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Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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4.2/5
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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:
#1,046
Reviews:
1,657
Ratings:
6,436
pDev:
9.52%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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1,124
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I saw four packs bottled on 6/14 sitting on a case packaged on 7/13. So i lay the four packs aside, open up the case, and pull out a four pack. Goes to show how it pays off to look for dates!!

Poured from a bottle into a snifter at around 40°F

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a very small off white head. Not extremely impressed by the look. But looks are deceiving

Smell: Now this is what I call balanced! Right out the fridge it's one part citrus hops and one part toasted malts. As it warms, I pull out more vibrant citrus with a undertone of malt sweetness

Taste: Right out the fridge I get bright citrus grapefruit and pine upfront, toasted malts in the middle, then the citrus and pine again in the finish that lingers on the palate. As it warms, grapefruit is showcased with a bready sweet malt undertone

Mouthfeel: Full bodied; Low carbonation, smooth with a dry finish.

Overall: This is one of those IPAs (and beers in general) that has different aromas and flavors when cold than closer to room temperature. The toasted malt is more prominent when chilled, resulting in a more balanced beer per se, but as it warms, the citrus is where i like it to be with malts becoming sweeter and playing more in the background. My ratings are based on this beer being closer to room temperature which i enjoy more than straight out the fridge. However, this is not up there with my absolute favorites in the style, but close! Founders is my favorite brewery for a reason: They make great representations in any style! I highly recommend it for someone who enjoys a well balanced IPA. LET IT WARM UP! Cheers!!

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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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