Moylander Double IPA | Moylan's Brewery

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Moylander Double IPAMoylander Double IPA
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Moylander Double IPAMoylander Double IPA

Brewed by:
Moylan's Brewery
California, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-21-2002

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Ratings: 721 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of Sammy
3.97/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Double=An elegant IPA, more than your regular hops, well malted and carmel as not that bitter. Very drinkable citrus, not as carbonated as manufacturer's notes would lead me to believe. Grapefruit aroma. Lace. Bitter juicy citrus aftertaste. Good balance. Good for dinner although not the best of the class that I have tried.

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Photo of kylehay2004
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.53/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Tony's Darts Away in Burbank, CA.

Pours a clear orange with a foamy bone colored head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus zest, and some melon-like aromas. Taste is much the same with a herbal hop flavor on the finish. There is a fairly high hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer but it's quite herbal and bitter in the flavor.

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Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -0.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of biboergosum
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Another pleasant find in the interior of British Columbia...

This beer pours a dark, hazy golden apricot colour, with copious amounts of foamy, rocky, light beige head, which leaves some mostly unbroken webbed lace around the glass as it takes its time fading away. It smells strongly of pine and citrus hops, and some biscuit/caramel malt waiting in the wings. The taste upfront is a pine-scented backhand across the palate - resinous pine hop oil, some floral citrus essence buried in there, and a level caramel/toffee malt backbone. Not much in the way of alcohol warming. The carbonation is on the low side, the body full, viscous, and creamy, and it finishes off-dry, the caramel malt washed over by the earthy, leafy, coniferous hops.

Ya want bitter, we got bitter for ya - in spades. Not overly balanced, but sometimes being on tilt can be interesting, not to mention damned tasty.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.07/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sweet! Really like this beer. Similar to a hundred other IIPA's that I've had, but seem to prefer this one over those for a few reasons. Sure, it's big on hops with the typical citrus, pine, earthy flavor; intriguingly bitter. This seems better balalnced without allowing the body or the sweetness to become too heavy. The hops are allowed to shine just above the malt profile. Makes for easy drinking -- not a sipper, a drinker. Late, the hops give a mild metalic, soapy flavor, but does not distract too much. Lighter body than in most IIPA's, but I like feel. Like a standard IPA, just amped up a bit.

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Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a slightly cloudy, orange amber color with a small, bubbly, off-white head of foam. It left some patchy lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine and citrusy hops. It had a burnt toast malt aroma underneath the powerful hop smell.

T - It tasted very piney and resiny. Good burnt toast maltiness with touches of caramel. It had some alcohol heat, too.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

D - This is really good. I thought it tasted better than their Hopsickle Imperial IPA.

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Photo of brentk56
4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a cloudy apricot nectar color with a sturdy head that retains to the nines while leaving plenty of lace around the pint

Smell: Boisterous amounts of hoppy goodness waft up from this one, primarily of the resinous piney variety; despite the strong hop presence, the caramel malt backbone is clearly detectable underneath

Taste: After an initial rich caramel malt infusion, the bitter, piney hops take over and scrape the tongue and sides of the mouth relentlessly; the bitter sensations just continue to build after the swallow and, once they settle down, the residual malt sugars once again influence the flavor profile

Mouthfeel: Thick and resinously sticky; moderate carbonation

Drinkability: For a DIPA, this beer is nicely balanced with none of the stickiness that comes from a loaded malt bill

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep orangey color ale with a medium size foamy head with average retention and minimal lacing. Aroma consists of deep bitter hoppy notes with some small notes of citrus also noticeable. Taste is also a mix between some deeply bitter hops with some notes of citrus. Malt bill is buried in the mix and doesn't play as big of a role as I was expecting. I am surprised that it wasn't more bitter then that...

