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RATINGS: 121   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.51   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (4617) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 31, 2014
500 ml bottle. Slight orange color. Malty with some caramel. Bit of citrus in nose and taste. Drinkable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrFecesious (1198) - British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2013
On tap at Darby's. Cloudy burnt orange with a bubbly white cap and steady lacing. Aroma of caramelized malt, mulched tree branches, citrus rind, pine. Taste is mostly gentle bitterness with a good dose of sweetness. Medium dryness and carbonation. Slight resin.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2214) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle. Orange amber with an off white head that fades. Nice citrus hops, light caramel malt, grainy. Smooth, bit dry, moderate carbonation, mild body, slightly bitter, easy to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (590) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours a copper brown with a white head. Sweet but well balanced with hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Citrus, caramel, grapefruit and pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BeerFunGuy (820) - California, USA - NOV 23, 2013
Very deep red color and sweet citrus aroma. This beer has a bit of bitterness but is well balanced by a strong malt flavor. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (12468) - Orange County, California, USA - NOV 14, 2013
On tap @ Provisions Market. Amber/copper pour with a soapy off-white head. Aroma is huge pine and resin hop aromas. Caramel malt, grapefruit peel, and a bit of woody herbs. Nice. Flavor is a bit sweet up front with a strong bitterness to follow. Tons of pine, wood, herb, and resin character. Moderate grapefruit and some sweet caramel.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (7358) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - OCT 24, 2013
50cl bottle pours with a clear copper body that supports an inch tall light tan head of foam. The aroma has sweet sugary malts and some various light maltiness such as Pilsner, Caramunich and maybe others. I’m getting basically zero hops in the nose. Way at the end of a deep draw is a faint sweet fruitiness. The taste starts soft briefly with sweet malts, a bit of grainy malts, some Pilsner malts and then crumbs of biscuit like maltiness. The hops hit a moment later and seem to lean toward bitter Noble like hops as well as some pine, a light floral hoppiness, then a bit citrusy and spicy too. OK, all kinds of hops seem to come through in the taste. Interesting.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Gerbeer (2246) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drpimento (2419) - 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.

   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.

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