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RATINGS: 159   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   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
ElManana (1763) - Scheldewindeke, BELGIUM - OCT 16, 2015
Bottle at tderoeck's place. Very yeasty, malty smell, sweet, light bitter but I'm missing exotic fruits.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2972) - La Mesa, California, USA - OCT 10, 2015
Bottle from Safeway. Murky brownish amber in color. Huge billowing head. Hoppy up front with a bit of citrus. Somewhat off smelling nose. Possibly the reason for the big foam. A little spicy in favor as well. Almost has a Belgian quality to it. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2004) - Idaho, USA - SEP 24, 2015
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy autumn orange with a nice dense off white head that sticks around. Aroma is bready rye, some hops, caramel malts, subdued. Taste is caramel malts, rye bread, spicy hops, resinous and hop forward. I really am enjoying this, really digging on the IRA’s lately, and this is one of the better ones.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Vaiz (4223) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - SEP 19, 2015
Bottle at home. Hazy orange pour, thin white head. Aroma of grainy malts, spicy hops, some caramel, fruity, a hint of sugars and some honey. Flavor is quite bitter, Czech pilsener, some fruity hops and sweet caramel malts. Nice body, nice balance. Very well drinkable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (8031) - Helsinki, FINLAND - SEP 8, 2015
50 cl bottle @ home. Aroma has reson, sweet fruitiness, some vanilla and caramel. Flavour has resin, biscuity malt and grapefruit. Also some mild and weird plastic off-flavour. Finishes with hayish grain and malt. Nice, I like the resin here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
andrewje41 (2782) - Kenmore, Washington, USA - SEP 6, 2015
Draft pour at Frankies pizza. Pours an oily amber color with a lasting thick head. Hop forward flavor and aroma. Finishes cool and bready. Well balanced. Not a major standoutfor me, but good beer overall.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
lusikka (7681) - 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 (7548) - 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 (16416) - 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 (3328) - 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.


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