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Double Mountain IRA (India Red Ale)

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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 133   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7481) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Erzengel (5638) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerhunter111 (11059) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tricksta_p (2089) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JorisPPattyn (8570) - 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 (1416) - 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 (6725) - 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 (7153) - 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 (3294) - 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 (2652) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 17, 2015
Had on draft at the brewery. Caramel maltiness, grassy, Belgian yeast character, dry finish.


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