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Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 129   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8432) - 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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sarlacc83 (1364) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
deanso (6581) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUL 2, 2015
Bottle shared with Kermis from ABCBeers. Tan head. Hazy amber pour. decent carbonation. Nice bitterness. Decent IPA

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kermis (6968) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 30, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Deanso. Pours hazy amber with a tan head. Aroma of malt, rye, caramel malt and light fruity hops. Flavour is moderate sweet and bitter. Medium bodied with light carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Douberd (3187) - Arnhem, NETHERLANDS - JUN 29, 2015
(Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)) Bottle 500 ml at home, served into a tulip glass, ABV 6.5% Deep orange to light red colour on the body, small and thick off-white head on top, with very good retention. Aroma of caramel malts, orange, cookie dough. Taste has also caramel malts, light hops presence, orange, cookie dough, light biscuit, faint bitter finish. Medium thin body, good carbonation. Okay.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gription79 (2612) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. Caramel maltiness, grassy, Belgian yeast character, dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
domienS (226) - Oostakker, BELGIUM - JUN 9, 2015
Pours a clear red beer with a white head. Smells hoppy, malty, piny. Tastes bitter. Leaves a big malty and hoppy palate. Tastes great!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Bosskie (587) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 28, 2015
Opaque red brown beer with a thick yellowish head. Some fine yeast floating around. Smell is caramel sweetness with some alcohol bitterness and fruity sourness. Fresh cheese. Hint of honey and leather. Maybe some cherries. Taste is bitter sweet watery, very nicely balanced. Malty alcohol, quite a full mouth, bit of cheese, dry astringent finish, but quite gentle. Peels at the end.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
olio (7512) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAY 16, 2015
50 cl bottle. Bottled on 03.12.2014.
Pours clear red color with a large head. Loads of resin on the nose, malts, some caramel notes, mild hops and some sweet tropical fruits, some cardboardy notes also as this is not that fresh anymore. Sweet resinous hops and caramel malts on the flavor, subtle gooseberries, orange and some mandarin. Bitter palate with a sweet malt-fruity finish. Sadly not so fresh anymore, decent still.
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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
markextrae (2122) - NETHERLANDS - MAY 8, 2015
shared 50cl bottle, poured a slight hazzy dark red to amber colour with a oily white head. notes of yeast, fainth nose, sweet malts, apricot, citrus, grapefruit, caramel, toffee, earth, pretty boring brew again.


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