Friday, December 5, 2014

Beer Review - Founders Double Trouble Ale.

Founders Brewing Company - Founders Double Trouble Ale

Beer Type: American Double/Imperial IPA - 9.40% ABV

Lil' 12 oz. brown bottle with a two headed/faced man on it and the comforting Founders logo. Beer poured a crystal clear orange/copper color with a nice white head.    

Smell: A lot of citrus - lemons and grapefruit mostly. A little bit of other fruit aromas like mango or another tropical fruit.        

First Drink: First is the sweet malt and then here comes the hops! Bitter and I can't taste much else.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with a nice creamy texture and just the right amount of carbonation.   

Last Drink:
Getting a little more honey and sweet flavors coming through now but still mostly just resinous hops!       

Drinkability: This is a hoppy beer but different from other syrupy doubles and imperial style IPA I have had.        

Notes: Been too long since I had one of these! Not my favorite Founders brew but it is a unique representation in this style I think.     

Verdict: 4 out of 5. Plenty of hops without too much malt.

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