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RATINGS: 102   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


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mikem409 (1482) - 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 (756) - 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 (1036) - 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 (1078) - 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 (455) - 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 (3125) - 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 (590) - 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

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Alexmestas (29) - - JAN 6, 2013
Very similar to Ninkasi's Believer Double Red (although a little less malty) this beer features some nice toasty malt with a hop profile similar to an ipa. A great hybrid style that keeps things interesting. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (1898) - Salem, Oregon, USA - DEC 15, 2012
500ml bottle from Trader Joes in Salem. $3.79 Amber coloured body,slight haze, with a nice sized bubbly white head. Spicy semi sweet maltiness with a slight but obvious resinous hop. Taste is very balanced..between the toffee flvoured malts and the resinous/spicy hop. Nice Good mouthfeel low carbonation and great after tastes. A good beer..but i have this IMO as an amber ale!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2334) - Glendale, California, USA - DEC 6, 2012
Can’t believe I haven’t rated this before. Now that I have had a few to compare, this latest taste from their cool returnable bottles seems lighter than past efforts. More floral and fruity while still holding onto a medium hop kick.


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