Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
1.78/5 rDev -54.7%
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.
02-01-2014 20:53:51 | More by JoshuaMason
3/5 rDev -23.7%
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.
10-06-2010 20:57:46 | More by beertunes
3/5 rDev -23.7%
2008 saw Double Mountain once again release this fresh hop pale ale with a crazed punky/skunky aroma. It doesn't smell bad, just weird in the sense of skunk cannabis. It is clouded pale amber with green, grassy flavor, scattered lace, and low suds. Killer has a touch of children's aspirin flavor sometimes associated with Amarillo hops. I don't know if fresh Amarillo are used here, but the taste is an acquired one that grows soothing over time.
10-23-2008 02:14:52 | More by RedDiamond
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
3.73/5 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
3.79/5 rDev -3.6%
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.
10-21-2013 01:15:41 | More by srhoadsy
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
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
3.98/5 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
4/5 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
Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.