alassio (71) - USA - MAY 24, 2011
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
This is, like, my new favorite beer ever. I had it in Lexington, KY on draft a few weeks ago. What blew me away, is that it was like the little hop cone that O’so brewing put in the Lupulus Maximus or whatever they call it. The Lupulus Maximus or whatever is a fine big multo-IPA, but getting to chew on the cone that you have to force out of the bottle is the icing on the cake. BUT, the ENTIRE pint of Founders Double Trouble is EQUAL to chewing on the little hop cone icing on the cake. This is one amazing in-your-palate concentration of pine/citrus excellence. Not as syrupy as Bells Hopslam - - just pure miniature pinecone on just the right lightish frame. I’ve tended to stay away from Founders products at the store because of their stupid cartoonish labels and namings, that look so gimmicky, but this is right smart stuff.
geeklimit (169) - USA - AUG 25, 2014
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Pours a cloudy yellow amber. Good carbonation and almost no head. Malty aroma with light hops. Strong traditional hops flavor with a sweet malt back. Ends with alcohol taste and a sticky mouthfeel.
kumite56 (471) - Cordova, Tennessee, USA - AUG 25, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
This beer was sold to me a being as good as DogFish 90 and a potential replacement. Althogh this was good and drinkable a DogFish it is not. Beer poors a medium slightly hazy orange color with a white but rapidly diminishing head. Aroma is strongly hoppy and heavily of grapefruit w/some pine. Quite pleasant however. Palate is slightly light but not bad and the malt backbone initially seemed a little weak as well As the beer warmed to proper temp, it became more balanced and appropriate. All in all a good effort. Nice to have another strong IBU beer.
Criz (78) - - AUG 24, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 oz bottle poured into a tulip. Deep yellow in color with a foamy white head that disappeared. Nose is predominantly booze, pine, slight floral. Flavors of caramel, toffee, pine, bread, dirt, and sweet flowers. This is what an IPA should be!
nj_BierMaven (101) - Flemington, New Jersey, USA - AUG 24, 2014
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours a nice golden amber, thick head that dissipates to a thin layer leaving white lacing behind. Aroma and flavor of grapefruit, touch of piney resin. Appreciate the lighter malt profile, tastefully balanced to showcase the citrus hops. Refreshing departure from DIPAs with darker malt profiles.
scotchzombie (326) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - AUG 23, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours mostly clear lightly oranged gold with a large foamy white head that fades to a rim and slight coating. Aroma is caramel malt, grass and sweet grapefruit hoppy citrus. Taste is roasted grain to resiny hops and grapefruit throughout. Solid malt backbone with an aftertaste that's strongly bitter after some warming but citrus sweet balanced when chill. Rides a noticable current of alcohol. Dry; a wee bit thin. Far less sweet than the typical IIPA - once it warms, it's a boozed out grapefruit hop dragon. When cold the bitterness is greatly subdued and citrus rises. Drink accordingly.
Stine (1539) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Transparent, creamy orange. Floral mist, aerosol alcohol, faint cantaloupe and lychee in a sometimes soft, sometimes pushy aroma. Cottony with sugars and citrus pith; clementine, citrus tree leaves, fresh air. Intoxicating possibilities are lacquered and stagnated with alcohol.
Elderflower and milky fresh floral sweetness. Steady, buried biscuit malt foundation. Citrus oils wet and viscous with the gooey cotton candy of the alcohol effect. The palate is designed for dryness but doesn’t maintain it, although the low level carbonation helps to air out the sodden, heavy texture.
Filtered out finish with bold faced alcohol and resin; the familiar, sticky aerosol pine sap combo the style has moved beyond. A few years ago this would have been a high water mark in the style, but there are too many texturally complex, hop-driven but balanced and clean examples out there now; Founders will undoubtedly contribute just such an example eventually, but this isn’t it.
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz bottle into 12 oz tall tulip. Clear amber with one-finger white head. Aroma pine, subtle malt, grain, citrus. Grassy pine, bitter, orange/lemon, malt. Quite bitter but not ridiculous; balanced enough. 100th percentile is sucking the Founders teet (sorry), but this this very solid.
ronaldtheriot (1225) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Founders Double Trouble IPA has a thin, off-white head, a mostly clear, brilliant, orange-gold, bubbly apppearance, and some light lacing left behind. The aroma is of strong, but not overwhelming, hop resin and white bread. Taste is of that, with a strong, but still, not overwhelming, hop bitterness to back it up. Mouthfeel is medium, and Founders Double Trouble IPA finishes dry and easily drinkable, even with the high abv. RJT
UXO (175) - CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a very short head giving way immediately to a thin skim and no lacing. Nose is pine resin, mango, pineapple, citrus, light malt. Taste is pine resin and orange zest on light biscuity malt, giving way quickly to medium bitter. Medium bodied with low sustained carbonation and a pleasant warming.
Very nice DIPA, with a pretty sneaky ABV apparent only as a gradual warming on the finish. Pleasant fruity and piney hops with just enough malt to balance it out while maintaining a nicely bitter finish. I like this a lot, even accounting for the fact that DIPA’s tend to be among my favourites.
Berard (295) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Pours murky orange with thin white head that lingers. Dank hoppy aroma over mild carbonation. Not as boozy as you might expect given 9.4 abv. Nice flavor but limited complexity. Doesn't compare with the top dipa options out there.
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