Founder's Double Trouble Imperial IPA

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    Pours a bright honey gold hue with a chill haze. The off-white head falls quickly to a thin layer and collar with a patch of medium and large bubbles. Leaves some lace on the glass. Aroma of American hops with piney and citric notes, some floral character, and an almost candyish edge. Very appetizing.

    Moderately full bodied. Very fine, spritzy carbonation keeps it from being too heavy or cloying. Loads of bitter citrus up front, heavy on the grapefruit, followed by some light caramel malt, then a resinous, piney note. Huge hop flavours dominate, with just enough malt to support the whole thing. A hophead’s delight! There is some burn from the alcohol, most noticeable in the finish, mixed in with the lingering bitter, citrusy hops. Leaves a nice resiny taste on the tongue.

    Excellent double IPA with plenty of American hop character, as you’d expect. Ought to pair nicely with a good bleu cheese or Buffalo wings.

     

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3 comments
  • Mark
    Mark Good stuff. I need to get a hold of this one too. I love IPAs more than any other brew. Keep tasting. Love to read about the brews!
    March 26, 2009
  • ironarrow42
    ironarrow42 Just realized I left the bottle out of this photo...d'oh! It has such a fun label, with one of those double faces - 1 when viewed upright, another when viewed upside-down.
    March 26, 2009
  • ironarrow42
    ironarrow42 Label added. Thanks, Mark!
    March 29, 2009