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Thursday, April 19, 2012

Review 23: Founders Double Trouble

Review 23
Founders Double Trouble: 9.4% abv

This is an imperial IPA, also known as a double IPA. I've been told by sources that an IPA generally sits between 5-7% abv, while an imperial IPA is above that. That would explain this categorization. Generally speaking, higher alcohol content yields more flavor, and this IPA proves as no exception. On the nose, one can find pear, lemon, grapefru
it, honey, pine, hops, and light floral notes. The nose is well balanced and light, having a pleasant aroma. The taste becomes bittersweet, but with much more balance of sweetness compared to a regular IPA. One can taste apple, grapefruit, honey and pineapple on the palate. The finish is long, with notes of apple, grapefruit, lemon and nutmeg. From the IPAs we've had in the past, this is a great step forward, for not too much more of a price. 
Score: 9.0/10

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