Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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Founders DoomFounders Doom

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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4/5  rDev -2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Bright sunny orange in body with big, fluffy head that lasts. Aroma of sweet citrus syrup and stinging alcohol. Tastes of caramel, citrus syrup, booze, and aftertaste of elephant peanuts. Medium chewy body with light carbonation. The hops seemed to have disappeared in this bottle. Good but that not good.

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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

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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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3.82/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

No bottle date that I could find. Appearance is fairly clear, apricot color, with a one-finger white head that dissipates quickly. Not an appearance to make one cower in fear. Aroma is nice: pleasant citrus hops: mango and peachy, with a subtle buttery bourbon in the background. So subtle I probably wouldn't have noticed it in a double-blind test. Taste is bitter up-front, reminiscent of grapefruit. Sweetness comes next, sort of a standard malty IIPA-type sweetness. The finish is challenging: fairly bitter, almost disagreeable. No real bourbon to speak of, even as it warms. Mouthfeel is light-medium in texture and carbonation. Overall it's a bittersweet beer (more bitter than sweet) that is woefully lacking in any bourbon characteristic. Disappointing entry into Founders Backstage Series, and it's hard to believe that 14 months of age is to blame.

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4/5  rDev -2%

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

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4.67/5  rDev +14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This was our tasting group second time tasting Doom. The first time we tasted it; it was fairly fresh and had a kick you in the head over powering Bourbon hit to it. This bottle had been aged for about a year and in that time it had a chance to mellow out a bit. This turned out to have a great effect on the beers drinkability. Big improvement, and made a great beer ever better. Our group has had a number of Founder's brews, and overall we feel as a group that this is probably one of the best brewers in the Country.

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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 2,088 ratings.
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