The Vaporizer
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
American Pale Ale
Ranked #1,118
Ranked #25,886
3.65 | pDev: 12.33%
Nov 27, 2021
Jun 04, 2009
The VaporizerThe Vaporizer
Notes: "THE VAPORIZER" is a golden-hued Pale Ale that features a beautifully hoppy aroma and flavor. The malt is 100% Gambrinus Pilsner, our sweet and supple house malt from Gambrinus Malting in British Columbia. The hops are primarily of the Challenger variety, grown on a single farm in the Yakima Valley. We dry-hop "THE VAPORIZER" to pump up the hoppy goodness. It's an appetizingly dry, clean and pure-tasting take on a hoppy Pale Ale."

Brewed with Gambrinus Pilsner malt and Challenger hops. 6% ABV, 50 BU
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

3.93/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Look: Lightly cloudy pale yellow with a frothy white head that lids up and slowly settles, leaving great lacing clung to the glass
Aroma: Strong herbal notes, pilsner malt, slightly spicy hop notes, wafts of lemon peel, and bready malt
Taste: Huge herbal and slightly spicy hops kick it off strong and linger while some pilsner malt trickles in and blends well. As the initial hit subsides, lemony wafts appear quickly before pilsner malt and herbal hops lead to the close
Mouthfeel: Full, medium-high carbonation, a slight bite, and a very respectable and noticeable dryness on the finish
Overall: This is delicious stuff. I honestly don’t know if I’ve ever had this beer which is a damn shame as it’s really tasty and unique in its aroma/flavor profile. A huge herbal and a secondary spicy hop note dominate throughout and in an overall tasty American Pale Ale that is quite dry – almost to pilsner levels – which I dig too. Recommended
Nov 27, 2021
Rated: 3.69 by Mikexw from New York

Jun 22, 2021
Rated: 3.81 by Haybeerman from Colorado

Mar 28, 2021
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Reviewed by buschbeer from Ohio

3.47/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
12 FL OZ bottle
Served in a perfect pint glass

This beer pours pale yellow with a slight haze. It is topped with three fingers of beautiful eggshell head that rises above the rim of the glass and sits like a slow pour. Thousands of bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass continuously replenishing the foam that leaves concentric rings as I consume.

I get a citrus and floral aroma. It has an earthy almost metallic smell and somewhat dank.

Citrus flavor up front. Earthy and minerally through the middle. Bitter in the finish that lingers.

Medium bodied with a creamy mouthfeel

I can definitely tell that it hails from the PNW with the resiny flavor. It is a decent beer.
Mar 12, 2021
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Reviewed by Navanation from Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
12 oz brown bottle. Not nearly as hoppy as I thought this might be, which made me happy. Not a hop head. Clean taste with a mild but distinct hop taste. Well balanced. No aftertaste, just a nice clean beer.
Feb 21, 2021
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Reviewed by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Surprisingly dark gold for a pale ale with a one-finger white foam head. Good bite from the dry-hop stage, with seamless Pilsner malt balance, giving the beer a fuller mouthfeel and a grain backbone. Not much nuance but very easy drinking. I'd go back for another.
Feb 20, 2021
Rated: 3.61 by BD3 from Wisconsin

Feb 19, 2021
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Reviewed by Mister_Faucher from Washington

3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
16oz bottle picked up at Ballinger Thriftway in Mountlake Terrace, Washington.
Bottled on 5/3/19. Served in a pint glass.

Look- Crystal clear, golden yellow color, nice little white head that receds fairl quickly, leaving a good amount of lacing.
Moderate carbonation stream visible in the glass as it sits.

Smell- Lemon, sweet corn and hoppy/grassy.

Taste- Same as the smell and bitter dry.

Feel- Crisp, dry and fairly refreshing.

O- This definitely more like a pilsner than any pale ale I have had in recent memory. Basic and uninspired.
Aug 09, 2019
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Rated by MieK from California

4.41/5  rDev +20.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
From the tap, this brew is crisp and fresh. Easy to drink. From the bottle it loses some pizzazz.
Jan 01, 2019
Rated: 3.93 by BeerAndFilm from Oregon

Jul 30, 2018
Rated: 3.77 by Keene from Washington

Jul 24, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by npdevil27 from Massachusetts

Jun 06, 2018
Rated: 3.53 by rab53 from Washington

Feb 18, 2018
Rated: 3.61 by rfreed from Washington

Feb 14, 2018
Rated: 3.94 by festizio from California

Nov 23, 2017
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Reviewed by sholbert from California

