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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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-21-2002

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Photo of Maestro
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: This beer pours a hazy amber color with an extremely fluffy, tan head. Lots of lacing remains on the glass.

Smell: Citrus and a bit of bicuit.

Taste: Can you say lemons? There is a definite malt character but there seems to be an extreme amount of lemon flavor involved in the hop profile.

Mouthfeel: Dry and bubbly.

Drinkability: Decent but not something I would continue to drink. The lemon presence is a bit overwhelming.

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Photo of wedge
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Glowing hazed amber with a thin, bubbling, creamy head. Aroma packs a punch - fat, resinous hops - lightly sweet malts stand their ground followed by a spicy kick. Complex flavor - big, crisp, raw hoppy goodness immediately harmonized by giant sweet, toasted malts...excellent balance. Full mouthfeel with a long lasting bitterness.

Wow...that's a kick ass DIPA. An abundance of pungent, resinous, sticky, oily, delicious hops...very tasty.

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Photo of tastybeer
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Dark double IPA here. Amber brown, a bit hazey, with a light tan colored head that leaves nice patchy strings of lace. Not a very large head though not bad retention. Smells very sticky and resinous with pine sap and earthy hops. Nice malt base. Taste is a nice balence of citric hops, resin, pine, a little bubble gum, floral spice, over sweet and toasty malts. Mouthfeel is dry and thick, possibly like pine sap. Nice meduim full body and relaxed carbonation lets the hops take hold. Nice lingering resiny finish. Everything contributes to a high drinkability.

Always looking for good double IPAs and here is one more for my list.

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Photo of carln26
4.05/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer poured a dark, but very clear copper color with a huge chunky egg-white head that leaves a beautiful lace on the side of the glass. The aroma indicates this is a hop bomb. A ton of citrus grapefruit, floral hops and a touch of mown hay just on the finish balanced by a light candy. Sharp bitterness up front. The grapefruit is there, you also get some of the floral hop in the flavor. The flavor of this beer reminds me of what 3 Floyds smells like. I think there may be Amarillo in the hops. Caramel sweetness comes across midway through the flavor. The finish is all hop. Residual floral hop with a bit of alcohol heat. This beer should age just a touch. It has a slick, sharp mouth feel. My first Moylon beer, I look forward to more.

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

This offering from Moylan's pours a reddish-brown and leaves a 1in thick tan head that is frothy. Looks like bubbles from a hot tub, frothy and sticks to the glass. The aroma is sweet, caramel, hoppy, citrus, piney, bready, with a sensational spice aroma very complex. The taste starts very bitter, with a hint of smokey hop presence. Moving to a spiced hop flavor on the palate that beats it down with pure aggression. Finally the finish of this brew takes you on a honey comb malt trip that will satisfy any hop lover.

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Photo of pjwilson
4.12/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

hmmm 3.50 for a bomber for double ipa? I didn't like the Molyan's IPA, but at this price it's certainly worth a shot

appearance: I had to stare at this one for a bit. This looks like a very cloudy irish red, no doubt the darkest ipa i've ever seen. I know that Moylan's has Irish ties and everything, but this is very dark red. quite nice head and lacing. The murkiness is mosty likely the hop haze, which i certainly don't have a problem with.

smell: a nice mellow raw hoppiness melded with a sweet maltiness. funny, the 5 percent tippery pale from these guys, is way more hoppy. alot of malts in this one. nice baked cookie smell.

taste: very good solid malty beer. double ipa? i'd call it more an heavily hopped imperial red. no matter if it's good. sheet's creamy red malts, washed over with heavy hop flavors and a good wack of bitterness. the hops don't stick out so much with all the malt flavor. it doesn't really taste muddy, just a swill of crazy flavors. nice

mouthfeel: sort of tastes like it would be thicker than it actually is. nice and chewy, but it works good.

drinkability: great for an ipa, this bomber is going down in no time. the kind of beer you want to keep drinking.

I'd say that this a strech to call this a double ipa, but it's a good, very hoppy beer mixed with very strong malts. nice, don't know if i'll get again anytime soon. I enjoy the pale ale and kilt lifter best from these guys. I'll have to grab hopsickle if i see it, though.

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Photo of Wasatch
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a cloudy dark orange/copper color, some carbonation, huge foamy head which lasts a loooong time, tons of lacing afterwards.

S - Scents of sweet malts, tons of hops, some citrus, a touch of caramel.

T - The taste is big on hops, sweet malts with a nice dry finish.

