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 jkane101
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of roadhouse
4.59/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a tulip glass.

Appearance is a mostly clear golden orange color with a half inch off-white head that drops to a skim that retains quite well. A bit of lacing is left behind.

The aroma is of course very hop-centric, with citrus being the dominant characteristic. Some tropical fruit is also present as well as a bit of pine but it's more subtle. There's also a sweet maltiness behind the hops that blends quite well with them.

Taste is citrusy to the max with some hints of the tropical fruitiness coming through as well. There's a bit more pine in the taste than the aroma which comes through especially towards the end of the swallow. The malt sweetness never really gets a moment of its own, but it serves to compliment everything for a very nice balance.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a nice creamy texture to it. Damn drinkable.

Interesting to have this released around the same time as Hopslam. I am having the two back to back and am definitely enjoying the Hopslam more, though this is definitely in my top 5 all time DIPAs without a doubt.

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Photo of ChrisinRI
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of browniewithnuts
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

Photo of capnamerica
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of earlholman
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of MPSTARR
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of bcrossan
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

Photo of JohnQVegas
3.95/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass.

Pours a slightly hazy gold, effervescent, with a one finger, dense creamy head that just off of white. Spotty lacing.

Nose is grapefruit pith, a bit of fusel alcohol, some sweet caramel malt poking through and mixing it up with the citrus to hint at candied oranges.

Taste is big and sweet up front, caramel, with a mildly astringent, citrusy bitterness that emerges early and sticks around. Candied pineapple, resiny pine, and a bit of aspirin all come through. Finish is long, bitter, with a lingering caramel juiciness.

Mouthfeel is slick, juicy, perfectly carbonated - crisp but never aggressive.

Drinkability is... interesting. Very nice DIPA, but also huge - by the end of the glass, I was ok being finished.

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Photo of jeffthepony
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Photo of jkermitj
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of JimGlonke
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Photo of IvoryFoxhole
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of RyanTheLion13
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Mojo
4.3/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Well this is another winner in my book. It pours a hazy straw color eventually becoming clear. The head is minimal, but there is plenty of observable lacing. Smell is pine, resin, maybe even (maybe I'm crazy) mint. Mouthfeel is excellent. It is full and satisfying. Taste is a beautiful sweet fruit upfront and a pronounced bitterness on the finish followed by the warmth you might expect from a higher ABV volume beer. But it is amazing just how well this beer is balanced. The alcohol is well masked with the only real hint taste wise being the warm feeling at the very end. This beer is just pretty awesome!!!

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Photo of Lurkerson
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of chugalug06
4.65/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Great golden clarity! Nice white foamy head too. No lacing.

Nice Fruity scents. Late hop addition did wonders! Grapefruit, mango, lemon. No off scents. Heavy bitter nose.

Nice smoothness, mild bitterness. Perfect carbonation too. Dry, wet, and thin. not as thick or creamy as I would like, but Very nice! Wonderful fruited flavors.

Great brew! Thanks Matt for sharing! Highly recommended, glad I could share this one with a friend!

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Photo of cvm4
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a golden/haystraw color. Nice one finger head.

S - A nice fruity aroma (orange/grapefruit/lemon). Lots of hops present.

T - Hops hit you first then on to the fruity flavors followed by the bitterness.

M - Perfect amount of carbonation for me. Medium bodied and robust.

O - Everything comes together to make a great double IPA.

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Photo of Lynn
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of pagriley
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, but nothing special

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Photo of Docer
3.92/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Acquired this bottle in a trade from PDXhops... seriously some killer extras and am blessed.

- Nice slightly cloudy straw yellow.. rather bright brew... quick white foamy head down to some thin areas of spotting.

- Light biscuit malt notes, sweet grains, light blanket of hops... floral, and some citrus... light Belgian-like yeast notes... perhaps a blended yeast?..

- Almost a tea like presence in a light malted sweet brew... light caramel, grain, bready biscuit... huge pine, bitter hops.. loving the grassy floral character....

- Little sticky... slightly drying, medium bodied... touch of the parch..

- Overall another big hit for Founders. Really digging these folks. Solid brews all around, and this is a big drinker for sure.. hiding it's strength very well. Goes down well... even for such a big hop beast.

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Photo of rowingbrewer
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

This beer pours a slightly orange but mostly yellow color, with a 1 finger white head. the smell is very citrusy hints of grape fruit and a nice pine scent too. the taste is very hoppy up front with a little bit of a malt back bone to it in the middle and it finishes out with a nice hop bitterness. the mouthfeel is overall pretty good not to heavy for a DIPA and its well carbonated. overall i usually dont like the DIPAs that are over 9% becase they start getting to sweet, this one manages to stay fairly dry

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Photo of bruachan
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

look at that opulent foam. sudsy and assertive, and supported by larger-than-average bubbles. the head's recession reveals its sudsy nature and leaves good sticky tentacles up my glass. color is an orange-tinted gold

the suds release sweet citrus into the local atmosphere and without bringing the glass to my nose i can tell what i am in for. the aromatics or strong and complex

the % is evident but neatly sequestered behind layers of hop and malt. first comes the hop sweetness, then some fruitiness and butterscotchy richness from the malt. the bitter, hop-induced pine forest expedition is to follow

a good DIPA, though the malt side of things could be a little less sweet and more robust. just because we are hoploading this one doesn't mean the malts can't have a nice character independently. not to mention that the hops bring plenty of sweetness of their own

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Photo of chicagoish
4.07/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Founders Double Trouble from Founders Brewing Company
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