Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom Reviews


crossovert
Double Mountain The Vaporizer 2.9
Draft. Gold pour. This one is pretty mild, some light herbs and citrus, watery. ok.
Sunday, February 07, 2016

GarrettB
Double Mountain Sacre Bleu! 3.6
April 3rd, 2014 - Belching Beaver, packed with trivia contestants, had no room for a poor soul like me who just wanted to study in the company of a beer. So, I moved to Tiger! Tiger!, where I purchased a pint of the Sacre Bleu! Exclamation marks all around, it seems. The color is murky and muddied, like a hot cocoa mix in water, though the bar’s dim lighting don’t help much when trying to get a read on subtle color differences. The aroma leads with a touch of pine and raisins, followed by cocoa powder, a blob of raspberry jam, and even a bit of cinnamon. The spiciness builds on itself with nutmeg showing up in the mid-taste, shifting the brew’s flavor from sweet to dry and spicy, giving this a very different character than most dubbels who err on the sugary side. Each sip begins with a mild welling of carbonation, which soon collapses, leaving a heavier, oilier brew behind, though not a flat mouthfeel by any means. The extra breathing room and quiet reveal mild notes of cocoa and almond, subtly sweet, and ending with some dark chocolate bitterness in the aftertaste. Successive sips reveal a mild, dusty taste with touches of cloves, and the notable absence of dark fruits (fig, raisin, etc.) Overall, a fine beer, and for tonight, I am glad it isn’t sugary sweet.
Thursday, February 04, 2016

AgentAle
Double Mountain Kölsch 3.7
Aroma is clove, straw, citrus and sulphur. Taste is light tart, citrus, honey and lemon. Appearance is a hazy gold with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well with some lace.
Tuesday, February 02, 2016

reebtogi
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA 3.6
500ml bottle pours a hazy golden orange color with a finger of white head that retains well and leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is tropical fruits with pine and grapefruit accents and caramel. Taste is a tropical fruity and caramel malty sweetness with a pine and grapefruit hop bitterness. Medium bodied with good carbonation that teases the tongue. Overall, a rather nice IPA that is balanced and tastes great. Recommended.
Monday, February 01, 2016

mR_fr0g
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek 3.2
Bottle shared at the the rbwg 2016. Bright yellow straw coloured pour with a small white head. Aroma is set dog, socks, apricot. Flavour is composed of tangy tangerine. Bitter orange. Zesty orange, apricot. Tart and funk. Palate is medium sweet, tart light acid, tangy. Crisp. Highish carbonation.
Monday, February 01, 2016

Leighton
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek 3.3
Bottle shared during RBWG 2016. Pours lightly hazy yellow with a creamy white head. Tangy citrus nose, some lemon, raspberry. Light sweet flavor with a little plastic, harsh lemony acidity, pale wood. Light bodied with spritzy carbonation. Sharply acidic on the finish, with more lemon, light plastic, alcohol warmth. A little harsh but not bad.
Monday, February 01, 2016

JohnnyJ
Double Mountain Old Dirty Goat Doppelbock 3.4
On draft. Clear red amber pour, with a caramel colored head. Bready, a bit fruity, caramel, toffee, mildly sweet, and dried fruit.
Wednesday, January 27, 2016

pushkinwow
Double Mountain Pêche Mode 3.5
Bottle, love the name! Light amber with an off white head that gradually settles down. Light musty farmhouse mixed with peaches, light apricot and pear, mild presence, moderate carbonation and mild body, easy to drink.
Sunday, January 24, 2016

BuckeyeBoy
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA 3.8
On tap at bier thirty pours out hop hazed copper topped with a sand head. Nose is melon citrus caramel sweetness. Taste is more of the nice fruity hops melon citrus a nice bead malt. Very nice.
Thursday, January 21, 2016

MaartenRF10
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) 3.6
Proeverij met Shivandragon
Prachtig bier om te zien, troebel roodbruin met een cremekleurige kraag. In het aroma is de rogge duidelijk aanwezig. Smaak is vrij zoet met rood fruit, rogge en een goede bittere nasmaak. Niet onaardig, maar te zoet.

