Craft Beer Review – Double Mountain Molten Lava Imperial IPA

Double Mountain Molten Lava

Double Mountain – Molten Lava Imperial IPA:  Brewed in Hood River, OR at strength of 9% abv with 90 IBU’s, this Imperial IPA was poured into a nonic glass and enjoyed recently while vacationing in Portland. 

Aroma and Appearance: It pours a hazy orange gold colour with 2 fingers of foam, some sporadic bubbles and a lot of chunky stuff. The aroma is spicy mango, subdued grapefruit and tangerine citrus, some clove and lemon.

Flavour: Initially I got a lot of sticky bready malt, some toasty caramel in the middle and a piney herbal finish with grapefruit bitterness. Overall pretty balanced and works together well.

Overall Impression: Compared to the Hop Lava, this has less of a bitter kick likely because of the extra malt. It’s pretty drinkable and hides the booze well and I really like the label art on this one too.

Rating: I give it a 7/10 (very good), the chunkiness threw me off a little, it’s always nice to have a bit of warning on the label (like the words bottle conditioned or unfiltered) that way you can control your pour a little better. Something about having loads of white flakes in your beer just isn’t a turn on. That being said, it still tastes great.

Food Pairing: Crackers with cheese and a spicy jalapeno jam would be great with this.

So far this guys have been pretty solid here is a link to their brewery site. Any other recommendations from this place?


2 thoughts on “Craft Beer Review – Double Mountain Molten Lava Imperial IPA

    • I am with you the floaties, sadly this was like a fly in my soup I couldn’t un-see it and I swore I could taste them even though I probably couldn’t they were huge flakes…lol

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