Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
6,429
Reviews:
1,656
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.55%
 
 
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453
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1,122
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Photo of hmbrewer336
4.97/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: Poors well with a light amber color to straw color and a whit head. Last couple drops run around on the top from the oil surface tension before incorporating themselves into the beer. Love it. Little cloudy. with is why I gave it 4.5 instead of 5. Leaves no lace as it is drank.

S: grapefruit, grapefruit, grapefruit. Very floral. Huge aroma of hope and citrus. Slighty piney.

T: Nice and bitter but supported by the body. Not much malt, but still carries the hops well. Alcohol is pronouced well.

M: Light in body at the start finishes large and oily. Love it.

O: World class beer one of the best DIPA I have ever had.

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Photo of GJDitzler
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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

A-pours a golden orange with about an inch of foam that has great retention

S-citrusy and hoppy. terrific citrus-ipa smell

T-smooth and well balanced, a bit hoppy

M-great body, very smooth

O-really enjoyed this one. Great taste and not impossible to get your hands on.

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Photo of HoppySailor
4.03/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a beer snifter.

Appearance: the first thing i notice is a little bit disappointing... no head. like literally no head. I did a rather aggressive pour and got no head. just a group of big white bubbles gathering on one side of the glass. we shall see what happens next. the brew itself is a pale, rusty orange and looks rather appealing except for the lack of head

Smell: the next crazy thing i notice is an extreme absence of any smell to this brew. now, that could be because the pollen in VA is messing up my nose, but i would expect to smell an 86 IBU brew. There is a faint hint of pine if I dive nose deep in the snifter. very faint citrus.

Taste: the taste makes it all better. Very bitter. Exactly what I expect from a double IPA. I taste orange peel, citrus hops, heavy grapefruit and a little pine. Far more bitter than the 86 IBU rating. and the booze is present on the finish. A nice, warm booze taste lingers after the swallow. As it is warming, I am starting to taste bread and a little honey

Mouthfeel: the mouthfeel is rather flat, which is normal for a double IPA. Despite the shocking lack of head, there is some carbonation hitting the tongue, just not very much.

Overall: I can see why it's a top 15 brew. Enjoyed and would buy again.

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Photo of Aschap
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cradke
3.8/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Hazy orange, gold. A thin head that dissolves quickly.

Smell: Lots of grapefruit and orange peel. A decent amount of bitterness. Not as much pine as I would have though. A decent amount of pine but not as strong as other DIPA's.

Taste: Lots of bitter grapefruit. Grapefruit bomb. Bitter. Some pine and alcohol. Very little sweetness.

Mouthfeel: A pretty decent amount of carbonation considering how little head came out when poured. Decent thickness.

Overall: This was a pretty big grapefruit bomb which isn't a preferred style of IPA for me. I know there are some people that love this stuff and I can appreciate it and how well the alchohol is hidden in there, but it's just not for me.

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Photo of eawolff99
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of UHCougar12
3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

Photo of ZPB
3.67/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottled 02/09/12 and drank 04/04/12. This is my second time having Double Trouble, but my first time reviewing it.

A golden hue that is slightly more cloudy than a BMC. Foamy white head about an inch that dissipates down to about a quarter inch that then lingers...

Smell is piney resin with grapefruit overload. The scent is not as strong as many other DIPAs though.

Taste is more dulled hops than bright citrusy. Dull bitterness that has a nice malty backbone. When I sip it inbetween bites of bread the grapefruit really shines through. Better to offset with food than straight up.

Mouth is nice thick malty. Slightly under-carbed. Bitter finish that keeps the mouth moist. Hard to tell this is 9.4%.

Glad to try, but if I were to buy a DIPA it would not be this one. I would purchase other ones before this one.

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Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of MikeConklin
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of funkel81
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of mcphish22
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of Roger415
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of buddyvelt
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of siege06nd
4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A. Pours a pale straw gold. One finger of loose white bubbly head.

S. Hard to find many better than this. Tropical citrus, pineapple, tangerine, and orange. Damp pine sap becomes more apparent as it warms. Some fresh bread crust from the malt. Mostly tropical though. Outstanding.

T. Candied orange, pineapple, and a pretty good dose of pine needles. Some light herbal character and fairly strong astringency from the hops and booze. Booze is a little stronger than I would prefer, but that is perhaps the only thing off about this. And it's minor. Really good tropical hop profile that blends nicely with assertive caramel malts.

M. Medium bodied with a lot of carbonation. Long lasting bitter finish that tastes like pinecone dusted with grapefruit rind.

O. Pound for pound this is one of the best DIPAs around. Considering the availability, I am surprised we dont hear more about this one. I much prefer it to Hopslam. Between this and Harvest Ale, Founders is knocking this style out of the park.

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Photo of jrfehon33
4.3/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: It pours a clear gold with white head. You wouldn't think this beer is 9.4% by looking at it.

Smell: Malt, citrus, pine. Not much sweetness in the smell.

Taste: Loads of citrus and a bit of malt with a good amount of pine. A lot of double IPAs have a sweetness but this one is nice and crisp. 

Overall: This is a great double IPA! You wouldn't really think by tasting or looking at this beer that its 9.4% although you'll start feeling it by the end of the bottle. Another excellent beer from one of the best breweries this country has to offer: Founders.

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

I had double the fun with a nonic pint glass.

Appearance- A very stiff finger’s width of bright white foam holds well atop the hazy gold body. The fluff did not recede until I took my first drink. A few lines of a darker amber grace the side of the glass.

Smell- The nose on this beer is strong! Gobs of grapefruit and passion fruit are easily recognized. What really kicks this nose up a notch are the peppery notes and earthy stank. The malt is barely present, but it smells of caramel.

Taste- The palate loses some of the citrus, but retains a hint of passion fruit in the middle and end of the drink. The peppery quality of the nose is amplified here and carries all the way through the drink.

That grassy dank quality is also very present. I also am very pleased with the bitterness of the beer. It is so large in the finish it produces a resiny feel. My teeth enamel have not eroded off, but they certainly felt the kick.

Mouth feel- The feel is definitely affected by the bitterness of this beer, but I cannot help but like it all the more for it. It is rather smooth over the tongue and has a great medium body.

Overall- The beer smells amazing, but the citrus qualities of Double Trouble get a little buried on the palate by the strong herbal and piney qualities of the palate.

The bitterness of the beer is spot on, and will make any true hop head very pleased. Enjoy!

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Photo of DavidTrahey
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of DesMoinesMike
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first beer I've had from Founders, thank you for entering the Des Moines market!

On tap at el Bait Shop. A pretty orange color with plenty of foam. Even with my allergies going crazy I can still smell the fruity hops and a touch of pine. The taste is just fantastic. Lots of citrus, with some grape and pine. It seems just a tad on the earthy side. It finishes with some lingering tartness, and you start ot feel the alcohol about 1/2 way through the glass. I'd say it's comparable to Hopslam but it's available for more than 2 weeks of the year.

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Photo of AlphaKing414
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Ajlvt
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Bmcallahan
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of meanmutt
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of moskal
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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