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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

65 Ratings
Ratings: 65
Reviews: 35
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.69%
Active Beers: 63
Beer Ratings: 1,270
Beer Avg: 3.81
Taps: 10
Bottles: 0
Cask: Y
Beer-to-Go: Y
[ Brewery, Bar, Eatery ]

8 4th Street
Hood River, Oregon, 97031
United States
phone: (541) 387-0042

visit their websiteWebsite view map and get directionsMap @doublemountain

Notes:
Open Seven Days a Week at 11:30 am
Family Friendly 'til 8 pm

(Place added by: msubulldog25 on 06-10-2007)
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Stigs, Apr 15, 2014
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BuzzKillKelly, Nov 29, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

seanchai, Dec 31, 2013
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4.72/5  rDev +14.3%

This is definitely my local hangout. Great brews, good food, and good friends can't be beat. They're young and still playing with their brews, which is fun because there's always a surprise in store. They've got your typical hop-heavy Northwest brews, plus a bunch of Belgian style stuff and lately have been releasing some crazy Brett stuff. You have to go at least weekly, or you'll be missing out on something!

The food is good, but pretty basic. Pizza being my favorite fare. Note that they do cater to veggie/vegan palettes too. They've also go bands regularly and are located off the 'strip' and away from the maddness of downtown Hood River.

If you're visiting from out of town, skip Full Sail and come here!! Some early, though, because it fills up fast :)

chwilliams, Feb 08, 2009
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4.56/5  rDev +10.4%

Conveniently located downtown, walking distance from everything.

Liked their beers a whole lot. They were bold and unique styles. Got a sampler with all 8 of their offerings, none let me down. I really loved their "BPA", a IPA/Belgian hybrid .

Atmosphere is nice. Comfortable bar, nonsmoking, some couches in the corner, outdoor seating. Good place to spend an evening, very laid back with good music, dim lighting and good atmosphere. Locals come here, (which means its good!) and the prices are reasonable.

If your hungry for a full dinner, go to Big Horse, but if a pizza or munchies are your thing, XX Mountain has a decent pubfare menu, better than Full Sail.

Recommendation for the night:
Visit Big Horse for dinner, wander down to Full Sail (3 blocks) and give it a try, then come here to Double Mountain Taproom and enjoy the rest of your night with their sampler or a pint. Great little place!!

SurlyDuff, Sep 27, 2007
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4.55/5  rDev +10.2%

After enjoying a brewery tour at Full Sail, we headed over to Double Mountain to finish up the afternoon. We had a sampling of the Devil's and Rainier Kriek's in addition to the Hop Lava. The Kriek's were fantastic! (2009 vintage) Especially the Rainier.

There were plenty of other beers on tap and I wish I had it in me to try more but we had just finished a session at the Full Sail tap room and drinking more was not in the cards.

Pretty cool vibe and story behind the place. Super low key, nice outdoor seating, an overall friendly place. Love the logo...cool merchandise. Weather was great! Good memories and I can't wait to go back.

djbreezy, May 19, 2010
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4.53/5  rDev +9.7%

Sadly I visited Double Mountain as I was leaving Oregon. Not only can you go to their taproom and enjoy the amazing beers that this top brewery makes, you can enjoy great food in one of the most beautiful cities in the entire state. Everyone in oregon should go to Hood River and spend some time trying all of the world class beers on tap.

StHopNick, May 25, 2014
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4.53/5  rDev +9.7%

My wife and I did a three-day, 16 brewpub tour of northeastern Oregon. Double Mountain came out as one of the top three on the tour (Laurelwood and Roots being the others). We did all three of the beer brewing joints in Hood River. Don't waste your time at Full Sail - the beers were so bad we left with our sampler 60% full. Double Mountain is right around the corner. It's a small, cozy joint occupied mostly by locals. We had their sampler which I think was 5 beers. They give a generous pour so you can do a nice evaluation of their beers. The stout was phenominal. I can't say I like Kolsch, but theirs was good enough to make a convert of me. The bartended told me they would be bottling in the near future.

Yetiman420, Oct 29, 2007
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crowbar540, Dec 19, 2013
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qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
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Kurmaraja, Feb 05, 2014
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SteveFrisby, Jul 29, 2014
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TaborTime, Dec 15, 2013
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Hobbit, Mar 14, 2014
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4.47/5  rDev +8.2%

We made the trek out to Hood River for a short kayak trip while visiting Portland for the Oregon Brewer's Festival. We all loved Hood River. The views were stunning and there were lots of great shops, wineries and restaurants. But my favorite part of he town is Double Mountain.

The Double Mountain tap room is a small and simple but very impressive operation. They had several of their beers on tap but being the hophead that I am, I stuck to the Molten Lava (an Imperial IPA) and Hop Lava (an IPA). The Molton Lava was certainly the more complete product but the Hop Lava had a nice way of letting the hops run wild. Both were outstanding and very memorable.

