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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Ratings: 6,441 |  Reviews: 1,658
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 DudMan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Buck_Jones
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dunix
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of IronLover
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright, golden yellow in color and hazy. Poured with a short white foam that quickly reduced to a wispy cap. Pungent citrus hop aromas, grapefruit, ripe pineapple, with an underlying malt sweetness and pine hop aromas at the back end. Aroma gets boozy as this warms. Medium bodied with rich carbonation. Slightly resinous up front and creamier through the middle. Pine hop flavors up front that allow a citrus hop blast thru the middle the rides all the way to the end as the pine hop flavor returns. Pine hop bookends with citrus in between. Finishes with tongue clenching hop bitterness that lingers. Easily one of my favorite doubles.

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Photo of Jamato14
4.1/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cvstrickland
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The squat 12-ouncer sports a freaky two-faced guy on the label and a twist-off top on the bottle. Poured into a large tulip glass, Double Trouble is bright golden in color with a thick cap of fine-grained white foam. The head retains stubbornly and deposits fine filmy lacing onto the glass.

The smell is a pungent perfume of tangy citrus and sticky green herbs topped off with a wallop of resinous pine. Malty toffee and caramel languish underneath, barely holding on, beaten into near-submission by the fragrant hoppiness.

The flavor profile is a fine fruity palette of hop flavors stacked atop a soft grainy note of mild caramel. Cooling alcohol and notes of bitter pink grapefruit are sprinkled with sweet Key Lime, introducing a potent bitterness that dominates the finish and lasts well into the aftertaste. Semisweet toasted caramel and crisp, piney citrus oil slicken the drink, the masquerading hop notes adding just a touch of drying without any unpleasant mouth-pucker.

The drink is heavy-medium in body with good carbonation and fine drinkability for style.

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Photo of TheSarge
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Produces about a finger thick head, and has an incredibly hazy golden body.

The aroma is primarily pine, and citrus fruits.

Taste wise this is spot on with lemony and grapefruit hops appeal, and has a slight toffee sweetness.

This brew has an oily feel to it, along with a warm finish.

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Photo of victory4me
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a stemless oversized wine glass.

Pours a tangerine color with a one finger head. No cloudiness. Aroma is a bit underwhelming, hop character is mellow with hints of bitterness, but I can smell a lot of the alcohol in the nose.

Alcohol is still there in the taste, but the hops are a bit more forward than with the aroma. Juicy flavorful hops with hints of peach, apricot, and citrus. Bitterness and alcohol are both dominant in the finish. Enjoyable and drinkable, but not particularly on the same level as some of the world class DIPAs.

Good beer, the mouthfeel was silky and smooth and my favorite aspect which added to the drinkability.

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Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of NickyDee21
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Guzzle_McBrew
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dfillius
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have had this a few times, always disappointed due to aging. This is the first time I've had it fresh, and so I'll review it!

A: Aggressive pour yields 1/2 finger of off-white head with good retention. Hazy straw gold liquid is pale for the style.

S: Mango, pineapple, apricot, resinous pine underneath. Man Candy to the max! Perfect.

T: Delicious at first! Good blend of sweet and bitter, but not DIPA territory. Well masked 9.4% ABV. EIPA bitterness, and a bit too sweet. Alcohol increases as it warms.

M: Full, slightly bitter, a tad starchy like green banana.

D: A delightful and drinkable DIPA. I'd buy it fresh again and order another.

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Photo of monitorpop
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of ronricorossi
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of thain709
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Golden amber body...a big pillowy cream head...sticky lacing the entire glass

S - Great smell...grapefruit...lots of citrus hops

T - Once again...all hops...there is hardly any malts present...this leads to a bitterness...which is a lot better once the beer warms up a little

M - Medium body...crisp

D - This is a drinkable weighing in at 9.4%...a very solid IIPA...Founders does it again

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Photo of jaidenjb
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of Drucifer
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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

Photo of brendan13
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Got this one in the international BIF thanks to gratefulbeerhead, cheers!

A - Pours a slightly hazy orange colour with a 3cm off white head that hangs around for a while.
S - Citrusy hops; orange and grapefruit pith with a light pale malt sweetness.
T - Very much the same as the smell.
M - Medium bodied and quite an aggresive bitterness - just how a DIPA should be.
O - A bit one dimensional but I still dig it and would drink it again for sure.

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Photo of callmemickey
4.12/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Bright orange with a smallish off-white head... decent lacing... good retention...

S: Tropical fruit hop presence... grapefruit, pineapple, orange... refreshing qualities with a nice bitterness and some malt sweetness

T: Don't get me wrong... the taste is lovely... its one flaw is the lack of complexity... mostly a grapefruit/pineapple/orange blast, while not all dIPAs need to be piney, resinous or floral, this beer lacks any hints of those other hop characters...

M: Smooth, medium body, good carbonation, crisp finish

D: I docked this some points for lacking complexity, but the flavorful nature of this beer gets some points here... nice to see on tap at the Institute

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Photo of Lawnboy33
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Tschnab
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally got to try my first beer from Founders, I pour the beer with great excitement.

A- pours a golden honey with a half inch foam that dissipates quickly. Lacing all the way down, but not the color of a DIPA.

S- this smells awesome. Along with the usual suspects of pine and grapefruit there is a nice tropical fruitiness, it smells both sweet and bitter. The smell is this beer's best feature.

T- more tropical fruitless, especially mango, and some peach or apricot. Lots of hops and pine. It is remarkably smooth, but not as much of a punch as I would have hoped. The alcohol is hidden at first, but becomes more pronounced as the beer warms.

O- a nice DIPA here, perhaps a little sweet but really smooth and well balanced.

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Photo of JayS2629
4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Hazy amber with an off white head that fades slow and leaves nice walls of lace.

S- Herbal, floral characteristics with citrus and pine. Sweet bready undertones with a touch of booze.

T- Grassy, clean and strong grapefruit. Pungent pine and citrus riding on a butterscotch backbone with some bready notes. Nicely balanced. Alcohol barely peeks through.

M- crisp, sligtly oily, and refreshing.

D- Very easy to drink. Too easy to drink. Slight booze burn. A definite sipper. This will sneak up on you.

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,441 ratings