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RATINGS: 108   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   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
maekchu (2283) - 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 (375) - 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 (1881) - 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 (2117) - 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 (1419) - 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 (9915) - 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 (1601) - 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 (858) - 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 (1048) - 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 (1138) - 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.


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