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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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Ratings: 2,153 |  Reviews: 472
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of lemmy187
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GbVDave
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Served in a snifter at Founders 8/15/09.

Listed on the chalkboard as 10%

A: Served a pale golden color with a tiny whisp of bright white head. After about a minute all that remained was a thin skim that left a small amount of specky lace.

S: Holy hops and alcohol! Very booze centered aromas with the welcome addition of tropical fruit.

T: See above. Very hop and alcohol forward. Hop aromas tended towards the tropical side with mango and pineapple with a nice dose of fresh cut grass.

M: Sweet and smooth, at first, with a big bitter, hot, and dry alcohol feel that comes on huge in the finish.

D: Definitely a sipper, but great nonetheless!

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

I like founders beers but don't go crazy for them, dirty and backwoods bastards being my favorite, kbs is good too but not all its raved up to be. Doom however i feel is well worth searching out IF you enjoy barrel aged beers, if not leave them for me! Definatley the best barrel aged beer that wasnt a stout or darker heavier bodied beer.

appearence is inviting, a little on the light side for an ipa, filtered
smell on the sweet side, barrel age is apparent, but lacks hop aroma
taste is very SOLID again the barrel age comes to the fore front and the hops dont surface until the aftertaste and even then are more on the moderate low side.

overall i think this a great beer and hope to find a few more bottles of it somewheres!

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3.95/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Happy Father's day to me!

A: A dark amber color, very hazy, but with a large white head.

S: First whiff if tropical fruit with peach and pineapple, followed by vanilla, a touch of booze, and more fruitiness.

T: Lots of bourbon in the taste. Bourbon, oak and vanilla come out right away, then the flavor of tropical fruit comes in with pineapple, and orange zest. The finish is earthy bitterness, and a touch of vanilla. It does hide the alcohol fairly well.

M: Medium thick feel, with fairly high carbonation, and a significant bitter cling to it.

O: Overall, I am not sure if I am convinced that the tropical fruitiness of the hops melds with the bourbon character. It is good, but it's a lot of competing flavors, rather than flavors melding together. Good, interesting, but not outstanding.

"What, will the line stretch out to the crack of doom?"

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4/5  rDev -2%

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3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

750mL bottle from IAmJacksHopTongue (much appreciate the hook-up!). Bottle date apparently rubbed off but it aint all that old. Served in a Founders snifter.

Pours a hazy straw yellow with a finger and a half near white head. The head neither lingers nor laces.

The bourbon is fainter on the nose than expected. I get a little more piney and citrus hops mixed with the oaky bourbon and sugary sweetness.

Tastes is very interesting. At first it hits the typical IPA notes of pine, oranges and wet grass but almost immediately the bourbon heat rushes in. Bourbon, orange peel, resinous pine, butterscotch, vanilla-tinged oak, wet grass, leather, cracker, pepper and a pretty heavy handed bite of booze. It goes back and forth between the IPA notes and the bourbon, with a slightly different blend each sip. It drinks a tad hot.

Mildly slick medium body with fairly soft carbonation. Lingering dry bitter bourbon hop finish.

I wasn't sure what to think about this counter untuitive blend at first but I grew to like it more as I drank it and got my mind wrapped around it. A unique experience but I couldn't see myself coming back to it much if it were available. It's just a little too hot (despite the fact that I have no issues with the likes of Mephistopheles or 120 Minute) and although the IPA and bourbon are tasty, it seemed a bit disjointed to me.

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4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This a barrel-aged version of Double Trouble. The barrel aging smooth some of the hop bitterness in a very enjoyable manner. Makes the more resiny notes in the DT settle down and promtes the more floral and smoother hop resins shine through. Barrel aging seems to bring more of the malty sweetness and the depths of the malt to the forfront which IMO seems to make an even more drinkable brew than the original version. Mouthfeel is smooth and as it warms becomes even more enjoyable and easy-going. Kudos to the Founder's folks for continuing their exploration of big beers and spins-offs of their classics.

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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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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

25.4oz bottle. Pours a cloudy orangey brown color with over an inch of thick white head. Lots of lacing. Wow, unique aroma. Butterscotch, sweet juicy citrus, vanilla, and booze. The taste is booze and butterscotch up front. Almost like that classy liqueur, Buttershots, but better. Oak, citrus hops and vanilla as well. Boozey, buttery, oaky finish. Bitter orange peel at the end. Heavy, creamy mouthfeel with lots of carbonation. Quite a unique tasting Imperial. Overall, damn good and worth seeking out.

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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

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4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Founders makes great stuff!

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4/5  rDev -2%

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,153 ratings
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