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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2160) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1864) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Proeverij met Shivandragon
Prachtig bier om te zien, troebel roodbruin met een cremekleurige kraag. In het aroma is de rogge duidelijk aanwezig. Smaak is vrij zoet met rood fruit, rogge en een goede bittere nasmaak. Niet onaardig, maar te zoet.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2237) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to Lectvay. Pours reddish dark orange with large foamy beuge head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter hoppy caramel taste, full body, abrupt finish with caramel aftertaste. Nice hoppy red ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3383) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
@Bottleshare avond met @MaartenRF10
500ml, schenkt rood/bruin met witte kraag. aroma van zoete caramel, hop en den, smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk gehopt, caramel, kruidig, volle smaak, zacht en glad, goede afdronk, redelijk typische granigheid in de smaak zoals veel voorkomend in een Amerikaanse Barley Wine

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuspoenari (1461) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Deep amber pour, with decent head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and roasted nuts. The taste is what you’d expect from the smell, with caramel slightly overwhelming, followed by roasted pecans, almonds and a very mild bitterness.Too sweet for my taste, but a decent brew for what it’s worth. Not sure this is an American IPA, though - it tastes more like a brown ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3535) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
500 ml bottle
Part of a larger tasting, this "IRA" tilted the tables in a direction that seems more favorable for Double Mountain. While plenty of better IPAs exist it at least attempts to carve out its own niche instead of just going the route of "more extreme".

Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown core shimmers despite absorbing most of the ambient light. A yellowish white head adds nice contrast. Caramel, citrus, and fresh malts meld into a focused but uninspiring profile that gets the message across in only a few seconds.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus and caramel center a passable IPA with a blend of East Coast and West Coast influences. Rather than just blasting one with bitterness it starts subtlety. A clean finish flows lazily to a balanced aftertaste of bright hops and citrus. This is your textbook "local IPA" that targets itself at those who want to buy local.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JefVerstraete (2883) - Oosterzele, BELGIUM - NOV 17, 2015
Bottle from Geers. Red/brown colour, beige foam. Medium carbonation. Sweet nose of caramel, tropical fruit. Light bitter hoppy finish. Light notes of cardboard. Sweet and malty. Almost one year old. Too old maybe.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tderoeck (8127) - Gent, BELGIUM - NOV 13, 2015
16/X/15 - 50cl bottle from Geers (Oostakker) @ home - BB: n/a, bottled: XII/23/14 (although it only hit the shelves somewhere this summer) (2015-1482) Thanks to Erwin for sharing the bottle!

Clear red beer, creamy irregular beige head, little stable, bit adhesive, leaving some lacing in the glass. Aroma: sourish, bit fruity, red berries. MF: soft carbon, medium body. Taste: sweet start, malty, caramel, bit fruity, bitter, sourish touch. Aftertaste: hoppy, malty, caramel, banana, fruity finish. Not sure what to make of this. Probably age has hit it hard.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Marheb (4916) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 4, 2015
(En fût à The Local Peasant): Des oranges confites et du thé noir dans un corps céréalier et moelleux. Tout est très propre, l’amertume confortable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
madmitch76 (22055) - , Essex, ENGLAND - NOV 1, 2015
27th September 2015
post Borefts train to Amsterdam. Hazy deep amber beer, good cream colour head. Palate is airy and semi dry, decent fine carbonation. Caramel malts, slightly oxidised tasting. Tea. Mild floral bitterness. Overripe fruits. Airy finish. Mild bitter linger. Okay but tastes a little tired.

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