Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble
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Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble

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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Ratings: 6,430 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of mdlb44
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of antoines15
3.84/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a: i would say yellow-ish in color with good lacing on the glass

s: hops, pine, citrus, hops

t: bitterly hoppy and citrus

m: slightly sticky with medium carbonation

d: maybe too bitter to have more than two, but definitely easy to put down the first one.

on my fourth dipa of the night so the reviews have gotten shorter, and yet somehow sweeter. ha.

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Photo of EuphonicHops
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SportsandJorts
3.49/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: a orangish yellow. finger plus of a whitish head that slowly fades. a touch hazy.

Smell: pretty standard, hop forward IIPA. citrusy, piney hops

Taste: i get some of a malty backbone but not much. mostly hops citrusy and piney. a bit of lemon too. good but not quite my style

Mouthfeel: strong bitterness but seems a bit light to me

Overall: a decent good tasting beer but I prefer a different approach to my imperial ipas. but well done and worth a try

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Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of CNoj012
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of civicm87
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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 Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a golden peach color. There are quite a few particulates suspended within, which looks rather odd with the gentle streams of bubbles rising up. The head is an irregular film and collar that leaves a trace of lace.

Smells of red grapefruit and pine needles with a trace of powdered sugar followed by a papery dryness.

Tastes crisp and fruity with the pine and grapefruit, but it takes on a touch of doughnut, dinner roll and cardboard. Finishes with a piney tingle.

Feels a little heavy with a fine, raspy carbonation that keeps its distance.

A fine beer, but a bit too heavy and present for something of it's ABV.

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Photo of Dreadnaught33
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours like apple juice in color, very light and sort of thin. Small head and little lace.

Smells has a super nice open dank raw hop smell with citrus, spicy and brighter fruity notes.

Taste has more orange and lemon peel with some piney hops. Nice bitter finish. Pretty nice but not overly complex and could have had a little more malt to back up the hops.

Nice mouthfeel thats smooth and has great carbonation levels.

Great drinker, easy to put down quick and to cleanse between a Bourbon County Vertical!!

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Photo of mscudder
4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice golden color with a fine white head. Good retention.

S - Grapefruit, slightly boozy, some pine.

T - What can I say? This is yet another fantastic creation from our friends at Founders. Smooth and light and dominated by grapefruit and light booze. Well put together and just like any good IPA, a nice bitter aspect.

M - Not overwhelming but a crisp taste. Good carbonation and a solid body.

O - A great brew that any DIPA fan should check out. While it is not the best IPA I have ever had, I would never decline one.

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Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gobuccos
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of linnymtu
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Photo of mikereaser
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a clear straw yellow orange with an inch of foam

S - smell is all citrus hops, grapefruit, mango, lemon, amazing aroma

T - taste is all hops, grapefruit citrus taste with just a bit of hoppy bitterness, not alot which lets you enjoy the flavor even more

M/D - easy drinking, way too easy for 9%, light bodied and amazing taste. I will have this again and again

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Photo of ChrisKayler
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jwps214
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of BeerThursdays
2.87/5  rDev -31.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had one of these with dinner, and I must say, I was somewhat disappointed. Most of the brews I've had from Founders have been excellent, but this one was just above average in my book. Poured from a bottle into a standard pint glass. Is a hazy orange color. Kind of looks like a peach iced tea. No head at all on the pour. Leaves no lacing in the glass. The smell is somewhat nice, but not anything spectacular. Lots of pine and citrus, but nothing all that over whelming. A good smelling beer, but nothing that makes it overly memorable.

Taste is good, a little bit of an alcohol burn upfront. That's somewhat surprising for being under 10% and an IPA. Usually, you get smacked with hops on the first sip, but the Hops come through on the finish with the one. That citrus, piney taste is there, but there is a weird bitterness that just doesn't seem to belong. It's almost like an added, fake bitterness. Just feels OK in the mouth. Little carbonation, and the lack of complexity leads to a lot of alcohol taste that you wouldn't expect from a high class IPA.

This one is definitely not a sipper. Get one, try it, drink it down, and move onto something better. If you have access to founders, you have access to stuff better than Double Trouble.

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Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dwoolley1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 92.5% out of 100 with 6,430 ratings
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