Saturday, January 16, 2016

Beerdrinker79
Double Mountain Molten Lava 3.7
32 oz crowler- Pours very hazy golden with a fairly large white head that reduces leaving rocky soapy head and spotty lace . Aroma is spicy hops, somewhat yeasty, pine. The taste is alcohol burn, sweet malt, resinous sticky hops, thick and chewy. Interesting IPA, haven’t quite had one like this, wish the alcohol was more in check though.
Friday, January 15, 2016

trapped
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) 3.5
Bottle thanks to Lectvay. Pours reddish dark orange with large foamy beuge head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter hoppy caramel taste, full body, abrupt finish with caramel aftertaste. Nice hoppy red ale.
Tuesday, January 12, 2016

Capa
Double Mountain Black Irish 3.5
Black with a creamy beige head. Toasted, cocoa, lightly bitter, and some decent earth notes. Medium bodied. Very dry finish. Solid.
Friday, January 08, 2016

JohnGalt1
Double Mountain Gravitar 3.6
Pours clear amber with a long lasting white head... Thick caramel maltiness but still fermented out.. great fruity hoppiness... pithy citrus with tropical fruits... Nice hop presence, but still balanced... A bit weird for a PNW IPA, but definitely hits the spot in the middle of the cold winter.
Friday, January 08, 2016

Oldschool_Mike
Double Mountain Killer Green 3.8
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clearish golden colour with a white head. Aroma is citrusy and fruity. Taste is about the same. Excellent beer.
Wednesday, January 06, 2016

Oldschool_Mike
Double Mountain Killer Red 3.5
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head. Aroma is pine and orange. Taste is orange and pine with a pithy bitterness. Decent beer.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

luttonm
Double Mountain Killer Red 3.5
Bottle in Seattle. Copper brown with a creamy, lacing head. Fresh pine hops and metallic, crisp malt. Rich body, some good hop bite and a rounder amber malt body. Heavier abv than I’d expect leads to a heavier, not entirely pleasant body. Good flavor but something doesn’t add up.
Sunday, January 03, 2016

superspak
Double Mountain Hop Lava 3.9
500 ml bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 9/8/2015. Pours lightly hazy/cloudy golden orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice dense soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt notes; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of pine/citrus rind bitterness after the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, lemon/orange zest, citrus rind, pine, light honey, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Very nice complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a nice malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a very nice IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of bright citrus/piney hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. A very enjoyable offering.
Saturday, January 02, 2016

Spiff94
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA 3.8
On tap at Bitter Creek Ale House. Pours a deep copper color with a lingering white head. Vaguely citrusy aroma and taste. Assertive hop character pleases from first sip to aftertaste. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, December 31, 2015

fiulijn
Double Mountain Green Neck Lager 2.6
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Hazy light amber color. Not much malt to talk about, let alone the hops; not too sweet at least, and not too weak, but still a simplistic and boring beer.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

fiulijn
Double Mountain Una Mas 2.4
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Blond color. A bit of straws aroma, lean, not too dry, but overall an ordinary boring Lager.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

fiulijn
Double Mountain Prairie Schooner 3.4
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Hazy golden color. It has some nice fruity and resiny hops aroma, rather dry but not weak, , lightly spicy but less than other rye IPAs, and in general a bit more would be expected from the hop.
Nice but not spectacular.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

fiulijn
Double Mountain Homestead Pale 3.1
Draught at Portland Craft, Vancouver
Hazy blond color. Nice dank aroma; the malt flavor is not too deScriptive, as well as the hopping, although gives enough bitterness, it doesn’t show much hop quality, some hop resins.
So and so.

