DC Mountain Double IPA
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.

DC Mountain Double IPADC Mountain Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #184
ABV:
8%
Score:
94
Ranked #1,601
Avg:
4.35 | pDev: 10.57%
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
84
From:
Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
 
Arizona, United States
Avail:
Rotating/Seasonal
Wants
  23
Gots
  11
SCORE
94
Outstanding
DC Mountain Double IPADC Mountain Double IPA
Notes: Formerly Dos Cabezas Double IPA

This batch is pretty awesome. Citra, Galaxy, Centennial, Columbus, Chinook, and Cascade whole cone all come together for hoppy 8.4% ABV bliss.
Reviews: 13 | Ratings: 84 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
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realgoogledrive

4.22/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

This is a pretty fantastic DIPA with a great mix of hops that creates an outstanding flavor with a smooth feel. I typically can’t drink multiple DIPAs in one night, but this one is just too good. AZ Wilderness has yet to disappoint!

Nov 02, 2021
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Benish from Wisconsin

4.44/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It poured a hazy golden hue with just little translucence with a thick foamy white head at the top. The smell is resinous with notes of grapefruit and melon.

The taste is incredible....it’s impressively bitter! Picking up butter resin and grapefruit rind without the hop burn in the back. Still the juicy component comes through, lending tropical fruits and some sweetness.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, perfect carbonation.

Overall an exceptional brew. I long for hoppy bitter beers that seems to be harder to find amidst the NEIPA craze. This has both ends of the spectrum, very earth bitterness and a juicy sweetness.

Apr 09, 2021
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SierraNevallagash from Maine

4.28/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a 7 month old can. I have no input regarding how it is fresh, but I think thid may be insightful, so here we go.

Kept just above freezing its entire life. Poured into a Spiegelau at fridge temp.

Pours a fairly clear pale golden yellow hue, quickly becoming entirely turbid past the second half of the can. Two large fingers of eggshell white head form - dense, leaving behind a giant collar and wall of lacing. Some small chunks of sediment sink to the bottom.

Nose: The aroma has that sort of "old school NEIPA" kind of vibe - pale malt, a touch bready, a touch grainy and gritty, with a hint of honey and toast, and while it has that late/dry hop element, it's much more herbal, grassy, resinous, and pithy, with a hint of peach between some blood orange, grapefruit rind, papaya, and straight up hop cone. A hint of allium emerges. Simple and saturated. 3.75

Palate: DC Mountain greets the palate with a restrained pale malt base. Similarly, a touch bready, a touch grainy, and just a touch of that background toast. Restrained sweetness. There's an underlying hop acidity - not burn, but a punchy bite that lends a pineapple-like tang. That Galaxy is still cutting through, with that signature overipe peachy stone fruit quality and grassy bite, and there's definitely some Citra-driven mango, but everything in between is just a web of hoppy herbal, grassy, leafy, floral, and spicy, coming to a peak with grapefruit and resin. The hop combination is stellar, finding a sweet spot between new age fruity and old school resinous. The finish is intensely floral, like many respected IPAs of yesteryear, before some allium, grass, and spicy resin linger into the finish with a gentle but clingy bite.

Mouthfeel/Body: This one is classic DIPA territory. Not plush, not creamy, not milky - just wholesome, fluid, and right between that easy drinking crispness and malt weight that reminds you it isn't a small beer. Effervescence i2a right down the middle - fine, fairly lively, and doing its job. No stickiness, no lingering sweetness, just a slight oily cling.

Overall: Its almost not even fair of me to rate a 7 month old can, and to be fair - I didn't start to. It wasn't until a tried this and realised it deserves one. How different is this fresh? I can't say. The other reviews don't seem far off from mine, so I'm assuming not much has changed. At this age, this just drinks like a classic NEIPA when the style was juuuuust starting to come to our attention. There's malt, bitterness, classic PNW hop notes, and something about it just feels a touch old school. Whatever it is, this is a beautiful IPA. Even in its elderly months.

