Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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Reviews by BeerCentralWA:
4.63/5 rDev +23.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5
Rich warming IPA. Clean but definitely malt forward. Hops are more floral than bitter and alcohol plays its part balancing the malt as much as the hops. Excellent nose and rich amber color. Love the use of vienna? malt. Really an outstanding and original take on the northwest IPA. Not exactly a hop bomb but delicious and complex hop profile keep you interested. Intense and not exactly drinkable. Love this one for IPAs and it's always a solid choice.
Serving type: on-tap
02-19-2012 02:49:59 | More by BeerCentralWA
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District of Columbia
3.64/5 rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
Beer pours dirty golden and hazy. My initial sniffs reminded me of Belgian or hefe, some yeasty and even a little banana. I was shocked and sniffed deeper, and got a little more caramel notes with some wet leaf.
The beer makes me think more if an IPL. I do get a light banana bread taste in an otherwise mildly earthy and slightly funky taste. There is no overpowering taste, which makes it very drinkable, but also unremarkable. This would be a nice session beer were it not for the 7% weigh-in.
Serving type: bottle
12-25-2013 23:16:03 | More by cjgiant
3.75/5 rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Sturdy 500 ml bottle picked up at Brewforia Meridian last week... Paid a pricey $5ish for the opportunity... Poured tonight into my Funk Fest goblet... 2 finger white head last quite a while.. decent lacing... the brew is hazy golden.
Nose is big floral hoppiness with a pungent pithy citrus zest element too.... definitely some toasty maltiness to help balance, but not too malty really.
Good bitterness that moves from front to back and is balanced nicely by the above mentioned toastiness and a resinous citrus hoppiness.
light/medium carbonation.. but the body is pretty light given the residual maltiness... honestly pretty darn drinkable...
Good beer... Too expensive though... Way too expensive.
Serving type: bottle
12-17-2013 07:14:03 | More by JohnGalt1
Hop Lava IPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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