Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom Reviews




dandeman
4.2
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Bouteille de 500ml du Canada Craft Club. Les premières notes de l’olfactif se déclinent en raisins secs et pruneaux, accompagnées d’un sucré de mélasse et de caramel. Le bourbon soutient toute cette superbe complexité olfactive. Le chocolat se tient en sourdine avec de toutes petites notes de boisé. La mousse brune et crémeuse recouvre le liquide noir et opaque et s’y attarde environ une minute. L’entrée de bouche se décline en caramel intense avec le Bourbon qui nous donne une forte chaleur d’alcool. Pruneaux et raisins secs à l’arrière plan. De légers houblons résineux se mêlent à l’alcool pour donner une finale à haute intensité. Sa texture est épaisse et soyeuse. Sa complexité gustative, bien que mois élaborée qu’en olfactif, se veut haute et élaborée. C’est l’équilibre entre le Bourbon et le caramel qui rend cette bière tout à fait charmante et envoutante. Une imperial stout tout à fait comme je les aime.
Sunday, May 21, 2017

dfearnley
3.3
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Those who know me well know that I possibly could not pass on the opportunity to try this beer. Even though the ratings are not that stellar, I did. The aroma is wheat, pine tar, potato, and rye. The taste is somewhat juicy sweet and bitter along with some pine. A clear amber, as expected with a thin white head. Below average for an IPA, but still a decent beer.
Saturday, May 20, 2017

jercraigs
3.7
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-)
2017-05-13. Crisp dark red body, headless. 3+ Aroma of earthy cherry, whispers of wood. Flavour is quite acetic up front with a not quite vinegary sourness, moderate cherry throughout. 7++ Crisp average bodied palate, soft to low carbonation. Nice but of the two i would come back to the Tahoma Kriek more. 7/4/7-8/3/16-17 Bottle shared by wilco.
Friday, May 19, 2017

jercraigs
3.7
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
2017-05-13. Dark yellow body modest off-white head fades. Aroma is interesting. Lightly alcoholic. Mild cherry. Mixes with a not quite earthy woody touch. Flavour is lightly acidic and sour up front. Moderate cherry, lingering sourness. Average bodied palate, softly effervescent carbonation. Dangerously drinkable. Tasty. 7/3/7-8/3/16 Bottle shared by wilco.
Friday, May 19, 2017

dfearnley
3.7
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
I love daikon raddish, but I don’t smell or taste any in this beer. What gives? I do smell chocolate, parsnip, coffee, and light caramel. Taste is bourbon, dark chocolate, coffee, and lots of malt. Dark brown with a nice, creamy, tan head.
Thursday, May 18, 2017

Alphadelic
2.3
Double Mountain Freight Train
Super bright orange. It’s got a little orange on the nose. In the mouth the hop character is quite acetone and intense when paired with the oily carbonation. This bad boy comes off stronger than it is I think. I don’t think it’s particularly interesting in any way and lacks any real sort of refreshing drinkability.
Monday, May 15, 2017

jake65
3.7
Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos
Bottle at the 10th Boise Imperial Stout Tasting. Near black in color, thick ring of brown head. Aroma is heavy roast, bourbon barrel, and heat. Heavily influenced by the barrel treatment; the taste is a lot of the sweet bourbon barrel notes and vanilla. Sturdy amount of roasted malt and a little cocoa.
Sunday, May 14, 2017

tom10101
3.8
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
Bottle at home, split 2-ways. 2013 vintage. Thanks to kbudd19 for this one! Clear bright golden with a small quickly vanishing white head leaving no lacing. Aroma is of nice funk, mild cherries, buttery oak, light spiciness and herbal notes. Taste is moderately acidic (which is really good for a 3+ years old american sour) with delicate cherries presence, bright funk, buttery oak, spicy notes, light herbalness and yellow fruits. Medium body. Soft carbonation. A bit oily and oak mouthfeel. Cherries finish with light alcohol warmth. The 10% abv is really well hidden. Good acidity level. Nice features from both the barrel and the cherries. Interesting!
Sunday, May 14, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.8
Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos
500ml bottle thanks to Steve. Pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is bourbon barrel vanilla roast malts. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel vanilla roast malts coffee some chocolate sweetness.
Saturday, May 13, 2017

fiery_1
3.2
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
500ml bottle @ the office. Pours an opaque dark brown with a thin tan head. Nose is rye, barrel, and bourbon. Flavour is dark bitter cocoa upfront, while it is quite thick and fudgy, while there is some bourbon heat trailing in the finish with some bitterness. It’s not amazing, but it’s not horrible. I think that maybe the rye is causing the rough around the edges character, however it is pretty good.
Friday, May 12, 2017

