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The Vaporizer - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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161 Ratings
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Ratings: 161
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 12.91%
Wants: 5
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-04-2009

"THE VAPORIZER" is a golden-hued Pale Ale that features a beautifully hoppy aroma and flavor. The malt is 100% Gambrinus Pilsner, our sweet and supple house malt from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia. The hops are primarily of the Challenger variety, grown on a single farm in the Yakima Valley. We dry-hop "THE VAPORIZER" to pump up the hoppy goodness. It's an appetizingly dry, clean and pure-tasting take on a hoppy Pale Ale."

Brewed with Gambrinus Pilsner malt and Challenger hops. 6% ABV, 50 BU
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Ratings: 161 | Reviews: 41
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4.8/5  rDev +31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

We went to this brewery (Double Mountain) only after we wanted to try another brewery after Full Sail. Not only were we impressed their food (try the truffle shuffle pizza) but their beer was excellent. I started with the I.R.A., and ended with, my now favorite I.P.A., Vaporizer. If you are going to visit Mt. Hood, Double Mountain is a must.

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4.64/5  rDev +27.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On draught at Double Mountain's 3rd Anniversary party (I think they said this was from last fall, so ~6 months old). Served in an imperial pint, The Vaporizer is a cloudy straw yellow with a white head that leaves nice lace.

Smell is floral and fruity, sweet.

Taste is also very fruity, huge citrus lemon like hops and very floral esters, in addition to yeast flavor. Sweet, with light bitterness. I love it, but it's tastes (as well as looks ,smells and feels) a lot like a Belgian Wit beer with lots cascade (or perhaps amarillo's or pacific gems) hops, which I'm sure is not what most people except from an IPA.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light. I'd guess there might be oatmeal in here, which again has me suspecting a wit as the base beer.

Drinkability is great. I love the lazer like focus of the lemony hops, and I love wit beers, so this really works for me. However, I can understand how IPAs lovers may not be thrilled with this take on the style.

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

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4.3/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was the rotating tap at www.kebaba.com (Great lebanese food, beautiful garden-patio, very family friendly).

I'm impressed with Double Mountain, and this SMaSH is no exception (Gambrinus Pils and Yakima Challenger).

A: Clear yellow, white head, good retention & lace.

S: Fresh leafy, grassy hops with hints of resiny pine and marmalade.

T: Plenty of fresh flavour (leafy, grassy, slightly resiny pine), pleasant bitterness (wouldn't have guessed it was 50 IBU) with a light biscuit from the malt. The alcohol is completely hidden, I'd never guess it was 6% either. Really well-crafted for a seemingly simple brew.

M: Light to moderate body has a dry finish.

D: Like hops? I really didn't think I was a fan of Challenger, but this has inspired me to try a homebrew of my own. Really great stuff. I could easily session this one (so it'd be great to have 5 gallons of my own!).

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

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4.18/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Review #300 goes to a great beer from my old hometown!

Poured a bright and somewhat hazy straw yellow into a pint glass with a finger of fluffy white head. Somewhat dry aroma with a little bit of grain and lots of spicy, floral hops.

Moderate carbonation and a fairly light mouthfeel. Dry, toasty malts mixed with a little grass and lots of pine and floral hops throughout. Strong, lingering hop bitterness on the finish with some spicier pepper notes.

Packed with hoppy goodness but also balanced, light, and really easy-drinking. I tried this along with an oak-aged double-IPA but this one stole the show.

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4.16/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at Concordia Ale house, served in a standard pint glass.

Poured a cloudy golden almost copper color with a white head. Very floral citrus aroma to the the nose. As I took a sip, it was a tangy yet refreshing hop taste on the tongue.

Beer is very good for IPA lovers, but may be to hoppy for the average joe beer drinker.

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4.05/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On-tap at Oregon Brewer's Festival in an ideal plastic mug.

appearance - light gold, medium head, some retention

smell - earthy hops, floral notes

taste - citrus hops, floral and sweet hoppiness, some malt backbone

mouthfeel - medium carbonation, slightly dry, smooth finish

drinkability - flavorful and crisp

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4.03/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours a very pale clear straw color with a huge, dense, oily, white head that slowly faded into a thick rocky film. Chunky lace was left down the glass.
S: Light pilsner malts mixed with light notes of herbal and pine hops. Crisp smelling and light.
T: Light flavors of pine, leafy herbal hops and crackery pilsner malt. Lightly bitter finish, clean aftertaste, faint lemon peel sourness. Light and easy overall. Good balance between pilsner malt and light hopiness.
M: Smooth mouth, crisp and refreshing, scrubbing soft carb. Drinks light and easy.
O: A very sessionable pale ale. Light and easy to drink. Would drink all day. Thanks Ryan.

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4.01/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured a hazy straw hue with a two finger frothy white head. There was very good retention and lacing.

The smell featured sticky earthy hops and a round pale malt.

The taste was instantly spicy with herbal, earthy hops and a full bready pale malt.

The mouthfeel was full for the style.

Overall a tasty hop forward APA.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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4/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dry hopped pale ale? Yes please!

This is a little gem, it has dry hops but not the over the top dry hops of a NW IPA. It tastes a little more like British Pale Ale (which are not all that pale in my opinion) rather than the lighter stuff that Sierra Nevada has popularized (though I like it!). So American Pale Ale fans be warned!

A - Rather deep copper hue with a good head and persistent fizz.

S - Classic pale ale, lots of malts and a nice zip of dry hops, some faint spice and citrus and a touch of earth.

T - Richly flavored with zesty dry hops and medium sweet malts.

M - rich and round with a good balance of body, texture, acid, and tannin

D - Drinks very well and is quite satisfying. A good alternative to overly aggressive NW IPA.

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4/5  rDev +9.9%

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The Vaporizer from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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