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Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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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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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark amber coloration with a medium off-white head leaving a spiderweb of lacing on the glass after a little swirl. Smells predominantly of vanilla and bourbon with a certain. slightly piney citrus aroma overshadowed by all the vanilla and bourbon. Taste follows the nose, the vanilla is strong in this one. There are also notes of citrus, pine, oak, caramel malts and bourbon, with quite a bit of bitterness coming through in the aftertaste. While it hides its ABV quite well, there is a slight, hot boozyness to it. I'm conflicted about this. It's not bad, but I'm really not sure if I want vanilla bourbon notes in my piney citrus DIPA. Does everything really need to aged in barrels? I think I'll stick to stouts for barrel aging and enjoy my DIPAs fresh and fruity.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 5/3/17. 12oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a burnt golden with nice clarity and transparency; bubbles racing upwards; small off-white head that slowly falls leaving great thick retention and nice lacing. The aromas are citrus and malt forward. Lots of orange with some hints of caramel. The bourbon characteristics aren't noticeable in the aroma department. The flavors are bold. More orange and grapefruit leading the way. Hints of lemon and pine. Some caramel and toffee in the mix. Some oak characteristics. Not a ton of bourbon flavors. It's slightly hot with some alcohol notes, but I can't tell if it's coming from the bourbon or from it's from just being a high gravity beer. Strong malt backbone with a solid hop bitterness. Possibly some rye and black pepper in the mix. Slightly spicy. Bittersweet. It's ultimately balanced despite having an alcohol presence. Dangerously drinkable. Mouthfeel is very nice. It's full-bodied with moderate to active carbonation. It's very fluffy and slightly slick. Makes for a nice sipper.

This is a solid brew. I wasn't sure what to expect, but it's ultimately enjoyable stuff. The bourbon characteristics are subtle, but are noticeable in the flavor department. Once again, this one is dangerously drinkable. Well crafted stuff. It's fun to drink.

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3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,169 ratings
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