjamadorphd from Florida

One more drink before I hit the "hard stuff" for New Years...

...and what a good choice I have made. Great looking orange-yellow brew with frothy, thick head. Great lacing all the way down the pint glass. The smell was full of citrus and the mouthfeel was medium-bodied and full of decent carbonation. The taste is mostly what you will find when you take in an imperial IPA and overall, it's solid enough.

Jan 01, 2020
4.24 by Seal4676 from Michigan on Dec 30, 2019
3.75 by rare_bird from Michigan on Dec 02, 2019
4.06 by Livyatan1996 from Missouri on Nov 21, 2019
4.38 by scream from Wisconsin on Nov 10, 2019
4.08 by blissfulNemo from Michigan on Nov 10, 2019
4.12 by TXRobbo from Texas on Nov 03, 2019
4.02 by WickedBeer from Alabama on Oct 22, 2019
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3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by mothmanscott from Georgia

From notes 7/7/13: Pours an opaque deep gold producing 2 fingers of off-white, foamy, short-lived head that leaves motes and a small webby ring of lace. Aroma is grapefruit, orange and caramel malt backed by pine and melon. Taste is intense grapefruit with notes of orange, pine resin,tropical fruits, melon and caramel. Starts sweet with bitterness entering at mid-sip and becoming predominant in the finish and aggressively so in the aftertaste. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with low-medium carbonation, creamy, silky, a little oily in the finish and slightly chewy.

Oct 15, 2019
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4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by dd53grif from Michigan

Pours a cloudy copper color with a foamy head that lasts quite a while. Aroma of grapefruit and spice. Taste is sweet and boozy. Good mouth feel. Creamy, easy drinking.

Oct 05, 2019
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4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Spikester from Oregon

Lightly hazed gold with four fingers of bone color head. Very dense lacings.
Smell is malty with grapefruit hops.
Taste is malt forward with good grapefruit pine slightly dank hops.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation. The finish is dry and pretty balanced.
Overall a tasty dipa. Bottled 06/19/19. The hops have most likely faded a bit.

Sep 29, 2019
4.27 by Mxsluis from Michigan on Sep 26, 2019
4.38 by Genx from Georgia on Sep 24, 2019
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
by SaltofOH from Ohio

Bottle dated 6.21.19. Michigan craft pint.

A: pours a bright copper gold with 1/2 finger white head that fades quickly to a nice thin cap of bubbles. A few streams of carbonation flowing up.

S: smells as you would expect it to: pungent citrus and floral hop notes, with a big, bold malt backbone. I know this beer is three months old and has been stored off refrigeration, but it is still a pretty potent hop bomb. The floral note to the hops is reminiscent of 3 Floyds’ Alpha King, Brewdog’s 5AM Saint, and Land Grant’s Goon.

T: super sweet and citrusy arrival, big malty sweet citrus middle with a pine resin and slightly boozy finish. This is less of a tongue scraper than Green Flash West Coast IPA, similar to Great Lakes Lake Erie Monster.

M: hefty, but not heavy. Moderately carbonated.

O: a pretty standard, sweet, hefty, traditional profile DIPA. Very nice when I want a hop wallop, but I’m just so seldom in the mood for these high alcohol beers anymore. I like it and would certainly buy again. Let it be noted that mine was an old bottle; I’d probably score a fresh one higher.

Sep 22, 2019
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