Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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4.2/5
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6,436 Ratings
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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:
#1,048
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
6,436
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
458
Gots:
1,126
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 6,436 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of Mooslerfitness
4.04/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Gajo74
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look-Pours a nice sunset orange, big frothy off white head, thin lace, retains well.
Smell- Lots of tropical fruit, pineapple, mango, citrus zest. Hoppy herbal aroma that is dank. A fun sniffer.
Taste- Very hop forward and juicy at the same time. Complex. Bitter passion fruit and grapefruit zest. Piny hops flavoring.The hops bittering is medium to high and semi-intense. Malt backbone; burnt caramel malt. Alcohol warming. Bittersweet dry finish.
Feel-Heavy side of medium body; neither a chugger nor a sipper. Soft but prickly and tight carbonation. Feels boozy and syrupy at times, but settles as the drink warms and the carbonation loosens up.
Overall-Definetely a big drinker and complex IPA. A good brew that satisfies both the need for a hops fix and for something juicy.

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

Photo of StoutElk_92
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Pours a hazy gold color with a creamy white foam head. Smells like caramel, honey, bread, tropical fruit, light citrus, and grassy pine hops. Tastes sweet and caramely, with tropical fruit notes, mild honey, light bread, citrus, and a bitter and piney hop presence. Feels light-medium bodied, creamy with mild carbonation. Overall a balanced and really well made Imperial IPA.

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

Photo of OKCNittany
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of dripa8
3.86/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
2.43/5  rDev -42.1%
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 -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of EMV
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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 -16%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of efrankmcguire
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MrUse
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NelCet
4.18/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of nuebs
4.38/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bb-magic
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DASA10
4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4.75

Excellent DIPA. Strongly recommend.

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

Photo of eldoctorador
3.82/5  rDev -9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bwood06
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
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 -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,436 ratings
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