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RATINGS: 103   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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The “IRA”, as it’s known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite. Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers’ Gold hops. 6.8% ABV, 55 BU


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (870) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 22, 2014
Ruby amber color with a thin beige head. Aroma of sweet malt and fresh hops. Flavor starts sweet but finishes quite bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (4214) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 14, 2014
500ml bottle pours amber in color with a 2 finger white head that leaves some nice lacing on the glass. Aroma is earthy with some citrus and pine and caramel. Taste is a grapefruit and pine hop bitterness with a caramel malty sweetness finishing with some earthy tones. Medium bodied with nice carbonation. An enjoyable IPA that I recommend to others.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1375) - Oregon, USA - AUG 31, 2014
On draught at Double Mountain. Copper amber color. Aroma is pineapple, mango, caramel, and pine. Taste is sweet caramelized pineapple, citrus, and some little prickly hop bitterness. Balanced blend of the sweet malt and the citrus hops.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jsnicholas (148) - Woodinville, Washington, USA - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle (500ml): Cooper color with nice whitish head. Pretty cloudy. Slight bitterness and some hops, but mostly its the malts. Some sweetness. Very drinkable

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (968) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 2, 2014
Bottle shared by Nick. Pours a transparent reddish amber with a thick layer of cream colored head. Aroma and taste of malts, caramel, and some citrus.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (4339) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 27, 2014
Draft - Earthy, sweet caramel and hops. Cloudy copper with a decent white head. Cardboard and resin, not fresh. I am not reviewing fairly as I can taste the age, so will attempt to try again.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiong (3782) - Espoo, FINLAND - JUN 9, 2014
Draught @ random pizza place, Portland, OR

Pours amber red with a smooth head. Aroma of caramely malts, toffee, hops and syrup. Taste is malty, sweet and caramely with some toffee and grassy hops. Finish is sweet, malty and sticky with some off flavors. Feels a bit unbalanced and unclean.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
fiulijn (14740) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 6, 2014
Draught at Serious Biscuit, Seattle
Hazy light amber color. The aroma doesn’t deliver. Light mouthfeel, light malts, correct bitterness.
Entry level.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5727) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Thanks to 5000 for sending this bottle my way. Red pour with a large off-white head. The aroma is a mix of grass and toffee with a hint of pine thrown in. The flavor is a bit more hop forward. I get some pine and light orange citrus notes as well as a good dose of caramel and toffee malt. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
maxwelldeux (3681) - Everett, Washington, USA - MAR 11, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear reddish amber color with a moderate light tan head on it. Nose is fairly hoppy, but smells bitter and earthy. Taste is bitter, but doesn’t seem all that fresh to me. Ok, but nothing terribly interesting.


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