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Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

Hop Lava IPAHop Lava IPA

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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 14.44%


Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"This big, glowing, powerful IPA is packed with assertive Northwest hops that are floral, citrusy and resinous. A healthy dose of Munich malt helps to provide backbone and balance against the hoppy attack. The result? Explosive!"

Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich Malt, Centennial and Cascade hops. 7.0% ABV, 75 BU

(Beer added by: ccrida on 07-26-2007)
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carteravebrew

Colorado

2/5  rDev -46.5%

01-30-2013 22:02:47 | More by carteravebrew
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-12-2014 23:25:24 | More by foxyaardvark27
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flagmantho

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 500mL bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance: nice orange hue with a light haze and moderately strong effervescence. Head pours two fingers of frothy ivory foam; quite attractive!

Smell: moderate aroma of earthy, piney and citrusy hops. There's a little sweetness underpinning the hops as well. It's alright, but seems kind of muddled.

Taste: bright and almost tangy citrus hop character, with a strong sweetness and a bit of an alcohol bite. The bitterness at the end is a bit rough-and-ready. Decent, but again, this beer could be more polished.

Mouthfeel: medium-light body with a strong carbonation and a good creaminess for the style.

Overall: quite drinkable for its ABV, this beer has some formulation issues for me. I feel like the brightness of the bright hops is muted, and the earthier tones are a little bit forward for the sweetness level.

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2014 19:00:55 | More by flagmantho
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SuperbikeShaun

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

04-06-2014 19:30:47 | More by SuperbikeShaun
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Towski

California

5/5  rDev +33.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Became the beer of the year for me.

Overwhelmingly hoppy, then perfectly caramelly. Leaving you in a flavor bliss.

Captured the perfect essence of balance and pushed the limits of my senses. A fine example of an Oregon IPA, pushing it as far as it could go with hoppiness, but always rewarding you with sweetness for your journey.

On tap, unbeatable.

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2014 01:39:12 | More by Towski
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Zimm

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

02-26-2014 02:45:20 | More by Zimm
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Kurmaraja

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-25-2014 20:20:32 | More by Kurmaraja
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Micros32

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-17-2014 08:36:51 | More by Micros32
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

02-09-2014 20:43:25 | More by Smarty_Pints
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

02-03-2014 15:05:33 | More by KStark
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lunarbrew

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-28-2014 15:17:32 | More by lunarbrew
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Stevedore

Wisconsin

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-23-2014 06:58:24 | More by Stevedore
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cherche

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.8%

01-19-2014 01:12:37 | More by cherche
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-18-2014 01:38:22 | More by bumchilly25
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warpedrevolution

Washington

4/5  rDev +7%

01-18-2014 00:56:10 | More by warpedrevolution
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midnitesun11

California

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2014 02:44:25 | More by midnitesun11
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largadeer

California

2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

01-12-2014 00:15:53 | More by largadeer
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crowbar540

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +7%

01-05-2014 03:59:45 | More by crowbar540
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rab53

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-04-2014 07:37:48 | More by rab53
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-30-2013 03:19:54 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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cjgiant

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
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rrock44

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-22-2013 01:22:01 | More by rrock44
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

12-21-2013 03:29:19 | More by bpfrush
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

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.

all 3.75

Serving type: bottle

12-17-2013 07:14:03 | More by JohnGalt1
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Sekliw

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

12-15-2013 13:59:33 | More by Sekliw
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Hop Lava IPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
84 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.