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Molten Lava | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
"This is Hop Lava's bigger, meaner cousin -- a radiant orange-hued beer featuring more than six pounds of hops per barrel. The out-of-control hopping is barely balanced by a tight malt backbone and noticable alcohol notes. We used our Kolsch yeast on this one, which gives it a different type of fruitiness than the Belgian ale yeast used in Hop Lava."

Brewed with organic Pilsner and Munich malt, imported crystal malt, Centennial and Cascade hops. 9.0%ABV, 95+ BU

Added by squaremile on 05-17-2010

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Reviews: 20 | Ratings: 107
Reviews by Elimination:
Photo of Elimination
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a darker straw with a strong thick white head

Smell of some great americAn high alpha hops, grapefruit, citrus but then comes a bit of Belgian farty yeast, bits of coriander, spicy, peppery

Flavor comes in strong bitterness, sweet coitrus, and the Belgian character comes in as a peppery more saison sour

Mouthfeel is a bit thick, great lacing on the tongue.

Overall this doesn't present itself as a dips but rather a balanced stronger Belgian ipa. This is a keg from 2010 but still presents quite a bit of hops

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Photo of Lofreqwave
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of chossboss
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of HoppySeb
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Fuzzycuffs
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of acurtis
3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of KensWorld
4.19/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

From 500ml bottle dated 2/23/2015. Looks good, not much smell, tastes real good for age. Not much hop flavor left but still very solid. I can only imagine what this tastes like fresh. Thanks to Bring-on-the-Beer for getting this to me here in Tampa. 4.25

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Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tarheels4life23
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of jellikit
4.24/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: orange. Thin head. Thin, short- lived lacing.
S: orange and pine
T: malt and alcohol balanced well with hop flavor. Piney-Hop bitterness is the strong finish
O: great NW imperial IPA. Good representation. Big IPA with strong hop bitterness balanced well with base malt and alcohol.

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Photo of Boozecamel
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bret717
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.15/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25


Pricey bottle picked up at Brewforia Meridian last night for about $8... Expensive. Pours a hazy dark golden... nice lacing and retention. Nose is light citrus/piney hoppiness... flavor has nothing better to offer... I want to like it more, but it is sooo pedestrian. Nothing good to brag about.


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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.02/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head that continues building for a while after the pour and leaves lots of lacing. Aroma of citrus and piney hops, tropical and light citrus fruit, mild sweet malt. Flavor is dedicated to the hops, resinous and citrus with the same light tropical and orange family fruit as in the aroma. Malt supports the hops, but has little character of its own. Finishes with pleasant, sweet resinous hop bitterness. Medium bodied with light creaminess. Although the hops are presented well here, this is not a tongue numbing hop bomb. I usually like solid malt support in my IIPAs, and the malt here is really quiet and subdued, but seems to balance the hops nicely. Nice fruit, interesting hop bill; a very satisfying IIPA from a brewery that rarely disappoints.

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Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Kramerwtmf
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Mattb562
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of bespin15
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of CHADM552
4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of Modernrickk
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of Justin-m
4.28/5  rDev +11.5%

Photo of Ghrymm
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A very nice Double IPA,nice finish with a good hit of citrus.
From a 500ml bottle.

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Molten Lava from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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