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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Photo of Pedro07
3.97/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ok, saw this the other day and decided to try it. 9.4% So sip at your own discretion.

A- Color is a hazy amber. Unfortunatly there is virtually no head even with an aggressive pour. Might be my fault, but who knows.
S- Grapefruit. Grapefruit...maybe a lemon or orange? I can't detect...wait, yes a small amount of pine but this one is a grapefruit bomb.
T- Grapefruit again. Nice and tart, very clean but with a lingering taste, JUST LIKE GRAPEFRUIT. Now it's becoming a little peculiar. There is a tingle in the middle and smooth finish. I can't taste the alcohol...might be dangerous at 9%!
M- Smooth, nothing unpleasant at all.
D- Drinkability is good. For the third and final time, be careful. You can't tell the alcohol from the taste.

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Photo of drxandy
4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz to tulip glass, pours a nice peachy golden hue with hints of red, fluffy white head retains nicely, low carbonation

smells of grass, earthy, pine, sweet biscuity malt, citrus, super hoppy

taste is of sweet floral hops, caramel biscuity malt, grass, pine, bitter hop resin, citrus, super hidden alcohol - you can tell it's there but the way that it blends with the bitterness hides it excellently, good hop blend

mouthfeel is lingering resinous hops, clean finish with oils lingering on your tongue, dry, excellent level of carbonation, creamy head, sweet and nicely bitter, easy to drink due to hidden alc

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Photo of rhinos00
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a snifter.

A- Imagine dijon mustard infused with a glowing orange hue. Hazy in color and reveals a fingers width of white head.

S- Huge citrus aromas that give off a nice, sweet scent. Notes of piney hops are evident as well.

T- Very decent taste. Was hoping for a little more hops or citrus taste. Seemed like it was smack in the middle of the Hopslam and Gemini when it came to taste. Not too hoppy, and not too sweet. The flavors just seemed somewhat muted, and lacked boldness. Delivered a crisp, hoppy finish that was thoroughly enjoyed.

M- Light to medium bodied with some carbonation.

D- Highly drinkable. Alcohol is non-existent and the overall balance create a great drinking beer.

Overall, a solid DIPA. I just wished that there was something that would grab my attention about this beer. Everything was well done, but nothing stood out. Just a great brew that you can rely on to give you a mix of hoppy, citrus taste.

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Photo of Frosty80
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Color: clear, light golden brown

Smell: strong sweet, floral hops

Taste: strong hops throughout, with a tiny burst of intensity in the finish. similar to aroma with a light sweetness

Mouthfeel: low carbonation. tingly

Notes: outstanding IPA. definitely keeps pace with Bells Hopslam

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Photo of FrognutUnl
2.85/5  rDev -32.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A - Nearly crystal clear golden amber. About a half-inch white head that lingers quite a while, leaving a fair amount of lace in its wake.

S - Citrusy and grassy. There is almost no malt to speak of in the nose, just hops.

T - Pure hops. Grass and citrus with very little malt to speak of considering the amount of hop bitterness. The bitterness of the hops encompasses the entirety of the finish.

M - Medium bodied, nothing really worthy of note.

D - A little below average for the style. I would expect a bit more character from the malts to even out the hops a bit.

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Photo of Viggo
4.47/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz pour on tap at the brewery.

Pours a lightly hazed copper, almost orange, medium sized white head forms, very thick and forms a thin ring around the glass, some lace spots, nice retention. Smell is super hoppy, lots of pine and grapefruit, alcohol and caramel, floral, more grapefruit, huge hops, but very alcoholic which creates a pinesol aroma, but still awesome. Taste is similar, tons of pine and grapefruit, lots of malt too, alcohol, caramel and floral, some fruitiness, very sweet and malty middle, more pine, intense bitter finish, pretty badass. Mouthfeel is medium bodied with medium carbonation, some warmth but goes down pretty smooth for the ABV, alcohol is present but works well with the hop oiliness, pretty great DIPA!

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Photo of ffejherb
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Founders brewpub on 11/28/08.

A - Really clear golden/amber body with thin off-white head that receded into a patchy film but left lots of sticky lace. Very nice clarity.

S - Citrus, resin and pine all mingle with sweet caramel malt, making this an extremely bitter DIPA. The citrus character becomes more pronounced as the liquid warmed up. You can actually smell the warmth of the alcohol and hops in this brew.

T - Hops abound with equal parts pine, resin and citrus notes. Alcohol is quite noticeable, adding some heat to the flavor. Caramel and biscuity malt is there to balance... but barely. These hops sting!

