Moylander Double IPA | Moylan's Brewery

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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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Photo of kiddynamite920
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Nice golden orange with some glowing yellow highlights. Head is a creamy white that is leaving some clumpy lacing.

S: Opens with a smooth, thick malt backbone and then the hops come forward. Resiny hop aroma with a good deal of grapefruit and pineapple. Sweetness from the malts is very nice up against the strong west coast hop aroma. Small amount of alcohol. This one is west coast through and through.

T: Bitter, resiny hops right up front and all the way through. Grapefruit and some bitter orange. The malt backbone that was noticeable on the nose isn't coming through much here. Very aggressive bitterness.

M: Pretty substantial body on this one, carbonation is moderate and not prickly. Clearly has a high malt bill, thick DIPA.

D: Have to stop myself from getting through this one too fast, absolutely delicious, in your face west coast DIPA. Definitely got a fresh bottle as this is a showcase of juicy, resiny hops.

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Photo of redjameskidd
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

This beer is on the more purely bitter side, of the many DIPAs I've had. It almost sets a new baseline, honestly.

A true assault on the tongue and on the senses. Interestingly, if you go to the Moylan's site and look up the specs on both the regular IPA and this DIPA, this DIPA actually has a significantly LOWER original gravity. Ergo, it is much drier than the single IPA, and should be up the alley of those people who are say, Pliny the Elder Fans.

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Photo of ffejherb
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On one of the hand pulls at Al's of Hampden on 12/1/10.

A - Clear golden-kissed amber/orange liquid with a dense, creamy cap of beige foam that deposited thick swatches of lace around the glass.

S - Dry hopped aroma with spicy, herbal and grassy hop notes as well as pungent citrus peel. A moderate alcohol fume and hint of catbox rounds out the aroma profile.

T - Extremely hoppy and bitter, but also quite complex. There's lots going on in the hop department - dried herbs, floral notes, aromatic grass clippings, citrus juice and catbox. Despite the hop overload, everything is kept in check due to a bready, grainy malt presence and a wash of sweet caramel.

M - Medium bodied with an oily texture, Moylander is dry, bitter and warm on the palate with a fairly beefy alcohol presence and long lingering bitter finish.

D - While the 8.5% really smacks you upside the noggan, this is one tasty-ass DIPA! Throw in some additional hops to the cask and get an intensely bold brew.

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Photo of jzeilinger
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a hazy orange color with minimal carbonation and a white creamy ring lacing.

S - Biscuity malt, honey and a fairly strong grapefruit presence.

T - The biscuit malt is almost non-detectable with massive doses of grapefruit bitterness that assaults the tongue from start to finish. Leaves a metallic/citrus/pepper coating in the mouth that intensely lingers long after the sip. The mild caramel sweetness initially on the tip of the tongue quickly gets beaten down and there's some spiciness to the malt.

M - Moderate big body and prickly on the tongue.


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Photo of thekevlarkid
3.85/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Off Tap at J. Riley's in Syracuse this beer was a rich golden color as though ripe with potential with a white head about a thumb thick. This head retained itself well and left bands of lacing down my mug. The aroma was a blend of juicy hops, citrusy notes esp. that of grapefruit, booze and some floral hops as well. The flavors followed suit with a clear bitterness of booze and hops crashing around on my palate. Not as subtle as some in this style, but still bold and enjoyable. The mouthfeel was creamy, the body full and the carb soft.

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Photo of Zimbo
4.13/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The first thing that really hit me was that attacking aroma. A very deep, very raw pungent piney bouquet. Appears quite flat in the bottle but the beer does give an effortless dense rocky head when poured. Deep slightly reddish golden to the eye .It is thick on the palate but it is still surprisingly balanced despite the sheds full of deep grapefruit. There is also an almost rubbery quality but nothing at all off putting. Chewy in the mouth, very chewy and the malt is very skilfully integrated supporting the hop barrage. Absolutely fantasatic lacing. Like my front window trapped for hours in a blizzard. Colossally potent, robust and ballsy. Certainly at the top end of intensity for a DIPA.

Drinking this was like getting a good pump at the gym. But considering how good it was I expect it will take some time before I hit post exhaustion.

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Photo of orangesol
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on cask at Al's of Hampden into a nonic pint.

A - Pours a clear dark copper color with a thin white head that leaves a very faint lacing down the glass.

