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RATINGS: 1510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93   SEASONAL: Summer   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.


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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rollingwood (86) - Maryland, USA - FEB 10, 2011
Pours yellow-gold and hazy with a half-inch of dense foam. The bouquet is piney and with a touch of citrus. The liquor is bitter-sweet with a complex and commanding hop presence with a floral/bitter profile. The malt spine is here but somewhat flavor-unspecific; I also detect a wee touch of alcohol warmth peeking through. The flavor intensity is high and the finish is long. This isnít my favorite imperial IPA, but it is quite good nonetheless. Great label art, too (as is their Porter label as well).


3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Stine (1531) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 21, 2014
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 doesnít 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 isnít it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sfontain (802) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 20, 2014
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.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ronaldtheriot (1220) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - AUG 19, 2014
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

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
UXO (166) - CANADA - AUG 19, 2014
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 DIPAís tend to be among my favourites.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Berard (291) - Salem, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 18, 2014
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nickcorrao (2) - Tuscaloosa, Alabama, USA - AUG 16, 2014 does not count
Ah man... we were so excited for this beer, but it didnít really perform to othersí comments and rankings. Perhaps an old 12 oz bottle? Picked it up at the Winn Dixie liquor store. No date so couldnít be sure. Poured a nice orangey-golden hue with a short retained bright white head. Pervasive carbonation. Aroma is quite malt forward, with little hop notes to be found. Taste is mostly that of malt up front, with subtle hints of orange and caramel. The hops come in hard and fast on the back end. No real balance to the malt though. They donít seem integrated or harmonized. No major flaws, but the imbalance of the malt and hop is a bit of a downer. Will look for it on draft to see if it is the same experience.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
MaltOne (211) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours pale yellow gold, brief white head. Beautiful herbal, spicy, citrus aroma. Flavor starts gentle and builds a great malt hop blend. The hops are dominant and remarkably clear and subtly complex. Palate is clean but rich with a remarkably long hop finish. Overall, this is the benchmark Double IPA. Years ago, this is the beer that made me reconsider my aversion to hoppy beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
smaynard6000 (623) - Apopka, Florida, USA - AUG 15, 2014
Bottle. Hoppy resinous aroma. Bitter hoppy flavor. This is one for the hopheads. Quite good.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cards04 (1707) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - AUG 13, 2014
Yeah this is a good one. Pours a vibrant orange. Aromas are pungent hops, tropical fruit notes, and corn syrup. Flavors are fruity and sweet.. Tropical fruit notes, caramel, a nice balanced hop finish with no alcohol. Whoa.. Watch out for this one.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
terrybail (591) - London, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
12 oz bottle from Steve Pours a surprisingly clearish orange yellow mid sized head pretty good lacing Lovely citrus grapefruit hop aroma wow great balance of bitter and sweetness very dangerous beer as the alcohol is very well masked


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