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 beagle75
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium golden color with a peripheral ring of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few solitary bubbles rise lazily in the column.

S: Dank herbaceous hops are strong, with other hop-derived tropical fruit more reserved. Malt is present but subordinate to integrated hops and yeast metabolites, delivering a blend of bready and crackery qualities. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with heavy base malt presence and herbaceous-pine hop aromatics that lack the fruitiness of the nose. Acidity is moderate into the middle where precocious bitterness takes hold, growing steadily until it becomes one of this beer's defining qualities. Mild esters are suggested, while malt qualities vanish toward the finish. At its peak the bitterness is is beyond bracing, pure and unmodified on the palate, with the ability to linger for an extended duration. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, astringent and evaporative on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This DIPA is unmistakably of Founders origin, showing off a collection of qualities from a few other pale ales. While malt never really gains much purchase in the flavor of this beer, the malt component of the smell reminds of the wonderful Founder's Harvest Ale. Flavors are more reminiscent of Devil Dancer, although that other beer is more like a distilled and syrup-ified version this product. The hue is inspiring, indicative of a deep understanding by the brewers of how an IPA is supposed to look, although the conspicuous lack of head development detracts. It is a decent DIPA, although it could benefit from a shift of hop additions more toward the back-end.

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Photo of vinny21bal
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of chefbigjon
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of RichD
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of edhizdeid
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of brureview
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured in a tulip glass. Beautiful light golden color with less than a 1/2 finger head. Some carbonation bubbles from the bottom.

The aroma was an intense grapefruit- more intense than most other DIPAs. There was a also a an earthy farmhouse quality to the aroma often present in Saisions.

The beer is highly carbonated which enhances its overall character: fruity, earthy, and somewhat bitter.

The taste was grapefruit- almost pink grapefruit, a flavor I haven't found in most DIPAs. This quality makes the beer stand out- a singular grapefruit taste heightened by sweetness, good carbonation and bitterness.

Warming brings more earthiness, pungency, sweetness, and forward hops.

Overall, an excellent DIPA, especially due its distinctive pink grapefruit taste, carbonation, a good finished bitterness, and an added sweetness.

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Photo of Wildman
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer poured a clear copper color and formed a small off white head that left trace lace as it subsided. A medium amount of carbonation is present. An aroma of hops, citrus-grapefruit, pine and caramel. The flavor was of hops, grapefruit, caramel and pepper. The body is medium light and the finish slightly astringent, yet sweet. A pretty nice IPA that hides the alcohol level pretty well.

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Photo of chicagoish
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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 Gtg642
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mdlb44
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Hibernator
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Founders Double Trouble
12 oz brown bottle
Served in my sweet Smuttynose Big Beer Series Tulip glass

Pours a light orange/deep yellow color with an awesome head on top. Actually, the head and the corresponding sticky trails are amazing. Great looking beer from the start.

Yowza - nice aroma. Floral and citrus combine and have an offspring. Whiffs of fresh daises, sliced orange wedges and lime juice.

This brew has a Pilsner meets double IPA flavor. I really like this pilsner malt backdrop with an incredible hop profile. Strong citrus flavors of grapefruit, orange and lemon with a caramel malt presence. The resin hop profile and freshly squeezed orange juice association is quite prominent and truly adds to this great beer.

It's rather surprising to see a 9.4% ABV. Very enjoyable and recommended. A winner.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Etan
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a light, clear orange with a nice white head. Decent retention with some really nice lacing.

S: Big citrus in the nose. Orange flesh and pithy rind, vanilla, sweet doughy pale malt, grapefruit.

T: Very sweet DIPA. Juicy grapefruit, mango, clementine, slight peppery bitterness bulids, smooth cakey malt. Alcohol comes out as it warms, but compliments the hop profile nicely.

M: Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation.

O: One of my favorite of the seasonal DIPA releases. Really tasty.

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Photo of GeorgiaBeerGuy
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Eriktheipaman
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of pirmannt1
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of CEDAMA
5/5  rDev +19%

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

Photo of 1424IpA
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jkermitj
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of PhillyStyle
3.88/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The beer poured a light orange with thick white head that was creamy and well retained, but not throughout the beer and untimely left a spotty cap.

The beer gave off a nice pine hop aroma with some hint of spices and maybe a hint of citrus, but not as strong as expected.

The beer had a big pine hoppy flavor with a little citrus mixed in. It was a strong taste and finished with a long lasting dry bitter aftertaste.

The beer had a medium body to it, but it was smooth and creamy with good carbonation.

Overall, a solid DIPA, but I have had better.

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,481 ratings