Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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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): 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:
#2,600
Reviews:
496
Ratings:
2,227
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
185
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 2,227 |  Reviews: 496
Photo of Vaulmas
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chriswjr
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dsa7783
3.63/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Morris Tap and Grill. Pours a golden effervescent hue with minimal frothing. Mellow aroma replete with hints of citrus and grapefruit. Similar overall flavor profile.

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Photo of stevem1206
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hman43
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Look: It pours clear and golden with an off white head. Head retention is good.

Smell: It has citrus, bourbon, and alcohol aromas up front. There are also notes of bread and caramel in the background.

Taste: There are sharp citrus flavors with bourbon and wood. The alcohol is quite noticeable. The is also a bit of syrup flavor and floral elements.

Feel: It is quite heavy with a slick feeling to it. The alcohol warming in quite strong with a slight bit being hot. This is definitely a sipping beer.

Overall, the flavors are complex but the alcohol is a bit boozy and slightly hot.

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Photo of Brent_B
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of VashonGuy
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

What an interesting beer! This one refuses to be pigeon-holed. Don't expect a typical DIPA. It's really more like a light barleywine. There are plenty of hops, but they are balanced with light caramel and oak and bourbon. As far as BBA beers go, the bourbon presence in this beer is mild. Not recommended for style purists. It reminds me a bit of DFH Burton Baton, although they aren't identical at all.

I liked it.

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

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.46/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of FLima
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazy amber orange color with a thick off-white head with great retention and leaving strong laces.
Aroma with predominant notes of mild bourbon, vanilla, oak and lychees.
Flavor is more interesting with notes of chocolate-cocoa, bourbon, lots of spices, especially vanilla, orange marmalade and resin. Dry and bitter aftertaste.
Bordering full body with appropriate carbonation. They have slaved its 12% abv. Well done.
Me like it. Very complex and flavorful with no notes shadowing the recipe. Oak and bourbon are delicate. Almost an American Barley Wine without the dark notes. I felt a lot of cocoa upfront with bourbon and oak on the background.

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Photo of dannycohen62
3.28/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of buzzedup
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wolvmar
4.32/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pour: yellow-orange with a lots of white head that slowly ebbs leaving a web of lacing as you drink. Really attractive beer.
Aroma: Not a lot of aroma given it’s an imperial IPA and BB aged. Maybe my sniffer is dead tonight!
Taste: hop/malt forward, bourbon, citrus, maybe some vanilla, some honey like sweetness. Reminds me of Hopslam with bourbon on top.
Mouthfeel: really good balance of malty thickness, just enough carbonation to make it an IPA not just a BB aged Stout feel.
This beer grows on me as I drink it. Smooth, hop citrus, bitterness and bourbon are well balanced. Really interesting and surpringlt easy to drink. Highly recommend it.

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Photo of Grovejr20
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DanJ1979
4.49/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ER527
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of petrusek23
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of kmulder
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of morrowd3
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Snowcrash000
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a deep, dark amber coloration with a medium off-white head leaving a spiderweb of lacing on the glass after a little swirl. Smells predominantly of vanilla and bourbon with a certain. slightly piney citrus aroma overshadowed by all the vanilla and bourbon. Taste follows the nose, the vanilla is strong in this one. There are also notes of citrus, pine, oak, caramel malts and bourbon, with quite a bit of bitterness coming through in the aftertaste. While it hides its ABV quite well, there is a slight, hot boozyness to it. I'm conflicted about this. It's not bad, but I'm really not sure if I want vanilla bourbon notes in my piney citrus DIPA. Does everything really need to aged in barrels? I think I'll stick to stouts for barrel aging and enjoy my DIPAs fresh and fruity.

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Photo of addiwilliams
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BEER88
3.87/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Bruno74200
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

L - lightly hazy with a three fingers head

S - bourbon, caramel, citrus, pine resin

T - bourbon, orange, grapefruit, herbal bitterness, vanilla, caramel. Very few sweetness compare to the bitterness. Some mineral notes. Orange blossom

M - medium carbonation, a bit sirupy

O - A very nice barrel aged dipa. At 12% it almost flirts with barleywine territory but it's really really not boozy for the abv. I think I'll feel it quite soon

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Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,227 ratings