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Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
4.2/5
Exceptional
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:
#1,047
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
6,436
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
458
Gots:
1,126
Trade:
11
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Ratings: 6,436 |  Reviews: 1,657
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a semi-clear, golden body with a thin, white head.

Smell: Strongly hoppy, citric-smelling scent that socks you in the nose so hard, you can't help but check for a nose bleed. Fragrant notes of tangerines, grapefruit, lemon, pineapple, and pine resin. As I was leaning back from the glass, I got slapped with a bouquet of fresh-picked flowers.

Taste: Sweet, though short-lived perfunctory maltiness upfront. Now that that's out of the way, it's time for some citric, acidic hints as we transition into the fruity, floral, tropical and pine-packed hop flavors. There's definitely a warming alcohol presence contained within, but I'm not picking up too much in the overall flavor, as my taste buds are probably far, far too busy contending with all of the hops. There's only one final touch of sweetness; a faint dieing gasp from the thin maltiness. Finishes dry and sharply bitter.

Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: A punchy, downright intense Double IPA that's in the same vein as Bell's HopSlam, though, and this is just me, I feel I'd prefer the Bell's just a tad over this one.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a bright golden color with a nice head that fades to a thin layer. Pretty solid lacing.

S - Bright citrus aromas. Some pineapple notes. Very sweet malt aromas as well. Well-balanced between hops/malts for a DIPA.

T - Much like the nose - citrus/pineapple notes balance with sweet, caramel-esque malts. Nice taste, but not quite to the level of the big hitters in the DIPA category.

M - Medium bodied, nice finish. A little sticky and not as dry of a finish that a lot of DIPAs have.

O - Double Trouble is a very good, but not great DIPA. It falls just a little bit short in every category of greatness, but it is enjoyable and a good value.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Big Z Beverage. Pours a clear light orange with a thick white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, grassy hops, and garlicky hops. Flavor is quite similar -- lots of citrus, hop oils, garlicky hops, some caramel malt. Quite tasty, about equal to the bottle form.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Reviewed Today out of a Tulip glass. Bottled on 12/28/2010.

A - Cloudy Copper color with a finger of White Head. Head faded to leave a light film with good lacing.

S - Smell of Caramel, Grapefruit, Lemon, Grass, Pine, and Hops.

T - Tastes of Caramel, Pineapple, Grapefruit, Pine Sap, and Citrus Rind.

M - Sticky, Bitter, hint of Alcohol, some Sweetness, but quite Balanced.

D - I like this beer more than expected and at 2 months old it has held up quite nicely.

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