Killer Red | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.20%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
“Fresh Hop Strong IRA”

"It’s harvest time again, which means using just-picked hops straight from Sodbuster Farm in the Willamette Valley. Our choice of hops for the Killer Green were a little late this year, so we decided to craft a sister brew with fresh Perles to fill the thirsty void. Killer Red has distinct apple/pine/orange notes from the hops, and pulls that biscuit/caramel character you find in our India Red Ale (“IRA”). Drinks like it’s IRA, but the extra strength is worth respecting."

7.2% ABV, 88 BU

Added by msubulldog25 on 10-19-2011

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Reviews: 14 | Ratings: 81
Reviews by lsummers:
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

500ml bottle, more fresh-hopped brew to enjoy now before the snow flies!

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium bronzed amber colour, with three fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and mildly creamy ecru head, which leaves some chunky and splotchy lace around the glass as it slowly and not so evenly subsides.

It smells of blood orange, red (purple) grape juice, grainy pale malt, laid-back leafy pine resin, crisp green apple, and a small yeasty alcohol edginess. The taste is bready, lightly doughy pale and caramel malt, more mixed domestic fruit - orange, lemon, apple, and above all, fresh red grapes - a consistent bit of testy yeast, and more floral, leafy, and diminishing pine hop bitterness.

The carbonation is quite involved via its equally fizzy and frothy twin guns, the body a decent middleweight, and generally smooth, with perhaps just a wee boozy astringency slowly picking away as time moves on. It finishes off-dry, the varied fruitiness really showing some staying power, while the malt and other typical green hop notes wander around, sort of stunned.

An interesting result for a fresh-hopped beer, where you don't always know what you'll be getting. Here, the expected pine and citrus characters play a distant second fiddle to a nice grapey and lesser tropical fruitiness. Huh, roll the dice, and sometimes you win something you didn't even know that you wanted.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.79/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pour a reddish coppery amber with a fine half finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, piney and herbal hops with light caramel malt that is overwhelmed by the hop goodness. Flavor is also dominated by fresh piney, citrus and herbal hops with a light sweet malt body. The hops are aromatic and flavorful, but not heavily bitter. Lingering citrus and grassy hops aftertaste. Medium bodied with hints of creaminess. A nice IPA that showcases the hops without a lot of bitterness. The malt body is supportive, but not present enough to be a real red ale; I think the BA designation of American IPA is spot on. Both the red and green versions were quite nice and had distinctive hop flavor profiles. Tasty.

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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4/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.13/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500ml bottle. Not bad but expected more from these guys.
A: Pours a nice red amber no head or lacing.
S: A sweet hop nose
T: A fruity hop taste a nice sweetness there.
F:Medium Carbonation with a nice hop bitterness.
O: Not a bad Red Fresh Hopped IPA but missing the hop kick in my opinion.

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4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Lifesource natural grocers in Salem OR $4.99 2014 . 7.2% alc and 88 IBUs. Amber coloured body,clear, with a lovely tight bubbled but large off white head. Different hop profile from the "green", more powdery and resinous..but equally fresh again caramel malts. Very much balanced in taste with mote fruitiness than the "Green", and the hops showing mote progress in the end. Great mouth feel to this one also..lower carbonation but slick. Again a very nice fresh hop beer.

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4.08/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Killer Red from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
88 out of 100 based on 14 ratings.