2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75
Taster pour at the brewery. Very light straw and clear pour, thin head. Lots of lemon on the nose and a bit of grassy hop. Flavor follows. Tart, dry finish.
Nov 21, 2017
Rated: 3.79 by AnitaBrewski from Massachusetts

Nov 20, 2017
Rated: 3.62 by Bunman3 from Canada (AB)

Oct 06, 2017
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Rated by dipso123 from Oregon

3.27/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
Both aroma and taste have an unpleasant generic "beery" character. Did not finish 500 mL bottle.
Jul 25, 2017
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Reviewed by Lone_Freighter from Vermont

4.09/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
The appearance was a soft golden yellow color with a nice transparency about it allowing some light carbonation to be seen rising to fill a one finger white foamy head that dissipated in a nice rocky sort of way. Thick messy lacing stuck to the glass nicely. The smell had a dry piney to speckled sprucy citrus, fresh and bright thorough and a light grassiness. The taste was sweet and tried to a balance a dry sort of bitterness which actually came out more in the finish. The aftertaste was sticky sweet. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice sessionable aspect to it. The carbonation seemed to be a bit smoother than other APA’s, still good. Overall, I say this was a wonderful APA. The dry hopping did this beer well.
Jul 15, 2017
Rated: 2.92 by Uconnelmo from Connecticut

May 04, 2017
Rated: 2.7 by NappyB from Illinois

Mar 27, 2017
Rated: 2.93 by Darhawk from Utah

Jan 15, 2017
Rated: 3.97 by ZachT from Canada (BC)

Dec 10, 2016
Rated: 3.81 by shoretaxi from New Jersey

Nov 29, 2016
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Reviewed by Skrumpy from Oregon

3.13/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Very light golden color with a thin, quickly disappearing head. Not any lacing to note. Very light aroma of malt, grain, and lemon. The flavor is rather dull, almost like a Pilsner with little character. Watery mouthfeel and a tart aftertaste. Not a beer I'd drink again.
Oct 27, 2016
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Reviewed by jwc215 from Arizona

3.51/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
500 ml bottle - bottled on 07/14/16:

Pours clear light straw yellow with a thin white head. Some trailing lace slides down the glass leaving little lacing.

The smell is of lemongrass (smells like a pilsner with some ale yeast esters. Herbal.

The taste is lemongrass/general herbal/floral notes. Herbal dryness mixes with malty sweetness. Dry finish.

Light-bodied. Not too thin. Carbonation level works well here.

Overall it's a pale ale with pilsner characteristics. A unique pale ale.

Paid just under $5 at Fred Meyer's in Bremerton, WA.
Oct 25, 2016
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Reviewed by LampertLand from Canada (BC)

3.82/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Double Mtn. Brewery 'The Vaporizer' @ 6.0% , originally tasted on tap @ GCBF'10 , plus a 500 ml bottle purchased for $7
A-pour is a light gold from the tap/bottle to a clear light gold in the glass with a medium white head leaving a streaky lace along the sampler/pint
T-clean & crisp , with a bitter dry finish
MF-mild carbonation , feels like a medium body
Ov-ok pale ale
prost LampertLand
Sep 29, 2016
Rated: 3.57 by LXIXME from New Mexico

Jun 16, 2016
Rated: 3.58 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Jun 09, 2016
Rated: 3.98 by McBAINx from Washington

May 31, 2016
Rated: 3.19 by treyaxx from New Jersey

May 29, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by juicebox from Kentucky

May 27, 2016
Rated: 4.1 by sjjn from California

Apr 29, 2016
Rated: 3.65 by BeerForMuscle from New Jersey

Apr 16, 2016
Rated: 4.19 by k3ve from Switzerland

Apr 05, 2016
Rated: 3.75 by SpAiReArGsEonNE from New Jersey

Mar 27, 2016
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Rated by sap91

4.67/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
A nice, light APA with a crisp, clean feel. Slight bitterness at the tail end. Yellow color with a thin head. Had it on tap in a pint glass.
Mar 20, 2016
Rated: 3.61 by Bearman13 from Texas

Mar 19, 2016
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Reviewed by Tommo from Massachusetts

3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Tastes of a pure pilsner mash. Very light crisp and clean. However, lack luster in almost every respect including a lack of hopiness. Incredibly pale, with little much to add
Feb 14, 2016
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