M - Medium body. This is a pretty well balanced brew. The hops are there for sure.

D - Very drinkable. A very tasty offering from Moylan's. Will be looking for other brew's from them in the future.

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Photo of wl0307
4.65/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Got this bottle by courtesy of LA-based BA Dukeofearl(Greg), when he visited London with Alice 6 months ago... He reminded me to drink it asap as there's no freshness info. on the bottle, but I intentionally postpone the tasting until now so as to see if the presumably seriously-hoppy beer might be any different from what I anticipated. Served cool in a goblet.

A: cloudy and semi-opaque, dark copperish colour with stark reddish hues, coming with a very tight, frothy beige-hued beer head, slo...wly settling down and leaving very fine sheets of lacing along the way. Very low carbonation.
S: semi-sweetish caramel and creamy maltiness decorated with a lightly sour pineapple-ish yeasty backbone, balanced elegantly with the mighty hoppyness mixed of grapefruit-flavoured candy, ripe fresh lychees, dried longan-fruit, spring blossoms, apricots... the hops are abundant and rich but not trespassing the necessary balance. Very elegant, somehow very different from other monsterous hoppy DIPAs I've tasted~~
T: upfront the silky-smooth, mildly-caramellic maltiness caresses the palate ever so gently, gradually yielding a tea-ish hoppy overtone backed by lots of fruit/flower-esters; the intially-restrained hoppy bitterness gradually creeps up in intensity, until reaching a satisfying degree with that soothing, slightly tannic-bitter, effect, like that of a cup of high-quality, deeply-infused Chinese high-mountain ooh-long tea (on stems) paired with a mildly sweetish aftertaste of dried longan-fruits. Ever-lasting yet attenuated bitter aftertaste, leaving but a faint touch of warming alc. deep down the throat.
M: this is by far the most soothing and soft amongst only few DIPAs I've tried, with that rich flavour treading so lightly on the tongue... Maybe ageing has softened its oily hoppy texture and its fizzy body, but this beer as it is now is no doubt in my mind at its most enjoyable and approachable. Not as heavy, explosvie or richly hoppy as other samples I've tried, this beer provides a unique type of enjoyment. Its strongly tea-ish texture and flavour profile even reminds me of some heavier samples of English IPAs.
D: an absolutely beautiful and quaffable beer... literally, a gentle giant... I thank Greg (Dukeofearl) a bunch for bringing me this brilliant brew. (If only there were two bottles of this~~)

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Photo of SteveO1231
4.82/5  rDev +19.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pres: A dark brown 22oz. bomber with the big M printed on it. Pours a nice copper color with bright orange highlights. Impressive foamy white head and great lacing.

Smell: Hoppy as hell! Massive aroma of grassy/citrusy/pine hops hits the nostrils hard. I can detect malt notes underneath.

Taste: Very complex. Sweet malt flavor initially with a nice grassy/floral hop middle and then BAM! a citrusy bitter finish and a pine-like dryness on the palate. WOW! Impressive hoppiness.

Mouthfeel: Moderately full bodied, really quenches my thirst and then leaves my palate dry, I need another sip!

Awesome brew, more on the hoppy side but very drinkable. If you're not a hop head and you want to take this bad boy on, you better pack a lunch!


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Photo of hero27
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber.

Dark bronze. Creamy, off-white head. Lacing sticks all over the glass.. The aroma is resinous hop overload..very citrusy, with a shot of caramel malt that'd make your head spin. Apparently this is a double malt, double hops kinda brew.. Mouthfeel gets better as it warms..gets very thick and creamy, and the drinkability is pretty good for a beer this big as well. Every hophead will like this one..overall, a really good offering from Moylander.

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Photo of sloejams
4.06/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It pours a bit thin for a DIPA. The color is there, but lighter. The smell is full though - pure hops: nice floral, pine and a slight citrus. The taste far less malty than I anticipated - the label does state, "an enormous malt backbone", but at the same time it didn't bother me. I enjoyed the hoppiness. Nice mouthfeel, it has the warmth I like from a DIPA. I only bought one bottle, and it was the only place I've ever seen it (Liquor Warehouse in Huntington Beach, California).

Certainly the best offering I've had from Moylan's.

