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Moylander Double IPA - Moylan's Brewery

Moylander Double IPAMoylander Double IPA

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Ratings: 654
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 10.92%

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-21-2002)
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Photo of scottfrie


4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-cask at the brewery. 10oz snifter. Reviewed from notes.

A: Served a deep golden amber with lemon highlights beneath a very dense and fluffy bright white head. Great head retention, streaky spotty lace.
S: Pine and citrus pith nose. Super hoppy over all. Maybe a hint of caramel but barely.
T: Huge grapefruit and citrus pith taste follows the nose. Hints of caramel malt and pineapple poke through. Fresh and green tasting with some slightly rough alcohol (but not hot) bringing up the finish. The aftertaste has a great fresh lingering bitterness.
M: Soft carbonation, thinner cask style body, very creamy and smooth mouthfeel. Soft overall, slightly greasy.
O: Much better than the one bottle I've had. Definitely recommended on cask if you find it.

Serving type: cask

12-02-2012 01:25:04 | More by scottfrie
Photo of ffejherb


4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On one of the hand pulls at Al's of Hampden on 12/1/10.

A - Clear golden-kissed amber/orange liquid with a dense, creamy cap of beige foam that deposited thick swatches of lace around the glass.

S - Dry hopped aroma with spicy, herbal and grassy hop notes as well as pungent citrus peel. A moderate alcohol fume and hint of catbox rounds out the aroma profile.

T - Extremely hoppy and bitter, but also quite complex. There's lots going on in the hop department - dried herbs, floral notes, aromatic grass clippings, citrus juice and catbox. Despite the hop overload, everything is kept in check due to a bready, grainy malt presence and a wash of sweet caramel.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture, Moylander is dry, bitter and warm on the palate with a fairly beefy alcohol presence and long lingering bitter finish.

D - While the 8.5% really smacks you upside the noggan, this is one tasty-ass DIPA! Throw in some additional hops to the cask and WOW...you get an intensely bold brew.

Serving type: cask

12-16-2010 21:05:46 | More by ffejherb
Photo of orangesol


3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask at Al's of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin white head that leaves a very faint lacing down the glass.

S - Strong tropical fruit aroma with hints of mango, lemon, and other citrus fruits. A slightly sweet smell from the malt is a welcome addition to the strong hop presence.

T - Based on the smell I thought this was going to be a hop bomb, that was not the case. The malt, while hiding slightly behind the strong hop presence in the nose, offers tons of sweet malt flavors that overpower the somewhat subdued hop presence. The hops are there, just not as much as you would expect.

M - The body is medium-light with the flavor being a little on the heavy side. Fairly good carbonation that fades over time. The malt flavors linger on the pallet for some time afterwards.

D - The nose was much better than the taste. While I enjoyed the opportunity to try this one I just feel that it could have been better, especially for $7 a glass.

Serving type: cask

10-23-2010 18:49:54 | More by orangesol
Photo of donkeyrunner


4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Started my NY visit with a pint at Mug's Ale House, Brooklyn NY

Clear gold with a thick white head. Constant thick layer of retention and ensuing sheets of lace. Nice.

Smells like citrus hop nectar with soft pine edges. Heavy, almost fudge, malt character. Cantaloupe scented hops?

Hops come through as chunky, soft and prickly pine hop flavor with very little actual bitter. Solid malty backbone.

What a great way to start a weekend!

Serving type: cask

01-18-2010 21:12:44 | More by donkeyrunner
Photo of BierJager89


4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden orange, translucent, with a white head.

S: Nose is full of fresh orange, citrus peel and mango, and a little tropical fruit, especially papaya.

T: Taste is similar, lots of fresh orange, some grapefruit peel, tropical fruit.

M: Full side of medium bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: I love the name of this beer… and the nose… and the flavor… and everything else about it. It's an excellent DIPA, not overly harsh, tropically delicious. If you can find it, try it.

Serving type: bottle

01-24-2014 02:56:22 | More by BierJager89
Photo of JMScowcroft


4.51/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Moylan's Brewery - Moylander Double IPA

Look - Pours a clear copper amber with a great head. Sticky lacing. Some carbonation, calmer cousin to the Hopsickle.

Smell - Sweet bready malts in the aroma. Faint but mouth-watering hop profile.

Taste - Sweet malts and then a creeper bitter hop comes in and amplifies for a bit until it is fully on blast. Well done!

