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RATINGS: 104   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (1837) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 17, 2013
500 ml bottle. Pours a mahogany color with full foamy head. Aromas of resin-y pine, oranges, and brown sugar. Somewhat light, but nice and not overly hoppy. Flavors of pink grapefruit, toasted malts, and a hint of floral. Easy to drink

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2267) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 28, 2013
Poured at a good temperature with a huge, foamy, frothy, fluffy, cream- to light tan-colored head that settled slowly and plenty of lace. Color is a hazy moderately deep amber. Aroma is hop, resin, hint citrus, then malt, grain, toffee. Flavor’s like nose, Hop flavor and bitter up front, then some tang and finally a bit of sweet. Body is decent; carbonation good. Finish is like flavor but has some medicinal and smidgen metallic.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
GuyCuba (32) - California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Tap. Tastes better than it looks or smells. Somewhat sour and somewhat hoppy. Straddles multiple categories. Pleasant enough.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2757) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - SEP 20, 2013
On tap at Veritable Quandary restaurant in Portland. Copper pour. Aroma is herbal, caramel, grass. Tastes are resiny hops, citrus, pine, caramel, floral. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (11252) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
Bottle from Malt & Vine. Pours clear copper with a foamy 3 finger beige head. Aroma is malty/yeasty. Med + body. Flavor is roasty malt with some earthy and, perhaps, citrus hop. It’s hoppy enough to be tasty, and it’s bitter enough to not be a typical amber. But it’s malty enough to fall into the amber category. Drinks ok tho.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
douglas88 (6122) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2013
Up the RA. OK, funny name. 500 ml bottle. Pours a mostly clear copper color with a large off-white head. A light nose of Pils malt and some caramel. Smooth caramel, light fruit, earthy, some toffee. A smooth easygoing brew. More of an amber ale. Beidh lá eile ag an bPaorach!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
maekchu (2200) - Hirakata, JAPAN - AUG 10, 2013
Draught at the brewery in Hood River. Light roastiness and smooth hop nose. Light hazy reddish color. Rich citrus initial / toasty malt in mid, along with some dirt notes, and then balance in mid / turns slowly in the finish, gets smoother, and leaves good bitter traces. Medium body. Quite flavorful. The "red" character is not so evident. But very pleasant overall.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
PhilJackson80 (325) - Oklahoma, USA - AUG 6, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 This beer pours reddish amber in color with a medium off white head. The beer has a medium piney hop aroma to it. The taste was more red the IPA to me. Overall an average beer to me.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Imaena (1855) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - AUG 3, 2013
Draught. This is a nice big hoppy IPA with lots of great citrus and fir flavor. Great pac northwest brew.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Homer321 (1962) - 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


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