S - Strong tropical fruit aroma with hints of mango, lemon, and other citrus fruits. A slightly sweet smell from the malt is a welcome addition to the strong hop presence.

T - Based on the smell I thought this was going to be a hop bomb, that was not the case. The malt, while hiding slightly behind the strong hop presence in the nose, offers tons of sweet malt flavors that overpower the somewhat subdued hop presence. The hops are there, just not as much as you would expect.

M - The body is medium-light with the flavor being a little on the heavy side. Fairly good carbonation that fades over time. The malt flavors linger on the pallet for some time afterwards.

D - The nose was much better than the taste. While I enjoyed the opportunity to try this one I just feel that it could have been better, especially for $7 a glass.

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Photo of rapidsequence
2.55/5  rDev -36.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle.

Appearance: Clear orange, white foamy head. Good head retetion and really nice lacing.

Smell: As with other Moylans beers I've had, this one has a strong vegetal aroma that is unpleasant. I'm not sure if this is related to one of their hops, or some problem with their boil, but it aint good. Herbal and citrus hops and some caramel malt are detected amidst the mess.

Taste: Quite a bitter hop load. Again herbal and citrus. The nasty vegetable smell becomes a nasty taste as well. Sweetish caramel and spicy munich malt. Bitter finish.

Mouthfeel: Carbonation is fine, mouthfeel is slightly sticky with a nice resiny feel.

Drinkability: I dont like vegetables in my IPA.

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Photo of montecristo2
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a small brandy snifter.

Smells of piney, citrus hops and a strong, sweet malt presence.

Pours a dark, hazy orange color.

Tastes very strong-a powerful alcohol presence. Almost a chewiness to the beer. Like a barleywine without as much malt, although they claim this is doubled malt. I definitely get more hops here initially, but then more sweetness and tartness towards the back on the swallow.

This is very tasty-a bit too much for a sessionable drink, but a great taste nonetheless.


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Photo of crvcac
3.88/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Cloudy brown/golden hue
Smell: Mild hop aroma, didn't detect any malt. aroma was rather weak
Taste: Malty, herbal hop bitterness. Possible Saaz.. definitely characteristic of European hops
Mouthfeel: Smooth, slightly bitter, medium-heavy
Drinkability: Nice beer

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Photo of Tilley4
3.23/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured into a Perfect Pint...

A hazy light golden appearance to this one with a fairly thick and frothy head to it.. Lots of carbonation present throughout... Very hazy appearance...

Big dose of floral hops here and they are quite pungent although I'm guessing they're still faded some... Nothing citrusy or piney going on here really... A good does of sweet maltiness rides along the edge of the hops and eventually takes over as this warms...

Boozy and malty right off the bat... Aggressive hopping that was probably really good fresh but this has definitely lost something... The hops are present and bitter but not the showcase any longer... Now its the booze... And lots of it.... I'm guessing the hops, when fresh, did a good job of hiding it but its a little rough as is... Wish I couldve gotten this a little fresher but with no dating, it is what it is...

I will probably revisit this one at some point to give it another go... As is... I'll choose lots of others over this one

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Photo of jskoog
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Hazy yellow with medium head
S: Smells of complete floral hops
T: Bitter and floral hops. I didn't get any citrus or pine. Heavy booze.
M: Seemed thicker than most DIIPAs. Not enough carbonation.
D: Too thick and boozy for me. Bitter hops but malt was too sweet.

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Photo of Liverpool08
3.65/5  rDev -9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I usually love a good DIPA. This one has a great look and a nice hoppy citus/piney aroma. But the booze is not well balanced with the hops. Even a DIPA should still have a nice crisp drinkible character. This one is way too boozy. I don't get enough of the bitter from the hops, so the booze kills the nice juicy citrus you want.

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Photo of drxandy
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
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 :(

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Photo of Murphious
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was amazing, and I don't usually like IPA's! Pours with a pale amber color. Almost thought it would taste like a red. Wrong, but in a pleasantly surprised way. It slaps you in the nose with it's hoppyness. I smelled a little pine, lemon/citrus, sweet vanilla(?), maybe tobacco. A big mix of aromas and that carries into the nice complex flavor as well. Did I say this was amazing? You know it's hop-full but it doesn't seem too bitter. Excellent balance! Mouthfeel seemed okay, I was expecting 'heavy' to go with that huge flavor.
The finish seemed to last 15 minutes!!! Again, that is meant in a 'good way'. A wonderfully complex beer with a unique style. If I was a IPA fan, this would probably be close to perfection.

