Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Jlucc23
4.24/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

So I just finished off a growler (64oz) of this beautifully concocted beer. What appeared to be almost a blonde, was full of great aroma, robust floral taste with large hoppy greatness, and a very sweet finish. Looking forward to enjoying this tasty treat in the future.

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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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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of beagle75
3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, medium golden color with a peripheral ring of white bubbles. Light lacing remains on the glass and a few solitary bubbles rise lazily in the column.

S: Dank herbaceous hops are strong, with other hop-derived tropical fruit more reserved. Malt is present but subordinate to integrated hops and yeast metabolites, delivering a blend of bready and crackery qualities. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with heavy base malt presence and herbaceous-pine hop aromatics that lack the fruitiness of the nose. Acidity is moderate into the middle where precocious bitterness takes hold, growing steadily until it becomes one of this beer's defining qualities. Mild esters are suggested, while malt qualities vanish toward the finish. At its peak the bitterness is is beyond bracing, pure and unmodified on the palate, with the ability to linger for an extended duration. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, astringent and evaporative on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: This DIPA is unmistakably of Founders origin, showing off a collection of qualities from a few other pale ales. While malt never really gains much purchase in the flavor of this beer, the malt component of the smell reminds of the wonderful Founder's Harvest Ale. Flavors are more reminiscent of Devil Dancer, although that other beer is more like a distilled and syrup-ified version this product. The hue is inspiring, indicative of a deep understanding by the brewers of how an IPA is supposed to look, although the conspicuous lack of head development detracts. It is a decent DIPA, although it could benefit from a shift of hop additions more toward the back-end.

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4.97/5  rDev +18.3%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Jammies
4/5  rDev -4.8%
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 -4%
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of cradke
3.8/5  rDev -9.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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3.67/5  rDev -12.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,441 ratings