milewide (2303) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - DEC 7, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 3, 2009 Replaces Hopslam as my favorite DIPA. Less sweet, and alcohol is better hidden than in Hopslam. Aroma and taste lean to herbal rather than citrus. Lingering bitter after taste. halidomide (2) - , Michigan, USA - JAN 22, 2009 does not count
this is simply one of the most gorgeous IPA’s ever made! The aroma is beautiful. I literally smelled it for five minutes before I even drank it. All I could say was "wow"! kjpcards (4) - , Kentucky, USA - MAR 17, 2009 does not count
my first 5. Got this beer at evergreen liquors in lou., KY. pours a true pale (actually almost more towards a golden) with a tight white head. aroma is floral, citrusy, and slightly malty. The citrus and floral characteristics come forward in the taste in the beginning, but the balance is pretty delicate for a IIPA with this much "hoppiness." The malt holds its own until the dry hop finish takes charge. Almost no detectable burn going down. Is this beer really 9.4%?? outstanding jmc509 (9) - Virginia, USA - FEB 17, 2010 does not count
I love this beer. There are distinct fruit or floral aromatics at first taste to match or better any I’ve had. Then a resin flavor that reminds me of tasting pine resin when I was growing up in the Piney Woods of East Texas. Then a lovely bitterness that lingers on the back of my tongue long after I’ve swallowed the last drop. My beer drinking experience is not nearly as extensive, so someday I may qualify this rating a bit, but for now, it’s the best beer I’ve ever had. I love this beer! thebrood1987 (22) - New Jersey, USA - FEB 6, 2011
Wow it smells like juicy tropical fruits with some pine in there. You get the citrus, orange, grapefruit, sweet fruit taste from the hops followed by a pine forest of a finish on the back of your tongue. The slick body makes you want to keep on taking another sip so excellent mouthfeel and body to this beer. You get some of the bready malts on the breathe out as well. Pretty bitter and what amazing for a DIPA. My favorite thing about this beer is how it mixes that hop flavor on the initial sip with the hop bitterness in the finish and aftertaste. Very well crafted beer.
Zombeer (59) - New Jersey, USA - APR 18, 2011
for me, the best beer i have drank in a long time. Like a carnival in your mouth, Double Trouble will make you smile with an absolute taste explosion.My highest recommendation. A perfect beer. sverhage (7) - California, USA - JUN 18, 2013 does not count
first time i’ve had it and might be just one of my favorite ipa’s ever. bought at Morgan and Yorks in Ann Arbor. best of west coast meets east coast. PigMine (42) - San Angelo, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2014
UPDATED: AUG 23, 2014 It’s in a 4-pack, with date on bottle necks. Pours dark orange with a tangerine hue. This has a small, half-finger head that fades fairly fast. It has plenty of evenly dispensed particulate, if you inspect it closely in a clean, thin glass. It is not hazy, but it is not clear. It has a great aroma, lots of dry hopping and a healthy dose of malt to back it up. You won’t get a crushing west coast aroma, but it is typical Founders, malt-heavy with citrus and some very sweet malt. It hits the front of the mouth with a burst of bitterness, however the medium-full body evens that out very fast with a huge malt load and the sweetness that finishes all the way down. It does have a slightly bitter back-end, but that is well placed and helps break the sweet malt load. It finishes dry and has some minimal alcohol warming on the way down, but the alcohol is very well hidden. It is like the Devil Dancer’s little brother. It is not a session brew, so dont plan on 6-8 of them. It is great, but will put a buzz on. It’s not a blow-your-shoes-off Devil Dancer, but it is not a joke either.! It is a perfect Double IPA! AirWolfie (10) - Alabama, USA - JAN 25, 2012
Smells of some type of citrus. When I sniff more it smells of grapefruit, not the sour but the sweetness. Banana flavor upfront and bitter on the back of the tongue. For a 9.4% IPA it is almost nonexistent on the alcohol taste. Great beer I picked up when options were low.