Moylander Double IPA
Moylan's Brewery

Moylander Double IPAMoylander Double IPA
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Style:
IPA - Imperial
Ranked #2,067
ABV:
8.5%
Score:
90
Ranked #5,775
Avg:
4.05 | pDev: 10.62%
Reviews:
510
Ratings:
722
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Moylan's Brewery
 
California, United States
Avail:
Year-round
Wants
  31
Gots
  33
SCORE
90
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Reviews by tdm168:
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tdm168 from Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jtd1969 for sharing this bottle with me.

A - amber wtih a thin, white head that has little retention

S - caramel, earthy, herbal, piny

T - caramel, wheat bread, piny, herbal; this is very malty and very hoppy though the balance is a bit off. The flavors seem to be at odds with each other.

M - warm, mediumto full bodied, well carbonated

This was a bit of a let down. The malts were strange and the hop character didn't mesh well at all. The flavor profile just didn't sit well with me. I would stick with the Hopsickle if I wanted a DIPA from Moylan's.

Sep 28, 2012
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Crosling from Colorado

4.4/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a lovely lava colored hot red. The massive, dense and creamy head leaves sheets of lacing.

The nose is massive and filled up the entire room upon opening. Huge pungency in the aroma. Grapefruit with other citrus flavors with tons of pine in the aroma. Huge malt backround. The hops smell very fresh and damn this smells good.

Very resiny in the mouth. Grapefruit and pine all around with other citrus notes. As it warms caramel malt begins to come out but then is dominated by the hops. Not bitter at all but super oily and very lingering. Slightly undercarbonated which afftected the flavor some. The alcohol is hardly noticeable but does appear for a split second towards the end of the swallow. This is good but I certainly did experience a lack of flavor at during some part of the session. Very well balanced though. This was an enjoyable experience.

Mar 01, 2004
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Stoneman78 from California

4.62/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A- Pours a translucent orange/gold hue with a big creamy white head that is mostly sustaining and leaves a lot of thick lacing on the glass
S- Nose is dominated by thick and sweet pine and citrus hops (grapefruit mostly), as well as spice and herbs, and a touch of alcohol and yeasty malts, the aroma is delicious and bold yet well-balanced
T- Initial taste is dominated by grapefruit and pine hops balanced by a nice mix of sweet malts, some nice herbs and pepper come in midway, finishes with a slight warming alcohol presence and bitter hops
M- Medium-bodied DIPA that has a creamy/oily texture, good carbonation
D- Even at 8.5%, this is a well-balanced DIPA that does a great job of masking the alcohol content.

Oct 04, 2007
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Rizalini from Nevada

3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a standard pint glass...

A - Pours a very clear, bubbly golden orange color. 1 finger off white head that clings to the sides.

S - Bold grapefruit, and some sweet carmeley malts.

T/M - Solid bitter hop front taste, that lingers on the tongue, but finishes a little weak in my opinion for a DIPA. Medium mouthfeel.

O - I Just feel a little let down with this one. I was expecting something a lot more aggressive. The malt is heavier than I would prefer.

Oct 11, 2011
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RootedFool from California

4.52/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Purchased a 22 ounce bomber at the North Coast Co-op in Eureka, California.

Pours dark amber with a deep orange glow. Minimal off-white head.

Smell is very sharp hop citrus with a nice band of sweet malts stretched through the middle.

Taste is amazingly elevated in its dense reach of hops. Intense yet pleasantly drinkable. Sweet and spicy malts spin around the edges of the hop fest.

Aftertaste is a slight alcohol bite, and a singed lemon grass hop bitterness kick in the mouth.

Mouthfeel has just the right body -- coats my palate nicely without leaving any stickiness.

Loved it!

