Founders 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
Ratings:
6,429
Reviews:
1,656
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
Wants:
453
Gots:
1,123
For Trade:
11
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Photo of Mr_Moe
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dripa8
3.86/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.43/5  rDev -42%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Very harshly sharp, bitter and boozy, this beer is not for the faint of heart. Founders really loves their bitter hop bombs, and struggles differentiating between barleywines and IPAs. I'm not sure this is either, but it's certainly a tongue thrasher.

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Photo of jkeefe1800
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

L: Pours a deep golden color, semi-opaque, with 2 fingers of thick creamy white head.

S: Pungent hops on the nose... evergreens and citrus mixed with a hint of thyme.

T/F: Bready and malty up front giving way to a nice hop bitterness. Spruce and pine dominate with notes of grapefruit/citrus. Effervescent and slightly sticky on the mouthfeel.

O: A delicious double IPA, and just about what you'd expect from Founders. Outstanding beer!

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Photo of JDW4195
3.53/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
4.22/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NelCet
4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bwbetts
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DASA10
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellent DIPA. Strongly recommend.

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

Photo of eldoctorador
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

A - Beer pours a 2 finger off white, somewhat orangish head that is frothy with a slight creaminess. The head dissipates fairly quickly. Beer itself is copper in color with a bit of orange with quite a bit of carbonation. Carbonation rises very quickly to the top. 4/5

S - Grapefruit and pine kick things off right away for me in the aroma. I also get light stone fruits such as peaches and pears as well as a little bit of orange peel. There is a light malty undertone but the hops cover this up quite easily. An ever so slight spiciness is present too. 4/5

T - Surprisingly orange juice and pear are the first notes that I get but this is quickly replaced by grapefruit and orange peel. There is a bit of pine here as well but the citrus really takes over. There is more pine on the back end, mainly upon swallowing but even there the flavor is dominated by bitter citrus rind. Malt is light and slightly caramel sweet throughout but it is somewhat hard to discern due to the amount of hops. Long bitter finish stays with you for quite a while after swallowing. 4.25/5

M - Carbonation burn is not as pronounced as expected based on the appearance. Carb burn is present but it is only light to moderate in strength. Beer is slightly drying on the back end but not as drying as expected. Medium bodied beer. 4/5

O - This beer features a nice combination of hop flavors that make for an interesting imperial IPA experience. Very bitter, as expected, and also quite warming in the stomach due to the high abv. Malt is fairly well hidden but it can be tasted. 4/5

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Photo of Noahtrumble
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rogacks
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bgabbert
3.83/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.99/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chip26
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pollocwr
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Mellow and flavorful.

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Photo of weaselface89
4.63/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

L- poured aggressively with a thick white head and golden orange in color. medium bubbles.
S- smells great with grapefruit, pineapple, sweet fruit, and a bready malt in the back. smells resiny and hoppy!
T- dank and bitter, sticky and citrusy. alcohol taste is there but not strong and it comes up in the back. malty also
F- creamy and full bodied
O- drinking on 11-17-15, bottled 6-15-15. I like this one a lot. thanks to my oldest brother for getting me this for my birthday. id buy it again for sure. also I like the label on the bottle

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Photo of Njriorden
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 6,429 ratings.
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