Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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Photo of minterro
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Not as special as I planed for my 300th rating, but I've been doing a lot of traveling of the past few weeks (including a move out to Denver) so this was the best beer at my disposal.

A&S: Translucent caramel orange colored beer. Yellow/white head that doesn't have much retention, limited amounts of lacing. Cane sugar sweet complemented by powerful citrus (passionfruit) notes and boozy characteristics.

T&M: Very sweet of the bat but it fades brilliantly into a moderate bitter, piney and grapefruit hopped finish. similar passion fruit tones in the front as were found in the smell. medium to full body, medium to low carbonation.

Overall: a very solid double, I still think I favor hopslam a bit more than this one, but overall it was quite good.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of mattbk
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Light orange, cloudy, this is unfiltered, minimal head. Looks fine.
S - Super orange, grapefruit, nothing very tropical, I'd guess Amarillo was in this along with some other Cs. Good.
T - Super hop flavor, some dank to this for sure, rich and oily, orange and grapefruit again, bitter, but matched by hop flavor, definitely some sweetness from malts, perhaps honey or light caramel. Alcohol > 9% but hidden well. Great taste.
M - A bit turned off by the syrupy mouthfeel of this beer, I'd certainly prefer a bit drier. Medium amount of carbonation.
O - A very good beer, would certainly recommend, not my favorite DIPA, but certainly a beer very worthy of being placed with some of the best. If the sweetness and mouthfeel were backed down a bit I'd like it even more.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, with the bottled on date apparently reading 04/01/2013. Excited to have this beer in my grasp yet again, since I remember enjoying it a lot last year. Scored the 4 pack from my local beer store for $10.99. Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours a nice bright beautiful orange color with about a quarter inch of white head which dissolves out quickly. Slightly hazy with some bubbles lazily floating topside. No lacing to speak of.

S - Smell is of nice citrus grapefruit, oranges, & pine needles. Some toasty malt presence, and just a hint of alcohol heat. A fairly simple aroma, but hits it's mark indefinitely.

T - Now this is what a DIPA should taste like. Beautiful sharp citric grapefruit, complemented well by the sweetness of the malt. Juicy, fruity, sweet, & just a bit earthy. Alcohol heat is faint, but apparent.

M - Feel is sleek and creamy, with bitter grapefruit hop resins coating the palate. Such a smooth brew.

Overall, a wonderfully executed DIPA, easily one of the best I've had. Definitely just as good as I remembered it being last year. Dangerously smooth and easy drinking for being such a big beer, with minimal alcohol warmth. Truly an outstanding beer from Founders, one that all IPA lovers should try.

Founders Double Trouble ---4.5/5

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed on tap at a Founders tap takeover at Bier Station in Kansas City. Served in a small bulbous tulip-style glass.

Appearance - Body is a bright and clear golden color with stark white head that is maybe a finger worth. Eventually settles to a rim of lacing around the edge and speckled lace on top of the body.

Smell - Wonderfully piney with undertones of fruit--grapefruit and other stark citrus notes. Very little else going on to my nose, but it doesn't matter because the aroma is so intoxicating.

Taste - Fresh and pungent with pine resin and more grapefruit goodness as well as some pineapple and a bit more sweetness peeking through as it warms. Alcoholic heat is detectible but well hidden. Notes of bitterness balance the fruitiness.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and medium carbonation. Lingering and faint bitterness.

Overall, a delicious DIPA that I feel doesn't get as much love as everyone's favorites, but it 's well worth a mention. I would gladly drink this again and again.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,437 ratings
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