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Moylander Double IPA - Moylan's Brewery

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Moylander Double IPAMoylander Double IPA

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Ratings: 677
Reviews: 507
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.19%
Wants: 33
Gots: 18 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-21-2002)
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Photo of ghostwalker
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Reddish-orange body with a huge, sticky off-white/yellow head. Beautiful!

Nose is incredible. Citrus bursts forth, followed by a musty maltiness, with a distinct pine note.

Flavor is truly a treat. Plenty of sweet citrus, like a sugar covered grapefruit slice. Enough pine to be interesting, without developing that Pine-Sol flavor. Solid malt backbone that does not distract from the massive hoppiness.

Mouthfeel is slightly syrupy and mildly chewy. Very enjoyable to sip.

Drinkability is really, really high. It's all I can do to make the bomber last until the end of this review.

A new favorite!

ghostwalker, May 04, 2006
Photo of nlmartin
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%

This beer was purchased at Jungle Jims for $3.99. The beer was served into a pub glass.

Appearance: The beer pours a very clear coppery coloration. The head was two fingers high creamy white in coloration. The lacing produced concentric rings around the glass.

Smell: The beer is loaded with pine resin and grapefruit citrus zest. There is a massive sweet caramel maltyness backing this beer up.

Taste: This beer is loaded with hoppy pine resin and grapefruit taste. The hops have a very oily quality and seem to last forever. The beer has a massive malt backbone standing up to the hops. The hops dominate the malty sweetness of the beer.

Mouthfeel/ Drinkability: The beer is full bodied. The beer has a pleasant hop oilyness expanding the hop taste. This a very aggressively hopped beer. This is a excellent beer drink. I enjoyed this beer from start to finish. The beer tasted and was more enjoyable after about 20 minutes out of the fridge.

nlmartin, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of bjohnson
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

22oz. bomber. $5.70 at Downtown liquors in Somerville.

A: Pours a dark copper color with red hues. Features a one finger frothy cream colored head. Head hugs the sides of the glass coating heavily leaving nice lace.
S: Huge blasts of pine and grapefruit hops hit the nose first. What a fine smelling dipa. It's on the table about 3 feet away and I can smell it from here. Potent? Damn right it is!
T: Heavy pine blast hits first followed by a bready malt thats underneath the heavy hop blast. I think I just swallowed a cup of pine needles. Very well balanced and medium bodied that leaves a great aftertaste. Bitterness kicks in at the top and back of the mouth. What a fine tasting dipa. Hop profile mixed with the malts is quite complex.
M: Oily and resiny hops coat the mouth allowing the brew to shoot to the back of the mouth. Low carbonation allows you to savor the flavors. I can feel its warmth in my belly.
D: Drinkability is very high on this offerring from Moylan's. Smooth and slick with a huge flavor profile makes me want to buy a ton of these and drink them all day. Abv not as high as I thought it would be, still a good level. I'm a huge fan of this dipa.

bjohnson, Apr 30, 2006
Photo of IntriqKen
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

Poured a dark orange amber with a bit of a chill haze. Nice two finger head that melted to an incredible lace...each gulp leaves a heavy ring on the glass.
Aroma is a blast of grapefuit with just a bit of sweet malts to it.
Taste is unbelievable. Just like the aroma, you get a blast of grapefuit bitterness followed by a sweet malt roundness then citrus piney finish. Since when does an IPA have carmel-y malts? The balance between carmel malts and sharp citrus hop bitterness is incredible and i've never experienced anything close before.
Mouthfeel is rich and thick for an IPA...resin coating on the tongue, lots of creamy carbonation...slow alcohol burn as you settle between sips.
The alcohol is too strong to session without sleeping on the floor under the bar, but the flavor is so balanced and wonderfully creamy for an IPA that you just might welcome the floor rather than stop drinking.
Good stuff.

IntriqKen, Apr 20, 2006
Photo of SethB2
4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

Poured from a bottle into pint glass.

