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:
1,673
Reviews:
335
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
12.01%
 
 
Wants:
178
Gots:
301
For Trade:
31
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4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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4.11/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

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4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 750ml capped brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Purchased at WIne Warehouse (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Hazy peach golden with 1/2 finger of off-white head with decent retention and a few spots of lacing.

S: Coconut, bourbon, pineapple, and medium caramel malts. Hopping gives more pine and grapefruit but it is sweetened with the barrel notes.

T: Flavor is great, reminiscent of Allagash Curieux when fresh with big coconut, vanilla, oak, and bourbon notes merging with light citrus and pine hop components. There is plenty of sweeter caramel character as well with some bready pale maltiness. Not too much booze but enough alcohol character to get your attention. Bitterness is medium to medium-high.

M: Lush without being heavy with even carbonation and overall slick, oily feel in the finish.

O: Doom is an unsung beer with stellar BB notes on top of a balanced DIPA leaving a lot of really interesting flavor combos.

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5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

The most amazing beer I've ever had! No hyperbole, it blew my socks off

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.84/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very strong and bitter first enter the mouth, getting better after more zips. A little fruity flavor hiding in under the bourbon note.

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4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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3.86/5  rDev -5.4%
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4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
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4.81/5  rDev +17.9%
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Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
4.08 out of 5 based on 1,673 ratings.
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