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Pale Ale - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Ratings: 9
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.10% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Cascade, Centennial, and Perle hops. 5.1% ABV, 45 BU

(Beer added by: bigman147 on 08-07-2007)
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Reviews by rowyn:
Photo of rowyn
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%

rowyn, Nov 05, 2012
More User Reviews:
Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler fill at the brewery in Hood River. Pours light amber with a one inch head and good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. The taste is grapefruit bitter hops with a fair amount of malts. Close to an IPA IMO. Good session APA with 5.1% abv. If you like your Pale Ales on the hoppy side this will do it.

Spikester, Oct 14, 2008
Photo of SurlyDuff
4.45/5  rDev +19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy reddish amber. Color reminded me of brown with grapefruit. Light lacing, low head retention.

Aroma was mild. Juniper and hops.

Taste began as mild hops and citrus. Malty in the middle. After the second sip, the hops began to come forward even more. Resin finish, with juniper and orange flavors in the background. THis one seems strong for a PA, I'd have considered this an IPA. Naturally, I'm an IPA fan, so i think this one really met me half-way. One of my favorite samplings from XX Mountain.

SurlyDuff, Sep 27, 2007
Photo of PDXHops
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, poured into a shaker pint.

Pours see-thru golden orange with a modest 1-finger white head that exhibits surprisingly good retention and lacing.

As per the norm with Double Mountain, this is a very solid beer. Crisp and grainy, with a modest amount of sweetness. Hops are equal parts grassy and citrus and quite plentiful, leaving a nice sting of bitterness at the swallow. A refreshing beer with a dry finish.

Easy recommendation here.

PDXHops, May 14, 2010
Photo of bmcclure
2.68/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draft at the taproom. Poured a light yellow with a thin head. The aroma was slightly soapy with mild malt. The flavor was all astringent soapy hop with very little malt balance. I had a hard time finishing my beer and half way through started thinking that it may be slightly skunked.

bmcclure, Jun 02, 2009
Photo of bigman147
3.55/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orangish, red with a good head and slight lacing on the glass.

Smell: Resinous hop aromas of Cascades and Nugget. Piney and fruity.

Taste: Balance of hops and malt. Slight sweetness that leads to a drying character.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation with leads to a drying mouthfeel. Hops bitterness is present but not overpowering. True to style.

Drinkability: I am a fan of a perfect presented Pale ale. This is a good example but I would prefer the Hop Lava over this on most days.


Overall: A tasty beer among many tasty beers.

bigman147, Aug 07, 2007
Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a golden yellow color, much more yellow than most Pale Ales, with that pretty thick, white, creamy head that nitro beers have. The head had good retention and low lacing.

A bold hop scent bops you in the nose first and then there is a slight grain aroma in the background. Likewise the taste is dominated by hops, with that grassy grain taste hanging around in back.

The body was smooth and full. Drinkability was very good, I may have several of these watching the opening day ball games tomorrow.

Overall, a very nice beer. Worth a day trip to Hood River to try, it's a must try if you see it in your neighborhood.

beertunes, Apr 04, 2010
Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense, unfiltered topaz color with clinging lace, sluggish carbonation, citric bittering, and a forward hop presence. The hops are abundant and eager to please with a piney, arboreal aroma and all around freshness and zest. The combination of Cascade and Centennial varieties gives this pale a distinct (and classic) northwestern profile. Perle hops are also used.

Gutsy but easy drinking. Another great session ale.

RedDiamond, Sep 26, 2007
Photo of DMB
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

DMB, Feb 21, 2014
Pale Ale from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
- out of 100 based on 9 ratings.