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 dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled on 01/06/12.

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden yellow to orange in color with very light amounts of visible of carbonation. The beer has a three quarter finger tall foamy off-white head that reduces to a couple of thick patches and a thick ring around the edges of the glass. Significant lacing is observed.

S: An intense aroma from the hops - citrus and floral hops really dominate the smell. There is a very light amount of malt sweetness in the aroma as well.

T: Upfront this beer has some malt sweetness but quickly the hop flavors begin to dominate. There is quite a bit of floral hops, as well as light hints of pine/resin and citrus/orange peel bitterness. There is a light amount of lingering bitterness with this beer.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth and slightly oily in the finish with light amounts of alcohol warming.

O: Not the easiest beer to drink and definitely too strong and too intense to be sessionable. The flavors are very nice though very hoppy and there is an alcohol presence.

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Photo of SickNukes
3/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of 2beerdogs
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of BostonHops
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle served in an oversized wineglass.

pours a bright golden tone while yielding a solid finger + of a creamy white/off-white head; decent retention and lacing.

fantastic nose. big, aromatic aroma of grapefruit, lemon, pine, and a nice malty backbone. great smelling DIPA. wow, flavor follows the nose nicely. very, very tasty. tons of citrus hoppiness, a bit of pine, and flanked by that balancing malt character. well done. this isn't the freshest bottle, so i'm probably getting more of a malt presence than was intended by the brewer, but it's retaining a heck of a hoppy presence, which persists through a modestly bitter finish.

nice medium + body with medium carbonation. very drinkable for a DIPA. outstanding beer. from a brewery largely known for their stouts, these guys clearly know how to knock it out of the park on the hops front as well.

originally reviewed: 11-08-2010

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Photo of CarolinaKev
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of Mack2012
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle (2012)

Acquired via trade
Thanks, Thorpe429!

Hazy golden orange with a very small off-white head, even after a somewhat aggressive pour. This leaves the glass oily with spots of stick. Below average.

Incredible aroma, and my favorite aspect of the beer. There's lots of powerful, pungent citrus and tropical fruit flavors erupting out of the glass. Fantastic!

Moderate to high bitterness is this beer's signature, along with citrus and tropical fruit flavors. Very nice. Complete.

Medium bodied with low to moderate carbonation.

A great DIPA, aided largely by it's near world-class aroma.

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Photo of CB2maltygoodness
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of kmoore149
3/5  rDev -28.4%

Photo of ejimhof
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

this is a great double ipa, flavor changes all through drinking this one, has all spectrum of flavors in a ipa, well balanced with just enough hops, i can say this is the first founders i have had and will try others when i can, another one for my fridge

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of r0nyn
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into my Founders snifter. Bottled on 3/20/12.

Yellowish gold, almost the color of straw, with just a tinge of haze and decent clarity, this is a pretty-looking ale. Foamy white quarter-inch head slowly recedes with good retention, leaving a ton of spotty lacing in its wake. Good marks for looks. The nose has a lot of malty sweetness paired with some big notes of pine and citrus essences. Little to no alcohol is detectable, even as it warms.

Bitter hops on the front end that coat the tongue and stay throughout the entire sip. After the initial blast, there's more of the floral and citrus that come to the forefront, accentuated by the milder, sweeter malts from the nose. Finishes with a bitter kick that lingers into the aftertaste. Alcohol is more prevalent as the beer gets warmer, but that's par for the course. Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, with a drying finish and a mild carbonation quotient.

Double Trouble is a very straightforward example of the Double IPA style that does everything right without really standing out in any particular category. A textbook DIPA that provides an easy, tasty drinking experience. Just watch out for the 9.4% ABV.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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