Feb 02, 2004
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jophish17 from Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

Dec 24, 2011
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rworkman from Alabama

3/5  rDev -25.9%

May 22, 2014
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cameraman from Kentucky

3.62/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A light amber color, with touches of gold along the sides of the glass. A thick two inch head forms, lacing slowly down the glass. Pine and citrus dominate each sniff, with a touch of bread and roasted nuttiness. The malt comes out at the front, quickly disappears. The hops bring the grapefruit citrus, pine and earthy flavors and lingers on the palate for some time. The feel is slightly watery at the front, gradually brings a medium bodied feel. The backend is leaves the palate dry, with a mild alchol burn. The hops are strong which is great, but the malt is seems to be lacking to help balance it all out. This is an above average to average double IPA.

Mar 10, 2009
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soupyman10 from District of Columbia

4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First thing that hits me on this is that it's drying as hell. A real piney, oily hops taste that is definitely delicious, but also definitely big and sticks with you for a good will. It leaves a biting aftertaste. Beer looks great, with a solid big dry hops nose (floral, not a particularly fruity double). Feel is solid. Very good DIPA, although not necessarily one I could throw down a bunch of - probably not as good as the Hopsickle, but still definitely a tasty one.

De Vinos/$7/22 oz

Jun 01, 2009
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woodchip from North Carolina

4/5  rDev -1.2%

May 31, 2013
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GCBrewingCo from North Carolina

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours deep amber golden with a slight haze. The head is rocky, huge, and everlasting.

The aroma is malty and hoppy. The hops are citrusy and floral. The malt has a caramel component to it. The aroma is complex and pleasing.

The flavor is hoppy, bitter and has a roasty/dark caramel component that is almost chocolate.

The finish is hoppy, bitter and dry. The body is medium to medium full.

22 ounce bottle.

Jan 18, 2004
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Jenray from Texas

3/5  rDev -25.9%

Nov 28, 2011
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yergermeister from Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Apr 19, 2012
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merlin48 from Kentucky

4.13/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A good value at $3.99 a 22 oz bottle at the Dilly Deli in Cincinnati. Pours a hazy apricot body with a two finger offwhite head. Excellent retention and profuse patch lacing. Aroma is pine and grapefruit, with notes of freshly sliced Valencia orange. Malt backing is solid. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a moderate carbonation that is ideal. Taste has a big hoppy front that is balanced by a pleasant maltiness. Character is grapefruit, pine, earthy, grassy. Malty caramel balances well with subtle sweetness. Clean and even finish accented by a delightful hoppy attitude. "Double the malt, double the hops. Like naughty monkeys on a vine." Very well constructed and highly drinkable.

Jul 01, 2006
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jsp2 from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Good spongy head of white foam and clear amber color. Grapefruit and alpine aroma with a touch of sweetness. Toasted grains followed by citrus hops resins, then solid bitterness and dryness. The hop flavor is extremely intense as is the bitterness. The malt flavor that can be discerned is delicious and balances the hoppy agressiveness nicely. The hops and bitterness level make this one best enjoyed slowly.

This one is every bit as good as other great West Coast double IPAs and shares the traits of intense bitterness and relatively low sweetness compared to other versions. This one is a joy to drink.

Jan 20, 2009
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Gregwa from Massachusetts

4.02/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Mar 09, 2015
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bigbubba from Ohio

4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has been cellared for about 18 months.

It poured a bright copper orange, and had a huge, thick, light tan head. The carbonation is huge. The aroma is very sweet and fruity. The taste is very good. The hops have mellowed a bit, but there is enough left to offset the sweetness. The mouthfeel is just the way I like it, very substantial and smooth.

This is definitely no longer as hoppy as it once was. But the aging made it a delicious, more balanced beer.

Sep 20, 2005
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chefboy812 from Virginia

4.32/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

served in american pint glass

Pours a drk copper with a bit of brown. very little haze. Big white head that hangs out for a good long time.

Nice hoppy nose, bright and citrussy. a tiny bit of malt with a bit of juicy green apple.

Big huge, grapefruit and orange slide under a malt pile. then the sides of my tongue started twisting and turning with a huge dry pine pucker. weird, but when I was a kid, my mom used to put this stuff on my thumb to keep me from sucking it. I learned to like it, this is exactly what my memory of that taste like. maybe the early signs of my hop headedness.

