Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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4.5/5 rDev +14.5%
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.
10-17-2010 08:30:00 | More by ElGordo
3.58/5 rDev -8.9%
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
11-06-2011 19:24:58 | More by dirtylou
3.98/5 rDev +1.3%
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.
10-21-2010 01:46:51 | More by Docer
4.05/5 rDev +3.1%
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.
10-04-2013 03:59:48 | More by LiquidAmber
3.93/5 rDev 0%
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.
05-13-2011 21:06:30 | More by cavemanlawyer
3.8/5 rDev -3.3%
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.
11-06-2013 17:29:04 | More by LambicPentameter
4.45/5 rDev +13.2%
Had this beer at the wet hop festival in Hood River. Initially I was disappointed not to find the Hop Lava available, until I saw (and tried) this puppy.
The beer pours a light orange color with very impressive lacing and persistent head. The nose is nearly off the charts in terms of hop aroma. One gets pine and citrus, but also an incredible aroma of earth, leafy tobacco, and even marijuana. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, and this is one brutally bitter, piney, citrusy IPA. The abv. is not really noticeable, but you can tell it's up there. However, my palate was so awash with wet hops that it probably could have been around 20% and I still wouldn't have detected the alcohol. Granted, one would never describe this beer as well balanced, the hop presence pushes everything else aside. However, at least for this occasion, I didn't mind that a bit.
A fabulous, completely over the top DIPA from Double Mountain. It's not for the faint of heart and probably it's a good thing it was made only for this event. However, it was a joy to be able to try it at this event.
Note: Was at Belmont Station on Monday, and it appears this beer will soon be available here as well. So it appears more then a single batch was made of this hop elixer. Not sure when it will be available, but would highly recommend stopping by Belmont Station when they put this on. Great stuff!
Edit: Have had all three vintages of this beer, with the first and most recent the best (IMHO). Vintage two was still very good, but it seemed a bit maltier, with the hops dialed down a bit. It just wasn't the outrageously, overhopped monster I encountered the first year. However, the most recent (2009) vintage seems to be back up to top form, and was every bit as good as I recall the 2007 version was. Good stuff!
Edit: Sampled again at the 2010 event in Portland. This year's version is maybe not quite as outrageously hoppy as some of the previous versions, but was still outstanding. Based on what I heard this year, once again one of the most popular beers at the fresh hop festival. For my money, once again the best.... but I'm addict, so pay no attention... :-)
10-07-2007 16:18:15 | More by John_M
British Columbia (Canada)
4.38/5 rDev +11.5%
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?
10-17-2009 04:10:47 | More by Derek
4/5 rDev +1.8%
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.
10-05-2013 23:01:18 | More by draheim
3.73/5 rDev -5.1%
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.
10-20-2013 03:35:33 | More by mactrail
Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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