Moylander Double IPA | Moylan's Brewery

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: 720 |  Reviews: 510
Photo of addmorehops
3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Enjoyed from a bottle poured into my favorite snowman screen printed, blue, HDPE tumbler. Color reminded me of the mid value light ochre/burnt sienna hues Van Gogh used in his Sunflowers series of paintings - or 2 PM urine after a 7 AM B vitamin.

Nifty flavor palette, even though it leaned a bit too much toward the malt for my hop proclivities. Lots of body and crazy thick head. Tasty with lingering flavor curiosity and a surprisingly friendly ABV. I'll have another and I'd like to try this on tap.


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Photo of timtheenchanta
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Golden dark yellow color... a shade short of orange. Really a disappointing color for a DIPA. Huge creamy gorgeous head with loads of thin sticky and appealing Gothic lacing.

Huge fresh hop aroma in the nose. Very fruity hop aroma... grapefruit and slightly piney. There's very little malt balance in the smell.

Mmm. I poured a big head and it's really creamy and a delight to put in your mouth. Very sweet hop flavor. Very fruity (grapefruit, a little peachy...) and well balanced by a toasty appeal. Creamy mouthfeel that's very very dry in the finish.

Great beer. Many thanks to Zorro for this wonderful bomber.

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Photo of Beerzebub
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber color. Immense, billowing off-white head that looks sticky and solid, lasting well - settles down to a tenacious sticky hillish blob. Thick, chunky lacing, even painting solid sheets.

Smell is dominated by very fresh, citrusy hops. Mainly loads of fresh grapefruit, the strong yellow kind. Also some Campariesque orange and lemon rinds.

Surprise, the likeness to campari continues - it's pretty sweet! Thankfully, a big fresh hop flavor matches the aroma - this isn't just bitter, it has loads of citrusy hop flavor. There's a nice dose of hop bitterness too, but not a high amount for the style.

Sticky mouthfeel, hard to even feel through the sweetness and bitterness. Somewhat numbing... where's my mouth?!!

This has more West coast hop aroma and flavor than any beer I've had - OK, so the price is complexity, but it's worth it. This might be an unusually fresh bottle, I got it in the neighborhood of the brewery only days ago. The head and lacing are great, maybe the best I've seen in a non-Belgian. I just wish it had a little more bitterness to match the rest of the hop profile and to further battle the malt, but I'm not saying it's totally unbalanced. With so much piled on each side of the see-saw, perfect balance is practically unattainable, and this beer gets my applause for pushing the hop envelope... and the malt package... scratch that, it gets my applause for taking my tastebuds where they hadn't been.

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Photo of TurdFurgison
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a big Moylan's bottle (1pt 6oz) into a pint glass. The beer was almost clear, kind of a translucent pumpkin color with a sticky and wet looking head. The hops aroma wasn't as strong as expected for a DIPA, but it was definitely there along with a malty smell. The taste was pretty balanced, tilting towards hops but with a lot of sweet malt. I was hoping for more of a DFH 90min type flavor and mouthfeel based on previous reviews, but in my opinion Moylander was less cohesive and also less thick. It's still a good beer but not close to DFH 90min.

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Photo of johnniemarg
3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into a pint glass.

Pours a cloudy honey color with a huge 4-finger head. Leaves the glass covered with lace.

Very floral and citrusy hop aroma.

Interesting taste. Big piney hop flavor up front that's taken over by a very sweet malt flavor that last through the aftertaste. A lot of hops but the sweetness just beats it down and keeps it in check. Unlike any other DIPA I've had.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

Highly drinkable DIPA.

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Photo of UncleJimbo
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle, capped.

This DIPA poured a clear, deep amber color with creamy, off-white (slightly tan) foam that persisted and clung to the glass. There was a very light carbonation from the bottom of the glass. The smell was grassy, somewhat spicy and fruity hops. Lots of hops! (Amarillo?) The taste was very hoppy (Cascade?), almost "scorching" hoppiness, somewhat grassy with a touch of fruit (orange zest), with decent maltiness to balance, and with strong hop bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel was dry and hoppy with medium-full body and modest carbonation feel. The finish was dry with a bitter hoppy aftertaste. This was a nice DIPA in the California style.

