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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.46/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
This big, glowing, powerful IPA is packed with assertive Northwest hops that are floral, citrusy and resinous. A healthy dose of Munich malt helps to provide backbone and balance against the hoppy attack. The result? Explosive! Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner and Munich Malt, Centennial and Cascade hops. 7.0% ABV, 75 BU

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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
batneil (667) - - NOV 22, 2016
Decent IPA. Tasty enough. Some hops, not overwhelming though. Not bad, but could be better.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
asedzie (797) - San Francisco, California, USA - NOV 3, 2016
Bottle from PCC Fremont Seattle. Pours clear deep amber with off-white head. Nose is spicy pine resin with some caramel malt. Flavor is very big - a rush of very fresh tasting alpha acid-infused maltiness, just slightly sweet but also quite rich. Good backbone. Aftertaste is long-lingering hop resin fruity bitterness. Another spectacular IPA from my favor PNW Coast ale brewers. They deserve accolades for every single beer Ive tried since moving to the PNW - Killer Green, The Vaporizer, etc.- each has its own character and each is a new, distinct and bold contribution to a world oversaturated with mediocre IPAs. Ive stopped rating beers after ten years of seeking out the best and brightest- and I just have to return to rave about this brewery.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (45092) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Double Mountain Hop Lava ].
Hazy - murky matt - golden medium orange color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, sweet malt, moderate to heavy hoppy, orange - citrus. Flavor is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, caramel, sweet malt, hoppy, fruity. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150928]

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
djd07 (11359) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear orange gold with frothy white head leaving spotty lacing. The aroma is earht and fruity malt. Medium mouth, grass, citrus, lingering bitterness, good.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
DuffMan (9645) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - APR 29, 2016
Bottle. See my reviews for Gypsy Stumper and Fa La La La that immediately precede this one. I felt much the same about this brew, overly sweet, poor use of hops, unpleasant bitterness. Of the three, this was also the most watery.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2339) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - FEB 15, 2016
Interesting whatever thing here - instant impressions and mind tricks telling me this is a pilsner. Grainy, slight must, loaf, tangerine, light honey, weak pine. My hand is fairly infected with dozens of wild rose bush thorns that I keep forgetting to take out - I kinda figure that the body will just push them out sooner or later and I kind of want that satisfaction but this shit better start asap. The taste is pretty satisfying yet not quite what I was hoping for. Heavy on the citrus and seriously bitter, this is a goddamn light beer. Grains, acidic backbone, Sweet tasting bread, pineapple, some other things. Doesnt hold my hoity toity attention span.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1570) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 10, 2016
Aroma is roasted malts, caramel, citrus,clove and earthiness. Taste is Munich malts, honey and caramel, tart and citrus. Some tanin and passion fruit . Appearance is a gold body with medium sediment in suspension. The pearl head retains fairly well.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
superspak (4873) - Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2016
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.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22685) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 16, 2015
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 its okay.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3580) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
500 ml bottle
Third in the flight, this release promised a bit more than it delivered. Even so if Id 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 doesnt inspire a strong reaction one way or the other. Overall this well done IPA gets the job done while blending into a dense crowd.


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