Mouthfeel - Rests bitter hops. Sticky and malty at the same time. Not very boozy at all. Rather refreshing. Very drinkable and smooth.

Overall - Well balanced brew. Enhanced malt profile works well with the super bitter creeper hops.

Serving type: bottle

05-04-2013 18:14:32 | More by JMScowcroft
Photo of Brad007


4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice mild golden color with a huge frothy head into my glass. I've had this in my fridge for a few days.

Despite what appears to be a big dose of citrus and pine resin upfront, it seems quite humble. Malt is sweet and buttery.

A lot more pine resin upfront. Decent amount of hop bitterness coats the mouth and the malt comes off as a bit "chewy" as a result.

Lots of alcohol heat here and it does overwhelm the palate a bit. Not a serious impediment as you have a very nice dose of bitterness to finish.

A good dose of bitter makes this a good choice. The alcohol heat may be too much for some though but if you age it, you lose more of the hop character. Choices.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 16:53:55 | More by Brad007
Photo of hoody711


3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First foray into Moylander's - review will be written at opening of bottle and review half an hour later and amended as necessary.

A - poured into a tulip. Pretty, clear, light amber with a little bit of dark orange. Head is medium and settles to about a finger-breadth. Sticky and lacy.

S - sweet and peaty followed by a little bit of bitterness. I don't smell a ton of hops for a DIPA, but if it doesn't hit me in the face with citrus, I usually can't pick out the idiosyncrasies. I don't smell any booze for a 8.5%er. Reminds me a lot of Red Rocket Ale.

T - not at all what I expected. With the Scottish-like smell, I expected badness (personal preference). But this is very interesting. Sweet caramel and almost dark chocolate notes followed by a piney hop bitterness. There's a little bit of that Scottish blech at the end, but for the most part this is complex and good.

M - light-medium and a little oily. Somewhat sticky on the palate. Very little alcohol warmth - the hop bitterness does stick around though.

O - Pretty good here. The bottle is plastered with all the medals this beer has won. Personally I don't see it - there are plenty of DIPAs I would prefer. I don't think this would crack my top 25, but that isn't saying it's not a good beer. We'll see how a little warmth treats it - it was sitting in the back of the fridge. [Not much to add after waiting a bit. It actually seems to have gained a little brightness. Maybe a little apple is coming out in the taste as well, but I'm probably making that up.]

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2012 03:52:59 | More by hoody711
Photo of AgentMunky


3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 ounce bottle into a BrewDog cervoise glass. This bottle is old, like a year old, so fingers crossed for the best.

A: Clear amber and effervescent liquid, capped by a finger of thick, not-quite-white head.

S: Caramel malt, faint hops. Rich and rewarding.

T: Eh, it's good, but I think age has killed the pizzaz. Lightly fruity, noticably malt-forward, and vaguely alcoholic. Lingering, intense bitterness on the aftertaste hints at what must have been a blisteringly high IBU.

M: A bit dull, but not too bad.

O: Mhmm. Solid DIPA. Recommended, drinkable, and worth trying again (fresher this time).

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2012 00:44:17 | More by AgentMunky
Photo of jimilayne

New York

4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bottle into a tulip glass.

Enjoyed this one tremendously.

Strong hoppy taste but huge hints of raisins and plums. Surprises you.

I want to go back to this one due to the fact that I had about 4 different IPAs before drinking this. But this one stuck out as being unique. Light in the boddy but strong atypical IPA taste.

Will update the review upon the 2nd session

Serving type: bottle

11-19-2012 23:02:21 | More by jimilayne
Photo of peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy copper colour, one finger of white head, sticky with lots of lace left behind. Smell is loaded with pine and citrus, grapefruit and orange among all the tropical fruit scents here, some malt sweetness on the tail end. Taste is more citrus forward with some pine in there as well, mostly fruity tough, orange/tangerine, grapefruit, as Liam noted I did get a bit of peanut as well, malt bill is fairly prominent as well here and leaves a bit of sweetness. Oily texture, lightly carbonated, fairly full body with a pretty good feel. I found this to be quite pleasant and something I could easily revisit, would love to try some other offerings from Moylan's in the future.

Serving type: bottle

10-21-2012 17:49:43 | More by peensteen
Photo of liamt07

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle shared by Pino, 650ml into a tulip. Fresh from the brewery.

