Founders Double Trouble (2013)

Discussion in 'Beer Releases' started by mjshearer1, Apr 10, 2013.

  1. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Coming soon to a beer store by you:


     
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  2. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    They showed it was being bottled today. Why sit on it for 3 weeks? Makes no sense.
     
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  3. ressling

    ressling Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Arguably one of Founder's most overrated beers in my opinion. I'd much rather throw back a Centennial IPA or All Day IPA
     
  4. JDizzle

    JDizzle Aug 24, 2010 Indiana

    One of my all time favorites!! Can't wait to have a pint at Founder's.
     
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  5. dar482

    dar482 Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Never had it. Founder's is one of my favorite breweries. Can't wait.
     
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  6. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    mjshearer1 is to MI beers releases as Dontcounttoday is to official Three Floyd's releases. Always on top of that shit! MI beers releases will only be official if it comes from The Shear.

    Can't wait for some Double Trouble!
     
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  7. OldBluesNewBrews

    OldBluesNewBrews Oct 25, 2012 New Jersey
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    I work at Troegs and the same thing happens with Nugget Nectar and Mad Elf. We start bottling several weeks before the official release date because we have to produce SO MUCH of those beers. Then we try to send out as much as we can to wholesalers so nobody gets upset that "Joe Shmoe got the beer already, why don't we have it?"

    The three-tier system is unfortunately extremely political
     
  8. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I have all the local breweries flagged on my Facebook for a reason. ;)
     
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  9. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    Ah thank you for that.
     
  10. imfrommichigan

    imfrommichigan Jul 12, 2012 Michigan
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    And for that sir, I thank you.
     
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  11. CellarGimp

    CellarGimp Sep 14, 2011 Missouri

    I like the new timing of this release. It used to happen when I was still flush with Hopslam and had no need. Well, I'm all out of Hopslam. Bring it on.
     
  12. MikeCactusGordon

    MikeCactusGordon Feb 20, 2011 Ohio
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    I was a mere undergraduate BA last time I had this. Looking forward to trying it with my fancy new Graduate palate
     
  13. steebo777

    steebo777 Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    Surprised there's no Founders hate in this thread yet.

    Same here man!
     
  14. aasher

    aasher Jan 27, 2010 Indiana
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    Better than Hopslam!
     
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  15. TheMonkfish

    TheMonkfish Jan 8, 2012 Chad

    People hate Founders? Aside from limited supply of special releases and/or the occasional underwhelming one-off (FMB) I can't think of what problem folks would have with them.

    Double Trouble makes me happy. Then sleepy.
     
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  16. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    I knew I was forgetting something in my original post...

    The hops have really faded off this year. It's infected. KBS. This will be terrible when it's barrel aged as Doom. There's no carbonation. Distribution. Bottle limits. Founders has shady business practices. 1 six pack of Dirty Bastard I bought last year entitles me to 6 cases of this, right? Tickets. Horrendous taplists. MOAR KBS~!

    There. Now that we have the usual suspects out of the way, we can talk about the beer and how awesome it is.
     
  17. Roger85

    Roger85 Aug 24, 2012 Illinois
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    Ive never had this one, so I'm really pumped to try it. It had better not be that hard to find!
     
  18. HopFace

    HopFace Feb 29, 2012 Colorado
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    Wow. I think it's one of their best. It is so easy to drink. I'll be picking up a case for sure. Can't tell it's as high ABV as it is.
     
  19. Bay01

    Bay01 Nov 19, 2008 Illinois

    You forgot "price too high", etc.
     
  20. Synergy87

    Synergy87 Jan 21, 2012 Wisconsin

    You've never had it fresh then, this beer is in my top 5 DIPA's with the likes of Dreadnaught, Heady Topper, Hopslam, and Lupulin Maximus. This is one damn tasty DIPA, especially if you love tangerine's and grapfruits.
     
