Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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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
Ratings:
1,879
Reviews:
391
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
Wants:
179
Gots:
358
For Trade:
32
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Photo of VABA
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of seedyone
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

From bottle at home. Bottled 4/25/17. My first impression was I was experiences a barleywine. Texture, sweetness & a 12.4% ABV, sure seemed like that to me. Those that are wanting a hop experience will need to look further as this is way low in the hopiness realm.

Appearance wise It's a deep golden, clear, full bodied with a slight head that leaves a vague lacing. Methinks a warming will benefit the venture, but since it's disappearing so quickly we may not get there...with this glass. I'll simply have to get another.

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Photo of Hopfenpeter
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sully6307
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Sparty1224
3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brief Review:

O: Looks, smells and tastes just like I remember it from the original release in 2012. Essentially BA Double Trouble, this beer comes of super aggressively hoppy and boozy from the start. Not much mellow from the barrels, just seems to add a sweet, boozy character. I was not a huge fan of it back then, and it certainly doesn't impress me now.

Recommendation: Will be one of the weaker Barrel-Aged Series beers for Founder's this year. Proceed with caution.

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

A-orange gold in color with a fingers worth of creamy white head

S-caramel malt, citrus, tropical fruits, bourbon, and oak

T-bourbon and vanilla, citrus, tropical fruits, oak, and boozy heat

M-medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall a bit on the hot side but a still drinkable DIPA

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Photo of Rammed96
2.93/5  rDev -28.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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

Photo of darktronica
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GratefulBeerGuy
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/27/17. Opened on 6/18/17 12 oz. Bottle

A hazy, electric apricot color with a thick, cream colored head. Holds tight. Good lace.

The aroma is very complex and interesting, with a big boozy tingle, vodka, cask barrel vanillaband oak like aroma. Old furniture and tropical, zesty, peppery hops. Pineapple, pepper and a hint of citrus to the hop aroma as well.

The flavor starts off with a boozy heat, vodka and bourbon from the cask barrel aging which also brings in the classic vanilla sweetness with hints of oak. The hops are bold byt slightly muted from the barage of malty cask flavors. Grapefruit and pineapple pops out most from the hops, a bit tropical with hits of pepper and zesty spice thst seems hot with the big 12.4 % booze.

The mouthfeel is sharp, peppery and boozy hot to start, becomes medium with a juicy feel and then dry and sharp again with a boozy tingle. Complex, slightly harsh but also a true sipper.

This one is a beast. Proceed with caution.

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Photo of TooGood
3.98/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dcbeers
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of akopczyk
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewsOverHoes
4.22/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 OZ bottle poured into pint glass.

Pours a golden-copper-orange, light off white head, lingers for a decent time.
On the nose a huge pine, some booze, lemon, grapefruit, sweet malts.
Very similar in taste. Pine needles soaked in top shelf bourbon. More citrus (grapefruit rind), touch of lemon, the sweet malt keeps the hops in check, fierce bourbon finish. This was a really enjoyable beer, I think it would age well.

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Photo of russpowell
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours an effervescent peach color with 2 fingers of eggshell colored head. Above average lacing & head retention

S: Mango & cakeyness, then tangerine & orange peel

T: Follows the nose, tangerine, papaya & a little grapefruit & just a little smooth Bourbon up front. Bourbon warmth, a little oakyness, a little bit of citrus & some vanilla as it warms. Finishes with grapefruit, oaky dryness, a touch of vanilla

MF: Fairly thick, restrained carbonation , pretty good balance

Interesting take on the style, not a good as I hoped though

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Photo of megapyro6
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I wasn't sure about this one going in, but picked up a single bottle for about $4-5. I'm glad I did.

Pours a copper-orange color with creamy head.

Aroma is oak and vanilla from the barrel with some caramel and some non-descript hoppiness. A little heat and booze in the smell, but I can't tell if it's from the barrel or the beer.

Tastes of oak and vanilla and light bourbon. There is a good backbone of solid earthy hoppiness and toffee like sweetness. Smells boozier than it tastes. The alcohol is really hidden well.

The mouthfeel is thick and slick. It's creamy, but not cloying. There's a touch of drying astringency from the oak and hops toward the end.

Overall this is pretty tasty. Probably closer to a barleywine in my opinion. The hop bitterness is there, but the aroma and flavor is dominated by the barrel and malt. Still quite good. I'd have this again.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DaveCash
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ledouge
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of dexterk1
3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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