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4/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Beneath a short-but-creamy head of "vanilla" tan foam a hazy (bottle-conditioned) crimson-accented dark-copper body rests gently. Very fine bubbles can be seen slowly rising to take their place beneath its long-lasting cap. Additionally, walls of dripping, splotchy lace add greatly to its appearance. Lush, toasty and caramelish malt dominates the nose, peppered with piney hops. Across the palate it's creamy and smooth; medium/full bodied and delicately carbonated, leaving it's maltiness in the forefront. And in the flavor, the typical rich and sweetish malt found in all of the Moylan's beers holds this double IPA together exceptionally well. It's sugary, caramelish, and mildly toasty side acts as a solid backdrop for, and accompaniment to, it's citrusy and piney hop flavors. It's malty up-front, but its spicy/piney/citrusy hop flavors drop in almost immediately and stay straight through into a long, dry aftertaste. Wow! This is one drinkable IPA considering it's 8.5% abv. Highly recommended!

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Photo of largadeer
3.93/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Unfiltered and bottle conditioned. Burnt orange in color, very hazy, almost turbid. Outstanding head retention and lace.

Smell: Zesty citrus and honey-like malt. The hop aroma could be bolder. Ripe fruit aromas come out more as the beer warms, revealing notes of mango and apricot.

Taste & mouthfeel: A big resiny hop smack appears almost immediately with flavors of pine and orange peel at the forefront. Malt is present but doesn't offer much flavor or get in the way of the hops. Dry and bitter in the finish with punchy but well balanced bittering hops.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a deep copper with a slight haziness to it with a nice big fluffy white,aromas to be expected are all about the hops very citrusy grapefruit and lemon pith an underlying herbal minty note.Very dry resiny hop flavors with not much matiness to speak of here finishing abruptly and very dry.This may be a little to dry for me and it took away from the drinkability a little for me.If your a hophead and Iam becoming one this is right up your alley.

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4.43/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a mug glass.

A: The beer is a bright orange color, with a large off-white head that fades slowly and leaves a thick lace on the glass.

S: The aroma is a nice blend of fruit citrus, floral hops and caramelized malts.

T: The taste is very well-balanced and starts with a fruity citrus and caramel sweetness. Then a strong and complimentary hops bitterness comes in. The malt character is very hearty. The after-taste is slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and very smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, slightly sticky finish.

D: Very tasty, goes down quite easily, not too filling, nice kick, very good representation of style, this beer has all of the qualities you look for in a 2IPA, I could definitely drink this throughout an entire evening.

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3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of smcolw
3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Very cloudy, a dirty dark honey color. Small, but lasting head that leaves nice lace on the side of the glass.

For a Double IPA, the hop smell is muted, but wonderful. Very floral and fresh. Nice malt presence.

Lots of hop at the initial sip. The bitterness intensifies in the mouth and only fades after the swallow...slowly. The malt simply is the delivery system for the lip smacking hop. The body is solid and the carbonation is as expected.

In a Double IPA flight, I would think that this would show very well because it has the characteristics to the extreme. As a drinking brew, it may be too extreme. As a hophead, though, this is an exciting entry and worth seeking out.

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Photo of Kegatron
4.25/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy dark copper with 2 fingers of foamy off-white head. Retains well with a nice creamy retention that includes a big ole' dollup right in the middle. Huge sticky lacing left behind from all of that. The aroma is resinous hops, tangy citrus notes, toasted malts, and a backing sense of heat.

The taste is straight up DIPA here with a big assertive resinous hop bite that is well balanced by juicy citrus character, floral notes, and a backbone of silky smooth caramel malts. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with a creamy and smooth texture. Alcohol is present but seems to be just the right amount, adding some attitude to the feel but never becoming distracting.

A very nice DIPA from Moylan's, that while large and in charge with full flavors and a beefy character, still remains a drinkable and enjoyable affair. Good stuff!

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3.5/5  rDev -12.9%

Photo of russpowell
4.26/5  rDev +6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Got this one from Liqourama

Pours a slightly hazed amber with 3+ fingers of chunky cream colored head. Superior lacing & prolific head retention

S: Breadyness & pineyness

T: Piney & grapefruitty hops and a bit of breadyness up front. Some nice biscuitty malt & honey notes as this warms, along with oily & piney hops. Finishes with much grapefruit, pineyness, some warming booze & a bit of dryness

MF: Chewy, low carbonation, a bit oily. Skews a tad too grapefruitty for me

Drinks pretty good for the abv, the hoppyness would get to me after a while. A hopheads delight & certainly a solid DIPA

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Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
Beer rating: 4.02 out of 5 with 721 ratings