Release Founders Double Trouble (2013)

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  1. adamant1912

    adamant1912 Disciple (371) Jan 10, 2010 Michigan
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    Ah for sure, hopefully it won't be on that few week aged when released!
     
  2. TheBigEast

    TheBigEast Initiate (0) Oct 21, 2004 New York
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    Founders has been having a problem with the ink they use to date their bottles. They are aware of the problem and attempting to solve it.
     
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  3. johnsonni

    johnsonni Initiate (165) Dec 27, 2012 North Carolina
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    All day IPA is gross IMO...would much rather get myself some daytime IPA if I'm going with a sessionable IPA
     
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  4. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I find Daytime a waste of money and below average personally. All Day IPA fresh or Short's Prolonged Enjoyment take the cake for me.
     
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  5. johnsonni

    johnsonni Initiate (165) Dec 27, 2012 North Carolina
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    I'd love to try the short's and at the end of the day...I'd rather enjoy a full IPA
     
  6. mjshearer1

    mjshearer1 Aspirant (213) Dec 16, 2011 Michigan
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    For those of you in the area...

    I had their Centennial in a firkin dry hopped the same way, and that was amazing. Can't imagine how good this'll be.
     
  7. Leebo

    Leebo Initiate (120) Feb 7, 2013 Massachusetts

    I was underwhelmed. Maybe I'm missing something. Just picked up a 4 pack and poured a cold one into a glass. Hops tasted off. I would rather have a Sierra Nevada topedo, celebration or hoptimum. Or a nugget nectar. Maybe someone can fill me in on what I'm missing. I know palates vary widely, but did not enjoy.
     
  8. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    I would say this is quite possibly the best it has tasted yet. I know the recipe doesn't change but hops vary year to hear and the beautiful mango grapefruit characteristics of this are out of control. Did a side by side with Hoptimum and this was hands down better.
     
  9. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (505) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    DT= bright, crisp, citrus, robust

    Hoptimum= bitter, full bodied, pine/resin

    Both are good but so different--prefer DT
     
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  10. yeahitsRUST

    yeahitsRUST Initiate (0) Jul 30, 2011 North Carolina

    Where in NC are you? I haven't seen Hoptimum yet... I'm bummed.
     
  11. abkayak

    abkayak Disciple (391) Jan 8, 2013 New York
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    I’ve been drinking headys for over a month like every other day...think the 2le T is not to far off in satisfying ones soul or hop addiction...certainly gonna get some more
     
  12. surfcaster

    surfcaster Zealot (505) Apr 20, 2013 North Carolina
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    Charlotte--fairly easy to get
     
  13. ressling

    ressling Initiate (0) Oct 26, 2011 Georgia

    Same. And it definitely tastes better the fresher it is! I have a bottle from a year ago, and I plan on doing a side-by-side comparison.
     
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  14. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

    Just picked up a four pack and a bottle of Doom today.
     
  15. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    My personal favorite IPA Founders makes along with Harvest Ale. Had this on tap a couple days ago and it was fantastic. The citrus hops really help balance out the high alcohol so it's not just an insane amount of bitterness with high alcohol content.
     
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  16. Zbyler

    Zbyler Initiate (0) Jan 18, 2013 Connecticut

    I'm with you there, very watery IMO as well.
     
  17. Sparty2014

    Sparty2014 Initiate (0) Mar 30, 2013 Michigan

    Founders is my favorite brewery but it is because of their stouts and their porter.

    Double Trouble is an excellent IPA but their are other ones I like better, and some of those are available year round.
     
  18. ShreddedThumb

    ShreddedThumb Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2012 Michigan

    It's ubiquitous in Michigan stores, just like Breakfast Stout was. I thought Double Trouble was pretty good.
     
  19. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,474) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    Where'd you find it in NY?
     
  20. GameFreac

    GameFreac Disciple (368) Apr 8, 2011 Georgia
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    I couldn't find any last year but a bar 5 minutes from my house had 1 bottle left and I'd never had it before. By the end of the bottle, I was hugging the glass. Soooo delicious. Gonna try to buy a case this year.

    Still want to get some Double Trouble as soon as I graduate and get out of Tennessee next weekend.
     
  21. Thickfreakness

    Thickfreakness Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2010 New York

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    Saratoga Springs
     
  22. JDD419

    JDD419 Aspirant (233) Apr 14, 2013 Ohio
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    Just bought a case of this and 3 bottles of doom.
    I think this beer was really good and has a lot of great flavor. It's been in the stores in NW Ohio since mid April and still pretty easy to get.
     
