Founders Double Trouble | Founders Brewing Company

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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 BigRedDog
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours with an amber/gold color. Small head with good lacing.

Smells like citrus. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. Some floral notes. Maybe even some slight honey?

Not as hop forward as I was expecting. The taste begins with a slight maltiness that I didn't expect from a double IPA, which subdues. Hops take over and provide a nice bitterness. Getting some herb flavor with lingering hops.

Almost a creamy mouthfeel. Thicker than most IPA's I've had. Still very good though.

I was surprised by the subdued hops, and actually enjoyed the slight maltiness. The thought occurred to me to maybe age one... but it is an IPA...

Overall a good beer.

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Photo of Matthew1788
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of atorres
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of pschie1
5/5  rDev +19.3%

Photo of IrishGermanAmerican
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Kyrojack
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Csparks33
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of BG718
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

12 oz bottle poured into a Founders imperial pint.
9.4% ABV, 86 IBUs, Bottled 06/17/2014

A - Hazed with fine particles, this golden orange beer is capped with a giant whipped-topping-like cream-colored head. Fantastic retention keeps the foam afloat despite the high ABV and as it descended into lumpiness, it left giant patches of sticky lacing.

S - Potent orange citrus, pineapple, and splash of grapefruit fruitiness mingle with pine-needle hop aromatics, bursting forth followed by an assertive malt backbone that holds everything together perfectly.

T - Big blast of sticky pine sap and bitter orange peel citrus hops punch you in the kisser followed closely by a potent alcohol spice and warmth. Its somewhat sweet malt backbone is there but completely overshadowed by hops.

M - Double Trouble's hefty malt backbone makes for a full body that's quickly offset by sharp hop bitterness and a spicy, drying alcohol finish that's a kick in the ass.

O - Founder's Double Trouble uses everything that's awesome about a double IPA to it's advantage; big fruitiness, pine sap bitterness, a hefty malt backbone, and the alcohol that goes along with it. In a market flooded with this style, Double Trouble is one of the better examples out there.

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Photo of woopigscotty
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of teemoney
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Polycarp55
4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Note: I am not experienced in rating beers, but this beer reminded me of my favorite beer Plinny the Younger. I bought the Founders at an ABC Liquor, the beer was located on the checkout table, and it appealed to me. I figured $4.50 was a fair price... not cheap but not too expensive. So I tasted the beer and was impressed by its tart and biter features. It was a perfect thing to drink after a long day at work.

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Photo of Chuffbomb
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of meb3476
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jeffaroo95
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of SavageHopHead
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of ocelot2500
3.97/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear golden color with a small, white head that leaves little bits of lacing.

Smells of bright fruity hops.

Tastes of the bright hops with a solid malt base. Hops lead off with bright citrus notes coupled with some pine and floral notes. Not particularly bitter. Malts come through next and a touch of syrupy sweetness and bread. Finishes fairly clean with a bit of lingering hops.

Mouthfeel is medium with a slightly assertive amount of carbonation.

Overall, this is good, but I don't see it as one of the best. Maybe I got an older bottle.

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Photo of dapperdandy
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of stomioka
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of WasupBeerQueen
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of SuperHop18
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Tsar_Riga
4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 6,430 ratings.
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