Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

6,428 Ratings
no score
Send samples
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

For Trade:
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 6,428 |  Reviews: 1,655
Photo of Savearth
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of Broom
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of KegsAndEggs
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of MooseBoose
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of AllHailBeercules
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of allhaildracula
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of xdtfx
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of PoolFishGolf
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of boogercrack
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of thingsidontremember
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of SolipsismalCat
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a snifter.

A: Hazy deep golden yellow with one-finger, white, foamy head that lasted a couple of minutes. Nice lacing.

S: Hops, pine and citrus. Sweet caramel malt.

T: Moderate sweetness and solid hop bitterness. The bitterness is up front and the sweet malt follows. Matches the nose. Very good.

M: Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Slightly dry.

O: This is a really good Double. I was surprised to see 9.4% ABV - I couldn't tell.

 451 characters

Photo of BeerOps
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Casey8
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of ObiWanKushnobi
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of JimmytheSaintPSU
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Katey
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of PopnLoads
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of SirIPAalot
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of rapayn01
4.05/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I'm a big fan of Michigan beers, generally, and Founders, specifically. I love their Rye IPA, like the Centennial IPA and would drink the All Day IPA on just about any day.

However, as with other imperial IPAs, I find myself downgrading this beer a bit because the relatively high alcohol content almost overwhelms the beer. I prefer a strong hop kick of a first-class IPA to the inevitable alcohol taste of an imperial.

It looked good in the glass (if a little paler than expected), smelled fine (some imperial IPAs really give away the alcohol in the odor), and tasted pretty good. I've had beers of this style that are not at all subtle, so I gave this Double Trouble fairly high marks because it is a pretty good representative of its class.

 747 characters

Photo of RockChalkAndy
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Optifron
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of joh04587
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of IrishGerman
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 6,428 ratings.
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.

    Learn More
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.

    Learn More
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.

    Learn More