Double Mountain Brewery and Taproom Reviews




UXO
3.2
Double Mountain Pale Death
Appearance: clear pale amber with one fat finger of fluffy off-white head, good retention and sticky moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: bready yeast, caramel malt, tropical fruit, soft orange peel. (6/10) Taste: moderate-high sweet, high bitter. (6/10) Palate: medium-full oily body, moderate carbonation, lingering warming and bitter finish. (3/5) I was a bit worried about the initial pour on this, given the huge particulate flakes I could see in the bottle, but it came out fairly clear. That said, I dunno about this - maybe it’s a shelf turd, but despite the heavy oily hops, it’s a malty, yeasty beast. Not well-balanced at all. I had high hopes for this, and deliberately left it as the crowning glory of the evening, but, well, it’s not.(13/20)
Saturday, February 18, 2017

IndianaRed
2.5
Double Mountain My Little Runaway
On Tap murky light tan. Just a ring of white bubbles. Light sour pitted fruit and tart fruit flavors. Apricot and a little cherry Faint light flavors. Some funky woody notes. Not particularly interesting.
Friday, February 17, 2017

maekchu
3.7
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
Bottle from New Seasons Market - Williams in Portland. Fresh, light citrus nose, with a bit of pine. Light amber color. Tropical fruit, ripe stone fruit, mid palate tangy fruit, resiny hops. Medium body. Very nice, all sorts of fruit notes throughout the palate.
Friday, February 17, 2017

IndianaRed
3.9
Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos
Bottle black with a dense thick tan head. Smooth chocolate bourbon flavors. Dark roast and some booziness. Smooth slick palate
Saturday, February 11, 2017

Arayaga2
3.5
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
Headless golden and unfiltered. Aroma and taste are both tart, but not overly so, with abscorbic acid notes into the finish. Alcohol is well hidden. $3.5/4oz ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Wednesday, February 8, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Double Mountain Dry Cider
On tap at the PDX location. Pours a clear yellow color with a small bubble of fizziness. The aroma is mostly woody oak and light apple. Smooth, not too sweet, some fresh apples, tannins similar to oak dryness. Quite nice.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

douglas88
3.9
Double Mountain Imperio
On tap in PDX. Pours a pitch black color with a small beige head. A big spicy licorice and roast nose. Big roast, ash, chocolate, more licorice, some dark fruit. Overall, a pretty well rounded and drinkable impy. Nice brew.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Double Mountain Meadow Lane
On tap in PDX. Pours a clear golden color with a medium white head. A big bready toasty nose, yeast. More bready dry yeast, some dust, soft sweet fruit. Very smooth.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Double Mountain OG Pale
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper hue with a medium white head. A nice citrus nose, toast. Light caramel, toast, perfume, citrus. Low bitterness. Good.
Sunday, February 5, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.7
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale
Tap at the Woodstock location. A: Clear orange in color with a thin white head. N: Pineapple, orange, papaya, pine, earth, leather, biscuit and leafiness. T: Bitter and sweet in medium levels. M: Medium resinous body, no alcohol, spritzy carbonation. O: Quite nice. Tons of fruit and pine to go around.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.2
Double Mountain Prybar Porter
Tap at the Woodstock DM A: Pure black with a thinner cappuccino head. N: Cocoa, coffee, earth, pine, peppercorn, leaves, and vanilla. T: Bitter and sweet; like baker’s chocolate and roasted coffee. M: Medium-light body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Decent enough, but not really memorable. Hard to do this drier style of porter any more.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.6
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
Tap at Woodstock. A: Semi-clear copper with a thin white head and lacing. N: Orange zest, pineapple, grapefruit, toffee, biscuit, pine, and papaya. T: Bitterness and sweetness. M: Medium-light body, big alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Very fruity IPA that manages to overcome the booze. Surprised that I like this more than others, but I guess it’s a good ’vintage’.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.5
Double Mountain Hop Lava
Tap at Woodstock. A: Cloudy copper with a thin white head. N: Grapefruit, pine, earth, papaya, orange zest, and pineapple. T: Bitter and sweet, but mostly bitter. M: Medium resinous body, biting carbonation, no alcohol. O: Standard IPA, but one that’s a lot more refined than I remember.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sarlacc83
3.5
Double Mountain Kölsch
Tap at Woodstock. A: Clear gold with a very thin white head. N: Corn, mineral, cracker, sulfur, some pine and earthiness. Bit of grapefruit as well. T: Bitter and sweet. Clean. M: Light body, no alcohol, crisp carbonation. O :Pretty nice. It’s well rounded and fairly hoppy.
Friday, February 3, 2017