Feb 10, 2021
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stevoj from Idaho

3.67/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Crowler thanks to Keith. Golden body, mild haze, capped with a small white head. Tropical citrus mild hop sin aroma, mirrored in taste. Hops come in at the back for a mild bitter finish. Juicy throughout.

Jun 21, 2018
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AZBeerDude72 from Arizona

4.49/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Hazy gold with rich white foam and very sticky lacing.
N: Hops, citrus, and floral notes.
T: Follows the nose, very hoppy bite with a crest of citrus and soft sweetness from floral undertones.
M: Medium
O: Very easy to drink DIPA, amazing flavors and clean with minor bite for 8.2ABV

May 05, 2018
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ArizonaAl from Arizona

4.32/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I have had the DC Mountain at Wilderness several times. It has consistently been one of my favorites. Pours with a thick creamy head and a beautiful unfiltered yellowish color. Great mouth feel with no bitter aftertaste. As with all good Doubles I have tried, it is good slightly warmed in your hands before the first sip and as it warms a bit more it is good to the last drop leaving wanting more.

Oct 19, 2017
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Lingenbrau from Oregon

4.31/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My second beer from Arizona Wilderness, and this did not disappoint either. Clear gold, foamy white head, burst of citrus, pine and tropical fruits in aroma and flavor. More balanced than I was expecting for 115 ibu with a pleasantly and seemingly simple grain bill. Delicious and love the combination of hops used. Cheers!

Aug 12, 2016
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SammyJaxxxx from New Jersey

4.29/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I guess Arizona hasn't heard that DIPAs are supposed to be hazy because this is clear golden yellow with 2 fingers of head and thick lacing.
The nose is dank with some citrus and pine. The taste is more of the same. The citrus is orange rind and gets a little more butter as it warms. The pine remains in the background.
The mouthfeel is clean with very little alcohol present-is this really 8.2?
Overall this is very well made in the classic West coast style. So glad I got to try it.

Jul 30, 2016
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mr-jj from Washington

4.53/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap served in a nonic

Color is clear gold with a two-finger white head. Retention and lacing are decent. Smell is wonderful - lots of dank, tropical and citrus aromas all blended together. Can't wait to see if it tastes as good as it smells. Yes, it does! It blends the same complex hop flavors on my tongue as it did on my nose with just a touch of malt as well. Finish is bitter, but not overly astringent. Body is medium with good carbonation. Overall, this is the best beer I've had in Arizona and it ranks up with some of the best in the US.

Mar 24, 2015
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breadwinner from California

3.93/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Oddly, a little more approachable than their single IPA, which can get a bit sticky sweet. This one has more of a piney note, which I enjoyed, although the booze/sweetness do sneak in at the end. Not bad.

Feb 20, 2015
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arizcards from North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Had a glass at the restaurant after a nice hike on one of the Superstition Mountain trails.

This was a very nice double IPA from reputably the best brewing team in the greater Phoenix area.

Definitely try this if you are a hop head. You will not be disappointed!

Nov 12, 2014
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Crimtor from Arizona

4.55/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had three cycles of this so far, and everyone has been consistantly delicious.

A- It's a nice clean look for an IPA

S- Being a hop head I had a field day with all of the grassy, flowery, sunshine and miracle aromas the beer provides. Makes me immediately want to chug it and or get it as a cologne

T- Taste very much like it smells with a wonderful hop first and last taste. Nice amount of alcohol and flavors of everything from sweet to grapefruit to pepper.

M- I can tell you this - it felt good in my mouth, with a light bubbly feel and thin and crisp body

O- Being a huge Stone and Dogfish Head fan I really enjoy this IPA up there with them. Great for almost any meal I love drinking it in the sun (we happen to get over 300 days of that a year here) and just as good from the growler weeks later.

May 23, 2014
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MitchB2 from California

5/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Mom always said if you can't say anything nice don't say anything at all.

This is the opposite situation- this beer is phenomenal. I need to tell everyone.

Major IPA snob here: from Alpine to RR to Double Mountain I've searched out the best IPAs that I could find.

This is one of the all time best.

Enjoy.

Feb 21, 2014
DC Mountain Double IPA from Arizona Wilderness Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 94 out of 100 with 84 ratings