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Photo of brewandbbq
4.54/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark copper body with a fine, tight, dense, off white head.
Slight haze and nice lacing.
Juicy and full nose. Loaded with essense of lupulin with doughy malt.
Citrus fruits, pine boughs, mild alcohols.
Stunning aromatics. A blast of oranges, grapefruit, pears, peaches.
Medium mouthfeel that clings with a sappy, gummy texture.
Bitterness is large but smooth on the pallet, with buckets of lush hop oils.
Malt is perfectly balanced for a IIPA, not too dry or thin.
A shade maltier than it's bro- Marin Whiteknuckle.
Alcohol warms as it tries to finish, but the crush of hop juice and fresh dough remain.
Outstanding when fresh.

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

I discovered this beer shortly after arriving In Eugene, Or. Moylander started off with a very pronounced hop bouquet, fragrant and citrusy. When poured it was a transluscent amber/copper color with a hall inch head. The taste was distinctly grapefruity and balanced with enough maltiness to offset any excessive bitterness. The finish was dry and bitter with some chalkiness tempered with a little sweetness. Although well concealed the alcohol content was apparent. There was also some streaky lace but this last observation isn't too exacting since plastic motel cups were being employed. All in all I found this to be a refreshing and fortifying beer after a long air flight.

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Photo of blitz134
4.35/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a trade from goschool...thanks for the opportunity...

Poured with a solid white two finger head, reduced to a thick layer with nice coral lacing. Crystal clear ruby color. Loaded with citrus, mainly tangerine and grapefruit. A good caramel malt sweetness to round it out.

Comes on strong with a strong bitter hop hitting power. The acidity makes an ulcer I have burn. The hops are slightly citrus with a grapefruit flavor. Most of the hop flavors come across as pine sap and resin. Quite tasty. Fairly well balanced to boot with a bread malt body.

Mouthfeel is oily and slick. Hop bitterness really clings to the tongue and cheeks. Not quite as thick as other DIPAs I've come across. Drinkability is nice. Definately something I wish I could get more of, but the alcohol warming affect might limit the drinkability on this.

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Photo of goschool
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

The pour is dark copper with a white head. Hops dominate every aspect of this beer. The nose is pine and grapefruit. The hops emerge as a floral burst, fallowed by citrus and finish oily with pine resin. The label proclaims that this stuff has "an enormous malt backbone like naughty monkeys on a vine." Any delicate complexity that the caramel malts contain is lost amongst the hops (not a bad thing), but there's enough malt to keep it, at least, semi-balanced. This is a very drinkable, lively hop bomb.

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Photo of OldSock
4.08/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance – An extra, generously added to a trade, from Gueuzedude. Hopefully this 22 oz bomber will remove the foul taste of a Crooked Tree IPA I just dumped. The beer pours a deep, clear, red/gold with a fluffy, off-white head that stays for the whole drink. Lacing is coating.

Smell – Pine and citrus. Nice grapefruit aroma, bits of sweet malt as well. Good clean IPA aroma, which could stand to be more powerful and pungent.

Taste – Well balanced for a DIPA. It is bitter, but the bitterness is not overwhelming or lingering. The hops flavor is a good combination of many different components, citrus, pine, earthy and just a bit spicy. The malt is sweet with occasional tastes of caramel and toast. No alcohol presence.

Mouthfeel – Sharp carbonation with medium-full body.

Drinkability & Notes – The good balance leads to good drinkability. While this is a well crafted DIPA there is nothing that really sets this beer apart from all the other DIPA out there. Delightful hop burps with this one.

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Photo of Dithyramb
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Cloudy copper pour with a fluffy, long lasting tan head with beautiful lacing
Big aromas of piney/grapefruity hops with a sweet undertone
Had the full gamut of hop flavors (grapefruit, pine, herby, spicy) that come with a strong punch that doesn't sting and isn't overly harsh on the mouth. You can actually drink and enjoy this hop bomb. Complex mix of smoke, oak, and caramelly malt in the background, but only evident after your tastebuds have been assaulted.

Medium bodied brew goes down smooth and easy. The bomber didn't stand a chance. Flavor lingers, allowing all the complexity, but doesn't seem clingy and annoying. 20 minutes after finishing, my mouth was super dry, in need of a glass of water. Slight warmth detectable on the very back of the mouth. But otherwise, the 8..5% is unnoticeable.

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Photo of warriorsoul
4.15/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to JNBeer for this hard to reach brew....
A worn rust color w/ a full finger of sofy, billowy, off-white head...lacing is thick and goes nowhere.
Big nose filled with piney hops...sweet malt, oranges and absolutely no alcohol.
The taste is very nice...heavy on the malt, but plenty of hops to bitter it up big time. This brew is Victory's Hop Devil on steriods...w/ a slight butterscotch flavor and the alcohol is faint in the finish.
Moutheel is medium bodied and the carbonation could be a bit less.
I would enjoy this one for an evening and see no need to move onto anything else w/ content.
A must try for any hophead.

