Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble
6,434 Ratings
Founders Double TroubleFounders Double Trouble

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 harsley
3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of mrn1ceguy
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of jman892
3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of Johnct
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of 2beerdogs
3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of thequeen711
3/5  rDev -28.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Founders hopsey-piney, grapefruity,spicy, and flowery IPA isn't too bad for an IPA...maybe the Double IPA helps. Nose distinctly of grapefruit, brings to mind a fresh and quenching beer, just light enough for the summer heat. Not being one to appreciate a hoppy beew, I can tolerate this one, and may have a few more before the summer's over.

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Photo of diverite
3/5  rDev -28.6%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12oz bottle with a Bottled date of 02/09/12. Pours a vibrant amber with very little head. Some lacing. Aroma is musty with some pine, and earthiness. Taste is piney and earthy. Some hints of citrus and warming alcohol. Musty, earthy finish. Basement-like. Not really digging this all that much. Lightly carbonated. Im diasppointed with this one. Overall, the musty flavor is too much for me. There's a ton better double IPAs out there and many better Founders brews as well. I'll pass on this in the future.

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3.03/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Bottled 06/15/15, reviewing on 11/12/15.
Was really excited to see this come in and equally as disappointed to see the 4 cases we got are 5 months old. IMO, if they going to sell it that old it is fair to review it for what it is.
LOOKS: Orange-amber, aggressive pour into snifter with one finger of off white soapy head. Small bubbles.
AROMA: Floral, citrus, honey, mildly astringent quality. Some tropical and stone fruit qualities.
TASTE: Very mellow. No big hop punch which might be expected considering age. Sweet honey, mild citrus, mild bitterness more in back of sip. Some mild alcohol.
MOUTHFEEL: Creamy, low carbonation.
About what I expected, can't try a fresh one if they send old product. Of course the store should have asked for fresher product.

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3.04/5  rDev -27.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

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3.05/5  rDev -27.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

Bottled 12/31/09.

A- Pours a clear goldenrod color with a one finger head.

S- Grapefruit, pineapple and caramel malt are present aromas.

T- Bitter grapefruit, pine, and orange with a mild caramel malt backbone, and finishes with an unpleasantly dry bitterness. The pine comes across the most in this department.

M-The dryness extends to the mouthfeel and it's something I'm not a fan of. It's medium bodied with low carbonation. The alcohol is palpable on the way down.

D- Not very high, I was expecting something a little more complex. I let this warm quite a bit and I think the negative qualities (dryness, one note flavors) became even more obvious. I'm actually struggling to finish this one.

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3.08/5  rDev -26.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Paid $3.19 for a 12oz bottle from Riley's Wines of the World in Madison, WI. Poured into a snifter to review.

Not the thickest on the pour. White head of about 1/3" consistent of relatively small bubbles that dissipates somewhat quickly. Lighter in color than most DIPAs, it takes on a golden orange hue. No retention, but some decent lacing.

Nice, well balanced aroma of a lot of malt and even more hops. This has probably the best nose for a balanced IPA I've tried. So perfectly balanced it creates a unique hop profile that is somewhat reminiscent of the 90 Minute IPA. Slightly medicinal in character.

Taste is even more balanced than the nose suggested and I instantly am not as impressed as I thought I'd be. Hops seem to have no life in them yet you can tell there are a lot in there. Balanced yet misconstrued.

Medium to full body with a long finish and low carbonated mouth. Aftertaste of subdued hop bitterness.

Founders makes great malty stouts and that is what they are known for. Even their DIPA was quite malty; I guess that's not what I'm looking for in this style of beer.

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3.1/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured into an IPA Speigelau glass

Very little head retention about and 1/8 of an inch, poured golden, the color is a a good representation.

Nose: Fruity, pine, and cat-box (note: after about 10-20 minutes the "cat-box" aroma went away and the nose became very piney)

Taste: Wood chips, piney, hops

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Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 6,434 ratings
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