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Killer Green | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
Fresh Hop IPA. It's harvest time! Sodbuster Farms in the Willamette Valley graced us with some beautiful Centennial and Simcoe hops straight from the vine. Fresh, bright evergreen, red fruit and blood orange lead the way, pulling juicy pine and kind herb in tow through the finish. Be green. Drink Killer Green.

Added by John_M on 10-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,309
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
132
pDev:
10.71%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +27.6%

Photo of ElGordo
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a growler this afternoon at the brewery. Pours a pretty orange-amber color topped by a lively white head that has some staying power and leaves a pretty white lacing on the glass. Aroma of dank, wet hops, with some specific citrus (grapefruit) and cannabis notes. I almost feel like I could get a contact high from the aroma.
Palate is very hop-forward, with grapefruit, cannabis, and pine notes throughout. On the swallow a bit of caramel malt emerges, but is quickly overshadowed by the hoppy onslaught. Finish is a lasting, citrusy bitterness. Body is full enough to withstand the intense pressure put on it by the strong flavors, but responds favorably. If you're looking for a punch in the mouth from the humulus lupus plant, this is it. Super strong, super assertive, but still approachable, this is an amazing example of a fresh hop beer that can only be made in the northwest.

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of woodenbones
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonation with good carbonation and a nice white cap

S: OMG! Fresh green hops.

T: Fresh green hops, like right off the vine. Some green, Earthy, caramel notes...mostly freshly green hops with a light mix of vegal, floral hops.

M: Light to medium body, loads of flavor,fresh wet hops

O: F'in exceptional~!

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of runbirddrinkbeer
4.48/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer during the 2012 for fresh hop season while in PDX region for marathon in October. The appearance of this double ipa was notable for a deep honey amber color with nice white head with good retention. (photographed because we found the appearance and taste to be exceptional) ( and so I can look at it longingly as we live far far away from Hood River). Strong hoppy aroma and unbelievable hop presence on the palate without (amazingly) being too bitter or unbalanced. As you can surmise I liked this beer and we made three trips to double mountain in three days....anything less than "a four" for this beer is criminal!

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4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had this beer at the wet hop festival in Hood River. Initially I was disappointed not to find the Hop Lava available, until I saw (and tried) this puppy.

The beer pours a light orange color with very impressive lacing and persistent head. The nose is nearly off the charts in terms of hop aroma. One gets pine and citrus, but also an incredible aroma of earth, leafy tobacco, and even marijuana. The flavors on the palate replicate the nose, and this is one brutally bitter, piney, citrusy IPA. The abv. is not really noticeable, but you can tell it's up there. However, my palate was so awash with wet hops that it probably could have been around 20% and I still wouldn't have detected the alcohol. Granted, one would never describe this beer as well balanced, the hop presence pushes everything else aside. However, at least for this occasion, I didn't mind that a bit.

A fabulous, completely over the top DIPA from Double Mountain. It's not for the faint of heart and probably it's a good thing it was made only for this event. However, it was a joy to be able to try it at this event.

Note: Was at Belmont Station on Monday, and it appears this beer will soon be available here as well. So it appears more then a single batch was made of this hop elixer. Not sure when it will be available, but would highly recommend stopping by Belmont Station when they put this on. Great stuff!

Edit: Have had all three vintages of this beer, with the first and most recent the best (IMHO). Vintage two was still very good, but it seemed a bit maltier, with the hops dialed down a bit. It just wasn't the outrageously, overhopped monster I encountered the first year. However, the most recent (2009) vintage seems to be back up to top form, and was every bit as good as I recall the 2007 version was. Good stuff!

Edit: Sampled again at the 2010 event in Portland. This year's version is maybe not quite as outrageously hoppy as some of the previous versions, but was still outstanding. Based on what I heard this year, once again one of the most popular beers at the fresh hop festival. For my money, once again the best.... but I'm an addict, so pay no attention... :-)

Edit: 2014 was the first version that I would consider a disappointment. It wasn't bad, but it was sweeter than previous versions, and not nearly as outrageously hoppy as previous versions. Hopefully the 2015 will return true to form.

Edit from 9/17. The run of disappointing Killer Green beers continues into 2017, with maybe the 2017 the worst one yet. The current edition is extremely sweet and malty on the nose and palate, with minimal bitterness on the finish. There is a subtle FH aroma and flavor to this beer (mostly consisting of leafy green tobacco), but there's also some noticeable heat from alcohol on the finish. Abv. this year is up to 7.6%, and the IBU's are listed at 95. Whatever. This is just not a very good beer, and it's reached the point I've come to expect it. It's nothing short of incredible the nosedive this beer has taken since the initial release back in 2007. Drain pour time...

Current BA score would be Look 3.5, Smell 3.5, taste 2.75, and feel 2.5.

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Photo of wumpshire
4.47/5  rDev +14%
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.

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4.47/5  rDev +14%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a dark orange-amber with two fingers of eggshell head. Big aroma of grapefruit, orange, and pine.

Moderate carbonation and a creamy, resinous mouthfeel. Nice mix of tangerine citrus, floral/grassy notes, and honey/caramel malt. Nice gentle pine on the finish.

The hops aren't too bitter here, just really fresh and pleasant. The 2011 batch approaches 8%, but the ABV is completely hidden here. Really well-balanced and tasty.

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4.44/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

2009 Vintage. I don't know the specs, but it seems to be bigger & bolder than previous versions.

A: Copper, off-white head, thin ring of retention, good lacing.

S: Grassy, tangerine, nectarine, grapefruit, rind, toffee, beer nuts.

T: Liquid reefer! Very grassy, nectarine, tangerine, grapefruit & rind, hints of toffee, dark caramel, nut & bread, assertive (but not harsh) bitterness.

M: Moderate body is dry with plenty of hop acidity; a hint of residual sweetness with a slightly drying, alcohol finish.

D: Candied hops?

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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%

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4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.3/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.29/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.28/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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Killer Green from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 132 ratings
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