Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

Founders DoomFounders Doom
BA SCORE
4.08/5
2,142 Ratings
Founders DoomFounders Doom
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 12.40%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Hand of Doom.

Doom may be impending but that doesn't mean you have to fear it. A collision of worlds, the intense hop character of our Imperial IPA mingles with the warm vanilla and oak notes imparted from the time spent in our favorite bourbon barrels. Like all good things, Doom comes to those who wait.

Added by CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,251
Reviews:
467
Ratings:
2,142
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
411
Trade:
30
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Photo of C_Adams
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jroof1
3.62/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Retroman40
4.27/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a very nice yellow-orange with a thick white head that retreats to some wisps. The smell is citrus hops with a hint of bourbon. The flavor is hop/malt forward with a great bourbon finish. Excellent mouthfeel with a perfect carbonation level. Overall this is an OUTSTANDING barrel aged IPA. With the classic IPA flavor upfront and the bourbon finish this is a super beer. The very high ABV is barely noticeable and even for a HG drinker like me could sneak up on you. This is a great beer - if you can get it - GET IT!

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Photo of Gambyt20
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kricks77
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Tcsox
4.35/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bogdawg
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a tulip.
The appearance was a dark murky orange almost brown color with a sheet of a little white foamy head that slid off at a moderate pace. Some light lace ran here and there.
The aroma had an orange marmalade sweetness with a little bit of tobacco leafy to woody sweet barrel dryness. Some tropical and grassy hops balance in underneath.
The flavor was mainly sweet through the prior mentioned aromas capturing some of the leafy to woody dryness to slide in with the orange marmalade quality. Light aftertaste of the woody sweetness, orange marmalade and tropical character.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt on par. ABV felt appropriate. Fairly smooth finish of the orange marmalade and tropical notes. Woodiness seemed to sit further back in this realm.
Overall, as a barrel aged DIPA, I'd say it works. Maybe I can say, it's a bit "old school" in it's makeup, but it's definitely one I'd have again.

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Photo of jakecattleco
3.66/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jhavs
3.46/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of adipilla8708
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rsquared59
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Brewing Co. "Doom"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, "Bottled On: 04.28.17 1522 6" and sampled on 10.08.17
$5.49 @ Total Wine & More, Cherry Hill, NJ

Notes via stream of consciousness: Another great label. Somewhat hazy deep amber/copper colored body beneath a finger-thick head of frothy bright white that settles to a thin but solid surface covering. Some decent lacing is left behind, but not much, so 3.75 for appearance. The aroma expresses tropical hops with some tangerine and apricot over a medium dark caramel malt base. There's some pine in there as well, and just a hint of Bourbon barrel. Ah, I take that back, a swirl of the glass brought out a good whiff of Bourbon. It's still more prominent in the flavor with some drying oak. Not that it really needs it, it's pretty solidly bitter and the alcohol helps to dry it as well. The two components seem to toggle back and forth rather than combine into one, sometimes giving more of the tropical hops and sometimes giving more of the Bourbon. It finishes dry with some residual oak and heat from the alcohol. How strong is this? 12.4%, oh, OK, that makes sense, acceptable then. Medium bodied and smooth except for the alcohol. I like it but I'm not sure how much the Bourbon barrel is really helping it, it seems like a pretty decent double IPA without it, and in fact I feel the barrel aging kind of confuses it. Would I buy it again? Given the price, no.

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Photo of metacog42
3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of florisj135
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sunsjammer
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Gifted from my bro, arizcards. Bottled on 5-4-17.

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Photo of Bearman13
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of arizcards
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Picked up a four -pack from TW Arrowhead 7-1-17 for $12.99. Bottled on 5-4-17 but stored in the beer fridge since purchase.

Beer poured golden with a nice white head.

Nose is bourbon forward with an interesting mix of citrus.

Taste was better than expected. Light booze, vanilla, and leather meet citrus and some light mango. Finish is hoppy enough to keep the sweetness off the charts.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and smooth.

Overall i was surprised at what an easy sipper this was...sipper being the key word. Give it a shot if you enjoy the flavor profiles above!

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Photo of MrJuengling
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of kinggimp
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Avatar113
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dbell23
4.56/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is one big ass beer. Certainly not for the faint at heart.

Looks like a dipa. Nice lacing with good head retention. The head has to stick around a while because this is a sipper.

Smell is big time bourbon. Maybe a little hops and malt but I get lots of bourbon.

Taste is a combination of bourbon and hops. Lingering hoppy bitterness but bourbon up front with a hoppy alcohol finish.

Great mouthfeel. Founders beers usually are smooth and this one is.

Overall a big, almost over the top beer. A must try but there may be a little too much bourbon taste for a dipa. Barrel aging seems to be better with stouts.

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Photo of cswhitehorse
4.83/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

The Doom poured an amber color with a good 3 finger foam head. Being a bourbon lover the smell of this beer was just unbelievable. Bourbon rings solid and the hoppy goodness slides in home safe. It is sweet to the tongue and the 12% is not noticeable to me. The face is starting to flush but it is good. Overall I will buy this if I see it again.

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Photo of TheWolf
3.6/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Nah

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Photo of stadmo1
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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