Oakes
3.1
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Dark brown. Thin head. On the nose, has a hint of liquorice, with mellow chocolate. On the palate, it’s a bit thin, roasty, harsh, with a light almond or vanilla character. Overall, it’s ok but a thin and relatively underdeveloped example of this type.
Friday, May 12, 2017

mcberko
3
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
500mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head. Aroma brings out a nice mix of bourbon, earthy rye and light oat character. Flavour is along the same lines, with sludgy earthy rye, light bourbon barrels, and a touch of cocoa. Way too sludgy and fudgy, with a rather hot character. Not bad, but far from being elegant and refined. Decent.
Friday, May 12, 2017

yourilevesque
3.5
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-)
Thanks to Matt for this brew! C’est souvent ce qui arrive avec les bières sauvages trop fortes en alcool: elles développent des arômes de Band Aid, de médicament et de plastique. Ici ces défauts ne sont pas violents car la bière demeure bien faite, mais elle n’y échappe pas totalement non plus. Beaucoup de funk et de bactéries lactiques, mes joues salivent sans retenue et la cerise ne ment pas. Cependant un vernis au profil médicamenteux ne ment malheureusement pas lui non plus. C’est puissant et ça joue dans la tête. Chaude et bien effervescente. Pas trop souvent disons.
Tuesday, May 9, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.7
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Bottle from New Seasons A: Pitch black, cappuccino head. N: Olive, licorice, cocoa, earth, malt, vanilla, oak, touch of whiskey acidity, smoke, ash, dark cherry, fig, and raisin. T: Decently bitter, lightly sweet. M: Medium heavy body, light alcohol burn, crisp carbonation. O: Pretty nice. Great barrel, but I think this would have been even better with a different base.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

after4ever
3.6
Double Mountain Kerosene Hat
Draft at SB. Pours a cloudy bright medium yellow with a dense and somewhat fizzy white head that sticks around for a while. Big danky nose, seriously smells like a bag of cheeba without the skunky overtones, more rich and herbal. There’s also a bit of potpourri there. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Lightly toasted caramel with danky and potpourri notes on the palate. Moderately dry lingering finish.
Thursday, May 4, 2017

slowrunner77
3.6
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Bright orange pour. Tropical spicy hops, not a juice bomb and a little more bitter than expected, but a pleasant feel and finish.
Wednesday, May 3, 2017

stevoj
3.9
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Bottle from Whole Foods. Dark, inky black body, tiny ring of head. Mild booziness in the aroma, sweet roast grains. Taste starts off with some burn, then sweetness, then the roast malt bitterness. Silky smooth.
Tuesday, May 2, 2017

DuffMan
3.1
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Bottle shared with Parksy. Hazy bright orange, lacy white head. Aroma of orange and pine. Earthy pine and pepper with citrus taking a backseat. Aspirin bitterness lends a medicinal harshness. Another disappointing IPA from Double Mountain for me.
Monday, May 1, 2017

stevoj
3.1
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
Bottle from Whole Foods. Medium amber with huge fluffy head.Aroma is more malts than hops, kind of dusty. Taste leads with dry malts, mild astringent hops, woody, musty. English notes abound more ale, than IPA.
Monday, May 1, 2017

douglas88
3.3
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
500 ml bottle. Pours a clear bright amber color with a small white head. A light biscuit and orange nose. The flavor is caramel, cherry sweetness, dusty, medium bitterness. Very dusty and earthy. Grew on me.
Saturday, April 29, 2017

UXO
3.8
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Appearance: clear pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and sticky soapy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: pine, tropical fruit, toffee and caramel, earth. (7/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter, moderate peppery spice. (7/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering and building bitter and spicy finish. (4/5) Distinctly not what I was expecting: with a name (and a label) like that, you gotta realize people are gonna expect you to bring the dank sticky icky. And, while this is good, it’s not dank. Hoppy, yes - to the point where there’s a spicy, almost chili-like burn all the way down into the belly - but dank, no. On the other hand, now I’ve got Cowboy Junkies in my head, so it’s not a dead loss. (15/20) 7.5/10 #ryansbooze ryansbooze.com
Thursday, April 27, 2017

reebtogi
3.7
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
500ml bottle pours black in color with a finger of light tan head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is light roasted grains and chocolate with some bourbon and vanilla notes. Taste is a light roasted grain and hop bitterness with a chocolate malty sweetness finishing with vanilla and bourbon. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Overall, an easy drinking brew that is a little bit thin for the style, but is tasty and hides the alcohol well. Recommended.
Thursday, April 27, 2017