Clear orange-red, with a huge white head. Sticky lace with tons of retention. Nose is resiny, citrus, light pine, mild cedar and light caramel sweetness. Taste is something I despise in most overly hopped ales, something that I can only describe as resembling peanuts/peanut oils. Some strong grapefruit, citrus, pine and a good load of malt in there as well. Sticky full feel, and some alcohol. Hop profile fails on the palate for me - not up my alley within the style at all.

Serving type: bottle

10-07-2012 21:39:11 | More by liamt07
Photo of jtd1969

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - amber with clear thick creamy lacing

S - sweet caramel with some citrusy mango smell

T - Brown bready, earthy hoppy that lingers

M - warm, smooth and lots of hops, medium body with high medium hops

It was a good double IPA. I do like the Hopsickle better, but this was pretty tasty

Serving type: bottle

10-05-2012 01:50:32 | More by jtd1969
Photo of UCLABrewN84


3.53/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some melon-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a herbal hop flavor on the finish. There is a fairly high hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's quite herbal and bitter in the flavor.

Serving type: on-tap

09-29-2012 09:45:05 | More by UCLABrewN84
Photo of tdm168

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - amber wtih a thin, white head that has little retention

S - caramel, earthy, herbal, piny

T - caramel, wheat bread, piny, herbal; this is very malty and very hoppy though the balance is a bit off. The flavors seem to be at odds with each other.

M - warm, mediumto full bodied, well carbonated

This was a bit of a let down. The malts were strange and the hop character didn't mesh well at all. The flavor profile just didn't sit well with me. I would stick with the Hopsickle if I wanted a DIPA from Moylan's.

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2012 23:53:40 | More by tdm168
Photo of tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from Beer Deluxe.

A - Dark-ish golden pour. Bright. Good carbonation with a two finger fluffy white head.Good rings of lace and a finger of retention.

S - Pungent hops. Citrus, grapefruit, pineapple, resin, juicy hops.

T - A nice sweetness and a smack of citrus, pineapple core, and grapefruit. Very to the point with a generous hop dose.

M - Mild carbonation, medium to full and chewy body with a pleasant pineapple-like bitterness.

O/D - A pretty decent IIPA. Nothing mind-boggling but hits the nail on the head directly. Good stuff.

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 09:56:44 | More by tbeckett
Photo of Darkmagus82


3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a golden-copper color with a medium white head. The head fades rather fast to leave a moderate amount of lacing.

Smell – The aroma has a nice biscuit base with a strong of grapefruit and s more earthy hop aromas. There are bits of pine as well as a light tropical fruit aroma mixed in, but quite light in comparison to the other aromas.

Taste – The taste matches the aroma quite well. In the beginning there is a big bready flavor with a strong presence of some more citrus (lemon and grapefruit) hop flavors. There is a light tropical fruit flavor that is present up front, but this fades quite fast. The breadiness stays throughout the taste, but the hop flavors transition. Toward the middle the citrus in the beginning loses some ground to an earthy and pine hop flavors. As the taste advances even further, the hops switch again in character and bitter the taste quite a bit at the end with a great deal of grapefruit hop flavor.

Mouthfeel – A slightly above average body with a very average level of carbonation.

Overall – A decent double although nothing to really go out of your way for. If looking for a nice bitter taste that lingers in the mouth then this is for you. It was worth the try, but is not something I would go to again and again.

Serving type: on-tap

04-23-2012 23:10:24 | More by Darkmagus82
Photo of evilkalla


4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Serving: Bomber into my arrogant bastard ale glass.

A: Pours a transparent copper color. About a quarter inch of head is seen at the top of the glass. A fair amount of carbonation is visible in the glass but nothing excessive. Attractive beer.

S: Citrusy, with bits of pine, lemon, lime and grapefruit. Subtle but very nice.

T: Very bitter up front, malt follows pretty quickly behind but the hop bitterness is prolonged throughout. Bitter on the finish as well, particularly in the back of the mouth. Pretty good.

M: Slides around and coats everything pretty well. The bitterness in this one dominates everything in my mouth. Very good.

O: Very good DIPA. The bitterness seems to be amped up in this one. Would definitely buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-15-2012 00:24:22 | More by evilkalla
Photo of gc4hokies


3.98/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours a golden amber color. It's very clear and has a superb egg white head that's very frothy and lingers for good while. Nice

The aroma is this beers best attribute. Scents of orange peel and pine dominate. Slight grassy notes and malty tones are there but overpowered by the hops, which is a good thing.

surprisingly, this was fairly dry for a double IPA. Slight biscuit notes upfront followed a good amount of bitterness. Finishes dry with hop bitterness lingering.