The service was very good as well. One of the guys behind the bar was one of several operator / owners. As I understand it, they broke away from Full Sail and started the place. He was very helpful and clearly had a passion for beer and the business behind it.

We had a couple of appetizers as well. One was a greek sampler plate with hummus, feta, pita bread, peppers, olives and some grape leaf wrapped something or other. It was fantastic. I highly recommend it. The other was chips and salsa. The chips were only OK but the salsa was pretty good.

Double Mountain is as good as it gets for craft beer / hop lovers. Check it out.

GJ40, Jul 26, 2008
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4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

Stopped by Double Mountain a couple of times during a weekend camping trip near Hood River... wow, I was really glad I found this place! I had a feeling it would be pretty awesome when I stepped out of my car and could smell wort drifting on the evening breeze from around the corner! First night, I tried the Hop Lava and finished things off with a couple of Dapper Dan's (their 3.7% session ale) - also had the turkey and cheddar sandwich, which was nothing mindblowing, but definitely filled me up and was stacked with meat and cheese. The vibe was pretty chill, and the staff was friendly - eager to chat about kite surfing, snowboarding and beer. Stopped back in on my way to Portland and had the Killer Green fresh hopped IPA, which was awesome. A nice, chill spot to have a couple of delicious beers -

jpro, Nov 02, 2009
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4.39/5  rDev +6.3%

This place is awesome. I was under the impression they opened at 4 so I thought I'd miss checking it out but low and behold it was open at 2 when I happened to walk by.

The place is pretty small but the beer is incredible. They had their regular stuff on tap as well as a strong Belgian ale called the Ardennes as well as an barrel aged offering.

You can get samples, pints and food at this place. What more can you ask for. The decor is really cool with an amazing bar and wooden cabinetry.

This is definitely your beer destination in Hood River. Awesome little place.

indiapaleale, Feb 21, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

Well next time your in Hood River don't pass this spot up. Just around the corner from the large Full Sail brewery.

They have plenty of styles of beers to choose from from double IPAs to robust porters.

I stopped in after a visit to Full Sail, small but unique brewpub with about 10 taps, of their brew.

Tried the winter seasonal Falalala, and wow this is a strong ale with great hop taste. Also had the Hoplava which is a great IPA.

Food looked good, however I had already ate before getting here.

madtappers, Nov 30, 2009
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4.33/5  rDev +4.8%

It's a healthy sign of the sustained emergence of craft beer in our region that a town as small as Hood River can support three brewpubs. It's an even better sign that all three are worthy of such support. The newest arrival is Double Mountain. It's fitting somehow that DM is just two blocks from Full Sail where craft brewing in the Hood began in 1987 and where DM's two brewers learned their craft.

Double Mountain made the daring move of starting with a 20 bbl brewing system. That's a Herculean rig for a neighborhood brewpub and affords them excess brewing capacity suitable for growth and expansion. No doubt it's expensive. But it's perhaps better to tailor recipes for a system you plan to grow with, rather than growing into a new system and risk tinkering with those established favorites. It's not difficult to quickly name a dozen or more breweries in our region that have endured the disruptive pleasure of expansion. Why not start big and skip the growing pains?

The pub itself is much smaller than the big tanks might imply. The one-room bar is tastefully decorated with stained glass art, breweriana and potted plants. Seats are wood and leather, and the bar is polished copper. An adjunct lounge with a sofa and coffee table extends into the adjoining garage bay where an open space serves as storage or a potential spot for live music. The brewery can be seen at the rear. And if you stand on a chair, you can just about see the Columbia River from one of the outdoor tables.

Both the food and beer menus are streamlined to core essentials. Take your pick among salads, sandwiches, pizzas and a dessert or two. Though the choices are limited, the quality is commendable. Beer listings are also scaled down to a half dozen house beers with no cask, nitro, or guests. Most beers are amply, if not brazenly hopped and are individualistic and modern in their composure. In particular, the non-traditional kölsch is well accented with concise bittering. But avoid the Devil's Kitchen. Organic malts and northwest hops feature prominently.

The scene as a whole is Dude-centric.

RedDiamond, Oct 08, 2007
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4.31/5  rDev +4.4%

Awesome place to get a beer and food. main focus is pizzas, and they are some of the best i've ever had! make sure to hit up happy hour: $5 greek salad is enormous and delicious, and $10 smaller versions of the pizza. service is great, never been disappointed.

elcrawl, Oct 07, 2013
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

After a wonderful hike, Double Mountain was the first stop for four thirsty wanderers (including msubulldog25). It couldn't have made a better lunch destination. We sat outside, and the view of Washington state across the river was as majestic as you might imagine.

