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 +1.4%

Photo of MNishCT77
4.98/5  rDev +18.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of ThomasAWilson2
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of robhbest
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
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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Photo of lobos62
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Zuidman
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of chubby2u
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Matt_Rodgers
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BlakeAM
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Dbrag
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of BeerBucks
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of flyingPharmacist
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of erialbill
4.8/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Another homerun by Founders. Born and raised in New Jersey we unfortunately do not get many of the top beers in our state (that needs to change). Thank god for Founders because the quality beers they put out makes it easier for us who miss out on Russian River, Three Floyds and such. This beer is why you have to drink craft beer because when you drink a beer like this you really want to thank the people who make them. This beer is extremely easy to drink and you will not notice the ABV so be warned ... go slowly and enjoy.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of KYGunner
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Light golden to murky orange in color the head was thin and fleeting. Lots of carbonation indicate great freshness.

Fantastic scent! Strong and fruity with huge sweetness. Orange, melon, tangerines, grapefruit with hints of honey, fragrant flower and pine. An absolute juicy fruit wonder.

Lots of honey and caramel sweetness on the palate. The hops are bitter, pithy grapefruit, lemon rind, orange, peach and a bit of tangerines. I get some herbal tones like pine and dank floral notes. I'll give kudos for a powerful taste experience. High ABV is lost in a smooth almost thick feel.

Overall, this is a great ale.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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