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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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5/5  rDev +22.5%

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3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I have had Doom twice at this point. Having been underwhelmed the first time, I decided to wait until my second experience to write the review.

Doom was poured into a snifter with an appearance that was rich in copper color. It produced a slight white head, though it showed little retention. The aroma was boozy with slight hints of the mustiness of hops. The aroma was fairly average for a barrel aged beer. My initial impression on the taste was how boozy the beer tasted. At the front, I received a shot of bitter alcohol almost like getting a mouth full of rubbing alcohol. But then the burn starts to mellow, allowing the detection of vanilla and hints of citrus and coconut. So once you get past the burn, it is a little like a dreamsicle. In the aftertaste, one gets the alcohol more than the citrus. The thick mouthfeel of an imperial IPA is present, but it only helps the burn to stay.

Other have harped on the Backstage Pass beers in the past and I defended them. I did not even mind FMB. This one I could do without.

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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

Cracked for Memorial Day bottle share

A - Orange pour with a frothy white foam head that created a pettern of lacing on the glass. Cloudy look and some visible carbonation is noted.

S - Has very little citrus notes. the barrel aging mellowed the hop profile to a more earthy smell. There are clear notes of wood pulp in the scent, and as it warmed there was a pronounced smell of bourbon.

T - This has a very unique level of mild bitterness to compliment the warming burn in the finish. Really tastes like a dry whiskey cocktail. A buddy who is a whiskey & bourbon drinker found it sublime. The oaken flavor from the aging reserves this well, and mutes the sharp bitterness that would otherwise come from this beer.

M - More of a sipper than I expected, this is a beer to be savored slowly and in my opinion with out food. It is smooth but the complexity does belie a heavy feel.

O - Was heppy to try this and I think I'm just a fan of most of these Founders Backstage Series offerings. I recall this is BBA Double Trouble and if that is true this is very different from that base beer. A true treat for those who enjoy the bourbon notes from aging.

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

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4.44/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Beautiful slightly hazy golden orange with a huge soapy sticky bright white head. All IPA from here. Great nose of fruity and earthy bourbon and barrel. Sweet, sticky hops. Obviously a bit of booze. I had Southern Tiers oak aged double IPA before this and it was just as good. The barrel shows itself a bit more in this beer. This isn't a new style but it might be riding the trend and I'm cool with that because its delicious. All the good flavors of bourbon and barrel with the character of a double IPA. Don't see why this beer isn't getting more love. Can be a tad cloying and sensory overload at times but a great one time treat. Well done.

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4/5  rDev -2%

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,167 ratings
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