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:
224
Reviews:
57
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
12.78%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
30
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Photo of Niceroad77
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RichH55
4/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chief99
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of raiderandbeerfan
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Ok, 4th attempt at reviewing dis beer. Poured a yellow/dark appearance, massive carbonation leads to a 2.5" head on the beer. So I decided to go and water the Nugget hops in the front yard, wait for the tipoff of game 3 of the Heat/Spurs Finals the first time I tried this.

Aroma yields a decent amount of C hops and BMC 'malt' aromas. What I thought was Cascade, turned out to be Challenger hops. Nonetheless, you get the lemony aroma also associated with Sorachi Ace hops. Interesting aroma, unique, in that it imparts the pilsner malt as well. Wouldn't really say its all that large of a dry hop, and definitely not with something I would describe as an aroma hop.

Taste, more of the Sorachi like lemony aspect. Nice mellow mouthfeel, its got bitterness, but the lightness of the Pilsner malt is kind of a cool thing here. Pick your poison, is this a higher hopped Pilsneresque beer with an ale yeast, or is it an extra pale ale made with pilsner malt?

I like this beer overall, its nice and light. Where it might get pushed out of the market is from all the new highly hopped IPL's (India Pale Lagers) which offer more hop flavor than this, but have some of the same hallmarks (pilsner malt, dry, light body).

Dammit, Spurs hit a 3 before the half, 50-44 halftime. I haven't done a live review in a long time.

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Photo of Dangooding15
2.59/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Photo of MadeInOregon
3.36/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Ghrymm
3.43/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Interesting ale, easy drinking but really missing the hop hit. Poured from a 1 pint bottle.
A very light amber. moderate carbonation, I would call it a session Ale great on a hot day.

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Photo of 81tillinfinity
3.85/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice hoppy pilsner with lots of bitterness up front and dry and smooth on the finish. Pine all day on this. Pretty good had on tap. Not much nose only typical pilsner aromas.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.79/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of roadhouse
4.39/5  rDev +21.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ANIMOUL
3.91/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Stronger side for the style.

Musty smell and taste; don't mean that as a perjorative. Definitely taste the dry-hop in this Pale Ale. Not a bad offering for the style.

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Photo of breadwinner
3.53/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pretty weak little number here from Double Mountain. Interesting nose, kinda like the smoke that comes from a fog machine but fruitier. Palate reminds me of some cask IPAs I've had that lack enough bitterness to reign in kaleidoscope-fruity hops. It's not gross or anything, but it's definitely one-dimensional. Combined with the incredibly (IMO, overly) soft body, it's just too weak and lifeless. Like the idea of messing around with an all Pils malt base for a hoppy brew, but this one is forgettable.

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Photo of Marius
3.68/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Clear orange pour, with a nice head, in the style of a Belgian strong ale or a tripel. The smell is surprisingly like a Belgian pale ale, as well (I was expecting a typical American hop-bomb): citrusy Belgian yeast throughout, with some soft cheese present, as well. The taste - bread, white wine, citrusy hops and a bitter backbone. Very dry.

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Photo of Corson
3.56/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TrojanRB
4.2/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Kmat10
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of abrodsky
3.6/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wlynch
3.75/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of biboergosum
3.74/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle - as mentioned before, it's pretty cool to see offerings from this brewery just show up on Alberta store shelves.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, rocky, and somewhat bubbly off-white head, which leaves some streaky and sudsy lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of herbal, piney hop bitters, lemongrass, some biscuity and grainy pale malt, white grape juice, and a mild hard water flintiness. The taste is bready, lightly doughy pale malt, vinous white grapes, lemon drops, pine needles, dusty chalk, and further herbal, leafy, and faintly perfumed hops (the only indication of the moderately elevated ABV).

The carbonation is quite fine in its fizzy and frothy contractions, the body an adequate medium weight, and mostly smooth, just a wee herbal and grassy bitterness mucking about. It finishes fairly dry and tight, the hops continuing their fruity, bitter, and acrid strangling out of the malt sweetness.

A different sort of pale ale from the PNW - the big 'C' hops are for the most part forgone, save one grown locally up in Yakima (of all places to be 'local'). Herbal, wine-like, and easy enough to put back, I gotta say. Good to see some mixing up of it around that part of the world, whatever 'it' is. Worth a try if you come across this one.

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Photo of Howlader
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of warrenc
4.04/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice cool, pilsner tasting ale. Very nice on a hot evening.

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Photo of CavemanRamblin
3.88/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thomas_Picton
3.67/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jakecattleco
3.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The Vaporizer from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
3.6 out of 5 based on 224 ratings.
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