Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours an amber gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and hops. The taste is similar to eating a hop flower. It really is that pungent. Enjoyed the bitterness in the finish.
hayduke (4919) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle courtesy of a trade with Erik in Indiana. Poured a clear gold with a fat white head and very rich lacing. Nose is powerfully of citrus and pine hops. Very slick and lively mouthfeel. Flavor is very nicely bitter, and the finish is long and bitter as well .A very enjoyable beer.
obxdude10 (2270) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2009
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This is one exceptional double IPA. I wasnít exactly thrilled with the way it poured, with only a clear golden color. But it had a generous white head that left a great amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was full of potent and sticky hops, with hints of grapefruit, pine and grass. The body was full and strong, and defintely was smooth and drinkable. The flavors were very well-rounded, with a full hoppy and bitter profile. This Impy IPA also boasted a balanced malt charcter. The body was crisp and hoppy with notes of pine, grapefruit and bread. The finish was incredibly sticky, bitter, spicy and dry. Itís just the way a great double IPA should be. So far, the three Founders beers Iíve had, they have all been well above average. I canít wait to try more. The Double Trouble is very comparable to DFH 90 Minute. Although the 90 is a bit better, this is right up there with it, and the best of the IIPAís Iíve sampled!
BroSpud (2049) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tasting at a beerfest [Disclaimer: This was tasted along with many, many other beers during a tasting at Julios. Some of the details are a little hazy]. Excellent!
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
In short: A solid semi-dry IPA with an assertive coniferous bitterness. Tasty and very drinkable.
How: Bottle 12oz. From my buddy dmac, thanks a lot Dave. Consumed fresh a few weeks after I received it.
The look: Partially cloudy blonde body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Nose of coniferous and sawdust. Maltiness offers a sweetness that is half-honey half-caramel sweetness and a texture that is rather oily. Then comes a whole lot of sandy coniferous hops (Chinook-ish) that make it a somewhat dry IPA. The bitterness is strong and assertive. Too tasty to be refreshing but nonetheless something I would drink on a regular basis if it was available locally. Iíve had the Double Trouble, the only kind of trouble I didnít already have.
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white film of head. Bright, perfumy aroma- herbaceous piny character- spicy bright citruses with lemony character and only a slim caramel undertone. Nice creamy body- a solid malt base of light vanilla sweetness & caramel hold up lots of spicy American hop notes- thereís a lot of long piny bitterness in the finish. A solid & balanced IIPA.
TheBeerGod (6010) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a short white head. Aroma is strong citrus peel, big hops and hop oils and a slightly sweet malt note. Taste is spicy and floral hops, big citrus notes, orange peel, light malt notes, hop resins and grapefruit juice. Body is medium to medium-full with a moderately strong carbonation. Oily in spots. Aspirin-like bitterness lingers throughout. Ends with more hop resins, citrus peel, grapefruit juice, and soft sweet malt. Spicy hops come through here as well. Very tasty and the 9.4% ABV is nowhere to be found.
juiceisloose (1312) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a lightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, foamy off white head that shows good retention. The aroma shows bitter orange and grapefruit hops on top of a sweet, toffee malt base. The flavor follows with more orange and grapefruit citrus to go with some floral hops and balanced out by the toffee malt backbone. The alcohol comes through a bit as well especially as it warms up. Full bodied with good carbonation and lengthy bitter finish with some alcohol warmth. I tried this next to a hopslam, and I much prefer the hopslam. Still a pretty good double ipa.
kosko20 (352) - Bemidji, Minnesota, USA - MAY 14, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks bigtime to WakeandBake (Benny) Pour is clear golden copper with an off white head with decent lacing. Aroma is floral hops dominate with some citrus and pine. Flavor is powerful bitter that lingers. Palate is spicy, kinda rough, slightly metallic, but good. Overall is solid but would like to taste fresh since it is a DIPA.
NDbeerdrinker (166) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - MAY 14, 2009
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a golden orange with an average sized white head. Aroma is citrus, floral hops, some pine. Sweet hoppy taste, citrus, some pine.