Double Trouble by Founders Brewing Co.
Available at Wise Guys for $12.99 per 4 pk nr
Beer Style: Double IPA
IPA or India Pale Ales are beers that focus on bitterness and hop profile. Originally made with extra hops to withstand long sailing trips they have evolved into a "cult" beer style in the USA with many breweries producing them. Double or Imperial IPA's imply an IPA with additional bitterness and typically more alcohol.
Appearance: Pours with small head, orange-copper in color
Aroma: Pine, grapefruit, pineapple, booze
Mouth-feel: Grainy, and a little sticky with a dry finish
Taste: Many of the tropical fruits show up here: pineapple, grapefruit, mango and something vegetative with a weedy flavor. The "weedy" finish sets it apart from most other doubles.
Overall: This was the first double IPA that I had tasted years ago, the flavor has remained consistent over the years. It is a benchmark for double IPAs. All of the flavors are very strong. Founder's takes this style pretty serious as it has 86 IBUs and checks with a 9.4% ABV.
If you like this beer try: Three Floyd's Dreadnaught, Destihl's Hoperation Overload.