Big malt and pine hop chew. lingers well into the next sip.

WOW, this is a pucker packer! great, definately worth a try.
cheers.

Feb 17, 2008
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tln13 from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Apr 16, 2012
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John_M from France

3.9/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours an attractive peachy orange color with pretty good head retention and lacing. This beer is all DIPA on the nose, with a huge blast of dry hoppy bitterness, pine, pepper and considerable booziness. There is also some noticeable malt in the nose, leading me to believe that there will be considerable sweet malt on the palate. In fact this beer does have a noticeable malt component to the flavor profile, but it's countered by so much hoppy bitterness, that the beer comes across as pretty dry on the finish. Otherwise, the flavor profile basically replicates the nose, with a medium to full mouthfeel. Drinkability is OK, though the alcohol is pretty noticeable, and that, coupled with the malty sweetness, detracts just a bit from this beer's drinkability.

This is a nice enough beer, but I'm not really sure I understand it's place on Moylan's beer portfolio. At least IMO, this beer is really pretty similar to the superior hopsickle, a beer I would always prefer to the Moylan DIPA. Nevertheless, this was still a pretty solid, well made beer from Moylan's.

Sep 28, 2009
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drxandy from Michigan

4.05/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bomber to tulip glass, pours a peachy copper shade, lingering off-white head with great lacing

smells of citric hops, nice biscuity malt

taste is first of a great hop blend, resiny delicious oils, malt comes behind with bready biscuity goodness, alcohol heat follows, dry and bitter but balanced by a bubblegum, citrus, pine sweetness

not bad at all, way too expensive in our market to come back for more though :(

Aug 29, 2010
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kylehay2004 from Illinois

4/5  rDev -1.2%

Jan 20, 2013
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budsboy from Ohio

4.42/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bright amber orange with lots of who-knows-what suspended in there. All that stuff hanging in there makes it look thick. Sticky white head.

Piney hops, an almost cotton candy sweet smell and alcohol. It all suggests a balance of the big.

Yep. Balance of big flavor. Sweet, fruity maltiness and seriously bitter bite-into-a-pine-cone hops. Very flavorful. Finishes dry and bitter.

Medium to full-bodied. Smooth and a touch oily.

Another hop-head-only beers. This is one of those rare beers that I have to remind myself to slow the flarp down a little. So tempting to just keep chugging away. I will make an effort to pick more of this up. I'm becoming a big fan of Moylan's brews.

Mar 31, 2008
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PittBeerGirl from Ohio

3.61/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

on-tap at bocktown. Served in a snifter.

A- Body is a slightly translucent copper hue with which bubbles can be seen steadily rising to the top. Served with a very nice,soapy 1-2 finger white head. Great at 1 ginger and lacing sticks all the way down the glass.

S- A lot of floral, perfume-like hops, some citrus and earthy tones in there as well, a bit of alcohol, and some pale malt.

T- Flavor is much like the nose. Not very complex-so there isn't really much to say about it. Upfront is a lot of floral and grapefruit hop flavors with a scant malt backbone. The finish adds just a touch of pine and a good dose of floral hops and a slight alcohol bitterness.

M- Well done. Medium carbonation and light to medium weight fairly oily body.

D- This is a pretty good, fairly drinkable DIPA. Nothing like the big hoppy assault of hopsickle...but still has a long way to go in order to meet some of the top examples of the style-but since i really like this style-I will have this brew again indeed.

May 26, 2010
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JerseyKirk from New Jersey

3.73/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: hazy and unfiltered. 3 finger creamy off white head. Needs filtering.

S: slight citrus, slight pine.

T: not really a hop bomb. Malt is balanced and alcohol is balanced well. Hop characteristics are not as pronounced as the style dictates however or maybe I'm just used to citrus DIPAs. Bitterness hits at the end really nicely.

M: Good. Right on par for style.

O: Would not get again b/c so much competition in DIPA category and this didn't knock my socks off (wearing flip flops.) Although it was a great beer. Just needs more nose.

Dec 22, 2011
Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 722 ratings