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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: a lighter orangish yellow. fairly clear. a small head that leaves a touch of lacing.

Smell: strong hops. i can perceive the alcohol but its not super strong. fairly weak smell for what it is.

Taste: when it was colder it tasted almost just like double trouble. as it warmed the vanilla and bourbon began to mix beautifully with the hops. ends up being a bitter sweet war that plays out nicely

Mouthfeel: a little weird to describe. more bourbony and sweet than any thing else.

Overall: I am glad I got to try this with out going crazy to hunt it down. it was a unique beer and definitely tasty. much better as it warmed than cold.

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared with Paul L. - Thanks Paul!

A - Pale yellowish color with amazing clarity and lots of carbonation. Nice Lace rings finished on the glass but quickly disappear. Almost could resemble a pale ale - amazing finish and look for a 10.0 ABV brew.

S - Bourbon jumps out, some pine and citrus notes expected from the IPA element, caramel, grass.

T - IPA meets bourbon cask ale. This is a very unique brew that blends the two styles nicely.

O - I love that Founders continues to push the envelope with what it does with the back stage series. This isn't for everyone, but damn I love what they are doing with it! Highly drinkable and extremely enjoyable. I'm glad I got to try this.

Notes - I heard the base for this was Double trouble (not sure if true). I Believe this to be true as we enjoyed a double trouble side by side with this which I would recommend. I would also recommend to share this with someone.

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4.51/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Golden mild foggy brew with large lasting foamy soapy off-white head. Lacing is a bit weak...

Relatively fresh hops for being barrel aged. Crisp pine and forward vanilla.

Great bitter vanilla with faded piney hops. Dry, earthy, crisp, easy drinker, very fluid, buttery vanilla feel, low carbonation feel with high press of bubbles. Awesomely bitter and drinkable.

This brew is damn good and needs to be tried by all... Thanks abanton for another great trade! A crisp summer drinker for a damn hot day. Highly recommended.

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4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bought from Maximum Beverage in West Hartford. Poured at fridge temp.

A: Dark copper color, slightly hazy with a relatively thin head that disappears quickly and leaves few traces on the glass.

S: Smells like dark wood and cherries, with the nice bite of hops in the background. You can definitely tell it's been barrel aged. Lots of complex smells here.

T: Much as it smells. cherries, wood, malt, and hops. Leaves a very bright vanilla/cherry taste lingering behind.

M: A bit thick for my liking. Very creamy and delicious, but not the most drinkable beer in the world.

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Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,213 ratings