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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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87
very good

47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 13.49%
Wants: 6
Gots: 1 | 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:
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

(Beer added by: John_M on 10-07-2007)
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

09-29-2013 04:47:55 | More by CoryR
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%

09-29-2013 02:01:16 | More by SMITHAND
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +1.8%

02-25-2013 22:18:02 | More by RedneckBeerz
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runbirddrinkbeer

Florida

4.48/5  rDev +14%
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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2013 02:32:50 | More by runbirddrinkbeer
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elcrawl

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

12-30-2012 02:14:29 | More by elcrawl
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spicemustflow


4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

12-18-2012 18:06:09 | More by spicemustflow
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%

10-01-2012 20:17:46 | More by msubulldog25
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CommonRider

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

03-15-2012 16:10:00 | More by CommonRider
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shelby415

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%

02-25-2012 06:47:41 | More by shelby415
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hoesweizen

Oregon

4/5  rDev +1.8%

11-18-2011 19:28:48 | More by hoesweizen
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dirtylou

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -8.9%
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

Serving type: on-tap

11-06-2011 19:24:58 | More by dirtylou
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grittybrews

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +13.7%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-23-2011 05:20:27 | More by grittybrews
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barleywinefiend

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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~!

Serving type: growler

10-22-2011 20:44:31 | More by barleywinefiend
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cavemanlawyer

Oregon

3.93/5  rDev 0%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-13-2011 21:06:30 | More by cavemanlawyer
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Docer

Washington

3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-21-2010 01:46:51 | More by Docer
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ElGordo

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-17-2010 08:30:00 | More by ElGordo
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djbreezy

Washington

4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
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

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2010 03:47:27 | More by djbreezy
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beertunes

Washington

3/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-06-2010 20:57:46 | More by beertunes
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +11.5%
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?

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2009 04:10:47 | More by Derek
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squaremile

Oregon

4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2009 22:47:33 | More by squaremile
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RedDiamond

Oregon

3/5  rDev -23.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-23-2008 02:14:52 | More by RedDiamond
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John_M

Oregon

4.45/5  rDev +13.2%
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... :-)

Serving type: on-tap

10-07-2007 16:18:15 | More by John_M
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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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