Thursday, December 31, 2015

VertBaconStrips
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.6
This be hiding in my fridge for a while. Oranges, sweet cinnamon, toffee, pine, white bread, that’s mainly what the holes detect. Thankfully this is not one of those stupidly spiced up beers. That doesn’t mean some blend of mystical winter spice hasn’t snuck into the fold. This really fucking hopped up. More malty and caramelly than the aroma, still spiced lightly and comes swinging for the fences with a sledgehammer of bitterness. Earthy hop things, licorice, candy sweetness, pine and pain. Putting back a pull from the Budweiser chalice every 10 seconds has ruined my palate in a good way and will leave me and my zero tolerance messed up very shortly. Pretty good yet not worthy of a revisit.
Thursday, December 31, 2015

stantheman
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.8
From a 500 ml bottle. A dark brown beer with orange highlights, a moderate beige head and fruity, slightly spicy nose. Flavor is reminiscent of dried fruits. Decent hop bite as well. Quite nice. 3.8.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

vadie
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.2
J’ai pris cette bière en fût. C’était un peu froid alors peut-être j’ai manqué les saveurs subtile des malt. Pour moi c’était malté au début, mais surtout amer. L’amertume était en déséquilibre, mais encore, peut-être parce que c’était trop froide pour lasser sortir les sucres et le profile complet du malt. Un peu épice, du malt caramel, et plein d’houblon.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

vadie
Double Mountain The Vaporizer 3.1
Jaune pale avec une petite robe blanche. L’arôme du houblon avec un peu du pin. En bouche c’est léger et d’une amertume moyenne avec une finition sec.
Wednesday, December 30, 2015

DuffMan
Double Mountain Killer Red 2.8
Bottle. Deep orange with an off white head. Sweet malts, ripe papaya, medicinal crushed aspirin bitterness. Imbalanced, bordering on harsh IMO.
Tuesday, December 29, 2015

anderson01
Double Mountain Cluster Single-Hop IPA 3.7
I smell weed. I feel like i am getting high off the aroma. Resin. Bong water. Appearance is cloudy. Gold color. Thin head that receeds to a white collar. Spotty lacing. Dank. Starts with a bit of hoppy goodness and finishes watery. Thin texture. Average carbonation. Orange zest. Very easy drinking. Scary for the percentage. Weird but i can taste peppered roast beef. Good beer but could not get over the strong weed aroma.
Monday, December 28, 2015

XaenDovet
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.5
Draught. Hazy amber, creamy cap, great lacing. Aroma of caramel, soft spice (cinnamon?), and quite earthy. Taste is sweet, soft bitterness, rounded with a bunch of umami. Palate is creamy, medium-low carbonation, long, subtle dry finish.
Monday, December 21, 2015

BillWyce
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-) 3.2
2013 bottle. Pours clear amber with a touch of red and lots of bubbling along the glass. Small, thin off-white head with a touch of pink that disappeared quickly. Aroma of yeast funk mixed with tart cherry. Medium body, oily. Long finish with a light astringency to the finish. Lactic sour note up front, followed by tart cherry. Some yeast funk returns at the back.
Monday, December 21, 2015

simonblaine
Double Mountain Kölsch 2.5
Pours wheat yellow, not much head. Aroma of yeasty champagne, taste is an underwhelming wheat earthy taste. Not memorable.
Saturday, December 19, 2015

ShivanDragon
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) 3.6
@Bottleshare avond met @MaartenRF10
500ml, schenkt rood/bruin met witte kraag. aroma van zoete caramel, hop en den, smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk gehopt, caramel, kruidig, volle smaak, zacht en glad, goede afdronk, redelijk typische granigheid in de smaak zoals veel voorkomend in een Amerikaanse Barley Wine

Saturday, December 19, 2015

Wittales
Double Mountain Killer Green 3.7
Appearance was clear orangish gold with white diminishing creamy and finger head, spotty lacing. Aromas are herbal, light pine and spices, soft orange with honey, pale sweetness. Taste are soft herbs and spices upfront gives way to honey sweet backing. Then smooth soft pine and orange backend. Palate was smooth creamy CO2 with medium body, then lasting herbal, spicey balanced slightly drying finish. Overall an interesting fresh hop IPA, Northern Brewer hops are a strange flower.
Friday, December 18, 2015

slowrunner77
Double Mountain The Vaporizer 3.2
i see where the belgian pale or ipa comparisons come in - it seems a little unfocused perhaps - like a hybrid apa/bipa. Grassy hops, yeastier than expected. Not clean, but crisp finish. It was ok.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

airrick2003
Double Mountain The Vaporizer 3.2
Appearance: pours with a medium white head, the beer is a light gold slightly hazy color Aroma: pale grain, some grass, subtle but smells good Taste: pale malt grain initially, pretty strong bitter kick, Palate: average carbonation, bitter aftertaste, light mouthfeel Overall: pretty good, nice pale malt backbone, the hops add a good bitter kick and aroma, could use more hop flavor besides the bitterness, easily drinkable ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Thursday, December 17, 2015

