Beer of the Week: Founders Double Trouble

Beer of the Week - Founders Double TroubleThis week’s featured brew is Founders Double Trouble. As Founders states on their website, it’s “An imperial IPA brewed to turn your world upside down.” The bottle label artwork also deserves a special mention, it’s quite the treat. For the full effect, make sure you don’t forget to turn your bottle upside-down (after it’s empty of course!)

Tasty Mug Review

Appearance: Pours a clear, medium amber with foamy head, and nice retention around the glass with lacing.

Smell: Very aromatic and hoppy with notes of grass, pine, citrus and a hint of floral.

Taste: Very hop forward with a fair amount of bitterness which lingers on the palette but isn’t overwhelming. Towards the end the malts kick in the sweetness which helps balance out the hoppiness. Earthy and citrusy notes as well. Very flavorful.

Mouthfeel: Medium mouthfeel that is crisp yet creamy. Has a smooth, bitter finish.

Overall: This is a very good representative of the DIPA (Double Imperial Pale Ale) style. Great summer-time porch sipping beer.

Tasty Mug Rating: 4.19 / 5

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA
ABV: 9.4%
IBUs: 86
Original Gravity: Unknown
Malts: Not listed
Hops: Not listed
Special Ingredients: Not listed
Availability: Seasonal (Spring/Summer) typically May-June
Food Pairings: Cheese (peppery; Monterey / Pepper Jack, sharp; Blue, Cheddar, pungent; Gorgonzola, Limburger) Grilled meat, fish or barbeque.
Glassware: Snifter, Tulip, Oversized Wine Glass
Aging: Can be cellared for long periods, under the proper conditions

Where to get it:
Just about any store that sells craft beer when in season.