  21. fredmugs

    fredmugs Aug 11, 2012 Indiana
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    I was just developing my hop head chops last year when I had this and thought it was awesome. As a noob I didn't realize that a lot of beers were seasonal releases. Now that I've had most of the top ranked DIPAs out there I am really looking forward to seeing if the love is still there.
     
  22. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Will I have to run around like a mad man to maybe luck out and get a bottle?
     
  23. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    You shouldn't. I'd put this between Imperial Stout and Backwoods as far as readily available.
     
  24. stickboy1125

    stickboy1125 Jan 28, 2012 Virginia

    It's as easy to get as Breakfast Stout, for me anyway. In the past it's been on shelves for, I'd like to say, 1.5-2 months?? Far easier to aquire than Backwoods (never saw it on shelves last year) or IS (didn't last more than a week or so).
     
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  25. mark14580

    mark14580 Jan 15, 2011 New York

    This is considered a speciality release now and no longer a seasonal so it might not stick around as long as in past years. With that said, should not be hard to find.
     
  26. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    Ah, see, I can still can get Imperial Stout around here (I'm also in home territory) if I put more than two seconds worth of effort in, but we're practically buried in Breakfast Stout to where it's almost just as common as the year rounds. Double Trouble lasts a bit, but I've always found it goes faster than Imperial.
     
  27. claaark13

    claaark13 Nov 29, 2007 Indiana
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  28. otispdriftwood

    otispdriftwood Dec 9, 2011 Colorado
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    So if you work at Troegs, perhaps you can shed some light on the Nugget Nectar question that seems to pop up every year since the brewery moved from Harrisburg to Hershey.
     
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  29. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Haven't tried it, but will likely do so if I can get a bottle.

    How much is a single of the stuff?
     
  30. SawDog505

    SawDog505 Apr 9, 2010 New Hampshire
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    One of the finest DIPA's on this earth. Please come to N.H this year?
     
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  31. morebeersforgeorgia

    morebeersforgeorgia Aug 18, 2012 Mississippi

    not sure if it will help much but im seeing $2.99 per bottle $9.99 per 4-pack down here in GA.
     
  32. Cubatobaco

    Cubatobaco Jan 27, 2013 Virginia
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    I've never had it and look forward to trying it. If it's as readily available as IS was, I should have no problem drinking this until I'm sick of it. :)
     
  33. xanok

    xanok Aug 13, 2009 Connecticut
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    To each their own, but I find Centennial IPA the worst of their year round beers. All Day IPA is great, but DT trumps both handily imo.
     
  34. willbm3

    willbm3 Feb 19, 2010 Massachusetts

    Can't comment on DT, but I REALLY didn't like Centennial. All Day is fine for what it is, it's just overpriced
     
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  35. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    I prefer the Double Trouble over either one of those. I've bought sixers of Centennial 3 different times over the last couple years and was never impressed, I would drink the All Day over Centennial. I suppose it is possible the Centennial I was drinking wasn't fresh.
     
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  36. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    I would have guessed $3, so that's probably about what it'd be here.
     
  37. SerialTicker

    SerialTicker Jun 18, 2012 Michigan

    Not fresh Centennial is unbelievably bad. I had a six pack of it and had four pretty quickly (the beer was already about two months old), and it tasted fine. I then had the other one sit in the fridge for two or three months, and it wound up being a drain pour. It almost tasted ... salty? It was bizarre. Wasn't the same beer at all.

    Centennial > All Day, but I don't like light beers for the most part, so.
     
  38. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    I remember it just didn't have much flavor, with just a little hop taste at the beginning.
     
  39. BostonHops

    BostonHops Sep 21, 2011 Massachusetts

    nah we see plenty of it in our area. someone above equated it to breakfast stout (in terms of quantity) which I would say is more or less accurate. great beer though, looking forward to it.
     
  40. Zbyler

    Zbyler Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    never tried this before but since CT seems to be getting their limited release stuff I hope to try it this year
     
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