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Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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168 Ratings
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Ratings: 168
Reviews: 64
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 13.9%
Wants: 2
Gots: 6 | 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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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +7%

05-26-2013 16:22:02 | More by claspada
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Hopmodium

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-22-2013 02:54:20 | More by Hopmodium
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BESTIALEX

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-21-2013 05:55:01 | More by BESTIALEX
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jalepeno4

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-19-2013 22:48:30 | More by jalepeno4
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-18-2013 03:29:04 | More by SMITHAND
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

05-17-2013 19:31:38 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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MacStinson

Michigan

4/5  rDev +7%

05-16-2013 19:39:29 | More by MacStinson
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-12-2013 20:35:27 | More by BradMacMullin
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sharpski

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -13.1%

05-11-2013 20:29:16 | More by sharpski
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gnikola

Serbia

4/5  rDev +7%

05-07-2013 06:21:42 | More by gnikola
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

05-06-2013 19:52:54 | More by mdaschaf
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kjfinnerty

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +33.7%

04-26-2013 23:37:43 | More by kjfinnerty
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jayjennings

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +13.6%

04-22-2013 17:08:20 | More by jayjennings
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DefenCorps

Oregon

3.48/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

On tap at the brewery today.

Mildly hazy orange, dense white head good ret and lace. Nose has citrus, grapefruit, pith and a moderate malt character. Some chalky aromas are also present. This is sweeter than I like my IPAs. On the palate, this opens with a moderate hop bitterness and a nice hop flavor. This is, however, sweeter than it needs to be. The Munich malt lends some bready sweetness, which is nice, but ultimately, it gets in the way of a very nice hop flavor. There's a pleasant blend of grapefruit, grapefruit zest, orange and some pine. Mildly sweet, this beer is medium-light and moderately carbonated. Decent, but its big brother Molten Lava is a step up

Serving type: on-tap

04-21-2013 05:17:27 | More by DefenCorps
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crewfan1952

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

04-08-2013 01:26:48 | More by crewfan1952
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anteater

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

04-06-2013 04:52:43 | More by anteater
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Dat

Texas

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-27-2013 04:38:11 | More by Dat
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jconrick1

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-22-2013 01:01:27 | More by jconrick1
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

03-07-2013 05:49:07 | More by bluckbeyes
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scottfrie

California

4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle into NB snifter. Thanks again, Ryan.

A: Pours a deep golden amber with three fingers of off-white head that slowly faded into a thick and lasting collar leaving streaks of sticky lace along the way.
S: Citrus and pine hops, pineapple, lightly sweet caramel, and bready malts. Smells good.
T: Sweet caramel and pale malts, grapefruit juice, pineapple, and tangerine peel come through up front. The finish is full of pine sap and the aftertaste is sweet, bitter and lingering. Fruity aftertaste too.
M: Fuller body, slick and heavy mouthfeel, smooth and soft carbonation. Drinks smooth and easy.
O: A solid ipa, great flavors, great balance. Not super bitter, soft sweetness, easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

03-07-2013 01:17:36 | More by scottfrie
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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

02-23-2013 04:47:35 | More by switzer
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olfolxholme

California

3.36/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

500 ml bottle into Ommegang belgian glass

A - Nice golden orange color. Bright white head with really good retention and fair amount of lacing. A touch of haze.

S - First impression - smells like a beer from Germany. Must be the Munich Pilsner malt coming through. Really surprised me. Second impression - VERY strong floral and lemon hop aroma. Some mineral aroma.

T - Much like the aroma. Noticeable but nice graininess in the flavor. A tad "soapy" for me. Complex and lingering aftertaste.

M - Nice mouthfeel. Good carbonation, cleans the palate. Has presence. Minor but noticeable astringency is overshadowed by the good stuff.

O - When I dream about American IPA's, this is not what I'm dreaming about. However, it does remind me of other Northwest IPA's I've had, and they actually label it as a Northwest IPA... So, I think it is pretty true to the brewers intentions. I thought it was fine, but it's not one I would make a point of drinking. If memory serves, I think fans of Deschutes Inversion IPA and maybe Bridgeport IPA would really like this beer. It's not bad, per se, just not my personal cup of tea.

Big thanks to my friends Amy and Matt for this awesome Christmas present. I can't find this beer where I live and was thrilled to try this!
42

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 21:06:33 | More by olfolxholme
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Colorado

2/5  rDev -46.5%

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iKrystin

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

01-13-2013 20:39:48 | More by iKrystin
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vkv822

Oregon

2.81/5  rDev -24.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

16.9oz : tulip

Clear, golden orange with a thick, foamy white head with nice retention and leaves great lacing.

Really surprised by the rather subdued hop profile. Some floral, grassy hop notes, but that is about it. A grainy, biscuit malt backing.

More grassy, floral, leafy hop notes, with the same grainy, biscuit malt backing. Bitter finish.

Medium body, with light, bubbly carbonation.

Not an unpleasant beer, but I was disappointed with the rather weak hop profile.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 09:01:55 | More by vkv822
Hop Lava IPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
84 out of 100 based on 168 ratings.