The Vaporizer | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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BEER INFO

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

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"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

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-04-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
225
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
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7
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30
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0
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2/5  rDev -44.4%

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2.5/5  rDev -30.6%

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2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of EspressoGuy
2.62/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

500ml bottle -- 55 IBU
A; ginger ale; honey-yellow
S: an absolutely intense yeasty, papaya, tropical-fruit... but that fades quickly and soon turns stale and carboard.
T: very bright, clean, and bitter. Well balanced. With so little malt character it tastes to me more like a golden ale/blonde ale than a pale ale.
M: clean, fresh, medium-light bodied
O: not a bad beer but because it has so little character I certainly wouldn't seek it out again.

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2.69/5  rDev -25.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75

I bought a bottle of The Vaporizer in a bottle shop. 1 pint .09 ounces, poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a bright yellow color, clear with a slight chill haze. The head is stark white, thick, creamy and resiliant. Many bubbles are rising in the glass.

The smell in a acerbic hoppy scent. Smells like juniper and dandelions.

Taste is a bitter pilsner type flavor. The taste reminds me of the way macro lagers used to taste when I was very young. A dry bitter biting grain flavor.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, but with a bitter dry character.

Overall I would probably pass on this one if it came around again. It's a pale ale but it tastes a lot like a pilsner, which is not one of my favorite styes. It's interesting, but I would probably not have it again.

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2.7/5  rDev -25%
look: 3.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.75/5  rDev -23.6%

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2.92/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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2.93/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%

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3/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3.01/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: Light gold, nice lacing, no retention.

S: Honey, good malt, but pretty bland overall.

T: Quite a bit of hops and some so-so apricot flavor. Nothing special. Pretty strong barley malt.

M: Dry, good carbonation, non-astringent.

D: OK, but taste makes it hard to drink fast.

Enjoyed at the Oregon Brewer's Festival 2010

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3.02/5  rDev -16.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A: yellow. Crystal clear. Medium, foamy head. A lot of bubbles rising.
S: very mild women's hair permanent chemical. Nothing else.
T: lemony up front. Lightly malted. Light on the bittering hops.
M: medium carbonation. Medium body.
O: meh. Taste is okay. Aroma ruins it. There is not much at all there, except for a faint chemical smell.

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The Vaporizer from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
3.6 out of 5 based on 225 ratings.
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