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:
#1,138
Reviews:
1,673
Ratings:
6,486
pDev:
9.52%
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Ratings: 6,486 |  Reviews: 1,673
Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jakerhodes114
4.67/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

A double ipa that doesn't make you feel like you just drink a whole pitcher of beer. It is smooth and has a medium body, the best hop taste, and at 9.4%- just one bottle can do some good work.

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Photo of jkblr
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz bottled 5/17/18 (35 days ago) poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass at fridge temp 9.4% ABV 86 IBU. The beer pours bright golden yellow with abundant off white head. Retention and lacing are well above average. The aroma is faint, as in, I can't really smell anything. Just some vague caramel sweetness. The taste is light caramel, a bit of earthy hops, and some residual alcohol in the finish. The mouthfeel is medium to thin bodied, adequately carbonated and mostly dry in the finish. There is some hop shellac and old school feel, but relatively little booze for the ABV. Overall, very good. Somewhere amazing to me how fast this style has evolved. Drinks like 2010, but I like it.

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Photo of BdM
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of trygelski1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BayAreaJoe
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.57/5  rDev -15%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Pouring from a 12 oz. bottle into a pint glass. This brew pours out a nice looking clear golden color almost like an apple juice and has a thin off white colored crown. I like the clarity. The smell is piney and more dank smelling than any IPAs I've had in a while. It also has a little hemp or burnt hop oil quality to it. The taste is that same hemp/hop oil type presence followed by a malt sweetness that thickens up the drink. It's thick, wet and sticky. But overall, it just doesn't stick out from anything else. Definitely solid and well made tho.

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Photo of BlueKurenai
3.83/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jwalters
2.93/5  rDev -30.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,486 ratings