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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPAKiller Green Wet Hopped DIPA

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Reviews: 27
Hads: 107
Avg: 3.87
pDev: 23.51%
Wants: 7
Gots: 10 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 10-07-2007

Brewed with organic Pilsner Malt, imported crystal malts, and fresh Oregon hops. 7% ABV, 60 BU

Brewed with organic Pilsner Malt, imported crystal malts, Simcoe and fresh Oregon Perle hops. 7.8% ABV, 70 BU

2010: 7.2% ABV, 83 BU.

2011: 7.5% ABV, 97 BU
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Reviews: 27 | Hads: 107
Photo of Shippy
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 ml bottle, bottled on 9/22/15. Pours a light copper color with some cloudiness and a mostly white head. Minty pine aromas with some breadiness. Taste starts off malty with mint and pine flavors flowing in behind. Very fresh tasting. Some caramel notes with a mild, lingering bitterness on the end. Feel is moderately heavy with light carbonation. Overall very solid and fresh.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle - not sure that this is a DIPA at 7.6% ABV, especially as the label (and thus brewery) don't claim it as such.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat chunky beige head, which leaves some decent splattered snow rime lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of gritty pale and caramel malt, sugary mint, muddled citrus zest, and mixed herbal, leafy, and pine hop astringencies. The taste is more grainy, kind of bready caramel malt, orange and white grapefruit rind, a further subtle tropical fruitiness, still active herbal mint notes, and some level earthy, weedy, floral, and piney hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their generic and kind of pandering frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of burbling alcohol starting to tug away at things. It finishes off-dry, the base caramel gaining a mild meaty character, while that leafy mint thing trundles on, and the other 'fresh' hop players put 'er in neutral.

More fresh hopped beer, more unusual taste and aroma profiles, ok, so be it. Interesting enough, I suppose, what with the herbal/mint essence pushing to the forefront, but, like with pumpkin beers this time of year, I'm starting to yen for the 'regular' version of the styles I've come to know and love. Enter, over the top holiday brews.

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Photo of Ghrymm
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 Vintage. Bottled on 09/22/15
From a 500ml bottle, 7.6%ABV, 96 IBU
Hops are Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe from Sodbusters Farms in Salem
L: Poured a dark copper amber thin head almost no lacing
S:Wonderful Pine,floral,mint on the nose
T: A fruity floral taste with the hops in the background
F: Light carbonation well balanced
O: Pretty good fresh hopped IPA no Double on the label this year.

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Photo of LouZ
2.68/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on draft at Crafted Tap House. Look and smell were okay, and the front end of the taste was just fine. But the swallow was disgusting. I can only compare the flavor to that of gasoline. To be sure my taste buds were not shot, I had each of the three others at the table take a sip without telling them my impression - all three made the same face and found it to be undrinkable. Maybe it's the tap line, but I cannot recommend nor would I venture beyond an exploratory taste of this one again.

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Photo of wumpshire
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap in pint glass at Slow Burger in PDX. Very hoppy but still smooth and drinkable. The wet hops give more hop flavor than bitterness, one of the best fresh hopped beers I have had.

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Photo of Spikester
3.8/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear reddish gold with a huge long lasting white head and copious lace.
Smell is floral hops with a touch of bread malt.
Taste is fruity citrus hops with a large amount of bread crust malts making this easy drinking. The green or fresh hop aspect is very tasty but the bitterness is much less than the 96 IBU's on the bottle would suggest.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a slightly wet and mildly bitter finish.
Overall a very tasty and interesting beer but lacks the Wow factor. This is the 2015 version which is 7.6% abv and 96 IBUs. Bottled on 9/22/15. About three weeks old.

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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/26/14. 7.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with solid citrus forward hop characteristics that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Lifesource in Salem OR $4.99 2014 7.5% alc. and a whopping 97 IBU Clear dark golden/orange coloured body with a great thick,rough and rocky off white head. Nice citrusy,pine like hops aromas dominate, there is a nice bit caramel malts but its hops we came for ! Taste more balanced with some toffeeish chewy malts ( almost English in style) poking up above the fresh citrus/spruce hops..its a battle all over the tongue! Nice solid mouthfeel//lovely long lasting fresh hop after taste. Lovely beer. But with the strong malts this is a Fresh Hop Imperial IPA!

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Photo of JoshuaMason
1.88/5  rDev -51.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Translucent Orange; Medium Carbonation; Fluffy, off-white head; minimal lace
Smell: Honey; orange rind; apple; hint of clove
Taste: Apple and Clove
Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Good carbonation level; Dry Finish
Overall: This beer has a great look and mouthfeel, but the taste is horrible; I am willing to admit the possibility of a bad batch or bottle, but it was purchased cold from a reputable retailer… Just awful. Like an apple just smoked a clove cigarette.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a heavy-duty brown bottle with now dating that I can find, but I do know this is from 2013 hop harvest, so it is pretty fresh. Poured into the Spiegelau "special" IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep golden amber with notes of orange and sunny spun gold highlights where the light passes through the liquid. The hue is much darker up under the massive three and a half finger off-white head of tight bubbles. Retention is outstanding, with the bubbles expanding a little, then slowly beginning to burst. Foam never completely goes away, leaving an whip-cream like island in the middle of the liquid, surrounded by mottled sheets of lacing.