Sarlacc83
2.7
Double Mountain Flight of the Devil
Tap at Double Mountain Woodstock. A: Opaque red nearing brown. Creme head. Light lacing. N: Acetone, cherry, grapefruit, cracker, lemon, green apple. T: Tart and sloppily sweet. M: Medium body, crisp carbonation, some alcohol. O: Douglas and I had wildly different reactions to this one. I didn’t find this very good or refined in the slightest, and it’s too expensive for that.
Friday, February 3, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Double Mountain Kölsch
On tap at the brewery in PDX. Pours a clear yellow color with a medium white head. A sweet toasty nose. Smooth, very clean, a bit of dusty earthy grains, lemons, light citrus. Very flavorful. Great kolsch.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

douglas88
3.9
Double Mountain Flight of the Devil
On tap in PDX. Pours a clear reddish orange hue with a small white head. A big sour cherry oak nose. Oak, fresh sweet cherry, some sweeter notes, spices, clearly spicy almost like a spiced wine. Quite nice.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

douglas88
3.7
Double Mountain Prybar Porter
On tap at the brewery in PDX. Pour a dark brown color with a medium white head. A nice vanilla and roast nose. Soft, some chocolates, vanilla, a bit of light roast. Good.
Thursday, February 2, 2017

GlasgowTAD
3.7
Double Mountain Devil’s Kriek (2011-)
Bottle. Pours burgundy with no head. Aroma is cherry and cinnamon. Taste is cherry sweet , cherry tart, a hint of cinnamon, raspberry tart.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

GlasgowTAD
3.7
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
Bottle. Pours clear golden with minimal white head which immediately recedes. Aroma is cherry and a hint of oak. Taste is high cherry sour, slight lacto sweet, a hint of alco heat, slight green grape sweet.
Wednesday, February 1, 2017

neepsntatties
4.1
Double Mountain Bourbon Chaos
Bottle. Colour...black with a thick tan head. Nose...tremendous barrel character with massively oaky tannins, and big Bourbon aromas. Palate...thin mouthfeel, but what it lacks in that department it makes up for with massive Bourbon, treacle and unsulfered molasses notes. The palate is dry and yet supple, and the tannins do not quit. The finish is very long, quite dry and very boozy.
Sunday, January 29, 2017

Spab
3.6
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale
500 ml bottle from Canada Craft Club. Pours a nearly clear orange colour with modest-sized cream-coloured head. Aroma is pine resin, citrus, bread, toffee and some earthiness. Flavour has pungent resiny hops with some citrus and flowers, bready, lightly toffeeish maltiness and a strong earthiness. Big body. Interesting one.
Saturday, January 28, 2017

Alphadelic
3.3
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
Now I’m a little stuffed up but this is good stuff. A little sweet on the nose but offset by some herbal hops with a twist of the tropical. A good mixture of bitterness and sweet malt in the finish.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Ernesto987
3.5
Double Mountain Tahoma Kriek
bottle, your basic clean kriek. Lots of cherry flavors, moderate vinegar like tartness, then some sweetness from more cherries. Pretty nice.
Monday, January 23, 2017

Alengrin
3.5
Double Mountain Hop Lava
West Coast IPA from a 50 cl bottle; at more than one and a half year of age, this is clearly too old for an American IPA, but anyway, I promise I won’t let this get in the way of my appreciation of this Oregon micro brewery, which is completely new to me. Thick and frothy, irregularly edged, egg-white head, thinning but remaining closed for a long time and leaving patches of thick ’membranous’ lacing around the edge, clearly hops-enhanced, crowning a ’sunset’ orange hued, deep and warm golden beer with tiny strings of fizz here and there, lightly hazy, turning equally cloudy and even more intensely ’sunset orange’ with sediment. Aroma is already faded due to age, but still breathes the remnants of powerful hops over a firm malty background, with impressions of moist white pepper, old pine branches, grapefruit peel, ginger powder, dried wormwood, tonic water, old bread crust and dito biscuit, dried out orange flesh, faint hints of parsley, gin, lemon zest, straw, cold fried chicken skin, cardboard, soap. Sweetish fruit in the onset, traces of apricot, apple and vague orange sweetness but everything rather subdued, with a sourish edge as well as the first signs of grapefruity hop bitterness; carbonation remains very soft, a bit too soft even for this style, to my taste at least, but tingles very subtly on the sides of the tongue. Smooth, lightly oily, very supple, soft mouthfeel. Soft cereally sweetish core with a clear toasted edge, gaining some strength in the finish just as the hops, that have been developing in bitterness right from the start, take over completely and ensure a long, spicy, leafy, ’bright green’ bitterness coating the back of the mouth, resinous and tonic water-like with retronasal hints of grapefruit peel and pine, while some juicy maltiness peeps through in the very end; alcohol remains practically hidden. The aroma is clearly suffering from age after 1.5 years on a shelf - unsurprisingly, of course - and showing the first signs of oxidation, apart from having largely lost the more delicate Cascade and Centennial features it must doubtlessly have when fresh; still, based on experience alone, I can feel that this must have been a solid IPA when young, with a firm toasted edge in its malt department to support a strong, rooty and spicy hop bitterness that lasts for a long time. It is that basic bitterness that has remained firmly in place so in the mouth, this beer still behaves more than decent for its style. Too bad for the faded and withering aroma, I’d love to taste this young and ’green’, but from a merely didactical point of view, it is also interesting to taste an IPA at this age if only to experience first hand what age does with it. As for style: this is about as West Coast as it gets even at this age.
Friday, January 20, 2017

