corby112 (2804) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Draft at The Pine Box in Seattle, WA.
Pours a hazy golden orange color with tangerine hues and a two finger creamy white head that slow fades into a thick lasting ring. Chunks of lace left behind.
Earthy hop aroma that’s bursting with sweet tropical and citrus fruit notes. Dank grassy pine needle followed by mango, orange peel, pineapple and grapefruit. Subtle biscuity malt underneath.
Chewy full body with a blast of dry bitterness up front that lingers over the sweeter notes into a dry finish. Floral and spicy hops with grass and pine excellently countered by tropical/citrus fruit notes. Hints of mango, papaya, pineapple, grapefruit and orange zest. Biscuit malt, bready yeast and subtle boozy sweetness in the finish. Really flavorful, excellently balanced and dangerously quaffable. I loved this beer!
ACHops (1563) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 8, 2012
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap @ Burgundian. Pours dark gold amber with thin lacey head. Not much aroma. Taste is grainy malts with herby bitter hops. Very similar to the Terminal Gravity IPA, but not as good as Hop Lava which has a more floral and tastier hop profile.
bvc (1242) - Washington, USA - JUN 5, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft, clear copper golden with off white creamy head and lacing. Cooked brown rice, doughy white bread, touch of pine, dull lemon. Light to medium body with creamy carbonation feel. Moderately sweet lemon/pine, touch of red apple to back it up, wheaty malt...kind of ’bready’, shows some crisp cracker notes, finishes with more lemon and some bittering. Too much malt and not enough hop character for my liking.
crackedmachine (480) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 22, 2012
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: MAY 26, 2012 On tap (DM): Aroma is grainy with mild hops. Flavor is malty, a little bitter, not much to it. Pleasant enough, but disappointing given that I enjoyed the bottled version quite a bit more...same recipe done at two high quality breweries. Go figure.
boFNjackson (4200) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 19, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAY 24, 2012 Tap @ The BeerMongers... Poured pale, golden orange with a moderate, eggy head. Nose had vibrant hop tones and mild sweetness. The malt here contributed a sweet tart character, while the hops offered spice, citrus, pines, and earthiness. Mildly bitter, but well balanced and not really aggressive.
tpb3jd (46) - University Place, Washington, USA - MAY 9, 2012
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Parkway in Tacoma, WA: here for brewer night. Pretty mild for a Double Mountain. Good oak hue. Taste peters out quickly. Not much hoppiness but works as a red substitute.
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