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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 +1.2%

Photo of SierraDeuce
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up at Ned's inside Rivermont Pizza, Lynchburg, VA last Wed. Served in a German fluted pils glass.
A: Deep, deep amber, almost orange. Thick, two fingers white puffy head, diminishes after 5 minutes or so
S: Gorgeous pungent grapefruit and grass. Can't wait to taste
T: Sweet grapefruit followed by bitterness, but not too bitter. Well balanced. Hop flavors linger long. Alcohol is well hidden!
M: Thicker than I expected, but very appealing. Balanced carbonation to the last sip.
O: Frankly, I didn't look this one up before buying at the store. What a pleasant surprise! Good session beer for the spring and summer months ahead.

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Photo of MNishCT77
4.98/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz. bottle purchased in the greater Washington D.C. area, 2013 vintage but unclear bottling date, poured into a DFH quasi-IPA glass, drank two bottles on 4/26-7/13 over several hours.

A: 5 - straw golden-yellow coloration, impressive clarity (can both see or read through), minimal white head dissipates into subtle glass lacing with moderate middle residuals, medium alcohol legs

S: 5 - wow, hop bomb...lots of grapefruit, grapefruit and more grapefruit...also picking up some onion and garlic notes --> perfect smelling imperial IPA for me

T: 5 - on the front of the tongue, it's what you'd expect from the aroma with a big hop presence but not overly bitter, super drying and, even though it's sloughing off my taste buds, I could definitely drink this all day (move over All Day IPA)

M: 4.75 - full-bodied, 9.4% is hidden by the hops; moderate-to-large carbonation and alcohol legs

O: 5 - again, wow! I have never had this imperial IPA before but it hits all the high notes for me: huge grapefruit and onion/garlic aroma, slap of bitterness on the anterior tongue and super dry; this is definitely going into my top 5 DIPAs and the only beer that comes to mind that can compete is Surly Abrasive --> I need a side-by-side comparison pronto; anyway, buy, trade, sell your wares on the street to get this beer if you love hop-forward imperial IPAs!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled two weeks ago, served in a tulip glass.

A: Pours a translucent yellowish orange color. 1 Finger white head, low retention, some lacing.

S: Definitely citrus up front. Lemon, orange, pine.

T: Mose citrus in the taste. Grapefruit rind bitterness, slight pine at the end as well.

M: Medium bodied, maybe a little light for my personal preference.

O: Founders does a fine job on this one. As always they produced something excellent. If you're not into the grapefruit rind flavor, I'd stay away. I love the fact that this is such an easy drinker while hiding the ABV well. Nice beer and definitely worth a try.

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,436 ratings
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