Pale Ale
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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American Pale Ale (APA)
Ranked #1,395
Ranked #26,776
3.83 | pDev: 10.18%
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
Very Good
Pale AlePale Ale
Notes: Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Cascade, Centennial, and Perle hops. 5.1% ABV, 45 BU
Reviews: 9 | Ratings: 13 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Reidrover
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Not out of production!!
12 oz bottle from Life Source Natural Grocer in Salem OR
Pretty subdued aroma..some lime and a bit of orange.
Taste is the same..more bitter lime and orange peel. Good.
Nice medium mouth feel..great carbonnation
Good APA

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A good looking Pale from DM. Soft yellow and near clear, a strong white foam rests comfortably above. As each sip is drawn, layer upon layer of sturdy lacing sticks to the glass.

The smell is classic Pale ale. Grapefruit, pine, freshly crushed cereal. A tiny bit of lemon zest to class it up.

Flavor follows with a pronounced graininess to it. The citrus and pine are balanced, moderate in presence, and just seem appropriate.

A low medium feel with a perfect medium carbonation. It doesn't have much sweetness, but it is in no way overly bitter either. Kind of like a monotone level near balanced from start to finish.

A pretty damn good Pale Ale from a reliable source. Stoked to have this in six packs finally. Will probably be a regular when the style mood strikes. Cheers.

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Photo of PDXHops
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler, poured into a shaker pint.

Pours see-thru golden orange with a modest 1-finger white head that exhibits surprisingly good retention and lacing.

As per the norm with Double Mountain, this is a very solid beer. Crisp and grainy, with a modest amount of sweetness. Hops are equal parts grassy and citrus and quite plentiful, leaving a nice sting of bitterness at the swallow. A refreshing beer with a dry finish.

Easy recommendation here.

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Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a golden yellow color, much more yellow than most Pale Ales, with that pretty thick, white, creamy head that nitro beers have. The head had good retention and low lacing.

A bold hop scent bops you in the nose first and then there is a slight grain aroma in the background. Likewise the taste is dominated by hops, with that grassy grain taste hanging around in back.

The body was smooth and full. Drinkability was very good, I may have several of these watching the opening day ball games tomorrow.

Overall, a very nice beer. Worth a day trip to Hood River to try, it's a must try if you see it in your neighborhood.

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Photo of bmcclure
2.7/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Draft at the taproom. Poured a light yellow with a thin head. The aroma was slightly soapy with mild malt. The flavor was all astringent soapy hop with very little malt balance. I had a hard time finishing my beer and half way through started thinking that it may be slightly skunked.

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a growler fill at the brewery in Hood River. Pours light amber with a one inch head and good amount of lacings. Aroma is floral hops. The taste is grapefruit bitter hops with a fair amount of malts. Close to an IPA IMO. Good session APA with 5.1% abv. If you like your Pale Ales on the hoppy side this will do it.

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Photo of SurlyDuff
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

A cloudy reddish amber. Color reminded me of brown with grapefruit. Light lacing, low head retention.

Aroma was mild. Juniper and hops.

Taste began as mild hops and citrus. Malty in the middle. After the second sip, the hops began to come forward even more. Resin finish, with juniper and orange flavors in the background. THis one seems strong for a PA, I'd have considered this an IPA. Naturally, I'm an IPA fan, so i think this one really met me half-way. One of my favorite samplings from XX Mountain.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dense, unfiltered topaz color with clinging lace, sluggish carbonation, citric bittering, and a forward hop presence. The hops are abundant and eager to please with a piney, arboreal aroma and all around freshness and zest. The combination of Cascade and Centennial varieties gives this pale a distinct (and classic) northwestern profile. Perle hops are also used.

Gutsy but easy drinking. Another great session ale.

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Photo of bigman147
3.57/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Orangish, red with a good head and slight lacing on the glass.

Smell: Resinous hop aromas of Cascades and Nugget. Piney and fruity.

Taste: Balance of hops and malt. Slight sweetness that leads to a drying character.

Mouthfeel: Good carbonation with leads to a drying mouthfeel. Hops bitterness is present but not overpowering. True to style.

Drinkability: I am a fan of a perfect presented Pale ale. This is a good example but I would prefer the Hop Lava over this on most days.

Overall: A tasty beer among many tasty beers.

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Pale Ale from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
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