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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 204   ABV: 6.8%
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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. 6.8% ABV, 55 BU


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (971) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - JUL 29, 2013
Nose of sweet malt. Firm hop bitterness with some residual malt sweetness. A touch of alcohol in the finish. Enjoyable but forgettable. ---Rated via intercellular device

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jefcon (1325) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Generous aromas of cedar, spice, earth and cereal. Plenty of weight on the palate, and a long finish. The hops contribute a lot to the experience: round, spicy, fruity and sharp.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (6986) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
Tap at Double Mountain, Hood River, 24/05/13. Hazed orange amber with a thin off white head. Nose is hops, light pine, bitter orange and citrus notes. Taste comprises sugars, toasted malts, orange pith, light grapefruit, hops. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, hop bitterness at the curtain call. Ok IPA.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1461) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - JUN 30, 2013
Pours murky red. Aroma of malty bread and hop. Taste is very messy old hop and honey

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bule (571) - California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
On tap at The Original in Portland. Pours a reddy brown color. Lots of hops, but not well balanced against other flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1006) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Taste is pink grapefruit, flowers, pine, booze and hops. Balanced and nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (916) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 24, 2013
On tap at trion pours a amber red with off white head. Sting hop aromas. Citrus hop taste.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicowv (453) - Canaan Valley, West Virginia, USA - FEB 22, 2013
Bottle: Pours dark amber, light tan head. Good citrus hop aroma, caramel malts. Thin, finishes weak. Slight salt and bitter. Not very complex. Bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3079) - Montana, USA - FEB 14, 2013
On top Hazy copper with an off white top. Scent is caramel, citrus and pine. Taste is citrus, wood, grass, pine and a hint of nuts.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (571) - Oregon, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Visually, this ale is very interesting. It has a nice hazy dark orange color with a thick creamy off white head. The aroma is a bit cereal and a little ammonia. Medium body= the malts are nice but then outdone by bitterness. The hops are somewhat stale & outshined by the bitterness as well, but they are a moderate grassy tone. Not exceptional, malts in a cascadian dark ale balance the hops better. 8.19 BD


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