crackedmachine (481) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 4, 2017
2017, 12.4%. Pours a clear amber with a thin, offwhite head. Aroma of hops with a strong barrel influence contributing oaky booze and vanilla. Flavor follows suit, with a very good, hoppy IPA foundation embellished with upfront barrel character. Finish has hop bitterness going up against lingering bourbon booziness. Amazingly drinkable considering the complexity and ABV. dwyerpg (6046) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUN 3, 2017
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First rating was a 4.6 . Stellar beer. A super creamy head. This has a nice strong hop flavor. The creaminess is nice. cobaink2 (667) - seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 3, 2017
Interesting concept. Most other barrel aged beers come off wrong and unjustified, this was quite different. Mostly you get a nice deep hop resin flavor with a hint of spices and maybe a slight hint of vanilla in the background. Great! tennisjoel (1446) - Rochester, Minnesota, USA - JUN 2, 2017
Deep amber/gold with a small but lasting ring of head with good lacing. Flavor is oak and hops, with some bourbon but not as strong as many seem to indicate. The combination works pretty well. Unique as there arenít many brewers that combine these flavor profiles. mikemelli (2) - - JUN 2, 2017 does not count
Pours a copper color with a nice head. Definitely can taste the bourbon and has a boozey finish, but it's delicious. Gonna crack my top 10 IPA's
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malrubius (2855) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
2017 12 ounce (12.4 abv) bottle from Brewfest Beverage. Clear gold with lasting head and a little lace. Boozy aroma with vanilla and light tropical fruit. Medium-light tropical fruit apricot vanilla sweetness with medium-high assertive spicy bitterness in boozy alcohol burning fairly dry finish. Medium body (light for abv) with fairly aggressive carbo and some bite. Very good, but probably could use some aging. MetalNHopHead (1882) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Most barrel-aged IPAs get weird in a bad way, and they can ultimately seem like a waste of perfectly good hops. That isnt the case with Doom. It looks like the typical Imperial IPA with an amber-orange color and a creamy head. Its uncommonly drinkable for the ABV. You do get lots of boozy caramel whiskey barrel flavor, but plenty of hops still get through. The hops are slightly mellowed but they havent lost all of their fresh sharpness. You definitely dont get the off-putting mustiness that I generally dislike in barrel-aged IPAs. This beer seems to defy the laws of nature and brewing. MNAle (179) - Minnesota, USA - MAY 30, 2017
Bottled on 4/28/17. Opened on 5/27/2017. 12 oz bottle to 1 pint wine-style glass.
Aroma of caramel, whiskey, with after a short time some piney and citrus aroma is also present, and in the end the whiskey dominates. Color of clear amber, rising bubbles, to a tall tan/off-white head that becomes a bubbly cap fairly quickly. Lacing on the glass from where I tipped it. Smooth body and feel, feels somewhat flat (i.e. little or no carbonation to the feel). Caramel and whiskey in the intitial taste, it starts to get a little sweet, but as soon as it does, the bitterness in the middle puts a quick stop to that. Nicely balanced between the barrel / whiskey flavors, the malty sweetness, and the hops bittering. The finish is where the bittering dominates, but still the initial flavors linger as well. Alcohol (beyond the whiskey flavors) is not overbearing in the taste or aftertaste despite the very big ABV. This is a unique beer. On its own merits, this is very enjoyable and, as I said, unique. Iíll drink one 4 pack over the next weeks and put the other in the cellar to see how it does with a bit of age on it. CBBeerz (13) - - MAY 28, 2017
Another great barrel aged beer from Founders. Boozy, hoppy aroma. Amber coloring with medium head when poured. Big booze taste added to the elements of Double Trouble IIPA. Highly recommend.
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Ar: Faint grassy hops, a bit resinous; toasted malt, slight caramel edge; a refined hint of wood, bourbon, and vanilla. Ap: Copper-orange and clear; medium-large off-white head with amazing retention, leaving a thick cap of froth. T: Toast and resin, with a moderate sweetness; lemon, pine, and grapefruit rind; sweet light caramels; bitterness is firm and quite clean; pineapple and clean booze; slight wood tannins and smoky vanilla on the long finish. P: Medium-full body with medium-high carbonation, very luscious and creamy; finish is medium-dry. O: With the wood, bourbon, and toast malt tones, this beer comes across as a barleywine (and a good one, at that!); however, the big bitterness and New World hop flavor, along with the drying finish, put this up there as a solid imperial IPA in its own right.