Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Founders Brewing Company
Michigan, United States
foundersbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Previously known as Hand of Doom.

Added by CRJMellor on 02-01-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
1,652
Reviews:
330
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
12.04%
 
 
Wants:
176
Gots:
282
For Trade:
30
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Ratings: 1,652 |  Reviews: 330
Photo of Mikecd234
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mcrawford
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Benish
3.82/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of threeviews
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Poured from a 750ml bottle (2017 vintage...no specific freshness date) into a Rastal Teku 2.0 glass.

A - First pour from the large bottle reveals a beautiful deep honey gold with a off white, creamy, 1-finger head. (5.0)

S - Oh, wow...this is elegant! Coconut, citrus (orange and yellow grapefruit), vanilla and a floral/honeysuckle aroma all bloom in equal proportions. The aroma does not reveal the fact that bourbon barrels were used to age this beauty. (5.0)

T - The presence of the spirit is much more prominent in the flavor but never the dominant player...it sits nicely between the citrusy character of the beer and the wood from the cask. Bourbon hits first followed by the floral and citrus components imparted by the beer with the barrel (vanilla and coconut) finishing things off nicely (5.0)

M - This is where Doom shines...full, creamy mouthfeel that finishes dry courtesy of the hop bitterness and oak tannins. (5.0)

O - Like others in this style, there is nothing to find fault with this beer. I absolutely adore Oak/Barrel aged IPAs and wish there were more on the market. Burton Baton (Dogfish Head), White Oak Jai Alai (Cigar City), Hop Crisis (21st Amendment)* and Rumble (Great Divide)* are some (and perhaps all) of the great wood-aged IPAs that I have enjoyed. Not only can you add Doom to that list, but the complexity of aromas/flavors make this nothing short of perfect! Doom stands to be the epitome for this (unsung style) which features the beer and barrel complimenting one another rather than either one dominating. This is really enjoyable to consume and is a good deal @$10.99 for a 750ml bottle of a barrel-aged, 12.4% ABV beer. I hope I can find more before they disappear! (5.0)
*Sadly, these are no longer available

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Photo of VonZipper
3.52/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Giggy
4.35/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Campian
4.46/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Feldpausch
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Muss42
4.29/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Gobearswalter34
4.48/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

L- Pours a clear, amber, blonde with lots of carbonation. HAS A CREAMY, ONE-FINGER, OFF-WHITE HEAD.
S- Smells of oak, bourbon barrel and slight hop.
T- Mostly dominated by the bourbon oak, and vanilla. Bitterness from hop is detectable, not as much as the malt. Bourbon lovers dream of an IPA.
F- Definite warming feeling from the oak. Full-bodied IPA.
O- Bourbon dominant in which I was expecting to be more subtle, however very tasty!

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Photo of Buck_Jones
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Loogs
3.16/5  rDev -22.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of fishermanrobb
4.47/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hey bourbon lovers dream.

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Photo of fern22
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jaydoc
3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of YalovaIA
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Richter525
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Prost76
4.33/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shopk
4.23/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sposter4
4.44/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Nat1975
4.25/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JimmyShaker1
4.43/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of beeragate
3.02/5  rDev -25.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

Photo of onespartan
4.24/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 1,652 ratings.
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