J_man
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.7
Smells like root beer with hops in it! Nice crystal clear copper amber color with a billowy white head. Bitingly bitter hops come flying out and latch onto your tongue immediately. This is quickly balanced very nicely by a smooth caramel malt sweetness. There are hints of licorice and baking spices mixed in. Finishes bittersweet with a lasting bitterness left behind. Very nice winter beer.
Thursday, December 17, 2015

airrick2003
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-) 4
Appearance: pours with a tiny peach head that quickly dissipates, the beer is a very maroon to orange to brown color, so cloudy you can’t see thru the glass Aroma: has a subtle Aroma, cherry, egg, Taste: assertive sourness, funky, cherry, Palate: soft carbonation, heavy mouthfeel, sour aftertaste Overall: delicious, hides the abv shockingly well, has a very full warm feel to it, sour but not intensely so compared to some sours, this was a 2014 bottled 6/29/15 rated on 12/16/15 Another rating of 2013 version bottled on 7/9/14 tasted on 12/16/15: possibly a bit darker in color with a bit more cherry on the aroma, maybe a bit more bitter
Thursday, December 17, 2015

airrick2003
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA 3.5
Appearance: pours with a medium beige head, the beer is a hazy bronze color Aroma: faint pine Taste: flowers, grass, pine, citrus, has a pale grain aspect to it Palate: medium mouthfeel, bitter aftertaste, average carbonation Overall: delicious, hides the high abv very well, lots of hop flavors and bitterness, ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

airrick2003
Double Mountain Brett the Red 3.7
Appearance: pours with a small beige head with red hues in it, the beer is a very nice maroon color, pretty clear Aroma: light cherry, funky Taste: a caramel body, minimal sweetness but it's there, nicely balanced hop bitterness, very slight sour finish, some barnyard too Palate: medium mouthfeel, funky bitter aftertaste, average carbonation Overall: this is delicious, very nicely balanced between the malt, hops, and funk, still easy drinking ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, December 16, 2015

madmitch76
Double Mountain Hop Lava 3.1
8th December 2015
Hazy gold beer, good pale cream colour head. Palate is smooth with modest fine carbonation. Airy pale malts, a little creamy sweetness. Mild orange and a little orange peel. Very mild hop spice. Light finish. Lacks sufficient hop wallop but it’s okay.

Wednesday, December 16, 2015

pintbypint
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale 3.4
500ml brown bottle. Colour is cloudy golden, tightly beaded, creamy white cap. Aromas of caramel, herb, fruit, orange. Taste - hoppy, grassy, herbal, touches of caramel. Herbal finish with long grassy bitterness. Body is lighter than expected. Well made, but I didn’t love it.
Monday, December 14, 2015

mariuspoenari
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) 3.2
Deep amber pour, with decent head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and roasted nuts. The taste is what you’d expect from the smell, with caramel slightly overwhelming, followed by roasted pecans, almonds and a very mild bitterness.Too sweet for my taste, but a decent brew for what it’s worth. Not sure this is an American IPA, though - it tastes more like a brown ale.
Monday, December 14, 2015

Brigadier
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-) 3.9
500 ml bottle
The final bottle of the tasting took things in a different direction with a Pacific Northwest take on the sour cherry beer. More of an American version than a true kriek, it tastes a bit like an amped up Flanders red ale with a local flair. If you like moderately sour beers that have nice depth pick up a bottle despite the price tag.

Aroma / Appearance - A reddish cloudy body shimmers at it soaks up all the light like a sponge. Mild funk, cherries, and middle of the road chocolate all filter through a creamy gentle head that provides some contrast to the darker core.

