Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

Founders DoomFounders Doom
BA SCORE
86.4%
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4.08 w/ 2,117 ratings
Founders DoomFounders Doom
BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,228
Reviews:
461
Ratings:
2,117
Liked:
1,829
Avg:
4.08/5
pDev:
11.52%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
403
Trade:
30
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 2,117 |  Reviews: 461
Photo of stephenlee
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Donkster46
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of The_Kriek_Freak
4.34/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is simply put a great beer. It pours dark amber with a small head. The nose is of sweet malts with a hint of additional bourbon sweetness. The taste is similarly sweet upfront from the malts, followed by some vanilla and of course bourbon. Some booze burn but not in a bad way. Full body with negligible carbonation.

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Photo of ThrewRedButter
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Rusty orange color with a mostly transparent body and three fingers of off-white head

S - American Barleywine smell with iced tea and wet hops with big malty influence. Not a lot of bourbon. Candied orange, grapefruit, pine, herbal hops

T - Bourbon comes through, sweet alcohol, malty, pine, moss, grass, mint, spices, pepper, caramel, toffee, molasses

F - Thick, but not syrupy. Alcohol warmth on each sip, but no burn. A sipper.

O - Unique. Barrel-aging accents intense hop bitterness.

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Photo of JakeScully
4.28/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a hazy golden with a solid white head. Average amount of visible carbonation in the body. Leaves a lot of lacing on the glass.

Bourbon notes are strong and the hoppiness takes a backseat. Mild sweetness from the malt and bourbon. Quite pleasant.

Very smooth bourbon blend. The hop fruintess really hold strong and delivers it flavor. Starts off with note of bourbon, then the hop takes over for a few seconds before more sweet bourbon finishes it off.

Smooth and creamy mouthfeel. Low carbonation with a touch of stickiness. Not hot like one would expect from a bourbon beer does warm nicely though.

Overall an interesting bourbon beer here as its not your typical IPA. The hop citrus and bourbon blended much better than I expected. Would love to get this one again.

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Photo of briantullis1
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of AJmon13
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CFCforlife
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Blackop555
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours golden orange. Short, bubbly, white head that Fades fast.

Smell Citrus, tropical, bourbon, Oaky vanilla and caramel malt.

Citrus peel, orange, tropical and light Pine. Followed by bourbon, Oak, caramel malt. Finish is dry with a Pioneer and light bourbon linger. Medium body and fizzy medium carbonation.

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Photo of taxandbeerguy
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle served cold into a pint glass. Purchased while visiting Niagara Falls, NY.

Appearance - Pours a clear dark shade of gold. Lots of bubbles rise to the impressive finger and a half peak of fluffy and dense white head. Good retention and many bits of lacing stick to the edges of the glass.

Smell - Sweet tropical notes initially with pineapple mango and lychee being the stars. Some pine and earthy notes drop in for a second and that's all covered over a wooden, boozy sub-layer of aroma. Bourbon starts to stand out for with a few whiffs but pretty well hidden. Smells like a big beer, but perhaps not 12.4% ABV big.

Taste - Wood and bourbon come through initially with a brown sugar and caramel sweetness, then some subtle citrus flavors shine. This is more on the bitter end of things with lemon and grapefruit (with a hint of pineapple). Wood flavors and the booze come through at the end with a bitter and boozy finish.

Mouthfeel - Smooth and syrupy, not cloying but might be if you were to drink multiple of these back to back.Astringent woody and somewhat dry finish round it out. Booze warms the back of the throat quite nicely.

Overall - a tasty DIPA with barrel aging introduced quite nicely, subtle yet not overly so as to question the why? Doom is anything but it's namesake (unless you were to drink many of these in a sitting), but simply a well crafted DIPA with the intensity (and alcohol) ramped up to 11. Certainly worth a try.

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Photo of Coho11
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mjc3151
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Goofster
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Jerk_Store
3.9/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Greasy
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Pens1967
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pstam87
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of scottyshades
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SpaethJam
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DemoniChris
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Dentist666
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours clear amber/orange beer with perfect off-white head, long retention.
Smell - tropical, marmelade, oak, dank.
Taste - well-balanced between DIPA and wood-aged characters.
Full-bodied, boozy, soft carbonation, smooth.
Masterpiece.

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Photo of Hayley_86
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 86.4% out of 100 with 2,117 ratings
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