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RATINGS: 1438   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.94   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
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An imperial IPA that was brewed to turn your world upside down. Hops have got you coming and going. Pungent aromatics up front paired with a malt balanced backbone and a smooth bitter finish. 86 IBUs.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mixinnixon2000 (227) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
12 oz. bottle. another great beer from founders. pours golden yellow with strong citrus aroma. the taste does not disappoint. the alcohol is well hidden.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1757) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 12, 2009
12 oz bottle from Archer Liquors. Pours light orange with a medium white head. Aroma of hops with some citrus and pine. Crisp hop flavor that is somewhat peppery and a bite in the finish. Palate is medium full to full bodied and oily soft. A good IIPA with a big bittet finish. World class taste. Founders is really kicking ass right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
lampeno420 (320) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Another real nice one from Founders. Had this a number of times on tap and bottle, and its always refreshing. Standard IIPA for the most part. Pronounced hops throughout, although its balanced pretty well and a couple will have you feeling pretty well with 9%. Smooth and easy to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerGestapo (754) - Mt.Joy, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Brewed in the USA...... On tap at the Brass Rail. Pours a hazy yellow color with a med-creamy head and some nice lacing. Aroma is floral with some mild citrus notes. Taste kind of like butterscotch with some lingering hop bitterness at the finish. The mouthfeel was smooth, well balanced. The 9.4% was extremely well hidden and left you wanting more and more.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
afireinside96 (923) - Mountville, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 11, 2009
On draft at The Brass Rail. Tapped a lightly hazed gold topped by a lasting, creamy head. Both the nose and flavors mirrored each other perfectly, smooth and citrusy, a bit of pine, with a burst of sweetness on the back end. While the beer does have a good deal of bitterness it doesn’t destroy your taste buds the way so many other DIPAs do. I could still taste my dinner and I was glad for that. This was a very delicious and at 9.4% abv dangerous DIPA, very smooth with no alcohol flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3869) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
12oz bottle. pours light gold with white head. aroma of pine, tropical fruit, and citrus with a little alcohol and pale malt in the background. flavors of pinnapple, mango, pine, and citrus. a noticible but not unpleasent finish of alcohol and hop bitterness cleansing the palate. tasty brew but not an all out hop bomb, more of a nicely done subtle example of the style, reminds me of Founders Harvest with how clean it finishes.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1900) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 11, 2009
Bottle at Jerry’s. Deep gold with good, creamy white head / Big, fresh pineapple and hop nose / Medium body, smooth and creamy, with excellent balance and smooth, only slightly biting finish / Flavors of fresh pineapple, cream, and dry hops, with notes of oranges and caramel / Fresh, smooth, and elegant, effortlessly masking its big alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigtaster (523) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Bottle, small fizzy off white head. Amber/orange color. Some maltyness, floral hops, citrus hops. Very long hop bitterness. Good IPA

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBelcher (972) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2009
Wow, this beer is really good. I drink more 2 Hearted than any other beer, so I believe the folks at Bell’s know something about hops, and this beer just reconfirms it. Appearance is a clear but slightly dull brass color with a fairly small amount of head which quickly fades to the side of the glass. Aroma is pineapple-y hops, dried fruit, and a touch of butterscotch. Flavor is more hops, which offer both fresh fruit and a nice dry hop bite. There is also some malt backing to this beer and a nice dry finish. In addition to being delicious, this beer is dangerously drinkable, particularly at 9.4% ABV. As time goes by and all the Double Trouble sitting on the shelf goes from being days to weeks old, I suspect some of the appeal of this beer will temper, but right now it is really good. I bought this at the Blacklick Wine & Spirits in Reynoldsburg, Ohio.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
zappafan99 (463) - ASCENSION ISLAND - FEB 10, 2009
Taste 2/9 Bottle. Looks: Cloudy golden body with a thin white top. Aroma: Tons of floral and citrus hops. There is a hint of sweetness from the malt. Taste: Nice even balancing of the hops. Both the high volumes of citrus and floral keep the beer from being too astringent or soapy. A think a addition of a small amount of more malt might round it out more. Really nice beer.


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