The smell of wort/hop pellets wafted through the place, which was incredibly inviting and helped whet our appetites for their beer. I got their "strong Belgian-style" ale, Inglemunster, which I could award "beer of the vacation" (and I had a solid week of truly great beer). Also sampled the oak-aged version and their Kolsch. Each tasted fantastic, convincing that these people totally know what they're doing. It'll probably be awhile, but I can't wait to taste their brews again someday.

Their Margherita pizza is excellent. Their method of cooking it at nearly 700 degrees for a very short time assures a fresh taste while giving the crust a little char, which only added to the depth of the flavor. If there were a PizzaAdvocate.com, I would easily give it a 4.5.

Service was just fine, and the overall vibe of the place was one of warmth, friendliness and natural beauty. It was at the beginning of a long day of wonderful beer, great food and excellent company, and remains the standout of what turned out to be a legendarily memorable day. Thanks to my hosts Brian, Sharon and Bryce for an incredible time.

Metalmonk, May 19, 2009
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4.3/5  rDev +4.1%

CANT BELIEVE THIS PLACE -- Doesn't have more reviews.

i had a great time there. this was partly due to the fact that some group of mexican farm/grocery workers, all solid-seeming hard-working american guys kept buying me beers and beers!

i was there with my girlfriend and we were chilling on the couch when they came in and there was bunch of them and they needed a big area so we moved and let them get their afterwork banter on -- it was a good scene. anyway... so as soon as i had finished half a beer i got another one -- it was like i was cool so i was sort of in their crew for the night. i tried to buy them back but it just resulted in me getting more beer.

it was all the places' brew -- and after swilling there all night, i still wasn't too foggy in the morning. it is a testament to the decency of the place and the freshness of the beer -- the good vibe.

we never went to fullsail -- spent the night in Hood River -- and Double Mountain Ruled!

colforbin73, Apr 02, 2011
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

dnwold, Aug 23, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +3.6%

Double Mountain is an absolute gem. I met the brewers in Portland at Belmont Station on a fine Thursday and was impressed with their support for the greater beer community. The staff there recommended the place too. After falling head-over-heels in love with their IPA at CAH’s fest I had to visit.

XX Mountain is located in a small building in downtown Hood River a block or so away from Full Sail’s Monster brewery (Seriously, Full Sail would be the largest brewpub building in Chicago, LA, or New York and yet there it lies in tiny Hood River…bizarre.) The atmosphere is very small town tavern and quite Wisconsin.

By this I mean that I have noticed that Oregon hates children. Everywhere I go in Oregon there are signs that say, “No Minors!!!” or “Minors will be PROSECUTED!” Maybe this is because I mostly go to brew pubs and bars but seriously, I’m beginning to get the idea that Oregonians just simply hate kids. It’s very, very sad.

In Wisconsin we love children, and not in a weird “I’m a priest” sort of way. Simply in a way that we not only allow them to converse, play games, and hang out with us in bars but in a way that we encourage it. Well… XX Mountain is that sort of place. No, there were not a bunch of little brats there, although there was at least one family with an infant… I’m guessing OR’s Johnny Law is currently hunting these bastards down with the full intention of giving them the death penalty for distracting the state’s gambling pool with crying newborns (Side Note for folks who have not visited OR: OR has a lottery racket that includes slot machines in nearly every bar. Seriously, this thing must make the Gambini family blulsh). At any rate, Double Mountain is a comfortable, community sort of place complete with couches and comfy chairs and what not.

Beerwise we are looking at about seven or eight beers with room to grow. XX Mountain employees say that their goal is to make common brews in uncommon ways. This shows. Styles available on the day I visisted included a really hoppy red ale, a Belgianish IPA, a BPA, a Kolsch, and a few darker brews. Most of these beers had some interesting tweaks on their traditional characteristics. I really loved the IPA, hop lava, I believe it was called. The RIPA was also quite good. The Devil’s Kitchen BPA was ok and the other beers were all quite good.

The food was great, mostly consisting of pizza, although a few sandwiches were offered as well. The pizza is New York style, very thin and with great toppings.

Staff cannot be beaten. Our bartender/manager was a veteran of the craft brew industry having served some time at Full Sail. He gave us great camping, beer, and restaurant tips. I really enjoyed our conversation with him and our chats with the other staff. The owners/brewers are great too.

I highly recommend Double Mountain. A brewery that can do simple styles well, consistently and with some flare is something to be cherished. Portland Bas should visit often and visitors to Portland should make the day trip out there (If you’re with a girl friend, just tell her you’re going to the falls and then side trip it to Double Mountain for lunch).

DaPeculierDane, Jul 25, 2007
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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom in Hood River, OR
92 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.