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Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


on tap

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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. 6.5% ABV, 60 BU

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beerplace (922) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine with Ash during Double Mountain tap takeover. Pours a slightly hazy copper with a beige head. Aroma is caramel malt, some tropical fruits. Taste and aftertaste is the same with piney bitterness notes. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UXO (1527) - CANADA - SEP 23, 2016
Appearance: slightly hazy medium amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head diminishing quickly to a thin skim, moderate lacing. (4/5) Aroma: caramel, pithy grapefruit and orange peel, cedar, tropical fruit. (7/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (7/10) Medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry medium duration slightly spicy finish. (3/5) A little elderly, perhaps, but the slightly higher ABV seems to have provided some measure of protection. The intention here is pretty clear: marry the characteristics of sweet malty red ales with those of IPAs. The execution is… slightly less clear. Although bitter and sweet are not necessarily antagonistic, they can be tough to balance - one or the other seems to always win out. In this case, malt is clearly dominant. On the plus side, the SImcoe hops don’t taste skunk or catty, so there’s that. (14/20)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
seehaferb23 (214) - - AUG 23, 2016
Cannery Row Beer Club tastes this for $4 out of 1 pt .9 fl oz. from Uptown Market in Lake Oswego, Oregon. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
chinchill (4338) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 28, 2016
500 ml bottle purchased and consumed near th brewery in Oregon. 65 IBU A fine looking ale with a brilliant copper colored body and beige head. Malty and hoppy aroma precedes a solidly hoppy flavor with a faint malt in the background. Medium body, carbonation and (for an IPA) bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2016

Bottle 500ml.

[ As Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale) ].
Clear medium amber orange color with a zverage to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting to diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate malty, caramel, moderate hoppy, grapefruit, citrus, woody hops. Flavor is moderate sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, caramel, fruity, hoppy. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20150928]

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (10593) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 2, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Pours a clear copper with medium creamy off white head that lasts. The aroma is grain and earth. Medium mouth, bready malt, caramel, bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (8027) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
Bottle from Whole Foods in Portland. Amber with a medium head. Floral hops, grass and light malt. An ok one although a bit boring.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SirLimpsalot (3817) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
@ Mark Spencer 16-3-8: doftar inget och en smak med små blommiga toner, annars inget

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (1067) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Tap at ranger station in Portland. Pint glass. Red copper with small white head. Subtle aroma. Malt, grain, and milder hop than expected. A bit metallic.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2326) - Blerkablerka, NIUE - FEB 16, 2016
Clearly this is better than their hop lava offering i had yesterday. Still has a grainy, seeded crust aroma and taste to go along with sweet orange, lime, ... man, the citrus is very nice. Creamy feel, solid head retention. Lengthy bitterness that gives way to a peppery spice that lingers for quite a while. The bitterness actually rules all on this one. Sure, the pine hits hard with a stinging attack but the bitterness rises above all. Rich mix of flavours wassssss more prevalent early on. What it lacks in depth it gains in pain. I crushed this.

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