Hood River’s Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom has welcomed in the 2018 hop harvest with its annual release of Killer Red Fresh Hop IRAand Killer Green Fresh Hop IPA. Both of these fresh hop beers are available on draft and in 16.9oz (500mL) bottles at Double Mountain in Hood River and in Portland as well as throughout the Pacific Northwest.
Here are descriptions on each of the beers provided by the brewery.
Killer Green Fresh Hop IPADescription:
It’s harvest time! Sodbuster Farms in the Willamette Valley graced us with some beautiful Brewers Gold and Simcoe hops straight from the vine. Fresh, bright evergreen, red fruit and blood orange lead the way, pulling juicy pine and kind herb in tow through the finish. Be green. Drink Killer Green. 7.6% ABV, 95 BU
Killer Red Fresh Hop IRADescription:
Hops from Sodbuster Farms in the Willamette Valley are picked, transported, and put in to the brew within two hours. The exorbitant amount of fresh Perle and Centennial whole leaf hops heaped in to the kettle and hop back give this juiced up IRA a wonderful ripe apple, dank forest, and fruited pine flavors and aromas. 7.3% ABV, 78 BU
D.J. is a Portland, Oregon based writer that spent his formative years in the Midwest. With over 20 years under his belt of drinking beer at festivals across America and the world, he has developed a strong appreciation and understanding of craft beer and the industry that surrounds it. He can be found in any of the great breweries or beer bars that make Portland the best beer city in the world. His writing can also be found in Northwest Brewing News and can be followed on Twitter at @hopapalooza.