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 onlymurderers
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of orcrist_cleaver
4.33/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Poured a very attractive gold/tangerine. Less than half finger of very loose head (you could see down into the beer).

S: Good tropical fruit and pine. Pineapple is very prominent. Bright, juicy, sweet with a sense of pale malts, a hint of caramel and earth.

M: Pretty slick, a little sticky and a tad of cloy. Overall, medium body lacking just a bit in carbonation. Alcohol isn't warming, but their is a tingling sensation at finish.

T: Mango, pineapple, grapefruit, orange and tangerine round out the fruit profile. Florally, pine needles and sap resin are featured. Earthy and rooty as well, biscuity notes, soft toast.

O: This is about a solid DIPA one will find that is readily available (during Summer), and that you don't have to go on a scavenger hunt for. price is equally respectable, averaging $3.50/btl. Good grapefruit tartness and the biscuit ant root malts even each other out. The tropical fruit and dank resin compliment each other as well.

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Photo of seangibbs60
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of JamieDuncan
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of HopkingGonzalo
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of slym
3.4/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Bottled on 6/17/14 - less than two months old, my first Double Trouble!

OK, well, let's get it on! On the pour, this is a beautiful golden-wheat colour that really is enhanced by being an unfiltered beer. A small, thin disk of head quickly dissipates into decent lace on the glass. The nose shows citrus and hops, and when I take a sip, that's the first thing that hits - immediately followed by a bitterness that I find unpleasant, and that clings to the tongue long after I swallowed and overshadows any other flavours that might have been present... I had high hopes for this one and was a bit disappointed in the taste. The alcohol is well-hidden, only becoming noticeable at the very end. The mouthfeel is of a nice, creamy brew with just enough carbonation. Overall, not a bad beer, but the bitterness turns me off of this one.

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Photo of IreRican
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Stillyman11
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of mattsucks
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of WheelsPSU
3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

Photo of jmbot4371
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of JonBeer
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of ronricorossi
3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Armando_Perez
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of adami212
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Mphis
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of holmesmi
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Oliversarmy1085
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of rangerred
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a snifter.

Pours a slightly hazy dark gold with a very thin white head that is quick to fade away leaving just a thin ring around the top of the beer.

Aroma has very juicy orange/tangerine notes with some undercurrents of grass and earth. Just the slightest touch of dankness as well. The more I nose this beer the more the aromas reveal themselves.

The flavor, somewhat oddly, lacks the complexity found in the nose. Intense bitterness right away with somewhat buried orange and tangerine notes. A bit of a buttery component here with a little caramel and toast. Huge bitterness lingers on through the finish.

Overall, I was expecting quite a bit more from this beer. Sure the bitterness is here and the aroma is decent but I found the flavor to be really lacking. A little more hop flavor and less hop bitterness would be wonderful.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Coorsy
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of smanson56
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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