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Photo of ryanmac06
4.39/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a golden amber that's cloudy. Nice lacing throughout the drink and poured with nice frothy head

S - Piney and citrus. Nice sharp character. I wish they made an air freshener of this so I could put it in my room. One of the best smelling IPA's I've ever had.

T - Smooth and tart. Complex and simple at the same time. Citrus hops last throughout and it's almost creamy/buttery.

M - Medium thickness that coats the mouth very well. Very nice carbonation that contrasts with the creamy texture.

D - Easily one of the best DAIPA's I've had. Easy to drink and not overbearing. When the taste and smell combine it becomes a remarkable craft brew.

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Photo of drpimento
3.51/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Interesting beer. Full of contradictions and red herrings. Poured with a lovely, large, foamy, frothy, thick, cream colored head that lasts a long time and lots of lace. Color is a slightly hazy medium amber. Nose is super hoppy, grapefruit, pine, malt, furniture polish, vegetable oil. Flavor, on the other hand, has little citrus, some pine, butter, earth, wood, a little sweet to offset the massive hop bitter. Intriguing in that regard. But actually not one of my favorite combination of flavors/profiles. Body is good and so is carbonation. Finish is like flavor and fairly long. Not a session for me but I know of friends who would definitely dig it.

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Photo of CONOR8832
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Amber/bronze in color very small yellowish head.

S - Smell of good hops, floral smell at first then a touch of greatfruit.

T - Mile citrus flavor (greatfruit) at first followed up with a very earthy taste, extreme hoppines flavor (not a balanced double IPA which is a good thing IMO) Pretty amazing taste.

M - Good bubbly carbination, tingles on your toung, hops coat the palat and leave a lingering bitter/hoppy afte taste, leaves mouth feeling dry, gotta have more.

D - Excellent double IPA, true west coast in style, highly recommend hopheads drinking one of these. I will definetley be on the search for more.

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Photo of biboergosum
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
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 doubleipa
4.45/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Finally found that the DIPA from Moylan's in Nashville. Have had the single and triple. Nice creamy head and lasted quite a while. Heavy hop aroma with flowers, light resin,lemon and grapefruit. Very similar to singel and triple. Flavor and mouthfeel is right in the middle bewtween aforementioned styles. Still a bit syrupy for me though, about the only thing that knocks it down.

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Photo of StoneBrewFanatic
4.32/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours gold to orange in color, with beautiful head that has great retention and lacing.

S - Smell is really fantastic, full hops, pine, and citrus.

T - Taste is also great for those who enjoy a very piney almost resin like experience. Nice sweet caramel aftertaste as well.

M - Medium in body, very nice on the palate with lots of sensations as it washes down.

D - Really good, I'll have another thank you!

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Photo of jeffjeff1
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I picked this up at my wife's work the other day.

Appearance- amber color, nice head

Smell- piney and citrus hops, very nice

Taste- piney hops

Mouthfeel- medium bodied

Drinkability- This was a really good DIPA. Moylan's did a great job with this one as they usually do. I will be getting more.

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Photo of BMoney575
3.97/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on 7-4-10

Pours a hazy orange color, with a very thin head and nice, slowly settling lacing.

Smell is all pungent pine and citrus hops, strong lemon comes right through. The booze is there too, with a thick resiny bitterness at the end.

Taste is hops, front and center, very bitter with strong piney flavors. The alcohol is in the finish, and lingers into the bitter aftertaste.

Mouthfeel is good, super tick and creamy to accent the hops.

Drinkability is decent, but the booze and hops are a lethal combination.

Overall, a solid double IPA, but nothing special.

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Photo of mgbickel
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes...On tap at the Birmingham Bridge Tavern.

Poured into a small goblet/snifter type glass. Served with a small, off-white head that stuck around pretty much throughout the entire drink. The body is bronze with yellow and orange hues.

The nose has some piney hops and light fruits up front. You can also detect a bready-caramel like background aroma.

Well...the taste is pretty much as the nose indicated...floral hops up front that fade into a sweeter, malty center before the hops revisit for a bitter finish. Decently well balanced, but the finish/aftertaste is rather biting.

Medium mouth feel...a little slick/oily with moderate-high carbonation.

Pretty drinkable, but not on par with some of the other DIPAs available. Worth a try for sure.

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Photo of zeff80
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
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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Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 716 ratings.
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