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Founders DoomFounders Doom

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States

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

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4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a wonderful golden orange color with a two finger head, bubbly, clean

Smell is of rich oak, vanilla, bourbon, and malts

Taste follows the nose with rich warm bourbon notes, vanilla, malty, slightly hoppy

They really hit this one out of the park. Not the biggest fan of IPA but I love barrel aging and this was just fantastic. Warm vanilla and bourbon notes compliment the battle between hoppy and malty in this fantastic barrel aged series

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4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Huge thanks to Greg for splitting this fine brew.

Large format bottle into a pint glass.

A- Rich, golden amber body. Abundant head with great retention. Awesome stick. Moderate carbonation.

S- complex. Lots of resinous hops at first. Leafy and tobacco-like. Brown sugar and leather. Vanilla really opens up with warmth. Definite barrel character.

T- as complex as the aroma. Straddles the barleywine/double IPA line quite nicely. Sweet malts are something of brown sugar and quality caramel. Tobacco-like hopping. As with aroma, vanilla notes strengthen with warmth.

M- Rich and full bodied. ABV well hidden throughout. Moderate, though delicate, carbonation keeps up with higher viscosity. A nice sipper.

O- This is a special beer. While barrel aged, it kept a "fresh" quality. Something to settle in and enjoy. I'd lay down the cash for another to return the favor to a good friend who decided to share this one.

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4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a clear, amber, blonde with lots of carbonation. HAS A CREAMY, ONE-FINGER, OFF-WHITE HEAD.
S- Smells of oak, bourbon barrel and slight hop.
T- Mostly dominated by the bourbon oak, and vanilla. Bitterness from hop is detectable, not as much as the malt. Bourbon lovers dream of an IPA.
F- Definite warming feeling from the oak. Full-bodied IPA.
O- Bourbon dominant in which I was expecting to be more subtle, however very tasty!

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Growler into pint glass. Pours a clear amber-gold with a nice off-white head. Great lacing. Initial impression is booze, vanilla, oak, grapefruit, and pepper. Mouthfeel is chewy/sticky. Carbonation is medium. Finish is boozy and slightly bitter-sweet. This is a really good DIPA. A little bite, but that just adds to the effect.

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4.47/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 750 ml bottle into a big Founders CBS glass.

Appearance: Pours a somewhat hazy copper amber orange with a moderate amount of carbonation. Solid two fingers of white head that slowly recede into a thin creamy layer. Leaves a good amount of lacing around the glass.

Smell: A big rich and interesting mix of bourbon barrel hints and lots of juicy hops. Big barrel presence up front with hints of bourbon whiskey, oak, wood, and vanilla. Big scent of ripe hops with good hints of citrus grapefruit, pulpy orange peel, tangerine, mango, pineapple, and lemon. Also some earthy hop hints with some grass and pine resin. Subtle malt profile in the background with hints of biscuit, caramel, yeast, and cracker. Also a hint of honey like sweetness. Very good aroma.

Taste: Like it smells, a big and complex taste of bourbon barrel notes and lots of hop esters. Big barrel taste with notes of bourbon whiskey, wood, oak, and some vanilla. Huge hop taste with citrus notes of ripe grapefruit, orange pulp, mango, tangerine, pineapple, and lemon. Earthy and floral hop notes along with some spicy pine resin. Some bready malts come through in the background with notes of biscuit, caramel, grain, cracker, yeast, and a touch of sweet honey. A really complex taste. The barrel elements play with the hops very well. Very good taste.

Mouthfeel: Fairly full bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation. Juicy and chewy. Oily and fairly creamy. Some alcohol heat is felt but its masked by the big hops.

Overall: A really great beer. A barrel aged IPA seemed like an odd idea but it worked really well. The barrel notes and hops blend well and make a very good and unique taste.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,167 ratings
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