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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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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

I love me a good DIPA, & have enjoyed almost all of Founder's brews to date, so what's not to like. The beer is clearer than most IPAs, innocent enough looking brew but holy crap the hops are coming off this thing in a hurricane-strength storm surge. This is good.

The first sip is such a riot of hoppyness that it just about sears the top of my know, like when you have too many sweets? That's what I'm getting. The second & third sips follow close behind. C'mon, geez, where's the balance? Nowhere to be found. Good! Bring your hops to the party, DIPA, & leave them nasty malts behind.

My tummy is warming after about 2 oz. My nose is numb. My mouth is going numb. Maybe they should sell this in those tiny liquor bottles, because after that I'm already starting to long for that first blast to the head.

Truly a top-shelf beer & a first class DIPA. These are folks who know that you CAN'T PUT TOO MANY HOPS IN DIPA. Kudos to them!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of legalpete19340
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a nice golden color with copper tinting. One finger of head that fell immediately to nothing. Slightly hazey. Decent lacing develops.

S: Not overly fragrant for me. Grapefruit, flowers and some dinner roll in the back.

T: Flavors are as the nose advertised but much bigger and richer. Grapefruit comes right up front but is on the tart and tangy side (bordering on lemon notes), then floral hops flavors smooth in and fade out to a tame amount of bitter bite. Very nice. The alcohol is there but hidden. The more i drink some astringent bitterness and alcohol come out in the end.

M: A bit heavy and sticky. Has weight and no fizz. Very good.

O: This is a very good beer. I seem to like it more towards the end of a pint and I dont think thats the 9.5% talking. Letting it warm up brings it to life. Highly drinkable and enjoyable. Greater than the sum of its parts.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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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%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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

Golden yellow brew with only a thin head that nonetheless held up as a lacing on the glass. The smell is wonderful, with strong scent of grapefruit followed by grass and a hint of spice. Taste is nice but without all the qualities of the smell. Alcohol is well hidden. Mouthfeel is a little light but full of carbonation.

Overall, a very nice brew. Probably won't buy this often over Founders other great beers because its a little pricier and the other beers are just as good as this one to my palate.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.25/5  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 6,428 ratings.
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