Killer Lion
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Style:
American IPA
ABV:
7.8%
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Avg:
4.1 | pDev: 4.15%
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4
Ratings:
9
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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
 
Oregon, United States
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Photo of Greywulfken
4/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Medium gold color and short of clear with a touch of haze; produced a pretty fat head when I let it... 10/01 bottling date, reminds me of some of those Sierra Nevada fresh hop releases, but more pine resin forward, with a dank, sticky quality... Little bit of chew to the body, hints of deeper citrus beneath... Diggin' it...

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Photo of rarigney
4.19/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Medium to dark amber, very light haze. One finger of off white, moderately persistent foam that leaves modest lacing. Dank and resinous pine on both the nose and palate. Medium bodied and smooth. Not overly bitter.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.14/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipates to patches with light lacing. Aroma of caramel malt, dank and citrus hops, rye, lemon and orange, light pineapple and mixed tropical fruit. Flavor is mildly caramel malt, citrus and lightly piney hops with some dankness, lemon and tangerine citrus, pineapple and papaya. Finishes with resinous piney and citrus hops and a very nice, light mixed fruit note that leans to tropical fruit; very much reminds me of the aftertaste of dried papaya. Medium bodied with light creaminess and good carbonation. A very nicely made fresh hop with a malt base that is lightly caramel, but supportive of the hops. The citrus and mosaic mixture pretty much delivers what is expected, but it isn't until the finish that the full herbal flavor of the hops comes through with a dank and resinous lingering aftertaste. I like the lighter tropical fruit component of this much better than the currently popular big fruit forward IPAs. This is a hop bill that seems tamer than expected at first, but delivers in its well balanced tropical and citrus fruit and good pine resin. Well done.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
4.21/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Killer Lion pours pine sap amber with a wispy and foamy white mane that laces very well.

With the crack of the cap, I get what I usually do with DM beers...freshness. it smells like a brewery hard at work. The hops in the kettle, the mash stewing away, and even the yeast bubbling happily. Dank is definitely the right word for this. Some grapefruit, pine, earth, caramel, even a touch of some kind of holiday spice, but the dank resin steals the show.

I'm sure there was no implied reference with the colors and imagery on the label (yeah right), but the flavor again resonates the aromas precisely. However, there really is a good, caramelly, sweet and hefty background going on here.

The sticky and oozy sweetness is well balanced, and there is a nice lingering bitterness. This is one to relax with for a bit, for sure.

Double Mountain has gifted us with Killer Green and Killer Red, but I feel Killer Lion is a real treat. Taking a chance and going outside of the box with fresh hops can't be an easy decision, but this bold and flavorful beer paid off. Cheers!

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Killer Lion from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 4.1 out of 5 with 9 ratings