Pale Ale | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Cascade, Centennial, and Perle hops. 5.1% ABV, 45 BU

Added by bigman147 on 08-07-2007

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Reviews: 7 | Ratings: 10
Reviews by rowyn:
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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Photo of Spikester
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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 +14.2%
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 PDXHops
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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 bmcclure
2.7/5  rDev -30.2%
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 bigman147
3.57/5  rDev -7.8%
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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Photo of Bp123
4.14/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Photo of beertunes
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%
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 RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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 DMB
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Pale Ale from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
3.87 out of 5 based on 10 ratings.
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