Smell - Fresh and green organic aromas, with pine needle, grass, perhaps some basil and thyme along with some of the more skunky (in a good way) characteristics that one might associate with cannabis. Under the herbal bouquet is nice balance of more earthy characteristics.

Taste - The fresh green elements are again on full display, providing a bit more bitterness than initially suspected by the smell. Pine resin, grapefruit rind, fresh-cut grass, and a healthy balance from the malt base, but doesn't overwhelm the hop profiles, which are still the star of the show. It gives the impression of light sourdough. Some of the pungency that was present in the smell again provides some heft to the taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and simultaneously juicy and chewy, but more on the chewy side. A robust IPA that doesn't overpower with the ABV level. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall, I'm starting to wonder if I will ever find a wet-hopped/fresh-hopped IPA that I don't like. I've now tried a handful and they've all been delicious in their own unique way. This is more on the earthy side than some of the others I've had, which have been very fruit-forward/juicy.

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Photo of srhoadsy
3.79/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy, dark bronze color with an inch of airy, beige head that slowly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Took me a while to place the aroma. Smelled like pineapple juice to me.

Initial flavors are very grassy with a hint of pine. As it warmed the aforementioned flavors of pineapple juice came out. Sweet, sour and earthy.

Medium bodied with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation with very mild aftertaste.

Overall a nicely unique IPA with some interesting characteristics. Would definitely try again.

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Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Handsome amber color, a little hazy, with a big foam in the Ommegang chalice. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. A fair amount of aromatics in the nose and on the taste buds. Some warm malt and a touch of apricot, on the dry side. Tangy yet mellow. Somewhat sharp with the hop oils.

Here I was waxing eloquent over "fresh hop" Northwest brews just last week, and here's another one. The first sip seems to prove "wet" isn't always best, but it does get more flavorful as it warms up. Pleasant weedy taste with the big mouthful of suds makes for a decent quaff, even it it's not a hop ambrosia type of IPA. Still worth trying these harvest-time hop brews. From the 500 ml bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of draheim
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500mL into a tulip. Pours a clear honey amber w/ a big frothy head, nice sticky lace.

Aroma is hoppy, resinous, and dank. Big citrus and mango, some nice floral and herbal notes.

Taste is likewise heavy on the hops. Juicy and sticky, but nicely balanced by plenty of pale and probably some crystal and caramel malts. Clean bitter finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, almost heavy. Lots of alpha acids here almost overload the taste buds. Lingering aftertaste of more hops.

Overall an enjoyable, well made fresh hop IPA. Would drink again.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber with a fine one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Nice aroma of orange family fruit, light tropical, citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is similar to aroma, with orange family citrus and rind, grassy, almost earthy hops, slightly herbal with hints of rosemary and mint. Nice long lasting minty herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced IPA with the malt taking second place to the fresh hops, which have a different profile from the more standard NW 3-Cs hops. A nice change and nice blend of hop flavors. I liked this quite a bit. A consistently very good brewery.

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Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
4.48/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer during the 2012 for fresh hop season while in PDX region for marathon in October. The appearance of this double ipa was notable for a deep honey amber color with nice white head with good retention. (photographed because we found the appearance and taste to be exceptional) ( and so I can look at it longingly as we live far far away from Hood River). Strong hoppy aroma and unbelievable hop presence on the palate without (amazingly) being too bitter or unbalanced. As you can surmise I liked this beer and we made three trips to double mountain in three days....anything less than "a four" for this beer is criminal!

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Photo of dirtylou
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap, bottleworks

appearance: served in a shaker pint, clear amber-orange body, filmy white head with a sticky lace

smell: earthy green hops, grain, grassy

taste: grassy earthy hops - just not a lot of depth which seems to be consistent with the other double mountain hop-forward beers i've sampled. Grain, rustic malt, roasted vegetables. Not of the finer fresh hop brews of the season

mouthfeel: oily and slick

overall: average

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Photo of grittybrews
4.47/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark orange-amber with two fingers of eggshell head. Big aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pine.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, resinous mouthfeel. Nice mix of tangerine citrus, floral/grassy notes, and honey/caramel malt. Nice gentle pine on the finish.

The hops aren't too bitter here, just really fresh and pleasant. The 2011 batch approaches 8%, but the ABV is completely hidden here. Really well-balanced and tasty.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: OMG! Fresh green hops.

