Founder’s Double Trouble
Had a fun night playing with my new digital camera, here’s my first blog picture taken with it. Still need to perfect it. Tonight’s beer was a double IPA brewed by a familiar name on this blog, Founders Brewing Company.
IPAs and DIPAs seem to fall somewhere on the taste spectrum between “tropical, citrus, grapefruit” and “pine, resin, floral”. This one falls far to the right of that spectrum. Enjoy my review:
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a tulip. Purchased in Warwick, RI.
A- Pours a hazy, dull honey-mustard colored body with a 2 finger white head that reduces to some frothy foam and leaves some spotty lacing.
S- Smells like it has a heavy malt backbone – sweet caramel and bread. The hops are more on the piney, resinous, floral side with some citrus hiding in there.
T- Pretty much matches the nose.. big pine and resin notes sitting on a heavy malt backbone. Some soapy notes in there. Aftertaste is hugely bitter and somewhat off balance. Some booze.
M- Medium body, medium high carbonation.
This is a mini version of Founder’s Devil dancer, which I wasn’t a huge fan of. Pretty drinkable but the hops were a little off balance in my opinion. I could put down two before becoming sick of it.