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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of jngrizzaffi
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. There is a strong caramel malty aroma with some piney resin. Strong malty backbone, sweet piney resin, caramel and slight citrus taste at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Thi s is a good beer, but not my favorite DIPA.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of daledeee
4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I like the label. The double trouble face is funny.

I poured this and noticed it was liquid gold pouring. Very bright clear gold as a matter of fact. The head was medium but stayed throughout the drink.

The nose was clean and fresh and grapefruit with sweetness.

Taste is the same with lots of grapefruit and hops with some floral undertones. Very easy to drink.

Drinkability: Right now this is my favorite IPA. What a flavor profile!

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Photo of coldmeat23
3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

GLASS: Snifter
TEMP: Chilled to approx 45 degrees

Pours a hazy, golden orange color. One-finger head of nice, white, foam. Retention is very good. Lacing is spotty and very oily.

Huge nose of citrus hops. Tons of ruby red grapefruit floating in fresh squeezed orange juice, with some orange zest thrown in. Good (mild) hints of sweet malts. Nice presence of pine.

My tongue has gone back to hop city, once again. Strong citrus hops explosion. Big grapefruit notes. Oranges and lemons follow, with pineapple(!) making a surprise cameo. Hints of pepperey spice. A slight base of caramel malts keeps this one from being too over-the-top, but don't really get a chance to do much more than that. The hops are what shine here.

Good medium body with a solid medium level of carbonation. Very smooth and lightly creamy.

Probably one of the more drinkable DIPA's, IMO. The alcohol is well-hidden. Although the malts don't shine, they do manage to keep the hops reigned in a little bit. It's still out-of-balance, but not overly so.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.18/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of roadhouse
4.59/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Appearance is a mostly clear golden orange color with a half inch off-white head that drops to a skim that retains quite well. A bit of lacing is left behind.

The aroma is of course very hop-centric, with citrus being the dominant characteristic. Some tropical fruit is also present as well as a bit of pine but it's more subtle. There's also a sweet maltiness behind the hops that blends quite well with them.

Taste is citrusy to the max with some hints of the tropical fruitiness coming through as well. There's a bit more pine in the taste than the aroma which comes through especially towards the end of the swallow. The malt sweetness never really gets a moment of its own, but it serves to compliment everything for a very nice balance.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice creamy texture to it. Damn drinkable.

Interesting to have this released around the same time as Hopslam. I am having the two back to back and am definitely enjoying the Hopslam more, though this is definitely in my top 5 all time DIPAs without a doubt.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, effervescent, with a one finger, dense creamy head that just off of white. Spotty lacing.

Nose is grapefruit pith, a bit of fusel alcohol, some sweet caramel malt poking through and mixing it up with the citrus to hint at candied oranges.

Taste is big and sweet up front, caramel, with a mildly astringent, citrusy bitterness that emerges early and sticks around. Candied pineapple, resiny pine, and a bit of aspirin all come through. Finish is long, bitter, with a lingering caramel juiciness.

Mouthfeel is slick, juicy, perfectly carbonated - crisp but never aggressive.

Drinkability is... interesting. Very nice DIPA, but also huge - by the end of the glass, I was ok being finished.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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