  23. biga7346

    biga7346 Aspirant (295) Jun 19, 2010 Michigan
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    They made more breakfast stout this year, remember that Founders (like everybody else) has expanded their brewing capacity. My local shop got cases and cases.
     
  24. geoffpm

    geoffpm Aspirant (274) Sep 10, 2007 Massachusetts
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    The new double trouble has forever changed my views on Founders. Great DIPA, in the same category of all the famous DIPAs. A lil sweet on the finish but great hop character.
     
  25. JDD419

    JDD419 Aspirant (233) Apr 14, 2013 Ohio
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    There is still 3 or 4 cases left of FBS at the store by my house.
     
  26. mattvandyk

    mattvandyk Initiate (0) Apr 25, 2013 Michigan

    Curious where you're seeing it. I live in Kalamazoo and would've expected to see it on the shelf by now, but no dice.
     
  27. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    I'm going to have to side with the group that likes this beer. I've had Centennial and All Day IPA, and truth be told, Double Trouble is soooo much better.

    However, don't misunderstand what I am saying. It's a very good IPA, but in my opinion, doesn't rank with the highly ranked, highly desired IPAs and DIPAs out there. It is also a bit pricey at $13.99 for a 4-pack. If you're lucky enough to get Sculpin in your area (Ohio, do you hear me?), that is a MUCH better option to Double Trouble for the price and you get 6 bottles instead of 4.
     
  28. mcrago

    mcrago Initiate (0) Oct 6, 2012 Indiana

    Huh?
     
  29. JDD419

    JDD419 Aspirant (233) Apr 14, 2013 Ohio
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    I just got 2 bottles of sculpin I'll drink them side by side and see which is better. I want to say Sculpin was $14.99 a six and DT was $11.99 a four
     
  30. SpunkyHopslammer

    SpunkyHopslammer Initiate (62) Jan 18, 2011 Illinois

    That comment was in regards to Centennial that was possibly past its drink by date.
     
  31. Hoptimus-Prime

    Hoptimus-Prime Disciple (339) Dec 7, 2012 North Carolina
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    The price comparison in VA is a little more balanced ..Sculpin 6 pack being $16 while a 4 pack of DT is $9.99, so Bang for the buck here is DT imo.
    I really like both of them, but I am noticing as of late that Sculpin is becoming inconsistent, some bottles taste very metallic. Have you noticed that? I actually prefer Big eye over Sculpin these days.
     
  32. MortalKombat14

    MortalKombat14 Initiate (0) Oct 2, 2012 Michigan

    Double Trouble is supposed to cost around 10$ for a 4 pack. Sure price gouging in respective areas can influence peoples tastes I guess
     
  33. dar482

    dar482 Poo-Bah (3,474) Mar 9, 2007 New York
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    It's $14 here in NY, which is standard.
     
  34. steebo777

    steebo777 Zealot (510) Jun 30, 2009 Michigan

    $9-$10 per 4pack in SE Michigan.
     
  35. Ant7780

    Ant7780 Initiate (0) Dec 2, 2012 Michigan

    I love this beer. Last year I could walk into almost any store and buy this for a few months. This year I have to chase it around to different stores and get store owners to hold it for me... pretty frustrating (and I live in Michigan!). I have a bomber of Doom, and I want to do a tasting but Double Trouble has been too hard to get!

    I think I scored some for this afternoon, if the guy comes through for me.

    Wish me luck!
     
  36. ShreddedThumb

    ShreddedThumb Initiate (0) Nov 5, 2012 Michigan

    I'm in Lansing. Most stores and even some smaller party stores have four-packs. Some are selling single bottles.
     
  37. Lutter

    Lutter Initiate (0) Jun 30, 2010 Texas

    A ton of this dropped in Texas (Austin) yesterday. Seems to be $12 everywhere.
     
  38. Thads324

    Thads324 Initiate (0) Jan 21, 2010 Connecticut

    Tried it for the first time yesterday. I loved it, pretty unique from what I've been drinking lately
     
  39. opothecary

    opothecary Initiate (0) Apr 24, 2009 New York

    Around $11 in Rochester, NY if you know where to look (at the places that treat their customers right)
     
  40. LMT

    LMT Initiate (0) Oct 15, 2009 Virginia

    I think I like Double Trouble more than Stone Enjoy By (drinking them both at same freshness level).
     
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