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Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at the Founders tap takeover at Novare. $6.50 for an 8 oz. pour

A: Pours a golden color with a fingers worth of head that lasts for a good while

S: Much like double trouble with the citrusy and floral hops, but with an added dimension of vanilla and oak. Alcohol comes through a bit, but not bad for 12+%

T: Citrusy and earthy hops come out first, quickly followed by the vanilla and oak from the barrels. The barrels take out a lot of the bitterness and makes it more sweet, but you can tell it's still a DIPA

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Smooth

O: The regular double trouble is better IMO, but this adds a nice dimension of vanilla and oak. If you like BBA hop-heavy beers that take out a bit of bitterness from the original, this one might suit your style

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a golden copper with a bright white head. Decent lacing. Aroma of bourbon, toasted oak, vanilla, and faint notes of earthy hops. Sweet malts, vanilla and charred oak hit the palate first followed by nice hoppy bitterness. Nice warmth from the 10% ABV. Finishes dry with great bourbon aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full bodied with little carbonation. Overall a quality barrel aged DIPA (Double Trouble if I'm not mistaken). Well balanced and well crafted, Founders continues to impress!

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The barrel aging makes it rare, but I didn't find it particularly exceptional. It is a very good beer, with an excellent balance between hops, malt, and subtle barrel notes. But there is a kind of mystique and hype around this beer that I don't feel it lives up to. Can a beer be too complex? That might be part of what I get here. Have difficulty picking out distinct elements in the nose (initially all I could smell was sanitizer on the glass and it was too cold - which is a serving issue, not a beer issue). There is a bready note, some vanilla, some woodiness, and a muddle of citrus, tropical fruit, and pine resin. The bourbon really comes out in the nose as it warms.

Mouthfeel leaves a bit of graininess on the tongue and some boozy warmth. Surprisingly, the bourbon character isn't as present in the taste. Not as drying as you might expect.

Overall, I enjoyed it and I'm glad to have had a chance to try it, but I wouldn't jump through hoops to get it.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,156 ratings
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