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Photo of oberon
3.82/5  rDev -5.2%
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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Photo of bigbubba
4/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

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Photo of Zorro
4.47/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a cloudy copper colored beer with a good tan head.

Smell is spicy hops and tropical fruit. Breaking out all the individual scents there is allspice, pine, grapefruit, oak, and mint basically all hop scents. There is a faint malt scent but the hops are overpowering it, only other things I smell is pineapple or mango tropical fruit scent.

Taste is sweet and then a hops punch to the tongue. Super powerful hop liquor that does it without harshness. Full spectrum of hop flavors here. Big grapefruit and pine flavors. More subtle flavors of oak and lemon and licorice appear. Long lasting aftertaste. The malt part of this beer is overpowered by the hop load and doesn't really add any complexity to the flavor.

Mouthfeel is good without getting clingy.

Very drinkable hop bomb here. Super hoppy but it avoids harshness. Mild bitter flavors but this is a hop heads wet dream.

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

Pours a hazy, copper colour with a smallish cream head, good retention. Thick, syrupy and juicy. A bit astringent. Some roastedness, caramel, pine, fruit and lemon. Delightfully sweet and balanced by a bold bitterness from the hops. Finishes dry and bitter. One of my favourites from Moylan's.

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Photo of ChappyCubsFan
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Quite simply, when freah, it's one of the best of California's double IPA's. It pours deep copper with a perfect head and frosty lacing. It has a big roasted malt bite that persists, and a very subtle hop bite. The aroma is outstanding. The hops are well balanced, with just enough of a bitterness as to not destroy the roasted malt finish.

Be careful in purchasing Moylander. Unfortunately, I've had bottles that were spoiled. I'm not sure if it was the store, the shipping or whatever. But lately, Bev & Mo and even the same store I purchased the bad bottles from, have consistently sold some very good bottles. When Moylander is fresh, it is awesome. So be aware of this bottling problem and judge for yourself. Maybe its been fixed by Moylans. If the beer does not have that fresh hops and malt finish, you may be experiencing the same problem.

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Photo of GClarkage
3.39/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

07/31/05- Purchased at Beverages and More in San Mateo, CA

Presentation- 22oz bomber with no dating. Poured into my Stone IPA tulip.

Appearance- Odd color for a DIPA. A dark copper amber pour. Was hoping to see a orangish color or something. The head was big and firm and the lacing was fine.

Smell- Wonderful citrus and piney hop scent jumps out of the bottle. It comes to you, you didn't have to go to the bottle. It just oozed out when the cap came off.

Taste- Hmmm, this is one occasion where the taste does not match up with the scent. The main flavor here is dark malt rather than hops. Hops are detectable, but there is a big drak roasted malt flavor along with a smoky or almost cigarette ash flavor? Not digging on this one too much. Halfway through the beer mellows out and the hops kick in a little more, but I just can't get through this super dark malt taste in a DIPA.

Mouthfeel- Higher carbonation and leaves a slight sticky ash taste on the tongue.

Drinkability- Not my style of DIPA at all. Maybe I snagged a bottle past it's prime. Don't know, but I didn't particularly enjoy this one.

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Photo of Dukeofearl
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a deep golden, almost brown, but not quite, almost copper, but not quite, almost amber, but not quite. It's golden, but in its deepest darkest incarnation. A pretty medium-sized head of very small bubbles sits nicely on top, slowly fading to a nice cap, with lace gently slipping down the side.

Aroma is pleasant, but is not the expected blast of hops. Definite hops, slightly oily, maybe somewhat more floral. Malt is definitely present- much more balanced aroma than typical IPA or the few DIPAs that I've had. Aroma is not strong.

The flavor definitely starts with hops, has a hoppy middle, and ends with hops. But that's not all that's going on here. The initial hops are soft, floral, and pleasant, but as it moves through to the end, they are very sharp, oily, and piney. I'm guessing that is hops and alcohol working together at the end. There is also a definite smoky, roasty, malt profile. Balance is ok, but boy, it's a big beer.

Mouthfeel is heavy, and makes one want to drink this slowly. This affects drinkability.

Overall a decent beer, but to be honest, it's a little much for me in its big profile.

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Moylander Double IPA from Moylan's Brewery
4.03 out of 5 based on 718 ratings.
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