Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 178 | Reviews: 65 | Display Reviews Only:
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
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
84 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.