Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep clear gold with a thin and short lived white head. A little bit of lacing hangs on. The initial aroma is pure Cascade: deep and piney, but developing some malt depth as it warms and open up. The taste is equally big, with deep malts balance off of huge citrus and floral hops. It has nice solid weight to the body and is an excellent Imperial IPA.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another DIPA at near 10%. Frankly, I prefer my beers at the 6-7% range, as the 50% increase in alcohol often loses as much as it gains. Back to re-review, liking this better 2nd time around.

Appearance: Not much retention and a bit of lace. I expect a DIPA to look rich and sticky. Not much carbonation, but that's ok, it's wine-like.

Smell: Great. Grassy hops, oily, resinous, with rind of grapefruit and pineapple, and brown sugar.

Taste: Oily with with the grapefruit and pineapple almost coated in sugar and could be cloying, except that after the swallow, the finish is peppery, pungent and resinous. Despite the sugar and alcohol, almost as complex as a grand-marnier or after-dinner drink and just as warming.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with low carbonation; almost brandy like, with warmth and buzz on the tongue.

Overall: Sweeter and more liquor like that other DIPAs, a great winter beer, or last one of the night - so long as you need not drive, it's bitter, resinous and cloying. Let it warm.

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,442 ratings