Flavor / Palate - Cherries, chocolate, and a gentle sourness tingle as they cross the plane of the tongue. The harshness doesn’t go into either vinegar territory (like a Belgian kriek) or sweet territory (like Belgian Red) but falls somewhere in the vein of the Bing cherries that constitute most of its profile. In fact if you were to puree a batch of them it might taste similar. Personally I’d rather have the bag fresh from the local farmer’s market but this wasn’t a total disappointment.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brigadier
Double Mountain Cluster Single-Hop IPA 3.6
500 ml bottle
Single hops IPAs can be hit or miss. This one mostly hits though a few weak spots set it back. However if you aren’t chasing the latest and greatest hop varietal for that "Extreme Bitter Experience" then it manages to get the job done as well as any other beer made with Cluster hops.

Aroma / Appearance - A hazy lemon body supports fresh white head. Floral notes accented by pine and citrus demonstrate that you do not always need to be super complex to be enjoyable.

Flavor / Palate - Lemon pledge and resin gathered from a weeping cut in a tree blend bitterness with malts. The overall impression might not provide the "wow factor" that some people expect in their beer but it gets the job done. The only thing that keeps me preferring Killer Red is that I prefer lower ABV beers if there will not be a huge hop bill. Keep that in mind and you might enjoy this experiment.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brigadier
Double Mountain Killer Red 3.6
500 ml bottle
A reasonably nice seasonal feels like a beer with a limited shelf life that, if it still exists on any shelves, is a shell of itself. At the price here in Ohio I imagine that might be the case although if this were on draft I’d have no problems ordering a pint (depending on the other options). If higher gravity IPAs are your thing this West Coast style version should be right up your alley.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel colored liquid swirls like a glass full of melted Red Vines. A rough vanilla head bobs up and down like whitecaps. Spruce, grapefruit, and some tropical notes brighten the mood. Overall this has a sharp focus but it doesn’t have that hook that catches your full attention.

Flavor / Palate - Oranges, grapefruit, and melon tickle the tongue en route to a clean bitter transition. After a few seconds it carries into the throat where it melts away with traces of resin and pine sap. If I had to choose one beer that shows what Double Mountain stands for from this limited flight it would be this one.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brigadier
Double Mountain Hop Lava 3.5
500 ml bottle
Third in the flight, this release promised a bit more than it delivered. Even so if I’d picked up a bottle to take home I would not have been too disappointed depending on the price. If higher gravity IPAs are your thing or you like supporting the Oregon craft beer industry pick up a bottle. Otherwise find something similar from your friendly local brewpub.

Aroma / Appearance - A semitransparent mandarin base circles beneath offwhite head. Resin, grass, and fresh hop textures float upwards with a lazy focus.

Flavor / Palate - Malt and citrus leave an assertive opening presence that sets the tone for the rest of the experience. Vibrant rosy notes sweep to a balanced finish that feels well done but doesn’t inspire a strong reaction one way or the other. Overall this well done IPA gets the job done while blending into a dense crowd.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

Brigadier
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) 3.4
500 ml bottle
Part of a larger tasting, this "IRA" tilted the tables in a direction that seems more favorable for Double Mountain. While plenty of better IPAs exist it at least attempts to carve out its own niche instead of just going the route of "more extreme".

Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown core shimmers despite absorbing most of the ambient light. A yellowish white head adds nice contrast. Caramel, citrus, and fresh malts meld into a focused but uninspiring profile that gets the message across in only a few seconds.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus and caramel center a passable IPA with a blend of East Coast and West Coast influences. Rather than just blasting one with bitterness it starts subtlety. A clean finish flows lazily to a balanced aftertaste of bright hops and citrus. This is your textbook "local IPA" that targets itself at those who want to buy local.

Sunday, December 13, 2015

rblib2
Double Mountain Killer Green 4.2
Love wet hop IPA’s for the freshness if nothing else. This one is a golden amber in appearance and it’s nice & grassy in taste. Well done DM.
Sunday, December 13, 2015

mariuspoenari
Double Mountain The Vaporizer 2.9
Clear orange pour, with a nice head, in the style of a Belgian strong ale or a tripel. The smell is surprisingly like a Belgian pale ale, as well (I was expecting a typical American hop-bomb): citrusy Belgian yeast throughout, with some soft cheese present, as well. The taste - bread, white wine, citrusy hops and a bitter backbone. Very dry.
Sunday, December 13, 2015