Nice looking IPA here. Pours a medium orangish-brown, transparent, with a 1.5 finger head. Lacing is amazing. Smell is dominated by grapefruit hops with a tiny bit of sweetness peaking through. Taste. How can I explain this. Let's start by saying Holy Shit! Awesome citris blast up front and maybe some piney hops too. The sweetness is there too, just for a second, before a bitter swallow. Mouthfeel is full and dry. Makes me keep reaching for this beer. Drinkablility is also great.

Nice job guys. Easily deserving of it's ranking and possibly a tad underappriciated in my opinion.

SethB2, Apr 15, 2006
Photo of bignick
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%

22oz bomber purchased at Wine Gallery in Brookline. Poured into an Ommegang glass.

This is an attractive beer. It pour an orangey amber with nice head and lace that sticks to the side of the glass. The smell is all floral hops. The taste is of grapefruit hops with a lingering hop bite. The alcohol is well-hidden. Overall, nothing really distinguishes this beer from other DIPAs, but it is pretty good.

bignick, Apr 12, 2006
Photo of rodrot
3.78/5  rDev -6%

22 oz bomber purchased at the Brick in D.C. This beer poured a deep reddish brown with a fluffy one inch head that lingered in the glass. Aroma was citrusy and hoppy with a malty sweet smell in the backround. Taste was hoppy also, but very malty and caramelly too. Totally unexpected for this style. I was hoping for a massive attack of hops but all I kept getting was sweetness. This beer was full bodied and had a nice flavor to it, but just did not fit the style. This is a barleywine, not a DIPA. Recommended, just don't expect a hop bomb.

rodrot, Mar 31, 2006
Photo of waughbrew
3.33/5  rDev -17.2%

Beautiful cap on this one, while the body is a shiny light copper. The nose is a couple of hop pellets; American ones, medium fresh. A resiny citrus lands on the back of the tongue like Cascade. This beer is super-smooth and slightly sweet un-salted nut with a pretty flowery orange rind finish. Finishes easy - too easy. A bit of lingering dirt does not provide the edge I want from a double IPA. This one is kind of like the SNPA of DIPAs: good, but not enough bite. I want it a little rough, and this one is scared to do it, so I will have to look elsewhere.

Overall a nice beer, but too sweet, too smooth and the flavor combo just does nothing for me. Pass.

waughbrew, Mar 30, 2006
Photo of MaltyGoodness
3.55/5  rDev -11.7%

220z. bomber purchased at the Jug Shop in San Francisco

Pours a slightly hazy orange amber with a fluffy eggshell head that maintains. Thick lacing on the glass.

Sweet caramel malt aroma dominated by citrusy hops.

Taste is sweet and caramel upfront which is quickly overpowered by a blast of citrusy hops. There is a noticable lemony taste in the hop profile. Finishes sweet with a lingering hop bitterness. Also, a bit of alcohol peeks through at the end.

Fully body with quite a creamy texture.

Another solid west coast DIPA, it fits the bill on all accounts. I would buy it again if I could.

MaltyGoodness, Mar 22, 2006
Photo of Maestro
3.78/5  rDev -6%

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy amber color with an extremely fluffy, tan head. Lots of lacing remains on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and a bit of bicuit.

Taste: Can you say lemons? There is a definite malt character but there seems to be an extreme amount of lemon flavor involved in the hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Dry and bubbly.

Drinkability: Decent but not something I would continue to drink. The lemon presence is a bit overwhelming.

Maestro, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of wedge
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%

Glowing hazed amber with a thin, bubbling, creamy head. Aroma packs a punch - fat, resinous hops - lightly sweet malts stand their ground followed by a spicy kick. Complex flavor - big, crisp, raw hoppy goodness immediately harmonized by giant sweet, toasted malts...excellent balance. Full mouthfeel with a long lasting bitterness.

