Killer Green
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #1,843
ABV:
7.3%
Score:
88
Ranked #12,051
Avg:
3.95 | pDev: 10.38%
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
143
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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
 
Oregon, United States
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SCORE
88
Very Good
Killer GreenKiller Green
Notes: Fresh Hop IPA. It’s harvest time! Straight from Sodbuster Farms in the Willamette Valley come Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe hops straight from the vine to the boil. Fresh bright evergreen, red fruit and blood orange lead the way, pulling juicy pine and kind herb through the finish. Be green. Drink Killer Green.

96 IBU
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superspak from Michigan

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/19/2019. Pours slightly hazy/cloudy deep golden/amber/light orange color with a 2 finger fairly dense and fluffy off white head with fantastic retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts. Thick foamy lacing clings on the glass, with a fair amount of streaming carbonation. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, black currant, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt notes; with big strength. Taste of big red grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, black currant, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine, citrus peel/rind, herbal, floral, woody, minty, grassy, peppery bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon, lime, peach, pear, apricot, passion fruit, mango, honeydew melon, black currant, berries, citrus peel/rind, wood, mint, peppercorn, pine, cracker, bread dough, toasted biscuit, light honey/caramel, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; with an awesome malt/bitterness balance, and no lingering hop astringency after the finish. Fairly crisp/clean finishing. Moderate increasing dryness from lingering bitterness and carbonation. Medium-plus carbonation and medium body; with a very smooth, moderately bready/grainy malts and sticky/resinous/rindy balanced mouthfeel that is great. Minimal warming alcohol for 7.3%. Overall this is a fantastic wet hopped IPA. All around fantastic complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/fruity/tropical/earthy hops and bready malt flavors; very smooth, crisp, clean, and easy to drink with the modestly bitter/resinous/drying finish; not overly aggressive. Fantastic Brewers Gold, Simcoe profile. Extremely vibrant, earthy, dank, and fairly juicy hops; with a great balanced clean bready malt backbone. Minimal residual sweetness with crisp resin dryness. A highly enjoyable offering, and outstanding style example as expected.

Oct 31, 2019
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StonedTrippin from Colorado

4.19/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

centennial and simcoe in this gem, one of my favorite wet hop beers of the season so far, and it doesnt get much more fresh than on tap at the brewery, how perfect! these are hops we all know and love, so nothing new in terms of how they taste here, which i kind of like, it lets the quality be the defining factor, and its through the roof in this one. a surprisingly redder pour than anticipated, especially since they have a killer red they make as well, but i like the malt balance here, especially with these bolder, higher alpha, piney and intense hops, its almost mandatory to have a little crystal malt, not sure what this would be like without it. its never sweet, but the grain supports the hops well, it drinks a little bigger and slower, but i kind of want it to, let the wet hops sink in a little bit. i get very bitter grapefruit from the simcoe, more than most of these wet hop ones have, and i get fresh cut pine and all its sap and resin from the centennial, very woodsy, autumnal, and dynamic for hops that are as common as these varietals. a little bit of honey character from the grain is nice, especially in the texture, where the hop oils like the extra body and little bit of residual sugar. the whole thing is insanely fresh and really flavorful, round and drinkable too. among my favorite beers i had on this recent visit to double mountain, but these guys can do no wrong with the hoppy stuff, always on point! do the hops on this change from year to year? i have heard of brewers gold in this as well, which i suppose could be in here, there is some of that grassiness late, but to me its the pine that speaks loudest here.

Oct 17, 2019
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GreesyFizeek from New York

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This one pours a clear light yellow color, with a small head and lots of lacing.

This smells really funky and interesting- there's blood orange, gummy candy, mint, weed, pine, forest floor, and apple skin.

This is straight weird, but in a good way. It's just so earthy, it's almost like patchouli or potpourri, with fresh cut grass, weed, mint, and that sort of earthy layer of the forest floor- that's called loam right? There's no real malt character here. This is so hard to unpack.

This is light bodied, crisp, but not super clean, with a slightly lingering bitterness on the finish.

