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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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79 Ratings
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Ratings: 79
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.99%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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

2007:
Brewed with organic Pilsner Malt, imported crystal malts, and fresh Oregon hops. 7% ABV, 60 BU

2008:
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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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of GClarkage
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
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~!

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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... :-)

Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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?

Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -23.5%
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.

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +3.6%
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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3.25/5  rDev -17.1%

Bottle opened 10.21.14

Let down with this one.

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2.5/5  rDev -36.2%

Photo of dirtylou
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
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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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of RedDiamond
3/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Reidrover
4.09/5  rDev +4.3%
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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4/5  rDev +2%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4/5  rDev +2%

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of ElGordo
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
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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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
87 out of 100 based on 79 ratings.