Wow...that's a kick ass DIPA. An abundance of pungent, resinous, sticky, oily, delicious hops...very tasty.

wedge, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of tastybeer
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%

Dark double IPA here. Amber brown, a bit hazey, with a light tan colored head that leaves nice patchy strings of lace. Not a very large head though not bad retention. Smells very sticky and resinous with pine sap and earthy hops. Nice malt base. Taste is a nice balence of citric hops, resin, pine, a little bubble gum, floral spice, over sweet and toasty malts. Mouthfeel is dry and thick, possibly like pine sap. Nice meduim full body and relaxed carbonation lets the hops take hold. Nice lingering resiny finish. Everything contributes to a high drinkability.

Always looking for good double IPAs and here is one more for my list.

tastybeer, Mar 19, 2006
Photo of carln26
4.03/5  rDev +0.2%

This beer poured a dark, but very clear copper color with a huge chunky egg-white head that leaves a beautiful lace on the side of the glass. The aroma indicates this is a hop bomb. A ton of citrus grapefruit, floral hops and a touch of mown hay just on the finish balanced by a light candy. Sharp bitterness up front. The grapefruit is there, you also get some of the floral hop in the flavor. The flavor of this beer reminds me of what 3 Floyds smells like. I think there may be Amarillo in the hops. Caramel sweetness comes across midway through the flavor. The finish is all hop. Residual floral hop with a bit of alcohol heat. This beer should age just a touch. It has a slick, sharp mouth feel. My first Moylon beer, I look forward to more.

carln26, Mar 18, 2006
Photo of Franchise
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

This offering from Moylan's pours a reddish-brown and leaves a 1in thick tan head that is frothy. Looks like bubbles from a hot tub, frothy and sticks to the glass. The aroma is sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus, piney, bready, with a sensational spice aroma very complex. The taste starts very bitter, with a hint of smokey hop presence. Moving to a spiced hop flavor on the palate that beats it down with pure aggression. Finally the finish of this brew takes you on a honey comb malt trip that will satisfy any hop lover.

Franchise, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of pjwilson
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%

hmmm 3.50 for a bomber for double ipa? I didn't like the Molyan's IPA, but at this price it's certainly worth a shot

appearance: I had to stare at this one for a bit. This looks like a very cloudy irish red, no doubt the darkest ipa i've ever seen. I know that Moylan's has Irish ties and everything, but this is very dark red. quite nice head and lacing. The murkiness is mosty likely the hop haze, which i certainly don't have a problem with.

smell: a nice mellow raw hoppiness melded with a sweet maltiness. funny, the 5 percent tippery pale from these guys, is way more hoppy. alot of malts in this one. nice baked cookie smell.

taste: very good solid malty beer. double ipa? i'd call it more an heavily hopped imperial red. no matter if it's good. sheet's creamy red malts, washed over with heavy hop flavors and a good wack of bitterness. the hops don't stick out so much with all the malt flavor. it doesn't really taste muddy, just a swill of crazy flavors. nice

mouthfeel: sort of tastes like it would be thicker than it actually is. nice and chewy, but it works good.

drinkability: great for an ipa, this bomber is going down in no time. the kind of beer you want to keep drinking.

I'd say that this a strech to call this a double ipa, but it's a good, very hoppy beer mixed with very strong malts. nice, don't know if i'll get again anytime soon. I enjoy the pale ale and kilt lifter best from these guys. I'll have to grab hopsickle if i see it, though.

pjwilson, Mar 10, 2006
Photo of Wasatch
4.38/5  rDev +9%

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange/copper color, some carbonation, huge foamy head which lasts a loooong time, tons of lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet malts, tons of hops, some citrus, a touch of caramel.

T - The taste is big on hops, sweet malts with a nice dry finish.

M - Medium body. This is a pretty well balanced brew. The hops are there for sure.

D - Very drinkable. A very tasty offering from Moylan's. Will be looking for other brew's from them in the future.

