Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

Founders DoomFounders Doom
BA SCORE
86.4%
Liked This Beer
4.08 w/ 2,120 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:
#2,228
Reviews:
462
Ratings:
2,120
Liked:
1,831
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
405
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,120 |  Reviews: 462
Photo of MGoeltz
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of acmurphy696
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Doom is a great looking beer with a nice head and a fantastic reddish amber color. It possesses a strong flavor with probably a too much of a tilt towards the bitterness. That bitterness lingers on the way down. That's okay for me, but I would have liked slightly more balance.

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

Photo of onlymurderers
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of ohiobeer29
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of denver10
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of travelguy
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of meanmutt
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of SmangTown
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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

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

Photo of kwkdmk
3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BFCarr
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2017 from growler. Tastes more like a strong ale than a barrel aged DIPA. I get the vanilla notes and it's very smooth for 12%. But the very bitter DIPA and the bourbon notes are masked. Very drinkable, just not what I expected.

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Photo of buzzy
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AlexFreudenberg
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kbret
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Carmel and bourbon. Very sweet.... Vanilla comes through tremendously. Founders is on to something here.... rrally kike how the bournon rolls to the back....

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Photo of runeatdrink
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JoeK89
3.49/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2017 vintage. 12.4% abv. I'd consider this a bit of a disappointment. Not as barrel forward as I expected, especially when chilled. This is one you need to drink at closer to room temperature. Taste is what you'd expect from a founders DIPA, bitter, some oak from the barrel, not too sweet, slight booze. Definitely drinkable for the abv but it didn't stand out.

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Photo of MNAle
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bottled on 4/28/17. Opened on 5/27/2017. 12 oz bottle to 1 pint wine-style glass.
Aroma of caramel, whiskey, with after a short time some piney and citrus aroma is also present, and in the end the whiskey dominates. Color of clear amber, rising bubbles, to a tall tan/off-white head that becomes a bubbly cap fairly quickly. Lacing on the glass from where I tipped it. Smooth body and feel, feels somewhat flat (i.e. little or no carbonation to the feel). Caramel and whiskey in the intitial taste, it starts to get a little sweet, but as soon as it does, the bitterness in the middle puts a quick stop to that. Nicely balanced between the barrel / whiskey flavors, the malty sweetness, and the hops bittering. The finish is where the bittering dominates, but still the initial flavors linger as well. Alcohol (beyond the whiskey flavors) is not overbearing in the taste or aftertaste despite the very big ABV. This is a unique beer. On its own merits, this is very enjoyable and, as I said, unique. I'll drink one 4 pack over the next weeks and put the other in the cellar to see how it does with a bit of age on it.

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Photo of T-Sizzle
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Doom had good color, and smell. I thought the taste was more boozy than hoppy. I love bourbon barrel stouts and I love IPA's, so I thought it would be a match made in heaven! Don't get me wrong, it was good but not divine. The buzz was better than the beer, so KBS is still the king of Founders in my opinion.

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Photo of Hayes86
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mpmsu2003
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ernieb
4.74/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Beautiful copper-gold pour. Intense sweet smell. Hits you immediately with strong hops, sweetness, and bourbon, with a bit of vanilla. I've had some of the highest rated IPAs, but none match my palate better than this. For me, highly underrated, which is why I'm offering the rare review. Was hoping this would be as good as the original, and it is. Time to finish the rest of the bottle...

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 2,120 ratings
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