Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / 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:
#1,136
Reviews:
1,670
Ratings:
6,475
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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464
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1,143
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Photo of MJ64
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jmd88
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Korbynlehr
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautifully clear and little to no head. Nose is hoppy as expected. The taste is smooth and bitter and delightful. The finish is somewhat dry, but the bite on the back, sides of the tongue reminds you it is an ipa.

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Photo of Paradox1000
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Grupatre
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of craigbelly
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a clear gold. The nose is grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, and a little pine. The flavor is bitter orange, lemon, and bitter grapefruit peel, dry pine, and a savory touch of herbs, juniper berries, & sage. Medium body, crisp finish.

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Photo of Harrison8
4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a foggy orange-yellow with a finger of white foam. Head retention is fair with a few strands of lacing left behind. Aroma is clean and sharp notes of pine, resin, citrus, and floral hops. Flavor profile is pine, resin, citrus, tropical fruits, and hint of floral on the back. Nice blend of hops, and while they are supported, the malts and underlying base notes are hidden. Mouth feel is medium-thick with a velvety, grainy, and harsh-carbonation texture. Overall, loads of depth as far as hops, but that depth covers up everything else in the mix. It's a clean and pleasantly drinkable double IPA.

Served in a 12oz snifter from a 12oz bottle.

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

Photo of ntanner83
3.87/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Dank, syrupy and oily.

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Photo of Red5StandingBy
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12oz bottle into Snifter. Bottled on May 17th, 2018.

L: Clear bronze, finger width off-white head has good retention and stick.

S: Citrusy and piney, super dank.

T: Citrusy and piney, dank and delicious.

F: Medium body, crisp, tasty as hell and lingering hop oils.

O: Delicious!

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Photo of beersampler6
3.73/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Fairly nice imperial IPA from Founders. Nice golden-amber color, mild head with just a little lingering lacing. Smells of malt, fruity and grassy hops. Tastes of the same hops, mixed with caramel, malt and molasses. Mild mouthfeel, slight bitter aftertaste, decent carbonation and mild taste of alcohol throughout (especially as the beer warmed). A solid beer but a little underwhelming.

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Photo of DoubleSimcoe
3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

(12 oz bottle, bottled on 05.17.18... poured into a snifter)

L: crystal-clear brassy amber liquid... inch-high stand of loose, frothy foam on the pour, but it somehow collapsed rather fast after a brief hold; a few thin, crusty splashes of lace... jewel-like glow, looks inviting

S: wonderful musky fruitiness - dried orange flesh, hint of fresh apricot, dried citrus peel - nothing unique, but appealingly earthy, leafy, resinous... maybe a soft hint of medicinal alcohol, but not all that boozy

T: bold piney pop, bitter grassy note swells in aftertaste, oily resins and a subtle hint of sweetish candy-like grain linger in aftertaste... pungent, sharp, almost peppery-spicy alcohol flamed by the rip of the hops stings the palate at the start... bit of an almost nutty cookie note from the grain starts emerging after the second sip, builds and washes out after 10 sec... not much depth/layering to flavors, but their intensity is loud

F: alcohol/hop sting leaves a rather potent hum long-lasting past the finish (it's been 2+ min since first sip and it's still buzzing)... despite a touch of resiny stick, overall has a subtly slick, glossy/glassy texture, and with the alcohol feels like it cleans the palate like a medicinal mouthwash, which is great here - really livens the palate

O: pretty straight-forward double IPA, familiar flavors - best things about it being its bright, biting, bitter attack and long, dry, resiny finish... its bitterness and hop-glazed malt coloring begs for another visit

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

The beer is a clear, bright gold color. There is a small white head that disappears quickly, and a little bit of lace.
Fruity aroma, mostly citrus, but also some tropical. Then some pine. There is a sweet malt background.
Grapefruit and grapefruit rind taste. Some mango. Pine late. Caramel.
Nice bitterness.
Just when you think you're getting weary of IPAs, along comes this beer to restore your faith.

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

Photo of Claude-Irishman
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Looks honey golden with a white foamy lingering head. Smells like fruit cocktail salad, nice hoppy aroma. Taste has almost a jolly rancher candy flavor.Burst of a sweetness followed by a hop bite then a mild caramel malt finish. Feels well carbonated and not too viscous for a higher ABV brew. I like this beer. A unique hop profile for sure. Overall a solid representation of a double/triple IPA. Overall I would recommend.

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Photo of Skabiski
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

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

Photo of Wolvmar
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass

Pour: deep golden color with some orange tone. Nice 1-2 finger head. Ends in a nice ring.

Nose: pine, some citrus. Very upfront.

Taste: pine, pineapple, mango, some apple. Really good. Bold bit not overpowering hops with slight bitterness that balances the citrus.

Mouthfeel: rich, viscous. Really good.

Overall: compares favorably to Hopslam but without the honey. Definitely try it. Would buy again.

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Photo of PackenGreen
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Czequershuus
4.73/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This beer pours a clear orange-gold, with a moderate head. The aroma is bold, with very strong grapefruit peel and flesh, tangerine, navel orange peel, pineapple, mango, banana, peach, and a little pine. The flavor is rich and bitter, with pineapple, mango, orange, lemon, and grapefruit peel, pink grapefruit flesh, dry pine, sage, juniper, and a huge blast of bitterness. The mouthfeel is rich and full. Overall this is a stellar beer - huge flavor, huge bitterness, and no subtlety, but in the best way. Really wonderful.

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,475 ratings