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

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of Treebs
4.19/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle served in a FFF 15th Anniversary pint glass. Bottled 12/23/2011.

A: Pours a clear golden russet color with some rosy hues in the body. A two finger head forms on the pour and leaves some splotchy lace down the glas.

S: Nice balance of tropical and citrus fruits, some green apple, and some slight pine to give it a little bite.

T: The tropical and citrus fruit combination from the nose is back and this time it's backed with a slight bready malt bill and some slight dank hops. There is a touch of pine with a smidge of alcohol and a sweet pear-like finish to round it out.

M: Wow. I don't know if it's just this batch, but for being almost 10% I was able to crush this with ease. My glass disappeared before I even knew what happened. It was a little bit lighter bodied than I would imagine, yet still had a nice sticky mouthfeel to it. The carbonation was spot on and the alcohol had no real heat as it barely showed itself.

O: A very balanced and highly drinkable DIPA IMO. I don't know how Founders made it so light and refreshing, yet have enough flavor and hops to attack the palate but they did. This needs a second release in the dead heat of summer. Please Founders, please.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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2/5  rDev -52.3%

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5/5  rDev +19.3%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.5%

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4.42/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Hmm..this pour is deceiving. Its very light golden in color with a slight bit of haze and a very big inch and half of thick white foam. Looks very good and smells even better...

Smell is unbelievably fresh and hoppy. Wow, this is all that grapefruit/citrus intensity that hop heads yearn for. Lots of piney citrusy notes are followed by slight hints of alcohol. Man, this just smells heavenly.

Taste is intense to say the least. This tastes a bit like a greyhound (grapefruit juice and vodka) to start, moreso than any other hoppy beer I've had. Lots of piney, citrusy notes are backed up by some sweet syrup and hints of hot alcohol.

For a dIPA that comes in at almost 9.5%, DT is very drinkable and oh so good. I was a bit turned off by the idea of paying $11 for 4 bottles but I am glad I did. I hope I can find this one on tap sometime soon. Its got to be amazing.

Do I dare say that I like this more than Pliny the Elder? Yes, I dare say.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

Photo of doughanson78
4.77/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Straw yellow, big haze. Reminds me of a Hefe. One finger off white head with good retention and awesome lacing.

S: Huge grapefruit and pineapple. Some lemon, tangerine, mango, and orange peels. Not a lot of caramel but it does poke through. I hope the taste lives up to the smell!

T: Bitter caramel upfront transitions to huge grapefruit and citrus bitterness. Mango, lemon, and bitter orange peel also. Caramel comes back in the finish but doesn't override the hops. Delicious beer!

M: Medium-light bodied. Creamy. Very dry. The hops leave a burning sensation on your tongue for a sec, not an alcohol burn tho.

O: Another awesome IPA. Loving these Eastern IPA's! WOW! review over!

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -22.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

It pours a slightly hazy and surprisingly bright Wit yellow. A finger of loose white head dinks and dunks to a fine frothy aureole. EKGs of lacing pulsate on the inside of the glass.

The aroma delivers a citrus melange of orange, lemon, and grapefruit, along with a patter of pine. The malt is taxed by the hops, but a light caramel toast joins a warm waft of alcohol.

Upon sipping, the hops again take the lead as crispy grapefruit, mandarin orange, and needly pine dry the landscape. Insistently, sweet pineapple morphs into a light caramel malt and biscuit duo. Alcohol seems proud to crane its sinewy neck. Residual grain sprinkles some sweetness before the hops reassert and deliver a diligent dry bitterness that turns arid and dusty in the finish. A well developed hop profile capably holds sway here.

Medium bodied, it's flowing and creamy, while the oily resins leave a crisp glow.

On first impression it's hop-centric, but the malt ends up propping the bitterness despite an real pretense to balance. It ends up with something for everybody, and the big ABV seems to just be along for the ride, so it's nicely drinkable, if worthy of caution. Subtlety wins out over blunt force in this case, a nice turn of events.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

4.84/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

From bottle to wine glass. Bottled on Dec 22, 2009. This review is from my notes but I'm also sipping on one as I type.

A: Average size head, foamy, stark white and long lasting. Eventually the head settles into a sudsy collar and film. Very few active bubbles are visible. Excellent lacing. The body is a light honey colored orange and mildly hazy.

S: Sweet malts of cookie, toasted or better yet, fresh-out-of-the oven. Heavy hop content, orange, grapefruit and pine, in that order. Slightly perfumey. Awesome profile.

T: The alcohol isn't completely hidden, but the wildly intense aroma and flavor more than make up for it. First thing that comes to mind is the clementine punch, followed up by peach and pineapple. The balance of these secondary flavors could not be in better equilibrium. The flavors last long in the mouth and are adequately sweet and bitter.

M: The body isn't light but it certainly isn't much fuller than medium. Creamy texture with just above average carbonation. Finishes slightly chalky and definitely bitter.

D: I don't buy many cases of beer, but a brew that drinks this well, I need to have at my disposal. Basically a steal for $60 a case.

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4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a cloudy golden color with a finger width foamy head. Head retention and lacing are both very good. There is a strong caramel malty aroma with some piney resin. Strong malty backbone, sweet piney resin, caramel and slight citrus taste at the end. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Somewhat astringent aftertaste. Thi s is a good beer, but not my favorite DIPA.

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4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Received this tasty treat from tadowdaddy for getting 2nd in our BA College Football Bowl Pick'em. I'm not sure this would have made it around to my neck of the woods so I really appreciate the chance to try this. Drank from my trusty ol' Stone India Pale Ale tulip.

Appearance- Pours a nice full colored orange with a fairly small yet fluffy bright white head. What is there recedes fairly quickly leaving almost no cap and thin collar that leaves flecks of spotty lacing.
Smell- Bursting with loads of freshly picked tangerine, orange flesh, pineapple and grapefruit. Not an overly bitter smelling beer; just fresh and fruity. A bit of alcohol and malt add a bubblegum like scent. Perhaps even a touch of grass or pine as it warms.
Taste- Nice flavorful burst of citrus upon my first sip with loads of pineapple and tangelos. Fairly bitter but not overly so. Which is fairly remarkable considering there isn't a lot of malt here. Just a bit of doughy malt hiding somewhere in the background. A bit of light sappy pine comes through in the finish along with some twangs of alcohol.
Mouthfeel- Medium to light body with a slick oily feel and very light carbonation.
Drinkability- All of Founders IPA's all have the exact same body and overall 'foundation' (for lack of a better word). They manage to get the beers nice and hoppy yet not crazy bitter. Not real sure how they do it since there is little malt detectable. Whatever they're doing it's freaking delicious. Thanks again Don!

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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