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Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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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: 6,436 |  Reviews: 1,657
Photo of IvoryFoxhole
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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Photo of linnymtu
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of bmjivi221
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

A fluffy white head with good retention and nice lacing. Somewhat pale gold with a touch of haze. Lovely bouquet of tropical fruits, pine and citrus. Pineapple, mango, and papaya float over a bed of sweet caramel and malt. Pine forest wraps itself around the sweetness and amplifies it nicely. A splash of citrus blend completes the mix. Taste is suggested in the nose but the hops arrive first and in a big way. Grapefruits and hop oil wrap themselves around my tongue and give way to a nice malt core of caramel and whole grain dough. Then more grapefruit. Finish is dry and clean with just a touch of hop oil and crackers. A slight warming as is swallow. Feel is surprisingly light with a crisp carbonation and refreshing quenching quality. Super drinkable and no hint of the abv. I could quaff this all day winter or

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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 leinie13
2.75/5  rDev -34.5%

Photo of CurtisD
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MNBeer1017
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of pjs234
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of AmitC
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of dwoolley1
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of hoosier222002
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of thebouch01
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of hiphopj5
2.5/5  rDev -40.5%

Photo of csustar001
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ardeer
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of gcamparone
3.93/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Purchased in Warwick, RI.

A- Pours a hazy, dull honey-mustard colored body with a 2 finger white head that reduces to some frothy foam and leaves some spotty lacing.

S- Smells like it has a heavy malt backbone - sweet caramel and bread. The hops are more on the piney, resinous, floral side with some citrus hiding in there.

T- Pretty much matches the nose.. big pine and resin notes sitting on a heavy malt backbone. Some soapy notes in there. Aftertaste is hugely bitter and somewhat off balance. Some booze.

M- Medium body, medium high carbonation.

This is a mini version of Founder's Devil dancer, which I wasn't a huge fan of. Pretty drinkable but the hops were a little off balance in my opinion. I could put down two before becoming sick of it.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of LambicPentameter
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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Photo of imyourhero21
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of M1A2
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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