Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPAKiller Green Wet Hopped DIPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
2007:
Brewed with organic Pilsner Malt, imported crystal malts, and fresh Oregon hops. 7% ABV, 60 BU

2008:
Brewed with organic Pilsner Malt, imported crystal malts, Simcoe and fresh Oregon Perle hops. 7.8% ABV, 70 BU

2010: 7.2% ABV, 83 BU.

2011: 7.5% ABV, 97 BU

Added by John_M on 10-07-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
127
Reviews:
34
Avg:
3.88
pDev:
11.08%
 
 
Wants:
8
Gots:
11
For Trade:
1
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Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.79/5  rDev -2.3%
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.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.73/5  rDev -3.9%
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.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mactrail
3.72/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Handsome amber color, a little hazy, with a big foam in the Ommegang chalice. Pleasant sudsy mouthfeel. A fair amount of aromatics in the nose and on the taste buds. Some warm malt and a touch of apricot, on the dry side. Tangy yet mellow. Somewhat sharp with the hop oils.

Here I was waxing eloquent over "fresh hop" Northwest brews just last week, and here's another one. The first sip seems to prove "wet" isn't always best, but it does get more flavorful as it warms up. Pleasant weedy taste with the big mouthful of suds makes for a decent quaff, even it it's not a hop ambrosia type of IPA. Still worth trying these harvest-time hop brews. From the 500 ml bottle bought at Bottlecraft in San Diego.

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Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rab53
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of mklisz
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
4.3/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.06/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Chuckanut pint glass. Pours a slightly hazy, medium copper amber with a fine one finger white head with great retention and lacing. Nice aroma of orange family fruit, light tropical, citrus and herbal hops. Flavor is similar to aroma, with orange family citrus and rind, grassy, almost earthy hops, slightly herbal with hints of rosemary and mint. Nice long lasting minty herbal hop finish. Medium bodied. A nicely balanced IPA with the malt taking second place to the fresh hops, which have a different profile from the more standard NW 3-Cs hops. A nice change and nice blend of hop flavors. I liked this quite a bit. A consistently very good brewery.

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Photo of Rochefort10nh
3.64/5  rDev -6.2%

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Derek
4.35/5  rDev +12.1%
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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Photo of John_M
4.47/5  rDev +15.2%
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.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.47/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Erik-P
3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wordemupg
3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
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

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.5/5  rDev +16%
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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Photo of Donkster46
3.28/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertunes
3/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This the 2010 version, and I don't have the stats on it. Served in straight pint glass. Poured a rather typical orangey-amber color with about an inch of off-white head that had decent retention and lacing.

The aroma reminded me of the cheap home-grown weed we used to get in Upstate new York 30 years ago, herby, floral and a touch skunky. The flavor was was fairly benign, with the skunky weed taste dominating, a bit of malt in the background and not much else going.

The body was typical for the style. Drinkability was OK, but I can't see myself having this again, unless it's just for a fairness check. Overall, a bit disappointing, I expect much better from this brewery.

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2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BDeibs
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.25/5  rDev -16.2%

Bottle opened 10.21.14

Let down with this one.

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Killer Green Wet Hopped DIPA from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
3.88 out of 5 based on 127 ratings.
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