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The Vaporizer - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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132 Ratings
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Ratings: 132
Reviews: 40
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 13.46%
Wants: 2
Gots: 3 | 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:
"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

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-04-2009)
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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear, light amber with a nice white head in the big wine tumbler. Quite spritzy with lots of lacing along the glass. Flowery hop aroma with a whiff of artichoke. Light body with the classic Pale Ale flavor-- modest maltiness with a crisp edge. This one has the more pale malt with a lemony flavor instead of the common biscuity flavor.

This has an interesting spicy flavor. Plenty of hops with the bitterness coming along just at the very end. The thin and sharp sensation is somewhat moderated by the slightly sweet and crackery malt. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

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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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look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

500mL bottle into a tulip. Pours a clear golden yellow w/ a big frothy head, good retention and lacing.

Aroma is grassy, floral, herbal. Mild but pleasant.

Taste is light, crisp, refreshing. Pale crackery Pilsner malt and floral NW hops. A nice fruity lightness pervades this beer.

Mouthfeel is likewise crisp and light; drinkable.

Overall a nice drinkable summery ale. Doesn't exactly live up to the name, but I'm OK w/ that.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok, 3rd attempt at reviewing this beer. Pours out a yellow/dark appearance, massive carbonation leads to a 2.5" head on the beer. So I decided to go and water the Nugget hops in the front yard, wait for the tipoff of game 3 of the Heat/Spurs Finals.

Aroma yields a decent amount of C hops and BMC 'malt' aromas. What I thought was Cascade, turned out to be Challenger hops. Nonetheless, you get the lemony aroma also associated with Sorachi Ace hops. Interesting aroma, unique, in that it imparts the pilsner malt as well. Wouldn't really say its all that large of a dry hop, and definitely not with something I would describe as an aroma hop.

Taste, more of the Sorachi like lemony aspect. Nice mellow mouthfeel, its got bitterness, but the lightness of the Pilsner malt is kind of a cool thing here. Pick your poison, is this a higher hopped Pilsneresque beer with an ale yeast, or is it an extra pale ale made with pilsner malt?

I like this beer overall, its nice and light. Where it might get pushed out of the market is from all the new highly hopped IPL's (India Pale Lagers) which offer more hop flavor than this, but have some of the same hallmarks (pilsner malt, dry, light body).

Dammit, Spurs hit a 3 before the half, 50-44 halftime. I haven't done a live review in a long time.

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Hazy gold with a huge three fingers of white head. Billows of lacing.
Smell is some floral hops and mostly biscuit malts.
Taste is malt all the way. There is a nice bitter hop hit following the malts.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation.
Medium bitter finish. Overall not what I was expecting. I am a Pale Ale fan and this was much more an uber Pils. Tasty beer nonetheless. Might try again when the weather warms up some.

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The Vaporizer from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
82 out of 100 based on 132 ratings.