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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4.64/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I am not an IPA fan in the least but drinking this and comparing it to what I believe the style to be - it's an excellent beer. Grapefruit is the word of the day on this for me. You can smell in, sitting there on the table in a crowded bar/restaurant. Very overpowering which isn't to say that's bad.

I enjoyed the beer rather much but wouldn't ever make it a habit and it didn't make me want to try other brewers' IPA's (singles or doubles).

Having tried more than a few different styles of beers and not considering myself to be locked into any one style when I go out or think about a beer enough to write a review - I'd say this is a good beer, worthy of trying at the least.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: poured a hazy golden orange with a short whitish head that fades quickly, leaving some lacing on the glass.

Smell: beautiful citrus fruit, with tangerine in the forefront. Also earthy notes with pine pushing through. Great smelling beer.

Taste: hoppy with tastes of pine and resin but well balanced with citrus from the aroma. Caramel comes through from the malt in a great tasting DIPA.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied with mild carbonation, leading to a smooth, crisp finish. Alcohol is well masked and this isn't too bitter for a DIPA.

Overall: this is another fabulous beer from Founders. Maybe a bit pricey, but worth trying if you can get it. Hops are showcased far more than the malt, which is how I prefer my DIPAs.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a sumptuous caramel brown with lighter golden hues on the bottom…fairly transparent, I can see a few bubbles working in the middle…head is off white and thin…it does liven up with a few swirls, but then settles to a wispy thin layer…(3.5/5)

Smell: Tons of rich hops aroma with a nice sweetness underlying…pale, caramel malts balance out this hopfest, so while I know there are a ton of hops in there, I’m not overwhelmed by them in the nose…piney, rich, syrupy hops smell waters my mouth…maybe just a touch of honey…very inviting! (4.25/5)

Taste: Piney, earthy hops hit my tongue bringing tons of flavor and bitterness…there’s a real tropical (mango, unripe pineapple) sweetness that’s also involved in the initial impact…malts are definitely playing a background role here, but I do pick up the caramel taste that does take a bit of the edge off all the bitterness…robust, syrupy, pine resin flavor remains in the third phase and holds on for dear life…tons of hops bitterness! Yum! (4.25/5)

Mouthfeel: Light to medium body…carbonation is plentiful and brings earthy, resiny pine hops bitterness to the palate…robust, chewy and surprisingly smooth…I take a sip, I swirl it around and flavor just continues to develop…but it certainly goes down easy…tons of piney bitterness lingers into the after taste for several minutes…the outside of my tongue tingles in IBU’s…(4.5/5)

Overall: An outstanding brew! I’m all about the hops - IPA’s, double IPA’s, black ales, dry hopped reds – you name it and this is one that stands out for sure…it’s got a really nice sweetness and caramel tone that keeps this train from getting out of control…all while taking me straight to flavortown…while its elevated ABV ensures a smile on my face…if you are like me and enjoy higher gravity IPA’s, than Double Trouble is for you…this is a true palate wrecker…highly recommended, seek this one out and enjoy! (4.5/5)

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 6,429 ratings.
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