blueshockey24
3.3
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Bottle. Pours golden amber with off white head. Aroma is sweet toffee malt and hops. Taste is sweet and malty with a hoppy finish. Not bad
Wednesday, April 26, 2017

reebtogi
3.4
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
500ml bottle pours a golden orange color with a finger of white head that leaves some spotted lacing on the glass. Aroma is pine with tropical fruits and malts. Taste is a pine hop bitterness with a light fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. Overall, a nice IPA that is sure to satisfy most hop lovers out there.
Monday, April 24, 2017

douglas88
4
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Bottle thanks to Luke. Pours a dark black color with large brown head. A big sweet toffee, caramel and smoke nose. The flavor is big sweet whiskey, huge vanilla, sugary, very smooth. Big beastly.
Saturday, April 22, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.6
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
500ml bottle pours out dark brown topped with a tan head. Nose is wood bourbon barrel vanilla roast malts some rich notes. Taste is more of the bourbon barrel some pit fruit.
Friday, April 21, 2017

agent_persik
3.5
Double Mountain Kölsch
Hazy golden colour, big white head. Aroma of malt, hazy, hops, yeast, citrus. Dry sweet and medium bitter taste. Thin body and average carbonation. Nice refreshing beer.
Wednesday, April 19, 2017

jsnicholas
3.6
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Bottle (500ml $4). Mostly clear light amber. Big white head. Light fruity aroma. Dank. Taste is somewhat sweet an a little fruitiness finishing with a light bitterness. Should try again.
Monday, April 17, 2017

ricke49
3.6
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
Tropical tropical tropical - what more need be said? Might be the most pineapple, papaya laden beer I’ve experienced. The hop bitterness simply disappears into a tropical fruit void. Enjoyed this brew, but only once in a while I suspect.
Monday, April 17, 2017

raphael
3.9
Double Mountain Freight Train
On tap at Portland taphouse. well-balanced aroma with lemon, orange & pine, a little honey. Flavor builds up the raspyness, approaching grapefruit rind. Good mouth feel. Harsh-ish finish. Good-looking.
Monday, April 17, 2017

dfearnley
3.4
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
¥o-landi Vi$$er is a G¥ps¥ $tumper and she’d love this. It’s a freaky mishmash of pine, citrus, spruce. It’s a little chalky which takes a bit away from the enjoyment. The aroma is quite strange too...very pine sappy, with orange rind, and with some alcohol rounding it out.
Friday, April 14, 2017

IndianaRed
3.1
Double Mountain Saison Ventoux
On Tap slight haze on this pale yellow beer. Shot lived lively white head and lots of lacing down teh sides of the glass. Classic farmhouse aromas, ratehr sweet and fruity on the flavors. Fairly bitter for a saison as well. Clean and tasty.
Friday, April 14, 2017

jsnicholas
4
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Botttle (500ml $10). Black with small tan head. Aroma most bourbon which I liked. Taste was roasty with bourbon. Medium plus body. Some chocholate. Hardly believe this is 110IBU. Very drinkable. Need more.
Wednesday, April 12, 2017

sulawang
3.6
Double Mountain Pêche Mode
Visual: (cellared for 1 year). Hefty quality bottle. Pours translucent marmalade orange with a smallish long-lasting 2mm head, tight steady-fast clustered streams.

Nose: high acidic sour pukey, fruity alcoholic peach-apricot at the backend (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: huge sour-medium tart impression, soft crisp

Mid-palate: (lvl-2-sweetness), light vinegar, manageable big sour, medium pukey funk, dull peach notes mixed with tangy fruity malt

Finish: medium tart, lingering tangy soft fruity pukey acidity

Summary: Despite its big sourness and pukey nature, this is surprisingly sippable and the ABV is very well hidden. The peach fruitiness is on the dull side but the engaging acidity keeps this one interesting.

Wednesday, April 12, 2017

DuffMan
2.6
Double Mountain Cluster Single-Hop IPA
Bottle. Hazy golden with a lively white head. Herbal and medicinal hop character overlying golden syrup sticky sweet malt flavours. Another Double Mountain failure for me.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

TheCametron
3.3
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)
Bottle shared with Ladi at Bad Flash on the last day of his tenure. Drank alongside the ’Hop Lava’. Both beers were disappointingly not hop forward. Nice malt profile and smooth and easy going. This one had more depth of flavour, more hops and was slightly more enjoyable.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

