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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Photo of nimrod979
3.82/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle from Good Ta Go. Poured into a snifter.

Appearance: Slightly hazy golden yellow/orange. Rather dull color. One finger white head dissipates after only a couple of minutes. Although there is some nice sticky lacing going on here.

Aroma: Floral and citrus-y. Orange rind, grapefruit and pineapple come to mind. Alcohol is detectable. Hint of pine.

Taste: Same citrus flavors. Orange rind and pineapple really standing out here. Alcohol heat is a little more prominent than in the nose. Not really any malts to speak of. Straight up hop bomb and quite bitter at 86 IBUs.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Medium carbonation. Long bitter finish. Pretty much the main defining quality here. Not overly thick which make it quites drinkable for the high bitterness.

I like it for its hops bitterness and surprising pineapple flavor. The high alcohol presence takes away from this one. And it's a bit one dimensional.

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Photo of StoutIrish
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of EL48823
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of cnbrown313
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

This is definitely one of my top 5 favorite DIPA's out there. Poured vigorously into my Duvel glass.

A - Nice light copper color with a creamy thick 2 finger head.

S - Smell is of delicious, citrusy hops.

T - There is definitely a lot of hops that grab you right away, but they're delicious! There is a nice, sweet malt back that really balances out all of the hops. I wouldn't change anything about the taste, it's perfectly balanced and deceivingly easy to drink at 9.4% ABV.

M - The mouthfeel is perfect too. Not too thick or thin, with just the right carbonation.

O - Overall, if you're an IPA fan you should really try one of these. It holds it's own against some of the best DIPA's out there.

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Photo of msarver16
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of ryser2k
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of POTABLE83
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of dave317
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of tjstevens5
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ortie
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of elkinbrown
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of NumberNone
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of gradergator
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass. nice hazy orange with strong 2 finger head. Some nice alcohol lacing. Good head retention as well. Aroma has some strong carmel notes with a good citrus blend. Taste is has more grapefruit then the smell and it goes down great. Mouthfeel is wonderful and thick with a desire to drink it quick. Overall a great DIPA by Founders. Would definately try again.

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Photo of hiphopj5
2.5/5  rDev -40.3%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass at cellar temperature.

L - Pale amber color with a 1-finger white bubbly head. Nice retention and lacing. Crystal clear with a good amount of carbonation bubbles.

S - Hop-forward with grapefruit, pineapple, pine, and floral notes. There’s a noticeable grainy and caramel malt backbone here as well. Smells very nice.

T - Starts off sweet with caramel malt and grapefruit and pineapple hop flavors. Quickly builds to a high level of bitterness with citrus, pine, floral, and resiny hop notes. Very bitter but very tasty.

F - Medium-bodied with good carbonation, a chewy and mouth-coating feel, and a very bitter and dry finish. Fruity and floral bitterness lingers for a long time and blends well with a throat-warming bite from the alcohol.

O - Man this thing is bitter. Luckily, that’s what most people are looking for these days in a DIPA. This beer is delicious, but I don’t think I could drink more than one due to the high level of bitterness and the heat from the alcohol. Besides this, it looks good and smells terrific. I’ve had more drinkable DIPAs, but this is still very tasty.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.3%

Photo of RodneyFarva
4.92/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

on-tap into a goblet

a: a hazy golden yellow, one finger of head, dissipates quickly, nice lacing as I slowly sipped it.

s: this is what I love double trouble for: strong pineapple aroma, with some orange, and even lemon, citrus and pine strongly present as well.

t: more a strong piney than the citrus flavors in the nose. crisp bitterness, quite refreshing, some malt presence, alcohol content incredibly well hidden

o: my favorite hop bomb, dangerously drinkable yet incredibly complex from the aroma to the taste.

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Photo of YouSkeete
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bright transparent yellow on the pour with a frothy white head. Great retention, beautiful lacing. Wonderful aroma with pale malts, yeast, citrus fruit, grapefruit and bread. Big hop bite and grapefruit twang on the first sip. Dry pine and citrus follow through the overall body. A crisp, tart finish. Clean, hoppy mouthfeel.

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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