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Photo of PartyHatjo
2.6/5  rDev -35.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Appearance: Don't know what it was about this beer, but even with a controlled pour, I got about 3 inches of head (long lasting, slightly off white). Cloudy-pale amber body.

Aroma: Slight citrus hoppiness, couple with some earthy and piney character, but not much enough for a DIPA. Very mild malt character.

Taste: Some bubble gum character coming through. Hop flavor is present, but subdued. I'm thinking the brew may be a little old as the flavors have died down. The beer doesn't have the malt character to overcome the subdued hoppiness either. Unpleasant aftertaste also present in the brew.

Mouthfeel: Brew seems a bit watery...balance isn't there, and seems overcarbonated.

Drinkability: Not bad enough to dump, but I bought two bombers, and I'll probably give the other one away.

Other: I don't know if it was the batch, the bottle, but I was really unimpressed with this brew. I'll probably try it again, just to see if it is consistantly this bad.

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Photo of egajdzis
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured a clear copper color with a small, off white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of citrus fruits, some pine, toffee malts, light dough, and some buttercream. Taste of more citrus and pine, some caramel malts, nuts, and light toasted dough, finishing with a bitter grapefruit finish, the alcohol was well masked.

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Photo of BlindPig
4.24/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-1/4" pretty white head. Has a light cloudy golden/orangey color. Head fades pretty quick, which leaves a thin lacing that sticks to side of glass.
S-Citrusy hops come through very strong. Very light malt in the back ground. Just loads of hops.
T-Very hoppy. Faint alcohol comes through all the hops with a little malt back bone also. It has a bitter taste and a even bigger bitterness aftertaste. Has a orange taste to it and also a tang that may be a different kind of hops or malts or even the alcohol? As it warms the hops do come out more. Has a medium/big body.
D- Very good I would defiantly pick it up again.

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Photo of Georgiabeer
4.6/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured with a huge rocky head the color of grain that stuck around. The beer itself is a hazy dark golden color.

The aroma is all piney and fruity hops with an underlying malt sweetness.

T/MF- A great beer, and a real hop bomb but with a great balance of malt. I actually think this is a better beer than their hopsickle because of the great balance here. The beer has a grainy, thick body that supports the hops beautifully. The hops themselves are piney and earthy and have a citrus finish. The beer is perhaps a little overcarbonated.

Due to its great flavor profile, the beer is very drinkable, but definitely a little heavy as well.

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Photo of flexabull
3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from the typical 22 oz bomber. Pours with a huge white head that eventually settles down a bit. Beer has a dark gold color, with a decent bitter hoppy nose.

Taste is a bit overdone. I love hoppy beers, but this one to me lacks a bit of balance, it seems all bitter hops and alcohol flavors and not much else.

While this was certainly a good double IPA, I have had a few that I thought were better.

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Photo of beerphan
4.17/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber -> Goblet
no date

Pours a slighty hazed copper tinged orange. Very high carbonation present. Had to pull up short with standard pours. (3 pours same result 1/2 beer, 1/2 head). The head is an off white giant pillow. Chunky spiderweb lacing lasts.

Piney strong grapefruit hops dominate the nose.

Taste starts off with a piney hop blast, is subdued by some tastey sweet caramel malt, and ends with a slight bitter grapefruit afterburn. No alcohol present. This beer has a strong balance and is complex.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly medium and smooth. Expected feel for a dipa. Considering the amount of carbonation i was actually shocked.

A very drinkable dipa, that strikes a good balance. I think i could session this beer and like it. Let this baby sit after removing from fridge for a 10 good minutes before you pop it (thank you mR. obvious.)

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Photo of Estarrio
4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured a cloudy, copper/orange with an incredibly impressive head. This is not a beer that you want to pour aggressively. The big, frothy, chunky head rivals Duvel. The head and chunky, lacings last throughout.

Sweet aroma with hints of pine and hops. Big citrus presence, especially grapefruit.

