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:
1,895
Reviews:
396
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.52%
 
 
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179
Gots:
365
For Trade:
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Photo of Dwreck
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of avisong
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of philbe311
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmg480
3.61/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of 98green
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SHDoyle
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Description: Golden color, a little darker than apple juice, with minimal head or lacing and a crystal clear appearance. Overall, the smell is a bit muted with bourbon/oak being the most prominent aroma. There's some fruit as well, tropical - maybe mango. You can really smell the booze on this, which isn't surprising. Taste is a little underwhelming. Not as much bourbon as I expected or a typical, hoppy, bitter IPA finish. Feel is like an IPA but a bit thicker and with less carbonation.

Suggested food pairing: Guacamole

If you like this beer than you should also try: Devil Dancer

Overall: 3.75 (This beer is good but I would not likely drink it again) I found this one kind of underwhelming. The idea of a barrel-aged IPA has always seemed a little off to me and I don't know that barrel aging really complements the style. There were some good elements to this but I feel like it got lost somewhere.

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Photo of dbl_delta
4.48/5  rDev +9.8%
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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Photo of IckyT2012
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GarbageMan10
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of mafrick17
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

Photo of polopaul20
4.41/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of tlema1
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

L: crystal clear, orange copper color, thin head minimal lacing
S: oak, vanilla, some hops
T: mix of bitterness and sweetness
F: hot finish
O: I'm glad I tried it, but I won't revisit

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Photo of flaskman
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a bottle into a beer glass. Clear orange with a decent head. It smells great. The first impression was sweetness, a little vanilla forward with good bourbon taste with a decent hoppy background. I enjoy bourbon barrel aged beer. I enjoy DIPAs. I like barley wines that are not too sweet or flat. This tasted like a marriage of all of that. I enjoyed every sip and was glad that I purchased 2 - 4 packs. The friend that I shared it with also enjoyed it very much. Not a mind blower but a solid barrel aged beer that is different but they pulled it off in style.

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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

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