Day 18: Double Mountain Sweet Jane IPA

A very late in the day IPA. For day 18 I am still staying in the PNW… Yeah I’m upset about the lack of diversity in my IPAs here recently but when the crop is ripe… Double Mountain is out of Hood River, Oregon adding to the Pacific Northwest bias that has been very apparent in this search for worldwide beer dominance. Drinking local does have its benefits in this category as India Pale Ales as a style tend to taste better fresher. Also who doesn’t love a good Velvet Underground/Andy Warhol reference?

-Appearance: A nice solid creamy looking head. Nice bright looking golden amber. The artwork as mentioned in the intro is inspired by Warhol and the reference to the Velvet Underground song “Sweet Jane.”

-Nose: Great grapefruity citrus with slight notes of pine. You also get some slight carmely malt notes as well. Judging from the nose this is going to be a pretty well balanced beer so fingers crossed that translates to the palate.

-Palate: You get very dank hoppy notes on the palate but fortunately the malt smooths that out making for a decently smooth finish. You almost get a nutty finish on the malt with a bit of a bitter mid palate that makes the mouth water making you eager for another drink.

-Rating: 2.5/5: Mediocre representation of the style. I’m really not upset that I’m drinking it but I’m not excited either. This is your mother’s IPA. (Breweries better not steal that as an idea for a brew) You can clearly tell this is an IPA but it’s not something you will be telling your buddies about.

-Cheers!

This post is part of a series of posts in the 30 Beers in 30 Days project. Enjoy! 

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