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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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of dheacck11
4.4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Beautiful golden orange yellow, slightly translucent. Minimal head, no real lacing.

Nose is super citrusy, with grapefruit, lemon, orange, hint of peach.

Taste is full of citrus up front. Grapefruit dominates, with a hint of honey and peach again. Follows with a biting, crisp bitter hop.

Medium full mouth feel leaves a nice coating.

Great DIPA. Super fresh. Super crisp. Tons of citrus. Not the best out there, but totally great. Balance is a little off for perfection, but flavors are dead on.

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Photo of kustard
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Cubatobaco
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A - A gorgeous orange color with minimal head, about 1/8" of an inch, and a lacing that sticks for a short time and then slides down the side of the glass. It shows a good amount of carbonation for a DIPA.

S - Loads if citrus notes such as orange, grapefruit, star fruit and pineapple. No alcohol present which is a plus. Maybe some sour notes on the back end.

T - very citrus forward with the flavors of the aromas mentioned before. Layers of resin pine and malt linger after each sip. The finish is at minimum 30-45 secs with mild bitterness.

M - This is a delight to hold in the mouth. Nice and creamy with a mild spice from the alcohol on the cheeks. No burn at all upon swallowing. Very well balanced.

O - Founders does it again! When these were released this year, I drank a 4pj right away only to reveal they were very young and abrasive. With a few months in the bottle, they have calmed down and started to come into their own. Very complex and enjoyable even to a novice just getting into beer. Need another 4pk before they are gone for the year.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of MaximalC
3.61/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a hazy apricot color with a minimal white head. Tiny streams of bubbles can be seen streaming up from the bottom of the glass. Aroma is quite pleasant, smelling of passion fruit, peach, grapefruit, and some pine. In spite of the pine's modest presence in the nose, it comes through full force in the flavor--we're talking full-on Pine Sol here. Any fruits are very difficult to discern behind the resinous backbone. Perhaps some grapefruit sneaks through? There's also a grassy funkiness--the hop bitterness isn't quite as "clean" as I've found in other high caliber IPAs. The mouthfeel is a little thin, but acceptable for the style.

The bottle says Imperial IPA, and this has all the fierce bitterness you'd expect with that. If I liked IPA's, I'd probably be really enjoy this.

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Photo of Dave1999
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a cloudy amber with a thin white head.

The smell is citrus and piney hops.

The taste is bitter, citrus hop and pine. There is a sweet malt back bone but the bitterness takes the forefront.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and oily. My youngest feels like it is coated in bitter hops.

A very good and hoppy bitter dipa. Hides its abv very well.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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