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Founders Brewing Double Trouble (365 Day 55)

Tuesday, January 25th, 2011

Founders Double Trouble

I had Double Trouble by Founders Brewing Company last year for the first time and was not enamored. So little so, that I didn’t even pursue the beer this year.

So how does the beer come in as American craft beer number 55? Rich owed me some cash for picking him up some Kuhnhenn’s beer during their winter solstice release party. Since he took a while to pay, he decided to bring over a four pack of brews with payment. In there was one bottle of Double Trouble.

I know the beer has been out several weeks at least, wanting to give it a fair shake, I decided to drink it as fresh as possible as Rich only brought it over on Sunday. Quick turnaround 😉

I have heard people ask the question about a comparison to Hopslam. There is no comparison! Hopslam is an elite beer while Double Trouble, with its pleasant pine, citrus, and floral hop profile, is above average. It just doesn’t seem to come together as well and leaves the hop bitterness a little bit out there. Fix the lingering hop profile and it will approach the former category. Enjoy!

Aroma: 9, Taste: 8, Look: 8, Drinkability: 7, Overall: 7.9

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CHAOS!!! And Double Trouble Reviewed

Tuesday, January 19th, 2010

flossmoor station restaurant & brewery chaos!!! belgian ipa

I have start off by saying that I have enjoyed the different IPAs that Flossmoor Station Restaurant & Brewery has put out on what seems to be a bi-monthly basis. Some people don’t like the idea because of the limited release, the limited availability, as well as them not ever making the beer again. air jordan 12 That makes it fun. That makes it worth it. It is the thrill of the hunt. The rarities are what make all hobbies intriguing, wanting, and yes, in some cases, needing. If their weren’t these small releases would people around the country be making long trips and/or turning release days into family vacation?

Enough on that topic, let’s go to the reviews.

I guess I was expecting more out of an IPA named CHAOS!!!, especially with the capital letters and three exclimation points. The Belgian style comes out in this beer with the hops taking the backseat. Once you get over the lack of hops, the beer is really good. air jordan 13 The peppery taste, assumed from the yeast, it a little overdone; after drinking the entire bomber it felt like someone had poured pepper on my tongue. Has orange-red wax to denote. 7/10

For the first time, in a while, I fit a second beer in for the evening. Double Trouble by Founders Brewing Company is their winter imperial IPA. Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into my Lunar Brewing Co. snifter, the beer has a pleasant citrus and floral aroma. The taste shows up with a resinous pine bitterness while the citrus and floral are absent. Sweetness to balance with a light body and ample carbonation. This is a good beer but not up to the standards of some of their other seasonals. 7/10

TNBC tonight, should be some good reviews tomorrow. Enjoy!