Hop Lava

Oregon
United States
Double Mountain Hop Lava Beer
Judges Ratings 
1 Review
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Flavor:
35 / 40
Appearance:
6 / 6
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20
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!

Profile

ABV: 
7.0%
IBUs: 
75
Served at: 
41° F
Hops: 
Centennial, Cascade
Malts: 
Gambrinus Pilsner, Munich Malt
Judges Review 
Randy Scorby's picture
Judges Rating:
86
Aroma:
19 / 24
Appearance:
6 / 6
Flavor:
35 / 40
Mouthfeel:
10 / 10
Overall Impression:
16 / 20

The beer pours a beautiful amber color with an inviting orange hue. The aroma begins with a subdued, but muddled, citrusy hop character followed by a balance of bready and caramel maltiness. The flavor opens up even more to show grapefruit in the hop character as well as adding a light toasty malt to complement the caramel. A prominent hop bitterness makes its appearance mid-palate to balance the malt sweetness, and it lingers into a very pleasant dry finish without being too overbearing or harsh. The hop aroma and flavor are a bit light for an American IPA, but this is still an enjoyable beer.