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

Pours clear golden yellow with a thick frothy head that leaves sheets of sticky lacing.

Aroma is rich with resinous citrus hop.

Taste is pale and caramel malt. Hops are a very robust mix of piney-citrus and floral hop. Grapefruit and pineapple. Green and leafy with a good bit of leather. Finish is peppery, and lingers with alcohol warmth.

Mouthfeel is medium in body with hop oil slickness.

This one is a hop bomb that has many interesting flavors going on. Plenty of tropical fruit and green leafy notes. Alcohol presence blends well with the aggressive hops. Pale malt, brings a certain sweetness that highlights the citrus bitterness rather than bringing balance.

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Photo of FtownThrowDown
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle. Pours a nice gold in color. There's a very nice inch of carbonated head forming on the pour. There are no carbonation issues with this one, like I found in the Harvest Ale this year. Smell is nice, citrusy hops. Very welcoming, but not overpowering hops. Taste is more of the bittering hops. Somewhat citrusy. Very crisp and clean on the mouthfeel. This has a lot of the characteristics of their Harvest Ale, just a bit bigger. Very good beer. Nice time of year to be having this, HopSlam and Nugget Nectar available.

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Photo of Phillyz
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Treebs
4.19/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass. Bottled 12/23/2011.

A: Pours a clear golden russet color with some rosy hues in the body. A two finger head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy lace down the glas.

S: Nice balance of tropical and citrus fruits, some green apple, and some slight pine to give it a little bite.

T: The tropical and citrus fruit combination from the nose is back and this time it's backed with a slight bready malt bill and some slight dank hops. There is a touch of pine with a smidge of alcohol and a sweet pear-like finish to round it out.

M: Wow. I don't know if it's just this batch, but for being almost 10% I was able to crush this with ease. My glass disappeared before I even knew what happened. It was a little bit lighter bodied than I would imagine, yet still had a nice sticky mouthfeel to it. The carbonation was spot on and the alcohol had no real heat as it barely showed itself.

O: A very balanced and highly drinkable DIPA IMO. I don't know how Founders made it so light and refreshing, yet have enough flavor and hops to attack the palate but they did. This needs a second release in the dead heat of summer. Please Founders, please.

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Photo of hermit990
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of chefbigjon
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Photo of doucmehu
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of TonyTalon
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Beerasaurus
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of BostonPhilly
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of kingmaker
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of indiapaleale
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmm..this pour is deceiving. Its very light golden in color with a slight bit of haze and a very big inch and half of thick white foam. Looks very good and smells even better...

Smell is unbelievably fresh and hoppy. Wow, this is all that grapefruit/citrus intensity that hop heads yearn for. Lots of piney citrusy notes are followed by slight hints of alcohol. Man, this just smells heavenly.

Taste is intense to say the least. This tastes a bit like a greyhound (grapefruit juice and vodka) to start, moreso than any other hoppy beer I've had. Lots of piney, citrusy notes are backed up by some sweet syrup and hints of hot alcohol.

For a dIPA that comes in at almost 9.5%, DT is very drinkable and oh so good. I was a bit turned off by the idea of paying $11 for 4 bottles but I am glad I did. I hope I can find this one on tap sometime soon. Its got to be amazing.

Do I dare say that I like this more than Pliny the Elder? Yes, I dare say.

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Photo of swgwilt
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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 doughanson78
4.77/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Straw yellow, big haze. Reminds me of a Hefe. One finger off white head with good retention and awesome lacing.

S: Huge grapefruit and pineapple. Some lemon, tangerine, mango, and orange peels. Not a lot of caramel but it does poke through. I hope the taste lives up to the smell!

T: Bitter caramel upfront transitions to huge grapefruit and citrus bitterness. Mango, lemon, and bitter orange peel also. Caramel comes back in the finish but doesn't override the hops. Delicious beer!

M: Medium-light bodied. Creamy. Very dry. The hops leave a burning sensation on your tongue for a sec, not an alcohol burn tho.

O: Another awesome IPA. Loving these Eastern IPA's! WOW! review over!

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Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Jho3325
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of jkball01
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jsurfs82
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of jvgoor3786
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foxman
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy and surprisingly bright Wit yellow. A finger of loose white head dinks and dunks to a fine frothy aureole. EKGs of lacing pulsate on the inside of the glass.

The aroma delivers a citrus melange of orange, lemon, and grapefruit, along with a patter of pine. The malt is taxed by the hops, but a light caramel toast joins a warm waft of alcohol.

Upon sipping, the hops again take the lead as crispy grapefruit, mandarin orange, and needly pine dry the landscape. Insistently, sweet pineapple morphs into a light caramel malt and biscuit duo. Alcohol seems proud to crane its sinewy neck. Residual grain sprinkles some sweetness before the hops reassert and deliver a diligent dry bitterness that turns arid and dusty in the finish. A well developed hop profile capably holds sway here.

Medium bodied, it's flowing and creamy, while the oily resins leave a crisp glow.

On first impression it's hop-centric, but the malt ends up propping the bitterness despite an real pretense to balance. It ends up with something for everybody, and the big ABV seems to just be along for the ride, so it's nicely drinkable, if worthy of caution. Subtlety wins out over blunt force in this case, a nice turn of events.

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Photo of abex44
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Tim725
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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