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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:
#1,049
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
Photo of Jpenner
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Smashley_lynn
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Ctruskey
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of delta490
4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep clear gold with a thin and short lived white head. A little bit of lacing hangs on. The initial aroma is pure Cascade: deep and piney, but developing some malt depth as it warms and open up. The taste is equally big, with deep malts balance off of huge citrus and floral hops. It has nice solid weight to the body and is an excellent Imperial IPA.

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Photo of Chilly_E
5/5  rDev +19%

Photo of Thereformedtheo
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of Telly13
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of jdaddy
4.27/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tyecko
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Photo of aslamm75
4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of warmbier804
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Will_Rivera
4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BeerNDoggerel
4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Act25
4.11/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Another DIPA at near 10%. Frankly, I prefer my beers at the 6-7% range, as the 50% increase in alcohol often loses as much as it gains. Back to re-review, liking this better 2nd time around.

Appearance: Not much retention and a bit of lace. I expect a DIPA to look rich and sticky. Not much carbonation, but that's ok, it's wine-like.

Smell: Great. Grassy hops, oily, resinous, with rind of grapefruit and pineapple, and brown sugar.

Taste: Oily with with the grapefruit and pineapple almost coated in sugar and could be cloying, except that after the swallow, the finish is peppery, pungent and resinous. Despite the sugar and alcohol, almost as complex as a grand-marnier or after-dinner drink and just as warming.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and sticky, with low carbonation; almost brandy like, with warmth and buzz on the tongue.

Overall: Sweeter and more liquor like that other DIPAs, a great winter beer, or last one of the night - so long as you need not drive, it's bitter, resinous and cloying. Let it warm.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Quercus67
4.46/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

pours golden straw yellow with thin white head. alcohol legs present.

smells of citrus, some pine very forward . in yo face hopsilicious and so inviting.

taste = bam. upfront bitter citrus, grapefruit, hoppy goodness. biscuity crystal malts , perfectly balanced with the high alcohol and bitterness. moderate mouthfeel. slight warm alcohol taste. finish is quit lovely with nice sugary grapefruit bitterness lingering.

I love this beer. One of the best DIPAS out there and one of the reasons I rank Founders in the top 10 Breweries in the Country.

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A-Clear golden color with a small white head
S-pine resin aroma with a orange smell coming in heavy
T-hop taste with the orange background that turns into a pine resin aftertaste that does not fade from you taste buds.
M-medium body and low carbonation
O-it was an outstanding flavor and smell. The hops was strong, but the alcohol was well hidden

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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