Wasatch, Feb 07, 2006
Photo of wl0307
4.65/5  rDev +15.7%

Got this bottle by courtesy of LA-based BA Dukeofearl(Greg), when he visited London with Alice 6 months ago... He reminded me to drink it asap as there's no freshness info. on the bottle, but I intentionally postpone the tasting until now so as to see if the presumably seriously-hoppy beer might be any different from what I anticipated. Served cool in a goblet.

A: cloudy and semi-opaque, dark copperish colour with stark reddish hues, coming with a very tight, frothy beige-hued beer head, slo...wly settling down and leaving very fine sheets of lacing along the way. Very low carbonation.
S: semi-sweetish caramel and creamy maltiness decorated with a lightly sour pineapple-ish yeasty backbone, balanced elegantly with the mighty hoppyness mixed of grapefruit-flavoured candy, ripe fresh lychees, dried longan-fruit, spring blossoms, apricots... the hops are abundant and rich but not trespassing the necessary balance. Very elegant, somehow very different from other monsterous hoppy DIPAs I've tasted~~
T: upfront the silky-smooth, mildly-caramellic maltiness caresses the palate ever so gently, gradually yielding a tea-ish hoppy overtone backed by lots of fruit/flower-esters; the intially-restrained hoppy bitterness gradually creeps up in intensity, until reaching a satisfying degree with that soothing, slightly tannic-bitter, effect, like that of a cup of high-quality, deeply-infused Chinese high-mountain ooh-long tea (on stems) paired with a mildly sweetish aftertaste of dried longan-fruits. Ever-lasting yet attenuated bitter aftertaste, leaving but a faint touch of warming alc. deep down the throat.
M: this is by far the most soothing and soft amongst only few DIPAs I've tried, with that rich flavour treading so lightly on the tongue... Maybe ageing has softened its oily hoppy texture and its fizzy body, but this beer as it is now is no doubt in my mind at its most enjoyable and approachable. Not as heavy, explosvie or richly hoppy as other samples I've tried, this beer provides a unique type of enjoyment. Its strongly tea-ish texture and flavour profile even reminds me of some heavier samples of English IPAs.
D: an absolutely beautiful and quaffable beer... literally, a gentle giant... I thank Greg (Dukeofearl) a bunch for bringing me this brilliant brew. (If only there were two bottles of this~~)

wl0307, Feb 06, 2006
Photo of SteveO1231
4.83/5  rDev +20.1%

Pres: A dark brown 22oz. bomber with the big M printed on it. Pours a nice copper color with bright orange highlights. Impressive foamy white head and great lacing.

Smell: Hoppy as hell! Massive aroma of grassy/citrusy/pine hops hits the nostrils hard. I can detect malt notes underneath.

Taste: Very complex. Sweet malt flavor initially with a nice grassy/floral hop middle and then BAM! a citrusy bitter finish and a pine-like dryness on the palate. WOW! Impressive hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Moderately full bodied, really quenches my thirst and then leaves my palate dry, I need another sip!

Awesome brew, more on the hoppy side but very drinkable. If you're not a hop head and you want to take this bad boy on, you better pack a lunch!


SteveO1231, Jan 22, 2006
Photo of hero27
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

22 oz bomber.

Dark bronze. Creamy, off-white head. Lacing sticks all over the glass.. The aroma is resinous hop overload..very citrusy, with a shot of caramel malt that'd make your head spin. Apparently this is a double malt, double hops kinda brew.. Mouthfeel gets better as it warms..gets very thick and creamy, and the drinkability is pretty good for a beer this big as well. Every hophead will like this one..overall, a really good offering from Moylander.

hero27, Jan 10, 2006
Photo of sloejams
4.05/5  rDev +0.7%

It pours a bit thin for a DIPA. The color is there, but lighter. The smell is full though - pure hops: nice floral, pine and a slight citrus. The taste far less malty than I anticipated - the label does state, "an enormous malt backbone", but at the same time it didn't bother me. I enjoyed the hoppiness. Nice mouthfeel, it has the warmth I like from a DIPA. I only bought one bottle, and it was the only place I've ever seen it (Liquor Warehouse in Huntington Beach, California).