T: Fresh green hops, like right off the vine. Some green, Earthy, caramel notes...mostly freshly green hops with a light mix of vegal, floral hops.

M: Light to medium body, loads of flavor,fresh wet hops

O: F'in exceptional~!

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Photo of cavemanlawyer
3.92/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had on tap last night at the Double Mountain / Podnah's BBQ & Beer meatztravaganza. What an event!

Beer appears rather cloudy and on the darker side for a DIPA. Very slight amount of head, perhaps because this was poured from a pitcher.

Nose is nice and hoppy but not particularly outstanding. The keg was produced about 8 months ago which could inhibit the bouquet. Pleasant but not great.

Taste is smooth, with somewhat of a grassy aspect to it. Not unlike having a piece of dried straw in your mouth. Not unpleasant but different for a DIPA. The hops are certainly attenuated after sitting in the keg for so long.

Drinkability seems high. The beer is fairly smooth and easy drinking so I could easily see packing away a few pints without noticing.

Overall, very drinkable DIPA. Too bad it was not fresh, I bet if it was fresh the score would increase significantly.

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Photo of Docer
3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Just had on tap at Bottles NW in NE PDX! Why this is labeled a double I do not know! Double hops maybe?

- Clear amber brew with a big fizzling white fluffy head.. leaves a nice thin pancake on top... clear... light copper....

- Robust grain, malt, caramel... an earthy grassy floral hop hit to the face...

- Overall very balanced... super balanced, and dangerous. Caramel malts, grain, lightly sweetened Jesus juice... nice grassy, floral, and citrus hops melt to perfect this nectar.

- Overall medium bodied... maybe a bit more light... creamy, sweet, syrupy, and robust.

- I am a fan, and could drink this until the point of just falling asleep. A very smooth sailing and balanced fresh hop brew.

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Photo of ElGordo
4.51/5  rDev +16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a growler this afternoon at the brewery. Pours a pretty orange-amber color topped by a lively white head that has some staying power and leaves a pretty white lacing on the glass. Aroma of dank, wet hops, with some specific citrus (grapefruit) and cannabis notes. I almost feel like I could get a contact high from the aroma.
Palate is very hop-forward, with grapefruit, cannabis, and pine notes throughout. On the swallow a bit of caramel malt emerges, but is quickly overshadowed by the hoppy onslaught. Finish is a lasting, citrusy bitterness. Body is full enough to withstand the intense pressure put on it by the strong flavors, but responds favorably. If you're looking for a punch in the mouth from the humulus lupus plant, this is it. Super strong, super assertive, but still approachable, this is an amazing example of a fresh hop beer that can only be made in the northwest.

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Photo of djbreezy
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewery in Hood River. 2010 batch.

Appearance - clear amber, not much head, no retention, no lacing

Smell - wet hop notes, grassy

Taste - grassy and earthy hops

Mouthfeel - medium body and carbonation

Drinkability - overall a very tasty and solid beer however I remember the 2009 stealing the show at the Fresh Hop Tastival in Portland last year

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Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -22.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This the 2010 version, and I don't have the stats on it. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a rather typical orangey-amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma reminded me of the cheap home-grown weed we used to get in Upstate new York 30 years ago, herby, floral and a touch skunky. The flavor was was fairly benign, with the skunky weed taste dominating, a bit of malt in the background and not much else going.

The body was typical for the style. Drinkability was OK, but I can't see myself having this again, unless it's just for a fairness check. Overall, a bit disappointing, I expect much better from this brewery.

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Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage. I don't know the specs, but it seems to be bigger & bolder than previous versions.

A: Copper, off-white head, thin ring of retention, good lacing.

S: Grassy, tangerine, nectarine, grapefruit, rind, toffee, beer nuts.

T: Liquid reefer! Very grassy, nectarine, tangerine, grapefruit & rind, hints of toffee, dark caramel, nut & bread, assertive (but not harsh) bitterness.

M: Moderate body is dry with plenty of hop acidity; a hint of residual sweetness with a slightly drying, alcohol finish.

D: Candied hops?

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Photo of squaremile
4.17/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

In reflecting on 2008 beers, one that continues to captivate me is Killer Green. I had it on tap at Belmont Station during the fresh hop season, and I was very impressed. Plain and simple, it tasted like drinking a hop plant in a pleasant and entirely unique way. The rest of the beer was strong and typical for a double IPA (color, aroma, mouthfeel, etc).

EDIT: 2009 version was even better. No fresh hop beer that I have tasted has come close to this. Still like drinking a hop plant but has a sweetness to balance the bitterness. There are a few waves of flavors and after tastes. Very complex and amazing. Unmatched.

EDIT: 2010 version was a bit of a disappointment for me. Nose was still solid, but the dankness and freshness wasn't there for me in the nose or the taste. It is still a really nice IPA, but something didn't work this year.

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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
86 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.