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Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)

Serve in Shaker, Tulip


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RATINGS: 137   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (1773) - Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2015
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy autumn orange with a nice dense off white head that sticks around. Aroma is bready rye, some hops, caramel malts, subdued. Taste is caramel malts, rye bread, spicy hops, resinous and hop forward. I really am enjoying this, really digging on the IRA’s lately, and this is one of the better ones.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (3986) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of grainy malts, spicy hops, some caramel, fruity, a hint of sugars and some honey. Flavor is quite bitter, Czech pilsener, some fruity hops and sweet caramel malts. Nice body, nice balance. Very well drinkable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (7700) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home. Aroma has reson, sweet fruitiness, some vanilla and caramel. Flavour has resin, biscuity malt and grapefruit. Also some mild and weird plastic off-flavour. Finishes with hayish grain and malt. Nice, I like the resin here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (1577) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours an oily amber color with a lasting thick head. Hop forward flavor and aroma. Finishes cool and bready. Well balanced. Not a major standoutfor me, but good beer overall.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7594) - Tampere, FINLAND - AUG 23, 2015
Draught @ the 7th Ave Pub, San Diego, CA. Pours a dark red colour with a small foamy head. Aroma of toasted malts, some nuttiness and bread. Flavour of grainy malts, bread, harsh bitterness and some red berries. Medium bodied. Pretty decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5800) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - AUG 20, 2015
Many thanks to Beerhunter111 for sharing! The nose is fresh floral. The beer itself starts great fresh hopped with a smooth and sweetish body. Hints of caramel, nuts, fresh and "red" malt. Sweetish-round, nice bittered with lots of fresh floral piney hoppy. The hops take away a bit the sweetness of that brew. Nice! But just at the boarder of being too sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11554) - Hasborn, GERMANY - AUG 12, 2015
Trübes bernsteinfarbenes Bier mit einer ordentlichen leicht beigen Schaumkrone. Geruch sehr malzig, harzig, reife Früchte, kräftig hopfig. Geschmack sehr hopfig, reife Früchte, harzig, kratzig bitterer Abgang.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2245) - Steenwijk, NETHERLANDS - JUL 31, 2015
Aroma of malt, caramel, pine, earthy, fruits, hops. Flavour is moderate sweet with a moderate bitter finish. Muted, earthy and malty Red IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8646) - Ursel, BELGIUM - JUL 29, 2015
Quite stable yellow head, some lace, over hazy amber-orange beer. Hopoils galore, exotic fruit on cake bottom, sweet pine. Very dry, woody, tannine-like flavour. Resin, but little typical hopcharacter. Warming up, pineapple. Special! Bonedry MF, despite good carbonation; quite slick and decent body. This is a rather unique one, pretty special, and hence double welcome!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1480) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 11, 2015
Tap A: Semi - transparent red with a thin drifting white head.N: Pine, cracker, damp leaves, grapefruit, lots of grass and earth. Peppercorn and coriander.T: Balanced between a noticeable bitterness and hearty malt.M: Medium body, light resin, touch of alcohol burn, prickly carbonation.O: Solid double red. Much better than Ninkasi Believer. Bit of a bite but not in a bad way.

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