The taste is unique. Plenty of big hop flavors with a pine presence. To my surprise, the citrus flavors really took over. There is a big grapefruit taste up front that balances with the hops and blends into the dry bitter finish. There is some sweetness up front but not excessive. At 8.5%, the alochol presence is well masked.

Well carbonated, nice mouthfeel. Very drinkable if you like citrus flavors.

This is a nice IPA and a somewhat unique offering with the bold citrus taste. I'm on the fence on whether I appreciate the unique flavor or I feel that the grapefruit flavor is a bit too much. Regardless, this is a fine representation of the style.

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Photo of TheName
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

22 oz Made the trek back from the OBF to Seattle with me.

Pours a clear bronze color with a very nice, eggnog colored head that sticks around atop almost imperceptably occasional bubbles. Aroma's not overwhelming but detectable--grassy, weedy, and an almost metallic tang. Taste is an immediate hop hit that quickly meets a sweet, peachy malt. Syrupy, resinous taste follows both up and the citrusy hop sticks around. A wonderfully creamy, big mouthfeel makes individual swallows easy and the over 8 ABV isn't really apparent aside from the major malt. A second glass would surely make the high alcohol apparent but the bitter coating on your tongue and throat will probably make you avoid another one anyway.

All in all a very nice double IPA that I'd grab in a heartbeat.

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Photo of stephendr
3.94/5  rDev -2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

Hazy dark orange- thin head – hops, cannabis, bright nose – heavy feeling hop taste, floral freshness- dry – aftertaste dry, bitter, lingeringHazy dark orange- thin head – hops, cannabis, bright nose – heavy feeling hop taste, floral freshness- dry – aftertaste dry, bitter, lingering

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Photo of bennetj17
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a half-inch had that dissipates hurriedly. The colour is an opaque, pale orange. Tantalizing aroma of grapefruit hops with a rich grassy spice. Nutty malt dryness combines with more citrusy hops in the taste, making for a nice balance. The finish has a rather enjoyable bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium in body with a nice rich/creaminess. This was an easy to drink DIPA. It was very enjoyable without being overpowering. Recommended...

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Photo of rayjay
4.82/5  rDev +19.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of reviews for this so I'll be brief....

Fruity hops all the way, with just the right amount of malt under it (not too much). On the dark side for my taste, but carmel malts are way in the background and the flowery hops are way upfront. Very hoppy but not too bitter, perhaps something bitter beer haters could appreciate.

Simply put, when this beer is fresh, it's the best beer in California.

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Photo of Westsidethreat
4.11/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Aggresively carbonated, this beer was very anxious to leave the bottle. The head is sick. Looks like lumps of mashed potatoes towering over the top of the glass. Body is a dull orange bronze with just a touch of haze. Every pour, another fantastic mountain of foam. If only all beer could be this perfectly carbonated.

S: Balanced, non one sided. Citrus including grapefruit, orange and lemon zest as well as some fresh pine needles.

T: This beer is like drinking the forest floor in the liquid state. No, thats a good thing, really. Begins extremely sappy with heavy pine flavors. Loose citrus notes are present in the sugary high notes. Fruity tastes of red plum, boysenberry and strawberry cover a lot of the sweet bases. A solid earthy bitter blanket covers the tongue twards the finish and lingers for quite some time.

M: Full bodied with a great carbonation.

D: This isn't your standard west coast IPA. Very drinkable and enjoyable in my opinion. Could use a bit more malt but Moylans is sort of known for their hop bombs. Highly recommended regardless.

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Photo of kmo1030
4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

hazy copper with a thick sticky tan head.
the aroma is almost nothing but piney hops with a little bit of pink grapefruit and apricot.
clean bitterness dominates the taste, piney grapefruit, and apricot here also. there is some powdery caramel underneath, it's evident substantial malt was used to balance, but it doesn't come through very much flavorwise. clearly not hop tea by any means though.
it's got lighter side of ful body with moderate carbonation.
it's abrasive, but good, a solid double IPA, but not a standout in the grand scheme of double IPA's, in which some truley great beers exist. more than worth a try though, it was very tasty.

