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Founders Doom | Founders Brewing Company

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4.08/5
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2,153 Ratings
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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:
#2,292
Reviews:
472
Ratings:
2,153
pDev:
11.27%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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180
Gots:
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Ratings: 2,153 |  Reviews: 472
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

Photo of shelby415
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WickedBeer
4.52/5  rDev +10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BSiegs
4.36/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Great looking beer. Amber to orange in color with excellent clarity. Fluffy, off white foam, a slight orange hue, with excellent retention and lacing. The aroma is bourbon and oak first, the barrel is prominent. Additional notes of pine, citrus, dank, vanilla, caramel. A nicely balanced aroma with the hops, malt, and barrel all vying for your attention. On taste, the piney, citrusy hops hit first. Then come big waves of bourbon, oak, and an alcohol heat. A lingering hop bitterness keep the DIPA present, even when the barrel notes become primary. Medium body, moderate carbonation, and extremely creamy & smooth. Again, there is a strong lingering alcohol heat. Overall, an excellent brew, really enjoying this!

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

Photo of OtisCampbell007
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of vabeerguy
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Humm... something intriguing and tasty about this, but not in a normal way. Almost a boozy, syrup drink, but makes you want to keep trying it. 12 OZ is just about enough

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Photo of LeftHanded666
4.21/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.23/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Fremont small snifter. Pours a medium coppery amber with a fine two finger off-white head with good retention and lots of lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, light citrus hops, vanilla and bourbon. Flavor is mild caramel malt, citrus and piney hops, lemon and grapefruit, bourbon and oaky vanilla; boozy. Hop bitterness builds into a resinous citrus and pine hop bomb of a finish. Medium bodied with light creaminess. The aroma was classic triple IPA bordering on barleywine profile, but the caramel and fruit flavors associated with barleywines do not show up somewhat in the taste, which is much more alpha hop and barrel influenced. Perhaps the smell led me to expect more rich malt presence, but this really is, as advertised and big, big barreled IPA. Good citrus fruit flavors and the hops are interesting although they have lost most of their herbal character in aging in the barrel. A bit hot, but developed more deep fruit flavors and some light toffee as I delved into the glass. Big and hoppy with good barrel character. The price point was pretty impressive for an IPA of this size, thanks.

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Photo of smcolw
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Given the high alcohol, I expected little from the head but, while small, it holds up and leaves impressive rings of lace. The liquid is lightly cloudy with a dark gold color.

Low or sweet caramel to the nose. Almost like a pale barley wine.

The flavor is like a barley wine as well except for a well balanced hop presence for bitterness. The finish is literally bitter and sweet. Good carbonation against the obviously thick body. The flavor masks the 12.4% abv, making this a deceptively potent beer. I get rum soaked raisins, salted caramel, and black pepper in the taste. A truly superior beer worth seeking out.

This is one of the great beers in the world, imho.

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Photo of Spikester
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Clear orange gold with four fingers of long lasting bone color head. Swathes of dense fine bubble lace.
Smell is oak rich malts with hop resins and a kiss of vanilla.
Taste is similar to the nose but with the hops more up front.
Mouthfeel is full with good carbonation. Finish is dry and mostly bitter.
Overall a really big beer that is very tasty.

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Photo of jduprey007
3.52/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JLK7299
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JonSchwartz
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Founders Doom from Founders Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 2,153 ratings
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