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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Photo of TallSaint
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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

750ml bottle (from a Piggly Wiggly in Alabama, btw), poured into a Duvel tulip.

A: Clear deep orange body beneath an inch of fine off-white froth. Great retention and lacing.

S: Major bourbon, vanilla, oak, and (rather distant) citrus hops. It's all about the barrel, and the barrel is great.

T: Rich, luscious bourbon: vanilla, coconut, and spicy booze. Some grapefruit and herbal hops accentuate the woodiness and heady bourbon. Long, bittersweet finish. Terrific.

M:Thick, rich, creamy. Lovely.

O: My expectations honestly weren't high for this one, but it really blew me away. Not a DIPA by any means, but one of the better barrel-aged American Strongs I've had in a long while.


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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Photo of thedoubler55
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: A nice darker amber color, a little bit transparent, a nice off white head at the top that left some nice lacing around the glass as you drank it.

S: Strong Hop notes up front slight hint of malts, the barrel is definitely present, good notes of brown sugar and vanilla, wild nose for an DIPA.

T: Almost exactly like the nose but more of malt taste, that hops are present and have smokey taste to it, the vanilla and barley is present.

M: Full bodied brew, with a good amount of carbonation, nice stickyness to it as well

O: This was a very good brew from Founder's although high abv the alcohol was hidden and the beer tasted fresh.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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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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4/5  rDev -2%

Photo of themind
2.46/5  rDev -39.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Ok the beer looks good when poured into a glass with a rich thick head. The aroma is strange but not totally unattractive. The taste...well this bourbon bomb is not my cup of tea. The hop character in nonexistent and the aftertaste is repulsive. This is the perfect beer if your stranded in the Congo and are being eaten alive by insects as this insect repellant of a beer would save you. I should have buried this in the back yard as a time capsule for generations to discover in the future to see just how far civilization has come.

Bottom Line: taste test this against a can of raid!

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3/5  rDev -26.5%

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3.25/5  rDev -20.3%

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Photo of Wukk
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A nice look to it, but a little bit lighter than I expected. Lighter shade than Double Trouble. The brilliant smell of Double Trouble is still there, but it is masked. Hops give way to stronger notes of bourbon. The taste is much the same as the smell, bourbon and the extreme hop character that Double Trouble originally exhibits blend together very pleasantly. Bourbon seems to take the lead in the finish, before the hoppy bitterness returns in the aftertaste. Pine is hard to find in there.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,078 ratings.
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