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Hop Lava IPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Hop Lava IPAHop Lava IPA

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Ratings: 189
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 3
Gots: 8 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

moonknight31, Oct 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

2beerdogs, Sep 28, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

elcrawl, Sep 16, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.71/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

Murrhey, Sep 15, 2013
Photo of Lawl3ss
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

Lawl3ss, Sep 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

blurredline, Sep 11, 2013
Photo of RJLarse
3/5  rDev -19.6%

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.

RJLarse, Sep 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

twelveinches, Aug 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

wstitzel, Aug 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

Stevotex, Aug 19, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Remdog, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of JMScowcroft
3.7/5  rDev -0.8%

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.

JMScowcroft, Aug 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sjanowiak, Aug 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

rgilbert, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

Brad007, Jul 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

510a, Jun 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Squeezemyhops, Jun 25, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jera1350, Jun 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

dipso123, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

Hopmodium, May 22, 2013
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BESTIALEX, May 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

jalepeno4, May 19, 2013
Hop Lava IPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
84 out of 100 based on 189 ratings.