Certainly the best offering I've had from Moylan's.

sloejams, Jan 04, 2006
Photo of brewandbbq
4.53/5  rDev +12.7%

Dark copper body with a fine, tight, dense, off white head.
Slight haze and nice lacing.
Juicy and full nose. Loaded with essense of lupulin with doughy malt.
Citrus fruits, pine boughs, mild alcohols.
Stunning aromatics. A blast of oranges, grapefruit, pears, peaches.
Medium mouthfeel that clings with a sappy, gummy texture.
Bitterness is large but smooth on the pallet, with buckets of lush hop oils.
Malt is perfectly balanced for a IIPA, not too dry or thin.
A shade maltier than it's bro- Marin Whiteknuckle.
Alcohol warms as it tries to finish, but the crush of hop juice and fresh dough remain.
Outstanding when fresh.

brewandbbq, Dec 26, 2005
Photo of genaro
4.33/5  rDev +7.7%

I discovered this beer shortly after arriving In Eugene, Or. Moylander started off with a very pronounced hop bouquet, fragrant and citrusy. When poured it was a transluscent amber/copper color with a hall inch head. The taste was distinctly grapefruity and balanced with enough maltiness to offset any excessive bitterness. The finish was dry and bitter with some chalkiness tempered with a little sweetness. Although well concealed the alcohol content was apparent. There was also some streaky lace but this last observation isn't too exacting since plastic motel cups were being employed. All in all I found this to be a refreshing and fortifying beer after a long air flight.

genaro, Nov 22, 2005
Photo of blitz134
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%

Received in a trade from goschool...thanks for the opportunity...

Poured with a solid white two finger head, reduced to a thick layer with nice coral lacing. Crystal clear ruby color. Loaded with citrus, mainly tangerine and grapefruit. A good caramel malt sweetness to round it out.

Comes on strong with a strong bitter hop hitting power. The acidity makes an ulcer I have burn. The hops are slightly citrus with a grapefruit flavor. Most of the hop flavors come across as pine sap and resin. Quite tasty. Fairly well balanced to boot with a bread malt body.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Hop bitterness really clings to the tongue and cheeks. Not quite as thick as other DIPAs I've come across. Drinkability is nice. Definately something I wish I could get more of, but the alcohol warming affect might limit the drinkability on this.

blitz134, Nov 22, 2005
Photo of goschool
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%

The pour is dark copper with a white head. Hops dominate every aspect of this beer. The nose is pine and grapefruit. The hops emerge as a floral burst, fallowed by citrus and finish oily with pine resin. The label proclaims that this stuff has "an enormous malt backbone like naughty monkeys on a vine." Any delicate complexity that the caramel malts contain is lost amongst the hops (not a bad thing), but there's enough malt to keep it, at least, semi-balanced. This is a very drinkable, lively hop bomb.

goschool, Nov 10, 2005
Photo of OldSock
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance – An extra, generously added to a trade, from Gueuzedude. Hopefully this 22 oz bomber will remove the foul taste of a Crooked Tree IPA I just dumped. The beer pours a deep, clear, red/gold with a fluffy, off-white head that stays for the whole drink. Lacing is coating.

Smell – Pine and citrus. Nice grapefruit aroma, bits of sweet malt as well. Good clean IPA aroma, which could stand to be more powerful and pungent.

Taste – Well balanced for a DIPA. It is bitter, but the bitterness is not overwhelming or lingering. The hops flavor is a good combination of many different components, citrus, pine, earthy and just a bit spicy. The malt is sweet with occasional tastes of caramel and toast. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel – Sharp carbonation with medium-full body.

Drinkability & Notes – The good balance leads to good drinkability. While this is a well crafted DIPA there is nothing that really sets this beer apart from all the other DIPA out there. Delightful hop burps with this one.

OldSock, Oct 26, 2005
Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 677 ratings.