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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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Ratings: 6,436 |  Reviews: 1,657
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of dmbsteve
4.48/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours light hazy straw with a finger of white head. Dissipates to a thin layer. Not much lacing, spotty at best.

Smell is awesome. Grapefruit, florally, bitter rinds. Wow, intense! It doesn't get much better than this.

Taste follows the smell nicely. Grapefruit dominates. Only thing that might improve it would be a stronger malt backbone, but the hops are displayed brilliantly.

Medium body. Drying finish leaving a pleasant bitterness on back of tongue.

Solid IIPA. My first brew from Founders. Was looking for KBS, but fell upon this and was pleasantly surprised. Worth a try for sure if you like this style.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Momar42
3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into Delirium tulip

A - Vigorous pour yeilds soft, white head about 1 finger in height. Dissipates quickly leaving a slight collar with minimal evidence of lacing. Beer pours a slightly hazy yellow.

S - Possibly due to its age (about 3 months since bottling) the hops are mild but present. Fruity but faint.

T - Flavor profile follows the nose quite closely. Fruitiness is apparent first followed by a mild hop bit towards the end. Hops dont linger long but provide a nice aftertaste. Pleasant but think its past its window.

M - Smooth and creamy. Velvety until the end when the hops finally announce themselves. I feel confident this would be a marked difference if fresh.

O - Kept waiting to drink several of my IPA/IIPA with a buddy but schedules just didnt permit so I am making my way through them. This beer is tasty and as its a Founder's brew I am sure its amazing at its peak. However due to its age now, its not what it should be (my fault not the beers). Rating is based on this one but will be revised once I lay hands on a fresher version. It's Founder's...its got to be good!

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of dbrauneis
4.02/5  rDev -4.3%
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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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of BostonHops
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +19%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ehammond1
4.08/5  rDev -2.9%
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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
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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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,436 ratings
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