This is tough to figure out, but I think I enjoyed it.

Oct 26, 2018
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NickSMpls from Washington

4.02/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Just one month old, still young. Dark amber pour, dense head, fair retention. Of course, it has hop aroma, this has also the same backgroud notes we experienced when walking through a field of harvest-ready hops - grassy, herbal. The beer grabs you and doesn't want to let go. Layers of flavor, lingering citrus flavors in long finish.

Oct 20, 2018
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Todd from California

4.46/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From BeerAdvocate magazine #130 (November 2017):

Bright amber with a super creamy, foamy head, Killer Green is piney, fruity, and juicy, with blood oranges, citrus rind, berries, a hint of melon, and an herbal quality throughout. Plus, it’s resiny with a leafy, raw edge. I also got some candied fruit-like sweetness and a dry bread crust finish. This IPA is packed with the fresh flavors of Centennial and Simcoe hops. Even at 96 IBU, it’s so damn smooth, too.

Apr 30, 2018
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Eamonn-Cummings3 from New York

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from a 500ml bottle into a speiglau ipa glass.

Look is a dark reddish amber with a big white head.

Aroma is astrigent herbal hops.

Taste is piney bubble gum. An intense mix of both.

Oct 16, 2017
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brenn79 from Idaho

4.06/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

16.9 oz bottle, PDT 09-12-17, approximately 3 weeks ago- Pours burnt orange with a large white head that reduces leaving cobwebby lace and a blanket. Aroma is sweetarts, pixie sticks, spicy hops, with a name like Killer Green, you're expecting dank, resinous, weed, not candy, but still pleasant. The taste is spicy hops, piney, sweet malt, medium light bitterness that really shines long after the swallow, the carbonation tingles the mouth, enticing actually. Love this time of year.

Oct 06, 2017
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RJLarse from Washington

4.07/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

I bought a couple of 16 oz bottles of Killer Green in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a shiny gold color, clear with a thick white head.

Smell is a pine a citrus aroma, More sweet citrus, orange and lemon blossoms.

Taste is a sweet fruit flavor. Light on the bitterness.

Mouthfeel is a bit thick and cloying for the style.

Overall a good IPA. Not sire that the wet hopping does much for it, but it is a very sweet tasting, aromatic and floral brew.

May 29, 2017
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Bunman3 from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

My first experience with this brewery - definitely a positive first impression! Bottled 9/27/2016, so getting on a bit, but still quite pleasant in my estimatiion. The head was substantial and lingering, with quite active carbonation. Taste is where this brew stood out for me - there are many flavours at play, including the aforementioned mint. This is an enjoyable IPA and I'm glad I gave it a go!

Jan 02, 2017
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wordemupg from Canada

3.85/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle poured into tulip 4/12/16

A almost clear golden orange, tiny bubbles are everywhere but only manage a finger of dense foam that leaves just a few random spots

S soft caramel, herbal, leafy, sweet candy like hops, faint spruce, overripe mango and orange creamsicle

T more spruce and pine, some citrus rind, there's just a little booze popping up

M medium weight, the tiny bubbles cream it up, I wouldn't guess 97IBU's but it has a bitter bite, slick inside, sticky on the lips, big herbal piney finish

O decent wet hopped brew, couple months on it but still drinking fresh, maybe I was a little hard on the taste and smell score so a little inflated here

I liked it but I doubt I'd go back for a second crack at nearly 10$ for the half liter, I'll give next years batch another go if I see it around

Dec 04, 2016
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Skrumpy from Oregon

4.01/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Cloudy and orange with a bubbly head that diminished slowly and left a film. Streak lacing. The aroma is mild tropical fruit and citrus. Caramel malt and hints of floral as well. The flavor is well balanced with a malty backbone and a citrus body. Hints of pine, herbs and spice, even some banana. The finish is crisp and dry, but still leaves you with a resinous mouthfeel. A very good beer overall.

