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Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Hop Lava IPAHop Lava IPA

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85
very good

169 Ratings
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Ratings: 169
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.75
pDev: 13.87%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
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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StJamesGate

New York

3.48/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Brassy with piles of cratered shaving cream foam.
Pissy, catty lemon nose - either it's expired or Citra.
Dough pastry, lots of grain sack, then lean lemon furniture polish hops with some flowers.
Lychee finish and grapefruit rind linger.
Light, crisp, oily.

Not sure where this is headed. Doesn't have the malts to balance 75 IBUs. Sour and a bit of hard work.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2013 12:22:42 | More by StJamesGate
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CookstLiquor

British Columbia (Canada)

3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 ml bottle. Pours a deep orangey yellow. Notes of earth, citrus and generic malt dominate the nose. Taste is similarly hop leaning with the citrus notes dominating the caramel malt notes and a big bitter finish wrapping it all up with a dry finish. Very quaffable IPA that is seriously hoppy.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2013 22:50:17 | More by CookstLiquor
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-15-2013 16:58:50 | More by Beerme5
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.51/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a murky honey orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. A foamy lattice of lace coats the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but nothing really stands out about this one in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

10-11-2013 04:55:17 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Kylemif

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

10-04-2013 04:52:48 | More by Kylemif
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moonknight31

California

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

10-02-2013 05:40:05 | More by moonknight31
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2beerdogs

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

09-28-2013 03:04:12 | More by 2beerdogs
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elcrawl

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-16-2013 03:23:21 | More by elcrawl
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Murrhey

Montana

3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a grenade into a pint glass in high elevation Kalispell, Mont. My dad picked this one up for me on the way up from Portland. Reviewed live.

A- One finger stark-white head over a golden body. Attractive looking beer.

S- Bitter northwest hops. Earthy and bitter.

T- Bitter, earthy, buttery.

M- Medium bodied feel, dry, buttery finish.

O- If I had longer, I'd write a shorter review. Fine IPA. Love me some Double Mountain.

Serving type: growler

09-15-2013 04:30:43 | More by Murrhey
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Lawl3ss

Texas

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Chilled 300 ml bottle into a shaker pint. No visible bottling date.

Look- Hazy pale amber with three fingers of dense off-white head. Excellent retention, generous lacing.

Smell- Bready, faint pine, very mild.

Taste- Like the aroma, pretty mild. Pine, a little catty, herbal. Finishes with a rounded graham cracker flavor and iced tea.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, smooth, low carbonation. Heavier than expected.

Overall- Decent. Nothing more, nothing less. A fine IPA, but not one I'd seek out. Comparable to SN Torpedo with a smoother, milder feel.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2013 07:30:28 | More by Lawl3ss
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blurredline

Oregon

4/5  rDev +6.7%

09-11-2013 04:47:46 | More by blurredline
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RJLarse

Washington

3/5  rDev -20%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at The Swamp Tavern. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is an orange gold color and cloudy with a stark white head.

Smell is faint, and fruity aroma maybe.

Taste is a dry malt cereal and grapefruit flavor.

Mouthfeel is full bodied and a little chewy.

Average drinkability. It would be better with more clarity and carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

09-05-2013 04:14:51 | More by RJLarse
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twelveinches

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-30-2013 16:50:21 | More by twelveinches
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wstitzel

Texas

4/5  rDev +6.7%

08-24-2013 14:49:18 | More by wstitzel
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Stevotex

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

08-19-2013 01:12:39 | More by Stevotex
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seanchai

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +20%

08-11-2013 09:36:34 | More by seanchai
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Remdog

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-07-2013 23:29:35 | More by Remdog
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JMScowcroft

Vermont

3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom - Hop Lava IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a cloudy golden with a tinge of amber and a huge foamy head, half of which leaves and half of which stays. Good display of lacing.

Smell - Almost a lager aroma here with dank deep citrus hops on top and sweet malt in the background.

Taste - Smooth sweet malt intro followed by juicy citrus and then finishing quite bitter pine.

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter and malty sticky. Medium bodied with low carbonation. Good drinkability. Booziness isn't real bad here but it's definitely apparent.

Overall - This is a good brew but it didn't wow me, there are others like it that seem to be tweaked a little better. Worth a shot for hop loving AIPA fans.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2013 16:27:44 | More by JMScowcroft
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sjanowiak

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

08-06-2013 13:24:04 | More by sjanowiak
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rgilbert

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

07-19-2013 12:53:36 | More by rgilbert
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Brad007

Vermont

4.08/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice amber color with blonde highlights and a huge, frothy head into my glass. 75 IBUs doesn't seem like much but we shall find out.

Spicy with some pine resin in the nose. Sweet too but I can tell you for sure that this is pretty close to the idea of a northwest IPA.

Again, this is chock full of spicy notes with a great balance of citrus and pine upfront. It's not a hop-hammer like some beers. Crisp too.

The malt shines in the mouthfeel. Buttery crisp with more of that lingering pine note. Carbonation is well-done too.

Very enjoyable IPA! I'll be seeking out their other offerings soon.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2013 01:34:50 | More by Brad007
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510a

Washington

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-28-2013 18:56:08 | More by 510a
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Squeezemyhops

Oregon

3/5  rDev -20%

06-25-2013 18:48:00 | More by Squeezemyhops
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev 0%

06-20-2013 01:08:59 | More by jera1350
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PortlandSunDevil

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

06-12-2013 22:56:53 | More by PortlandSunDevil
Hop Lava IPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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