M - Sticky, warm and bitter mouthfeel with an oily texture and moderate carbonation. Finish is dry and slightly metallic with an aggressive bitterness that lingers on the palate for an eternity.

D - Tasty DIPA for sure, but a 12-oz. serving was definitely enough for me, especially after drinking all day. This is one DIPA that is certainly not for the faint of heart!

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Photo of Deuane
4.64/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A-Orangish tinted copper with a medium yellowish light tan head that reduced slightly and left decent lace.

S-Bright, sharp grapefruit, pineapple, floral and a touch of spicy hops up front. A bit of backing malt sweetness but this one is first and foremost about the hops.

T-Sharp, hop citrus bite and malt sweetness battle toe to toe for supremacy. Big hops might win out in the end but it is without question a 16 round fight! For such a massively hopped brew with is very well balanced.

M-Medium bodied, crisp and smooth with a nice lingering bitterness.

D-An A+ for me. So happy to get a chance to try this brought back from the dead brew. Save the hops by not making Devil Dancer and make more of this! My kind of DIPA for sure.

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

On Tap at the tap house:

A: amber color with a light haze, thin off white head good lacing

S: Strong hop aroma, Centennial hops lots of them

T: Starts hops ends hops with a after taste that lingers for a long time, does a good job of covering the 9.4% APV, GREAT FOR ANY HOP HEAD!

M: well carbonated, good body, with a slightly oily hopyness

D: This is a great beer that I could drink all night, but they had 16 beers on tap including KBS!!! Just a great night.

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Photo of Hollenbeck2
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

this was my second choice of beers at foudners, of course another IPA, they had so many selections actually, but I always find myself chosing the hoppy ipa to try.

this was a good brew very hoppy but smooth.

poursed an amber color this filled the glass nicely. served on tap and in a standard pint glass.

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Photo of alexgash
4.03/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Ashley's during the Breakfast Stout Release Party. My first beer of the night (before the Devil Dancer and Breakfast Stout destroyed my palate!).

Medium copper with dark orange edges. Slight haze. Creamy dollop of off-white head that hugged the glass nicely. Served a bit too cold, so I let it warm. Nose full of big, bold, citrusy hops. Some tropical fruits and pineapple as well. A little candy sugar and biscuit to boot. Very hoppy! Taste followed suit. Big, citrusy grapefruit hop flavors combine with pineapple, tropical fruits, and pine. Some sweetish, sugary malt slips in but can't do much. Medium-bodied, very creamy feel. A very nice hop-bomb DIPA, but could use a little more malt for my tastes.

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Photo of hoppymeal
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours copper and hazy witha fluffly off white head that recedes slowly and leaves a fair amount of lacing on the glass. First whiff after pouring is a strong evergreen hoppiness with an underlying sweet citrusiness. Further on, the sweet citrus becaomes more dominant with some grapefruit and sweet tropical fruit notes. Taste is the sweet citrus flavor riding a medium body with a nice malt backbone. There is a sprite like sweetness as well that blends into a peppery bitterness and finishes with a nice dryness and some evergreen flavor. A highly drinkable beer for me, one of those beers where every sip makes you crave another. Although the alc content is still fairly high, it is much easier to drink more of this than the devil dancer, which is a great sipper. This beer also fits the dipa category better for me.

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Photo of treedoctor5002
3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Had this beer on-tap at Founders the other day. Wow it sure is HOPPY. Not that nice flowery hoppy either, just piney. This thing is all sting. Luckily I was in dire need of a hop jolt so this beer was satisfying. There isn't much of a backbone to this beer just all hops, for that reason I marked it down in drinkability. It really is out of balance and isn't for the faint of heart. My tongue was gone after one pint. I was tasting the hops the rest of the day, not that that is a bad thing.

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

Interesting tap room only offering, and a seeming counterpart to Centennial.

The apperance on this one was dark copper with a frothy head on top, while the smell was piney hops. It struck me as solid in both of these categories.

The flavour on this, as I alluded to above, seemed to be complimenting the Centennial, with piney hops in abundance instead of floral ones. Not quite as balanced as Centennial, but the malts are still present. I felt the piney flavour combined well with the Christmas season :-)

The mouthfeel and drinkability continue the all around good nature of the beer. Plenty of hop bitters, and easy drinking despite the moderately high alcohol content.

Founders seem to have the IPA/DIPA style pretty well blanketed right now. Double Trouble is another fine addition to their stable of beers in the style, and I enjoyed it throughly.

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Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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