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Photo of bruachan
3.67/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

i've been looking forward to this for awhile. pours a very pale hue for a DIPA—it's even out of the amber scale. i'd say deep gold. the head was pretty nice: it left some sticky residue on my glass, though it didn't stick around for too long, leaving a thin sudsy stratum

piney hop aroma—i suspect it's a single hop i smell (cent? no wait...simcoe). a slight whiff of thick sweetness. the hop flavor/mouthfeel is quite prickly and resiny, but there's that simcoe sweetness i have trouble with (though i did like weyerbacher's simcoe IPA). i feel like this doesn't go well with the malt sweetness. too much

edit: my burps do taste really good

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Photo of cbl2
4.12/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle. No best by date.


Pours a crystal clear golden-copper hue with an intense inch of tightly packed white foam on top that slowly settles leaving behind some impressive lace.


Smells like a Gallagher concert where all watermelons have been supplanted by grapefruit. Sticky and sweet with a touch of tartness to whet the appetite and awaken the senses.


Muted at first, but grapefruit and pine grow in intensity as this warms in the mouth and finds its way into all of your taste bud crevices. Slightly viscous/resiny feel to it with excellent smoothness from the carbonation. Alcohol is nicely masked throughout letting the hop profile shine. Not enough malt backbone to completely balance this (see Maharaja or Ruination), but this is an impressive, and well priced beer. I look forward to Moylan's other offerings.

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Photo of mentor
4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle provided by wezil as part of HBIF3. Thanks for the opportunity. Pours a two finger tan head over a cloudy dark golden liquid. Smells oranges and tangerine hops. Caramel malty and apriot esters. Pink grapefruit meat and some pith.

Tastes clean hoppy bitter with a smooth hop flavor and nicely supporting malt sweet. Hop flavor is tangerine, oranges and grapefruit sweet. Malt is mild caramel and just a general sweet. Esters are apricot and pear. Finish is woody dry with a short, but sharp carb sting on the front of my tongue. Aftertaste is mild grassy hop bitter. Smooth sweet and refreshing with a tangerine dryness. This beer tastes wonderful.

Mouthfeel seems light but there is a creamy thickness about it. Modest carbonation and great lacing on the inside of the glass.

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Photo of wcudwight
4.48/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy amber copper in color with one of the most massive heads that I have seen. The head last the duration of the session. Simply one of the best looking beers that I have seen.
Aroma: Mmmm! Citrus and tropical fruits. Mango, tangerine, on top of a huge sweetness
There is an incredible combination of sweetness and bitterness in the flavor. Caramel malt back ground with a massive citrus hop finish.
Feels sticky in the mouth. Par for the style.
You can't taste the 8.5 but man can you feel it.
Notes: Sampled with and compared to Hebrew RIPA. More balanced than the Hebrew version of the style.
Many thanks to xcondonex for the bottle

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Photo of Enola
3.91/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer is a littler lighter than the typical DIPA. The head reminded me of the expanding foam you get to fill in cracks and such. It was thick even with a very soft pour. There are tons of lacing in the glass. The smell is slightly herbal. The taste is bitter. There is a lasting taste of hops that gets on your lips and won't leave. The mouthfeel os pretty smooth. For a DIPA the alcohol is concealed well. I could drink this beer again. Thanks to Wcudwight for sharing his bomber, which he aquired in a trade.

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Photo of Vancer
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Just a solid brew! Top notch and I would luv to have another!

An aggressive pout (I was in a hurry, dammit) made a unbelievable snow-cone pile of tan head on top of a chill hazed amber orange brew. Laces everywhere - just great to see.

Wonderful aroma of citrus (manly grapefruit) , hops and a touch of orange. Taste was a potpourri of orange, pines, citrus – this is a very herbal brew. Also noted a hint of florals, but not enough to be distracting. Full bodied and oily slick.

Only drawback, this brew may have needed another ½ year to settle – the alcohol burn was fairly pronounced. And it’s only an 8.5% !! But even with the mini-burn, I would open another one.

Tasty – and all thanks to BRoss242!

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Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
Beer rating: 80.7% out of 100 with 720 ratings
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