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 spark3148857
4.32/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Founders:

Ap: Clear golden with slight lacing, little retention of the eggshell white head.

Ar: Pungent citrus hop aroma. Grapefruit, mango, peach notes.

Ts: What I would expect from a midwest DIPA. Great bitterness up front yet really balanced.

Mo: Smooth and slightly light bodied for the style.

Ov: This comes close to rivaling Hopslam, I prefer 3F Dreadnaught slightly. A great DIPA. I originally had an old bottle purchased in NYC and was much impressed with the improvement when I had this on tap at Founders. A must try if fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of C20Percent
4.12/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours an almost hazy pale yellow with a bubbly white head of foam. Very tiny pieces of sediment almost make this beer hazy. Not much complexity in the color and not much lacing throughout the experience, but a solid feature nonetheless.

S: A big citrus aroma that's made up a grapefruit and pineapple. Almost like a cross between Pliny the Elder and Hopslam. Very sweet malt balance the smell. Really good stuff here.

T: Grapefruit and sweet caramel and peppery malt hit the palette before leaving a dry, bitter, ever-so-slightly boozy taste. Flavor very well balanced for the abv, and the beer has a nice crisp taste.

M: The body is slightly on the heavy side. It's almost syrupy, but there's a definite chewy hop taste that coats the mouth. A medium carbonation that works. The nice hoppy chewiness pushes the feel to a 4.

O: This is the second Double Trouble I've had, and the first one was a better experience than this one I'm reviewing. So, I'd suggest drinking these within the first 30 days of bottling. That said, it's still very solid with 60 days on it. One of the best Imperial IPAs out there for sure.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeerNutz324
3.88/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ap- pours a hazy dark golden color. The white head pours about a 1/4 inch but doesn't last too long. Looks mighty citrusy.

Ar- smells, crisp and clean. Not a ton of aroma though for a DIPA. Grapefruit and other citrus notes are the most prevelant.

T- orange, grapefruit, some kind of spiciness and some sort of soapy flavor. The malt is biscuity and sweet.

M- a little sticky, medium body, good carbonation for the style. The alcohol warms on the hold.

O- A good solid DIPA. Some of the flavors are a little distracting though. I do love the heavy citrus flavor.

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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%

Photo of rappmann
4.27/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into nonic glass

A - pours honey yellow an aggressive pour yields a finger of white head, doesn't last long, leaves sticky lacing.

S - hoppy but not over the top hoppy, has a sweet note to it as well, pretty one noted.

T - really really well balanced, the malty backbone is sweet and refreshing but not too sweet.

M - well carbonated, not perfect, but it has a mouth watering tendency.

O - a really solid DIPA, it really reminds me of hopslam for some reason, and that's not a bad thing! happy i grabbed a 4 pack

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BodaSwo
5/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Outstanding IPA. Grapefruit nose. Awesome. And when it first hits your taste buds, you get that grapefruit. Then the explosion of hops. When compared to any other IPA (my favorite class of beers) this one simply is hard to beat. My favorite Founder's Brew hands down.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of thydarkprevails
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap in a tulip glass. Pours a cloudy yellow orange with one finger of white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is tropical fruit, pine resin, and citrus. Flavor is pine, grapefruit, apricot, and caramel. Mouthfeel is sticky and lightly syrupy. Awesome beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of mjtiernan
4.67/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz bottle poured into a tulip at fridge temp. Bottled 3/20/12.

A: Thin white half finger head sits on top of a slightly hazy straw yellow body. Head dissipated quickly and left a ring around the edge. Looks slightly oily.

S: Mango and pear with a dose of sweet malt. This is right up my alley.

T: The wonderful tropical fruit flavor from the nose carries into the flavor. The malt is present but is more floral and biscuity than sweet...and it’s a welcome break from the typical overly sweet DIPA malt profile.

M: Body is medium, texture slightly oily (but not off-putting), carbonation is lively and the finish is only slightly alcoholic. Drinkability is very high for a 9.4% beer due to the lack of cloyingly sweet malt and abrasive hops.

O: This is a DIPA that’s right up my alley. Tropical fruit, flowery malt and high drinkability. Doesn’t feel like it’s attacking my sensibilities. A wonderful beer.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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