The Vaporizer - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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3.45/5 rDev -5.2%
16.9oz bottle purchased at a supermarket a few blocks from my home for somewhere between $4-5. According to the stamp on the label, this was bottled on April 30 of this year.
Poured a cloudy, lemony gold color with a big, fluffy bone-white head and a ton of floating sediment. The sediment would be understandable for something bottled a few years ago, perhaps, but it seems a little crazy for a pale ale that was bottled about three months ago.
Grassy, slightly herbal hops are in the nose.
Herbal and slightly lemony flavor. The hops are there, but not in terribly great strength, and the kind of hop flavor encountered here is of the sort I would expect from a German or Czech pilsener, and would benefit from a pilsener’s crisp finish. Instead, the finish of this beer features the previously mentioned hop flavor rising suddenly to a crescendo that leaves a hoppy beer’s aftertaste, but not that way you’d expect from a PNW pale ale It’s not bad tasting, but definitely odd, and not what I was expecting.
Medium bodied, with medium carbonation, and a mouthfeel that would seem normal for a “normal” pale ale, but this beer’s flavor makes it seem wrong, like it should be more like that of a pilsener.
Not a bad beer, but a somewhat frustratingly weird one. If I drank this regularly, I might get used to it. Personally, I think I’d rather have a tasty PNW pale ale when I want one and ditto a good pilsener, rather than have a strange hybrid of the two that doesn’t entirely satisfy in either direction.
08-04-2014 03:29:22 | More by woemad
3.6/5 rDev -1.1%
On tap at the tap house. Light for a hoppy production from double mountain but tasty and complete despite not being a knock you on your socks affair. I would grab another. The on tap version is definitely a little crisper and fresher than the bottled edition.
06-01-2014 02:22:40 | More by chugamugofsud
3.08/5 rDev -15.4%
A: yellow. Crystal clear. Medium, foamy head. A lot of bubbles rising.
S: very mild women's hair permanent chemical. Nothing else.
T: lemony up front. Lightly malted. Light on the bittering hops.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: meh. Taste is okay. Aroma ruins it. There is not much at all there, except for a faint chemical smell.
05-16-2014 03:51:36 | More by jellikit
The Vaporizer from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
82 out of 100 based on 139 ratings.