Dismiss Notice
Subscribe to BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99! (Limited time offer, US delivery only)

Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

Your Rating: None

Want it   Got it 
Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble
6,436 Ratings
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

Bros Score:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6,436 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of Eric908
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Photo of AdamBear
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to brian44556 to getting this one for me..

A-yellow golden with a thick white head. nice lacing

S-mmm smells like sweet and spicy hops. has that stale grass scent to it as well. has a good strength to it.

T-starts with an amazingly strong hit of bitterness. the bitterness is quite strong throughout the experience. the after-taste is of citrusy and grassy hops. wow this is one of those kick-in-the-mouth IPAs.

M-medium carbonation and a...bitter...finish? its so bitter haha

D-its a great IPA, a slow drinker, and something I wouldn't mind having all night. I'll definitely be recommending this to friends. I just wish it were available in Florida.

 663 characters

Photo of HoppyBastard1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

 528 characters

Photo of Cloaked_Phantom
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of IndyDad
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of HookemHoos
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Photo of mc4z
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of beer2day
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale straw gold with a good 2-finger head that recedes quickly. Nice lacing.

Big fruity nose. I'm picking up strawberries for some reason. Lemon and wheat also present.

Hits the tongue ever so sweet, but only for a fleeting moment. Hops come on very strong after that and build to an amazingly bitter, dry finish.

The alcohol isn't as bold as I would have expected for the abv. Nice touch.

 400 characters

Photo of Zetcha7x
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of nataku00
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

 356 characters

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

 468 characters

Photo of Wobbly
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BltByKrmn
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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 NHhomebrewguy
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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.

 630 characters

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!!

 513 characters

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.