Oct 25, 2016
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ricke49 from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Less than 1 ago bottled on date. Appreciate Double Mountain's user friendly dating. Fresh hop goodness comes to the forefront. Very smooth for 7.5 abv. The bottle notes "hints of mint..." and thankfully they are very faint. Has a nice hop/malt balance for a DIPA. Excellent beer.

Oct 17, 2016
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elNopalero from California

4.12/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this from the cask. Pours a pleasing clear caramel tan. Sweetish green citrus aroma, overly sweet finish with a pleasing smoothness from the cask conditioning.

May 18, 2016
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aquazr1 from California

3.69/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle served in a tulip. Pours an orange copper color with little head. The taste up front is slightly malty with a bitter finish. Nose is a little understated for a wet hop. Not sure but it could be getting stale.

Dec 10, 2015
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Shippy from Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 500 ml bottle, bottled on 9/22/15. Pours a light copper color with some cloudiness and a mostly white head. Minty pine aromas with some breadiness. Taste starts off malty with mint and pine flavors flowing in behind. Very fresh tasting. Some caramel notes with a mild, lingering bitterness on the end. Feel is moderately heavy with light carbonation. Overall very solid and fresh.

Nov 14, 2015
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biboergosum from Canada

3.73/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle - not sure that this is a DIPA at 7.6% ABV, especially as the label (and thus brewery) don't claim it as such.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber colour, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat chunky beige head, which leaves some decent splattered snow rime lace around the glass as it quickly blows off.

It smells of gritty pale and caramel malt, sugary mint, muddled citrus zest, and mixed herbal, leafy, and pine hop astringencies. The taste is more grainy, kind of bready caramel malt, orange and white grapefruit rind, a further subtle tropical fruitiness, still active herbal mint notes, and some level earthy, weedy, floral, and piney hoppiness.

The bubbles are fairly understated in their generic and kind of pandering frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and mostly smooth, just a touch of burbling alcohol starting to tug away at things. It finishes off-dry, the base caramel gaining a mild meaty character, while that leafy mint thing trundles on, and the other 'fresh' hop players put 'er in neutral.

More fresh-hopped beer, more unusual taste and aroma profiles, ok, so be it. Interesting enough, I suppose, what with the herbal/mint essence pushing to the forefront, but, like with pumpkin beers this time of year, I'm starting to yen for the 'regular' version of the styles I've come to know and love. Enter, over the top holiday brews.

Nov 09, 2015
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Ghrymm from Canada

4.08/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

2015 Vintage. Bottled on 09/22/15
From a 500ml bottle, 7.6%ABV, 96 IBU
Hops are Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe from Sodbusters Farms in Salem
L: Poured a dark copper amber thin head almost no lacing
S:Wonderful Pine,floral,mint on the nose
T: A fruity floral taste with the hops in the background
F: Light carbonation well balanced
O: Pretty good fresh hopped IPA no Double on the label this year.

Nov 08, 2015
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LouZ from Washington

2.68/5  rDev -32.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Poured on draft at Crafted Tap House. Look and smell were okay, and the front end of the taste was just fine. But the swallow was disgusting. I can only compare the flavor to that of gasoline. To be sure my taste buds were not shot, I had each of the three others at the table take a sip without telling them my impression - all three made the same face and found it to be undrinkable. Maybe it's the tap line, but I cannot recommend nor would I venture beyond an exploratory taste of this one again.

Oct 26, 2015
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wumpshire from Oregon

4.47/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from tap in pint glass at Slow Burger in PDX. Very hoppy but still smooth and drinkable. The wet hops give more hop flavor than bitterness, one of the best fresh hopped beers I have had.

Oct 21, 2015
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Spikester from Oregon

3.8/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Clear reddish gold with a huge long lasting white head and copious lace.
Smell is floral hops with a touch of bread malt.
Taste is fruity citrus hops with a large amount of bread crust malts making this easy drinking. The green or fresh hop aspect is very tasty but the bitterness is much less than the 96 IBU's on the bottle would suggest.
Mouthfeel is medium with good carbonation and a slightly wet and mildly bitter finish.
Overall a very tasty and interesting beer but lacks the Wow factor. This is the 2015 version which is 7.6% abv and 96 IBUs. Bottled on 9/22/15. About three weeks old.

