Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble
6,431 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

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Photo of justinp444
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear bright orange yellow with a frothy slightly yellow off white head of 2 inches. Smell is of biscuit-y malt, grass, citrus, grapefruit, orange, pine, and some earth. Taste is of lots of grapefruit, honey, nice dry biscuit-y malt, citrus, earth, grass, smaller pine notes, and a good amount of bitter. It has a crisp moderate mouth feel and body.

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Photo of HopHunter19
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - nice orange amber color with minimal head, minimal haze
S - grapefruit, mango, passionfruit, orange zest, pine, some dankness to it but not crazy dank - you definitely get the simcoe and Amarillo
T - Big fine, grapefruit, orange zest. Not getting the mango and passion fruit I was getting from the smell.
M - light - medium mouthfeel. Distinctly bitter. Alc reasonably well covered. Aftertaste is grapefruit, very bitter.
O - Great beer. I'd buy it again. Definitely one i'd pick up yearly when I see it fresh.

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Photo of oakbluff
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle- pours a hazy mandarin orange, minimal white head with some sticky lacing. Sweet fruity hops, caramel. Taste- prickly blast of hops, pine, grapefruit rinds.Solid malt backbone- cookie dough, caramel. Medium to high carbonation, and finishes dry. Alcohol is hidden quite well. Very drinkable. Would like to try a fresh sample of this as age of bottle unknown.

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Photo of BoitSansSoif
4.26/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to GuntherHophead for the beer-kit.

A-Mostly clear gold. Very thin head, ordinary retention.

S-The hops I've been craving, but that we lack over here. Rich citrus notes of grapefruit and mandarin, floral hops, faint pine resin, rich malt.

T,M-Complex flavor profile w/a hop explosion: slightly sweet malt upfront w/orange and pine, midpalate is full-flavored and slightly fruity w/bitter herbal hops feeding into the finish, which is bone dry w/citrus rinds lasting through the aftertaste. Medium-bodied overall, a big beer w/decent balance. Mouthfeel is interesting: bitterness acts immediately on the back of the tongue as soon as I take a sip.

D-Drinkable for the style. Complex and tasty. Lack of hoppy brews lately may have affected my scores, because this was a welcome change of pace.

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Photo of davesway10
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of gabedivision
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12ounce bottle to a snifter glass

A- pours a light golden yellow, hazy, some visible carbonation, 1 finger white pillowy head

S- very floral, pine, juicy mango, slight bubble gum character, sweet peaches

T- Peaches, papaya, hop juice, a touch of grainess mid sip, sweet sugary syrup, finishes up with a crushed asprin bitterness

M- Medium bodied, low to medium carbonation, devilishly easy to drink, the 9.4% abv is almost complety hidden, drinks sweet and finishes bitter and dry

O- Good DIPA, tons of floral hops that meld excellant together, drinks super easy, not alot of balance but definitly a delicious brew.

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Photo of bifrost17
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Andonato
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Chief99
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of JonnyRebel
3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ginepiece
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Shmeal
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of jhillwastaken
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of cardsfan
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of KillaB
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of prock180
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BullBearHawk
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of MNMike
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Viciousknishs
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A- pours a hazed orange amber color with a finger of bone white head. Good retention with solid lacing.

S- big orange/tangerine hop aromas with hop resin and floral notes. Dry biscuity malt sits under the pungent hop aromas.

T- sticky hop resin, citrusy tangerine/orange and grapefruit smack the palate. Slight malt sweetness in the middle with a biscuity characteristic. Prickly hop bitterness and lingering citrus peel hop flavor on the long lasting finish.

MF- slick juicy mouthfeel light medium body and good medium carbonation.

D- super drinkable

Overall an exceptional double IPA.

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Photo of Cvescalante
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of IBUQT
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of calcutron
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ragnar3
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Pauly2X
4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Slightly hazy light amber with floaties, and a half finger head.

S- Citrus hop aroma dominates with some piney notes evident as well.

T- Sweet simple malt comes forward as a scafolding to support the heavy hop load. The hops are primarily citrus with a piney resinous character adding depth. A dry yet smooth bitterness dominates the finish.

M- Medium/full bodied nice carbonation.

D- Pretty good for a big IPA.

For a DIPA this sure hits the spot.

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Photo of tenacioustomato
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,431 ratings
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