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RATINGS: 1650   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.93/5   SEASONAL: Summer   IBU: 86   EST. CALORIES: 282   ABV: 9.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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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4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wcampbell (721) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - MAY 20, 2009
Pours golden with almost no head. Does not look promising. Very strong flavor, comparable to bells hopslam in bitterness and taste. Dominated by grapefruit hops and bitterness. Very drinkable. No taste of alcohol.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
csbosox (1229) - Prairie Village, Kansas, USA - MAY 20, 2009
#1050 12oz bottle. Smells great. Honey, citrus, some pine, a little resiny. Orange colored with a wispy head. A sweet & sticky nectarine, pine, floral, and wildflower honey followed by a touch of warming alcohol. The finish is bitter, slightly alcoholic and flavorful enough to make you long for the next sip. A little rough, which is nice for a beer like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Hawksfan17 (890) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Pours an amber gold with a thin white head. Smells of citrus and hops. The taste is similar to eating a hop flower. It really is that pungent. Enjoyed the bitterness in the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
hayduke (5030) - Eureka, California, USA - MAY 19, 2009
Bottle courtesy of a trade with Erik in Indiana. Poured a clear gold with a fat white head and very rich lacing. Nose is powerfully of citrus and pine hops. Very slick and lively mouthfeel. Flavor is very nicely bitter, and the finish is long and bitter as well .A very enjoyable beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
obxdude10 (2296) - Pottstown, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 17, 2009
This is one exceptional double IPA. I wasnt exactly thrilled with the way it poured, with only a clear golden color. But it had a generous white head that left a great amount of lacing around the glass. The nose was full of potent and sticky hops, with hints of grapefruit, pine and grass. The body was full and strong, and defintely was smooth and drinkable. The flavors were very well-rounded, with a full hoppy and bitter profile. This Impy IPA also boasted a balanced malt charcter. The body was crisp and hoppy with notes of pine, grapefruit and bread. The finish was incredibly sticky, bitter, spicy and dry. Its just the way a great double IPA should be. So far, the three Founders beers Ive had, they have all been well above average. I cant wait to try more. The Double Trouble is very comparable to DFH 90 Minute. Although the 90 is a bit better, this is right up there with it, and the best of the IIPAs Ive sampled!

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BroSpud (2116) - , Massachusetts, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Tasting at a beerfest [Disclaimer: This was tasted along with many, many other beers during a tasting at Julios. Some of the details are a little hazy]. Excellent!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - MAY 17, 2009
In short: A solid semi-dry IPA with an assertive coniferous bitterness. Tasty and very drinkable.
How: Bottle 12oz. From my buddy dmac, thanks a lot Dave. Consumed fresh a few weeks after I received it.
The look: Partially cloudy blonde body topped by a small persistent white head
In long: Nose of coniferous and sawdust. Maltiness offers a sweetness that is half-honey half-caramel sweetness and a texture that is rather oily. Then comes a whole lot of sandy coniferous hops (Chinook-ish) that make it a somewhat dry IPA. The bitterness is strong and assertive. Too tasty to be refreshing but nonetheless something I would drink on a regular basis if it was available locally. Ive had the Double Trouble, the only kind of trouble I didnt already have.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - MAY 17, 2009
Tap at Spuyten Duyvil: Pours a hazy golden with a dense white film of head. Bright, perfumy aroma- herbaceous piny character- spicy bright citruses with lemony character and only a slim caramel undertone. Nice creamy body- a solid malt base of light vanilla sweetness & caramel hold up lots of spicy American hop notes- theres a lot of long piny bitterness in the finish. A solid & balanced IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
TheBeerGod (6104) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 16, 2009
Bottle. Hazy golden body with a short white head. Aroma is strong citrus peel, big hops and hop oils and a slightly sweet malt note. Taste is spicy and floral hops, big citrus notes, orange peel, light malt notes, hop resins and grapefruit juice. Body is medium to medium-full with a moderately strong carbonation. Oily in spots. Aspirin-like bitterness lingers throughout. Ends with more hop resins, citrus peel, grapefruit juice, and soft sweet malt. Spicy hops come through here as well. Very tasty and the 9.4% ABV is nowhere to be found.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
juiceisloose (1327) - Windermere, Florida, USA - MAY 15, 2009
UPDATED: AUG 7, 2009 Courtesy fantomas23. Pours a lightly hazy, golden orange color with a small, foamy off white head that shows good retention. The aroma shows bitter orange and grapefruit hops on top of a sweet, toffee malt base. The flavor follows with more orange and grapefruit citrus to go with some floral hops and balanced out by the toffee malt backbone. The alcohol comes through a bit as well especially as it warms up. Full bodied with good carbonation and lengthy bitter finish with some alcohol warmth. I tried this next to a hopslam, and I much prefer the hopslam. Still a pretty good double ipa.


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