TheCametron
3.2
Double Mountain Hop Lava
Bottle shared with Ladi at Bad flash on his historic last day at work. Picked up this and the IRA and had them side by side. both were disappointing honestly but I think the IRA was narrowly better. It’s a decent beer. Went down smooth but the hop levels were not fit for purpose. Picking up an IPA from Oregon, I mistakenly believed the hops would dominate.
Thursday, April 6, 2017

neepsntatties
4.5
Double Mountain Tenacious Ten
Bottle. Colour...basic black with a temporarily thick tan head. Nose...big, robust, lightly smoky and teeming with heady rye Bourbon notes as well as dark chocolate molasses. Palate...broad, gripping and tightly wound with massive whisky and oak notes as well as vanillin and bittersweet chocolate. There’s a tang on the palate and decided bitterness thanks to the 110 BU’s. The stout coats the palate but it is not particularly chewy. The finish is very long, and nicely balanced between bitter and sweet.
Wednesday, April 5, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.7
Double Mountain Dry Cider
On tap at bier thirty. Pours out pale golden topped with a white head. Nose is nice oak some fresh apple a little spice. Taste is more of the nice oak notes good apple sweet and a nice dry.
Saturday, April 1, 2017

fiulijn
3.4
Double Mountain Meadow Lane
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Hazy golden color. Mild aroma of Belgian Ale. Good body strength, with moderate residual sweetness, some Belgian character, some spices too, some fruity esters, and some vegetable bitterness in the final.
Solid Belgian Ale.

Friday, March 24, 2017

beerplace
4
Double Mountain Meadow Lane
On tap at St. Augustines. Pours a slightly hazy golden with a white head. Aroma is loads of sweet berries, very nice. Taste is hoppy bitter, malty, with berries notes. Full bodied. Interesting stuff.
Monday, March 20, 2017

stantheman
3.8
Double Mountain Imperio
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. A very dark beer with generous tan head, with a rich complex nose, suggestive of coffee, cocoa and dried fruit. Sweet, but not overly so, with a complex taste of coffee, cocoa, dried fruits and malts. Nice. 3.8
Saturday, March 18, 2017

Reid
4.1
Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos
375ml bottle with gold wax top from Lifesource in Salem OR $7.99 Pours a pitch black with a smal tan head..that dissipated fast. Boozy, creamy, vanilla and coffee nose..really complex . Also whisky fudge, creamy chocolate and wood. Smooth creamy fudge taste to begin..then the oakey woodiness of the bourbon..than some dark dried fruits..a bit of vanilla and some hazelnuts to finish. Nice smooth thick mouth feel..with a delicious bourbon booziness in the end. A very nice drink..good to get it on sale because of a ripped label.
Friday, March 17, 2017

JohnGalt1
3.5
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
Bottle picked up at the COOP.. Pours clear orange with a nice enough white head... Tropical fruits and piney hops sorta work against each other, but a very solid PNW IPA nonetheless. I’d buy this again. 4.25/4/4/4.25/4 P.S. FWIW, I hear "Sweet Jane" in Margo’s voice not Lou’s.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

mcberko
3.1
Double Mountain Meadow Lane
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a clear pale golden with a small white head. Aroma is very laid back, with subtle saison yeast upfront, followed by mild fruity esters. Flavour is similar, with saison yeast, fruity esters, cereal grains and straw. Fairly dry, yet not really expressive of that authentic saison character. Decent.
Thursday, March 16, 2017

Gerbeer
3.6
Double Mountain Imperio
On tap. Pours black with moderate nitro head. Aromas of creamy roasted malts. Flavors of dry acidic black coffee, powdery roasted malts, and creamy dark chocolate. Dusty and dry helped out a bit with nitro.
Wednesday, March 15, 2017

Reid
3.7
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
500ml bottle purchased from Lifesource in Salem OR. $4.99 Light amber coloured body with a gorgeous frothy/rocky/creamy cream coloured head. Slightly dank hop aroma..then more fruity..papaya, pluot and sweet cherries. Very balanced..the malts are strong in this..and pleasing..the hops show fruity and resinous..back and forth they go in harmony. Very nice semi thick mouth feel makes this beer, Good IPA.unfashionable as it its somewhat balanced.
Sunday, March 12, 2017

BuckeyeBoy
3.6
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
500ml bottle pours out golden topped with a fluffy white head. Nose is light tropical fruit mango some earthy notes aswell some cereal malts. Taste is more of the nice fruit citrus hops and a well balanced malt bill.
Saturday, March 11, 2017

IndianaRed
2.8
Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA
On Tap Clear deep golden. Scant head. Light toasted malts, woody and cidery. Decent bitterness but the hop flavors are mild and papery. Also a strange chemically note to it.
Friday, March 10, 2017

Oakes
3.4
Double Mountain Imperio
Dark brown, toasted, bit roasty and some fruity character. Not balanced or anything but has some merits.
Thursday, March 9, 2017