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Discussion in 'Beer News & Releases' started by mjshearer1, Apr 10, 2013.
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They showed it was being bottled today. Why sit on it for 3 weeks? Makes no sense.
Arguably one of Founder's most overrated beers in my opinion. I'd much rather throw back a Centennial IPA or All Day IPA
One of my all time favorites!! Can't wait to have a pint at Founder's.
Never had it. Founder's is one of my favorite breweries. Can't wait.
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!
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
I have all the local breweries flagged on my Facebook for a reason.
Ah thank you for that.
And for that sir, I thank you.
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.
I was a mere undergraduate BA last time I had this. Looking forward to trying it with my fancy new Graduate palate
Surprised there's no Founders hate in this thread yet.
Same here man!
Better than Hopslam!
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.
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.
Ive never had this one, so I'm really pumped to try it. It had better not be that hard to find!
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.
You forgot "price too high", etc.
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.
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.
Will I have to run around like a mad man to maybe luck out and get a bottle?
You shouldn't. I'd put this between Imperial Stout and Backwoods as far as readily available.
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).
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.
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.
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.
Haven't tried it, but will likely do so if I can get a bottle.
How much is a single of the stuff?
One of the finest DIPA's on this earth. Please come to N.H this year?
not sure if it will help much but im seeing $2.99 per bottle $9.99 per 4-pack down here in GA.
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.
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.
Can't comment on DT, but I REALLY didn't like Centennial. All Day is fine for what it is, it's just overpriced
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.
I would have guessed $3, so that's probably about what it'd be here.
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.
I remember it just didn't have much flavor, with just a little hop taste at the beginning.
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.
never tried this before but since CT seems to be getting their limited release stuff I hope to try it this year