IndianaRed
3
Double Mountain Gypsy Stumper IPA
On Tap hazy golden wth a off white head and lacing. Big up front citrus pithy aromas. Lemon, grapefruit and tangerine. Flavors are not as appeasing. Some o that citrus bite but more of a light thin chemically flavor. Well attenuated for a quite dry finish.
Thursday, January 19, 2017

bpreo
4.7
Double Mountain Rennervate
Imperial Stout w/ Coffee, Vanilla, and Cinnamon. Reminds me of a decadent dessert cake. Sampled at The Bier Stein, Eugene, OR.
Saturday, January 14, 2017

RobBestwick
3.9
Double Mountain Killer Green
Bottle. Fresh lemon/lime hop and spice aroma. Pours golden with a small yellowish head and moderate carbonation. Sharp hoppy flavour with some bread malt notes. Medium body with some warming alcohol sensation. Long bitter finish. Very good.
Friday, January 13, 2017

zoucrew102
3
Double Mountain The Irreverent
375ml bottle, bought in Oregon. Spicy Belgian yeast aroma with notes of dark fruit, banana and a bit of chocolate and soap. Pours cloudy dark caramel colored with some tan head that has decent retention and excellent retention. Starts with a huge amount of spicy Belgian yeast flavor as well as some dark fruit sweetness. Finishes dry with light banana as well some chocolate and soap. Pretty disappointing quad unfortunately.
Friday, January 6, 2017

Squizzle
3.6
Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)
The apearence of this bottle and beer is pretty normal but the taste us great. Not super heavy red but definitely hop. In the bottle drank with the neighbor lesbos. Good times.
Sunday, January 1, 2017

dfearnley
3.5
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale
Bottle to tulip Consummation: Very malty for an ASA, but the hops do shine through. I’m getting grapefruit and orange peel as the primary flavours. Adjunct: Curacao, orange peel, pine, and juniper berries; clear reddish amber with a thin, creamy, off white head
Sunday, December 25, 2016

blackisle
3.6
Double Mountain Hop Lava
Bottle 50cl. poured into a pint glass. Slightly unclear pale amber, tall creamy white head to off-white head, good retention and lacing; aroma pale malts, grain, lemon peel, pine, wet hay; taste medium sweet and bitter, malty, caramel, grainy, citrus; malty dry bitter finish, husky and chalky notes; medium body, oily texture, soft carbonation; solid IPA.
Sunday, December 25, 2016

robinvboyer
3.6
Double Mountain Fa La La La La Winter Ale
Slightly hazy Copper pour, with a medium beige head. Aroma is quite pungent, strong resinous pine, citrus oil, and floral hop cones. Malts are slightly sweet, and quite bready. Finish is very bitter with a dry resinous pine bite.
Wednesday, December 21, 2016

Gerbeer
3.8
Double Mountain Randall Knife
On tap. Pours a pale amber with light head. Aromas of pine, pineapple, nectarine and toasty malts. Flavors of pine, pineapple, grapefruit and marmalade on a backdrop of sweet malts. Good stuff.
Monday, December 19, 2016

marcus
3.9
Double Mountain Killer Green
Bottle shared by oRos. Pours golden with a thick off-white head and a citrus aroma. There is a medium-bodied pale malt flavor with a moderately bitter finish. A nice "fresh hop" brew with an especially nice malt bill. Easy to drink.
Sunday, December 18, 2016

stantheman
4
Double Mountain Molten Lava
On tap at St Augustine’s in Vancouver. Big fruit and big malt all in the same glass. Moderate bitterness. Nice! 4
Thursday, December 15, 2016

