Friday, November 6, 2015

Double Mountain Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA

Beer Name: Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA
Brewery: Double Mountain Brewing Co. (Hood River, OR)
ABV: 7.6%
How sold: 16.9 oz. bottle (500 mL)
Where bought: Belmont Station (Portland, OR)
Price: $6.99
IBU: 96

Date Bottled: September 22, 2015
Date Bought: October 3, 2015
Date Opened/Drank: October 7, 2015

What's on the Label: "It's harvest time again, which means just-picked hops from the Willamette Valley. Killer Green delivers hints of mint and other herbal notes, with a resiny kick."

What's on the Website: "It's the most wonderful time of the year. We were able to wrangle a bounty of Brewer's Gold and Simcoe from Sodbusters Farms in Salem for us to turn into delicious fermented nectar. We worked around the clock to ensure these beauties got in to the boil, the hop back, and the fermenter as soon as possible. The result: pine forest, red apple, savory citrus, kind herb, and red fruit aromas waft from the effervescence, supported by a dry, brioche malt body and a pleasantly lasting bitterness. Be green. Drink Killer Green." Read more here!

When brewed? Limited-time beer.
Where distributed: Click here to see if Double Mountain ships to your area!

Appearance (5%): Poured a slightly hazy orange-copper into a pint glass. Although the bottle notes this is an unfiltered beer, I did not see any sediment. Very frothy, pronounced off-white head that held up well. Probably 4 mm of head. Excellent lacing inside the glass. Incredible appearance. 4.75/5

Smell (25%): Lovely fruity (grapefruit, passion fruit) smell with some malty and herbal qualities. Extremely welcoming. 4.5/5

Taste (40%): A very smooth citrusy experience. Wonderful tropical flavors balance against the malty qualities and slight dank notes. Any herb flavors work extremely well here. Alcohol finally detected about 3/4 through the pint glass. A huge fan. 4.5/5

Mouthfeel (10%): Medium body. Malty and slightly dry on the tongue. Some carbonation. 4.25/5

Overall (20%): An excellent IPA. Double Mountain continues to be one of the top breweries along the Columbia River Gorge. I've been constantly encouraged to take the drive down the gorge to hit up the actual brewery; their menu includes their signature brick oven pizzas and tasty sandwiches, a nice complement for their fresh beer.  4.5/5

Final Weighted Rating: 4.488/5

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