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RATINGS: 98   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Ferris (2868) - 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 (3610) - 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 (14290) - 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 (5504) - 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 (3448) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 8/20
jmanock (20) - - FEB 26, 2014
slightly sulfuric and mineral-y taste and smell. a little vegetal aroma as well. taste is a more one-dimensional bitterness from the hops and a very husky malt flavor. not nearly enough caramel to call this a "red" and even the color could let this be considered a normal IPA. Reds are one of my favorite styles because of the usually tropical hop contributions and the sweet caramel malts. this was more like a light copper IPA that doesn’t have the complex hop character and aroma you need in an IPA these days.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
bpreo (1491) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - FEB 15, 2014
It took a while for me to finally try this beer. I am happy that I did. The taste was good, but nothing amazing. The cool thing was, I got to drink it out of a beaker.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (3823) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Slight orange color. Malty with some caramel. Bit of citrus in nose and taste. Drinkable.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (903) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at Darby's. Cloudy burnt orange with a bubbly white cap and steady lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt, mulched tree branches, citrus rind, pine. Taste is mostly gentle bitterness with a good dose of sweetness. Medium dryness and carbonation. Slight resin.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (1953) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Orange amber with an off white head that fades. Nice citrus hops, light caramel malt, grainy. Smooth, bit dry, moderate carbonation, mild body, slightly bitter, easy to drink.


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