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Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
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6,436 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,050
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
6,436
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
458
Gots:
1,126
Trade:
11
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of TheMultiYeast
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours hazy vibrant golden yellow with a small white head. Sticky lacing around the glass.

Loads of sweet, tropical citrus and cotton candy. Grapefruit juice and wet, floral hops work with a steady background of malt. Super fresh, moist hop aroma and layers of citrus hop complexity.

Similar to nose, mouth watering citrus hops, pungent grapefruit, tangerine and pineapple upon a slightly noticeable background of caramelized malt. Bitterness comes through but doesn't overpower..very well balanced brew. Alcohol is well hidden.

Medium bodied, well carbonated, puckering and sticky.

Fantastic DIPA

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of FeloniousDrunk
4.42/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a Chimay chalice. Blonde in color, with a slight haze, 1-finger white head, and minimal lacing. Some bubbles popping up, and a nice vibe to it.

S: Sharp hop bitterness up-front on the nose, with dried pine needles, grapefruit rind, some caramel malt character coming through to balance it out. Very pleasing, light and floral, without any hint of muddiness. Clean-smelling.

T: There's a lot of nice flavors in balance here, with some grain notes up-front, balanced by resinous hops middle, and a dry finish. Notes of tangerine, grass, barley, with some smoke and sediment mingles on the tongue. A slightly boozy aftertaste, but it's cut with some bitter hops, so the end result is fairly pleasant.

M: Light and hoppy, fairly clean, but enough chewiness to give it texture. Bone-dry on the finish.

O: As an Imperial IPA, this beer is a fine example: heavier than an IPA in overall texture, but not necessarily overpowering with hops. At 86 IBUs, this beer finds the balance between good hop flavor, without killing your tastebuds for anything else.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Etan
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a Spiegelau tulip.

A: Pours a light, clear orange with a nice white head. Decent retention with some really nice lacing.

S: Big citrus in the nose. Orange flesh and pithy rind, vanilla, sweet doughy pale malt, grapefruit.

T: Very sweet DIPA. Juicy grapefruit, mango, clementine, slight peppery bitterness bulids, smooth cakey malt. Alcohol comes out as it warms, but compliments the hop profile nicely.

M: Medium-bodied with tingly carbonation.

O: One of my favorite of the seasonal DIPA releases. Really tasty.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of DavyJones
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, slight haze, one finger head poured into a tulip. Mild lacing, not aggressive. A very pretty girl.

S: Pineapple is what stands out to me. Supporting roles of grapefruit citrus and hops, and mildly sweet malt ending things out.

T: Hops right at the forefront of the mouth; Hops that immediately diminish to a mild citrus fruity mid section which trails out to the back of the mouth. Dry, moderately hoppy, mildly sweet malty finish, with the quintessential double IPA-bitter aftertaste.

M: Light to medium body, slightly syrupy and resiny on the palette well after drinking, which is not a problem for me. Very drinkable.

O: A friggin fantastic brew from Founders. Picked up a four pack for first time today, and very glad to have done so. I recommend trying this beer if you're a IPA fan.

Now Igor- bring me my second Founders Double Trouble of the night!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of BigPlay1824
3.92/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed in a snifter

A: pours a very beautiful golden yellow with a slight hazy and a nice amount of carbonation bubbles present, pours with a thin finger of pure white head that dissipates rather rapidly, leaves spotty lacing around the glass
S: a great scent which really hits on the notes i like to see in DIPAs, nice fresh floral hops with a good depth underlying from earthy tones
T: definitely bitter which is great, there are citrus hop notes present but not quite as fresh and clean as i had hoped for, still nice and has an interesting funkiness which lingers on the palate long afterwards
M: medium carbonation up front, drinks thin and leaves the mouth distinctly dry long long after the sip is taken
O: this is a great DIPA dont get me wrong but with all of he hype and stature that this beer has in the community i had expected more depth and complexity

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From Al's. Kegged two weeks ago.

A: The double IPA is a bright golden amber color, very clear radiant even. A finger of white head leaves strands of lace behind, attempting to layer around the far side of the glass.

S: Citrus and pine come together in a tropical lushness. Very rich and strong, these hops have grapefruit, pine and orange zest driving them. A biscuity underbelly, not much of an attention-seeker, provides light breadiness in contrast to the hops.

T: Very big. The hops are at the forefront of each sip and never release their grip. They bring citrusy grapefruit, resins, and tropically lush fruits to the table. The flavors bring the booze, unavoidable I think, but I just powered through. The lightness, biscuity breads, do a great job of keeping the body from getting too heavy. The result is a very enjoyable drink, albeit one that one must limit to, well, one.

M: Abundant tropical fruits, the tingly bitterness, the hoppy goodness. The other night, I tried this beer blended with KBS. Sounds incredible and doesn't taste half bad. A good IPA from Founders.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,436 ratings
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