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%

Photo of Dope
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: A cloudy pale orange pour with a huge effervescent white head. Solid spiderwebs of lacing. Great retention.

S: Lemons and pine mainly. A bit of resin, oranges and grapefruit. Touch of toasty malt.

T: Strong pine, resin, and then citrus. More of a bready malt afterwards instead of a typical caramel malt. Lingering resin and pine bitterness in the aftertaste.

M: Medium bodied, not as big as you would expect for a 9.4%er. A bit drying in the aftertaste.

O: A great, well balanced DIPA. Not as huge as some but great hop variety and balance. Solid.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BMMillsy
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Best on tap, but good in any form. Pours perfectly clear solid gold with a big one finger head, fluffy white, and lingering. The aroma exhibits heavy floral and citrus (especially grapefruit) notes, beautifully integrated with what seems to be a honey sweetness from the malt backing. Flavor is heavy citrus and floral with nice bite, big grapefruits, pineapples, honey. Finishes extremely smooth with mild bitterness and a sweetness lingering on the palate. Light and bubbly carbonation, easy drinking for the ABV. Great beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of pearljam118
4.62/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Had this on tap a few weeks ago after hopslam and PtE so this one is from a bottle but on a fresh palate. Bottled on 1/23/12, consumed 2/14/12.

A - Nice hazy yellow orange with maybe half a finger of head.

S - Good god this beer smells amazing. I get a fruity, tropical smell similar to Hopslam

T - sweet, huge on hops and piney citrus

M - good feel for this style, not overloaded on carbonation

O - One of the best DIPAs I've had. Almost a guaranteed buy when I find it.

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Photo of DannyDan
4.09/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours out a golden yellow hue with a thick white head that leaves minimal lacing and retention. The aroma has a very pleasant citrus and pine. The taste starts out with a pine and citrus (orange, grapefruit and lemon) followed by hints of sweet malts and finishes off with more hops. The mouthfeel is a medium to full bodied beer that is full of flavor that leaves your mouth dry. A nice tasting Dipa that is very bitter, so if your not a fan of bitter beer this might not be for you, but recommended for anyone that likes a bitter tasting Dipa.

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of TWStandley
4.17/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a pint glass.

Poured a clear gold color witha decent frothy white head.

Smells very hoppy with a bit of dankness. Almost has a tiny bit of funk to its smell.

Taste is very good. Very balanced taste at first with a bit of malty sweetness, followed by a hop assault.

Mouthfeel is nice and bitter - leaves your mouth a bit dry. Medium thickness- solid.

Overall this is a delicious DIPA, though still can't hold a candle to HeadyTopper/Pliny.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Cheers to Goblinmunkey7 for this bottle

Consumed 2/12/12

Appearance: Golden in color with a touch of orange, slightly hazy but mostly clear, whispy white head that fades quickly, spotty lacing

Smell: Citrus everywhere - tons of grapefruit, with some orange - pith, zest, and peel - some wet, sticky pine resin, too - floral, and a little herbal - tropical, too - malts are quite hidden, but they do smell biscuity and a bit toasted - smells great but it is a bit chaotic and harsh

Taste: Citrus, pine, and grassy/herbal hops - a number of flavors that seem like they should meld better - grapefruit pith, orange rind, lemon, light fruits, tropical fruits, resiny pine, grass, and a touch of aspirin - very bitter (in a pithy, grassy way), and the bitterness is cloying - malts are slightly biscuity and slightly sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body, nice carbonation, but too sticky, resiny

Overall: Very good, but not the best

This is a no-holds-barred assault of hops, and I feel it could be a bit more balanced. The grapefruit, grass, and pine are nothing short of intense. This is definitely worth a try, even if it is not personally my favorite.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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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%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,490 ratings