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RATINGS: 409   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Doom is unleashed when Founders award-winning specialty Imperial IPA, Double Trouble, is aged in bourbon barrels for four months to create a distinct flavor experience. So, while Double Trouble is brewed to turn your world upside down, Doom is brewed to tear it apart: pungent hops conspire with boozy bourbon notes to send your senses spinning.

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3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Maltzilla (38) - Florida, USA - JAN 14, 2010
Poured from a growler into a large cognac snifter. The appearance was of a bright bronze, moderate head which dissipated into thin foam atop. in the nose, subtle aroma from the bourbon aging process, some citrus notes and the floral-hoppy background could be picked up as well . . . the taste? WHOA! Nothing could have prepared me for this. Powerful bourbon right up front. Im guessing this might not be for everyone, but I rather liked it. This is definitely a sippin DIPA. We tried (at the same tasting, at my place) Double Trouble right before this, but it is almost as if they were two completely different beers. I forgot all about it rather shortly after I started taking swigs from the HOD cup. After the bourbon tour-de-force recedes a bit, the more subtle notes can be picked up: some citrus fruit and vanilla too. As for mouthfeel & drinkability, I think it runs on a 4-out-of-5, just because of the strong "hot" bourbon feel of the drink. Its something that you definitely do not expect and takes a bit to get used to and hence enjoy. Overall, a phenomenal beer, Ive been dying to try a good IPA/DIPA that had been aged in whiskey or bourbon, and I think this thing fits the bill and sets the standard

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (7376) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Draft @ Capones. Golden pour with some white head. Big pine and citrus aroma. Flavor is citrusy and etoh 10.5% is noticeable.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Slipstream (2566) - USA - DEC 25, 2009
Strong aroma of hop resin, grass, and pine. Dark gold pour. Foamy head with big bubbles. A big thank you to Adrian for bringing by a growler of this to celebrate Christmas Eve! Dane tastes lime peel. JBA noticed grapes and spice. I thout it was a little smoky, along with a full court press of resiny, flowery hops. A little vanilla, grapefruit, caramel, pine, and oak. A little alcohol burn in the finish, but full of good flavor. A very fine big IPA!

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
adrian910ss (2571) - Doylestown, PA, USA - DEC 17, 2009
On draft at Capones. Pours a clear light orange vistalite with a small off white head. Aroma of candy, pineapple, floral tones, papaya, citrus and bourbon. Taste of citrus candy, pineapple, papaya, melon, floral tones bubble gum and bourbon. This was fantastic !!!!

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
bdigital (658) - Ft Wayne, Indiana, USA - DEC 15, 2009
Draft @ Founders: Dense, murky orange pour with no head. Nose is dominated by bourbon-soaked peaches and mangoes with some vanilla bean and oak to supplement. Thick, sticky body which finishes very dry...flavors are consistent with the aforementioned notes. Great brew.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2009
Served on draft at Capones on 11/28/2009. Pours a very dark hazelnut/chestnut brown with subtle touches of plum hues when held to a light source and a .5 finger off-white foam head that quickly dissipates into a very thin ring. Very sporadic minimal spots of lacing. Subtle bourbon aroma with hints of vanilla as well as some caramel/chocolate malt. Hints of hazelnut, toffee and some coffee but Im not picking much of a hop presence. The hoppy floral notes absent from the aroma are prominent up front with some nice citrus notes and dry pine flavor. This is quickly balanced by a smooth silky chocolate maltiness with hints of toffee and hazelnut. The bourbon character comes through really nicely midway through and lasts throughout into a lingering sweet finish. The bourbon character is not overpowering, letting the complex flavors from the hops shine through even in the finish where the bourbon flavor is most prominent. There are still some dry pine and citrus notes in the finish. Very complex and more balanced than I expected. The alcohol is very well masked and there is not much heat/warmth making it pretty drinkable.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bullit (4559) - Burgos, SPAIN - DEC 3, 2009
Draft at brewery. Clear orange colour, small off-white head. Aroma is fruity, with floral hops, vanilla and bourbon. Flavour of floral hops, citrus, bourbon. The sweet bourbon and bitter hops dont mix well.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerapprentice (208) - Doylestown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 1, 2009
On draft at Capones on Black Friday. Pours a clear golden orange colour with a small off-white head. Fruity aroma of pineapple, guava, tropical fruits. Flavour of pineapple, bourbon and malts. Smells awesome!!! Tastes...ok.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JAXSON (591) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2009
Draft. Clear gold with a moderate white head. Big, fresh nose of juicy hops, citrus peel, sugary fruit, and pine. Quiet bourbon presence that unfolds as the beer warms. Flavor is bold and rich, fresh and juicy. Strange bourbon creeps up in the end. As the beer warms the bourbon really starts to dominate. i think I would have preferred this without the bourbon aging, as the base IIPA was really nice and juicy.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 25, 2009
Draft. Pours honey blond with a thin white head. Aroma of lemon, pineapple, coconut, lime, hay, and dry hops. Tasty, medium body with a nice, smooth, tangy mouthfeel. Clean finish. Excellent Imperial IPA. Definitely unique in its lack of bitterness and well-balanced sweetness. Recommended for any IPA fans.


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