Oct 14, 2015
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottled on 9/26/14. 7.5% ABV per the label.

Pours a murky dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy patches of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Tiny particles of sediment are seen floating around in the beer after the pour. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, candied citrus zest, grapefruit juice, and slight dank herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with malt, citrus zest, and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of 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 with solid citrus forward hop characteristics that are slightly better in the smell to me.

Serving type: bottle.

Oct 25, 2014
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Reidrover from Oregon

4.09/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

500ml bottle bought from Lifesource in Salem OR $4.99 2014 7.5% alc. and a whopping 97 IBU Clear dark golden/orange coloured body with a great thick,rough and rocky off white head. Nice citrusy,pine like hops aromas dominate, there is a nice bit caramel malts but its hops we came for ! Taste more balanced with some toffeeish chewy malts ( almost English in style) poking up above the fresh citrus/spruce hops..its a battle all over the tongue! Nice solid mouthfeel//lovely long lasting fresh hop after taste. Lovely beer. But with the strong malts this is a Fresh Hop Imperial IPA!

Oct 11, 2014
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JoshuaMason from California

1.88/5  rDev -52.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 1 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 1

Vintage: 2013
Appearance: Translucent Orange; Medium Carbonation; Fluffy, off-white head; minimal lace
Smell: Honey; orange rind; apple; hint of clove
Taste: Apple and Clove
Mouth-feel: Medium Body; Good carbonation level; Dry Finish
Overall: This beer has a great look and mouthfeel, but the taste is horrible; I am willing to admit the possibility of a bad batch or bottle, but it was purchased cold from a reputable retailer… Just awful. Like an apple just smoked a clove cigarette.

Feb 01, 2014
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LambicPentameter from Nebraska

3.81/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a heavy-duty brown bottle with now dating that I can find, but I do know this is from 2013 hop harvest, so it is pretty fresh. Poured into the Spiegelau "special" IPA glass.

Appearance - Pours a deep golden amber with notes of orange and sunny spun gold highlights where the light passes through the liquid. The hue is much darker up under the massive three and a half finger off-white head of tight bubbles. Retention is outstanding, with the bubbles expanding a little, then slowly beginning to burst. Foam never completely goes away, leaving an whip-cream like island in the middle of the liquid, surrounded by mottled sheets of lacing.

Smell - Fresh and green organic aromas, with pine needle, grass, perhaps some basil and thyme along with some of the more skunky (in a good way) characteristics that one might associate with cannabis. Under the herbal bouquet is nice balance of more earthy characteristics.

Taste - The fresh green elements are again on full display, providing a bit more bitterness than initially suspected by the smell. Pine resin, grapefruit rind, fresh-cut grass, and a healthy balance from the malt base, but doesn't overwhelm the hop profiles, which are still the star of the show. It gives the impression of light sourdough. Some of the pungency that was present in the smell again provides some heft to the taste.

Mouthfeel - Medium bodied and simultaneously juicy and chewy, but more on the chewy side. A robust IPA that doesn't overpower with the ABV level. Carbonation is moderate.

Overall, I'm starting to wonder if I will ever find a wet-hopped/fresh-hopped IPA that I don't like. I've now tried a handful and they've all been delicious in their own unique way. This is more on the earthy side than some of the others I've had, which have been very fruit-forward/juicy.

Nov 06, 2013
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srhoadsy from Florida

3.79/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a hazy, dark bronze color with an inch of airy, beige head that slowly recedes leaving moderate surface layer and lacing.

Took me a while to place the aroma. Smelled like pineapple juice to me.

Initial flavors are very grassy with a hint of pine. As it warmed the aforementioned flavors of pineapple juice came out. Sweet, sour and earthy.

Medium bodied with a dry finish. Moderate carbonation with very mild aftertaste.

Overall a nicely unique IPA with some interesting characteristics. Would definitely try again.

Oct 21, 2013
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