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Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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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. 6.5% ABV, 60 BU


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lagerboy (1336) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 19, 2014
500 ml bottle. Unclear reddish brown, tan foam settles and mostly fades. Spicy fruity caramel aroma. Taste is spicy fruity piney hop forward, thinner toasty caramel malt, a bit lean but still resinous. Average carbonation, light-medium bodied, well hopped. NFL (Not For Lagerboys)

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
reetron (18) - Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 26, 2014
Pretty heady pour. Piney hops, heavy in the back of the throat but not a massive aroma. Ok balance but I like bigger flavor. It was ok. Ninkasi blows this one flat.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
osu97gp (663) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Pours a slightly hazy pale red orange with an initial large off-white head. Aroma of malts and light pine and floral hops. Flavor sweet caramel malts and quite a bit of both grapefruit and pine hops.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6114) - Reno, Nevada, USA - NOV 21, 2014
Good balance between the malts (mainly crystal?) and the hops. Not too hoppy or malty. Doesn’t wow, but is nicely done and complex.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ARH (568) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On tap and poured into a shaker. The aroma is a floral, orange, and toast combination. The color is hazy amber topped with a medium thin ring of soapy, dense head with thin puffs of surface. An above average lace is left behind. The taste is a medium high sweet medium bitter. The texture is a sticky oily quality with a medium full body and light fuzzy carbonation. Citrus, caramel, and toast come through on the crisp and dry finish. The aftertaste is toasty with notes of caramel and bread.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmm635 (887) - 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 (4402) - 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 (1445) - 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 (252) - 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 (1170) - 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.


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