Crit
3.7
Double Mountain Molten Lava
Hazy light amber,small white head.Pleasant fruity hop nose.Nicely balanced, citrus/fruity hops and a big malt backbone. Big lasting hop finish
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UXO
4.2
Double Mountain Killer Green
Appearance: hazy pale amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: resiny pine, mint, caramel malt, citrus zest. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Killer? Check. Green? Well… not so much. Oh, wait, is “minty” the same as “green”? I think one could argue that. OK, then, that’s that. Again. (Yes, I’m trying to be cute. Not working, is it? Fine, I think I like this one slightly better than the Red. Can’t be arsed to write any more, except to note that there’s no way this is 97 IBU. Oh, and did their 2014 writeup really say “kind herb”? SRSLY? Who let these hippies loose, anyway? Yes, I’m aware I’m still writing. Done now.) (17/20)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Crit
3.3
Double Mountain Prairie Schooner
Hazy amber,lasting beige head.Fruity spicy hop nose. Citrus piney hop profile, with good malt in back, with a long finish
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

UXO
4.1
Double Mountain Killer Red
Appearance: hazy coppery pale to medium amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: orange, caramel malt, pine, grassy and earthy. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Red? Check. Killer? Check. OK, then, that’s that. (16/20)
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

vandc01
3.8
Double Mountain Killer Green
500ML bottle poured at home bottling date of 09/27/16. Malt forward IPA, with a cherry-like aftertaste. Enjoyable.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.7
Double Mountain Imperio
Tap at the pub in Portland A: Pure black, foamy mocha head, lacing. N: Cocoa, minerals, pepper, leather, tobacco, lots of earth, smoke, coffee, and ash. More smoldering embers. T: Very smokey, bitter, and fairly sweet to back it all up. M: Medium-heavy body, very foamy carbonation from the nitro, no alcohol. O: Like this. It’s an earthy and spicy stout among so many under-attenuated worts. Similar to a double Samuel Smith’s Oatmeal.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.8
Double Mountain Killer Green
Tap at Double Mountain, PDX A: Dark caramel-red in color with a cappuccino head. N: Pineapple, pine, grapefruit, bracken, earth, orange zest, toffee, papaya, lemon rind, and ginger. T: Nicely bitter, sweet, and fruity. M: Medium, dry body, slightly resinous, crisp carbonation, no alcohol. O: Really nice fresh hop. Damp and fruity. One of the best IPAs from Double Mountain, by far.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Sarlacc83
3.6
Double Mountain Rennervate
Tap at the HAF ’16 A: Pure black with a mocha head. N: Pepper, earth, cocoa, vanilla, more pepperiness,cinnamon, smoke and ash. T: Sweet and fairly spicy. M: Medium body, slight alcohol, crisp carbonation. O: Think has a lot in common with Imperio, albeit with the additions. Pretty good.
Tuesday, December 13, 2016

Oakes
3.4
Double Mountain Molten Lava
Haze, light amber. Thin head. Light orangey hop nose. Bitter, orangey, thick heavy malts, a bit of a hit of alcohol late but pretty drinkable.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

Oakes
3.9
Double Mountain Higgins
Light brown with a touch if haze and not much head. Sweet, caramel, toffee, some alcohol in there. Good balance but maintaining its sweetness. Tastes quite a bit bigger than it is; I got some good old ale toffee character out of it.
Saturday, December 10, 2016

fiulijn
4
Double Mountain Higgins
Draught at St. Augustine’s, Vancouver
Dark mahogany color. Rich treacle, fudge, dark caramel, moderately sweet, with pleasant oak/bourbon character. Excellent on my palate.

Wednesday, December 7, 2016

mcberko
4
Double Mountain Higgins
On tap at St. Augustine’s, pours a hazy amber with a small beige head. Aroma is very complex, with lovely bourbon barrels upfront, followed by dark fruit and caramel. Flavour is wonderfully complex, with lots of smoky bourbon barrels upfront, followed by caramel and dark dried fruits. Lovely job with the barrel aging. Elegant and deep. Excellent.
Wednesday, December 7, 2016

beerplace
4.4
Double Mountain Higgins
On tap at St. Augustine’s during 1st 45 taps annual event with Alex and Josh. Pours a clear dark amber with a tan head. Aroma is bourbon barrel, toffee, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is sweet, bourbon, toffee, dark fruits. Same aftertatse. Excellent!
Monday, December 5, 2016

Ferris
3.8
Double Mountain Higgins
Draft - Toffee and bourbon barrel notes. Deep cloudy brown with no head. Dark toffee, nutty and bourbon barrel notes. Rich and not too boozy, quite nice.
Monday, December 5, 2016