Mouthfeel is fairly light for a double. This is highly attenuated and dry.

Overall, this is a very good example of the style. I prefer a little more maltiness in big IPAs but this well balanced. It's all about the hops, which is a good thing.

Serving type: bottle

02-12-2012 02:56:38 | More by gc4hokies
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4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


A - Burnt Sienna semi translucent, 1/4 finger slightly off white head and some sticky lacing

S - sweet, very nice bold malts, pineapple, nice sweet yeast, grapefruit, sour citrus, island flowers, grass, slight resin, nice bitters and some nice earth/wood

T - sweet and bitter malts, very floral, huge citrus, sugar, nice sweet yeast, toasted grains, some wood and nice soil/grass

M - Medium plus body, decent balance, nice complexity, medium minus acidity and long bittersweet finish

D/O - Very crisp, refreshing, fresh and awesome. Little more bitter than sweet, hop than malt and even out of the bottle, very fresh! If you love, big hoppy IPA's this one is a nice choice

Final Thoughts - At $7 a 750ml and almost 9% abv, this is a nice beer, just not the best price

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2012 03:33:59 | More by whatthehull
Photo of Drinkerofales


4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours honey amber with orange highlights and an off white creamy head which quickly dissipates to leave some lacing.

My first inhalation I smelled anise, but never again, also floral hops and sweet malt in tandem. Not quite the hops presence I am looking for.

The taste follows the nose, hops and malt in balance, with a hint of boozy astringency. Smooth finish and a bitter grapefruit aftertaste.

I liked this beer, not as big and as bold as my favorites, but lots of flavor and some complexity. I am wishing the hops had control here, but it's in balance, not quite what I want from a DIPA.


Serving type: bottle

12-26-2011 08:40:10 | More by Drinkerofales
Photo of mulder1010


3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bomber poured into a tulip

Thanks to Lukie for the beer. Much appreciated.

A-- Poured a clear orange amber color. One finger of off white head that quickly faded to film. Left a little bit of spotty lacing and a half ring as well.

S-- Pretty big malt backbone. Lots of toffee with backing grapefruit, citrus and pine. Fruit got bigger as it warmed but a bit of a sickly syrupy smell.

T-- Orange, Grapefruit, Pine and a lot of Toffee and a sort of candied sugar taste. Very pungent.

M-- Really pungent in the mouth. Slick and oily but a dry finish.
Odd medicinal orange/ Grapefruit feel. Medium feel and lighter medium carbonation.

O-- Good but too sweet at times. Would buy again as there is just a lack of DIPA's on the market here. Well hidden alcohol and pretty easy to work around even with the sickly medicinal taste.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 11:07:14 | More by mulder1010
Photo of JerseyKirk

New Jersey

3.78/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy and unfiltered. 3 finger creamy off white head. Needs filtering.

S: slight citrus, slight pine.

T: not really a hop bomb. Malt is balanced and alcohol is balanced well. Hop characteristics are not as pronounced as the style dictates however or maybe I'm just used to citrus DIPAs. Bitterness hits at the end really nicely.

M: Good. Right on par for style.

O: Would not get again b/c so much competition in DIPA category and this didn't knock my socks off (wearing flip flops.) Although it was a great beer. Just needs more nose.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2011 00:22:59 | More by JerseyKirk
Photo of ADZA


4.22/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love the fact we see this brewery on our shores now and been looking forwards to this one.

A-Hazy golden amber hue which leaves a creamy dense two finger head that stays.

S-Toffee,caramel,resiny piney hops and boiled candy.

T-It really is a nice mix of sweet and bitter as it starts off sweet with the toffee,caramel and candy and is finished off with citrus,grapefruit and a piney hop bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and semi sticky.

O-A very pleasant ADIPA which really balances the sweet and bitter tastes quite well and would drink again cheers.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 06:41:07 | More by ADZA
Photo of jmarsh123


3.28/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Pours a nice orange with a 2 finger white head. Lots of bubbles in the glass.

Aroma is pine with a slight touch of citrus and caramel malt.

Very malt forward. Tons of sweet caramel malts interrupted briefly by a dryish piney aftertaste that may be slightly astringent.

Mouthfeel and carb are both good.

I prefer my DIPA's on the hoppier side. There are plenty of hops here, but the malt still is dominant and the hop profile is kind of one dimensional.

Serving type: bottle

11-16-2011 22:58:03 | More by jmarsh123
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Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 654 ratings.