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RATINGS: 115   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aml42000 (622) - Washington, USA - JUN 29, 2012
Red tinted amber. Malty nose with a good helping of caramel. Balanced on the palate showing some sweeter malts, with reasonably subdued hops on the finish. Very nice.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
dwm1034 (692) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 28, 2011
On draft at Belmont Inn...thanks to Tim for this one. Excellent balance of hops in nose and taste...with a malty body for smoothness....very well done; wish we could get this in Illinois.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
after4ever (6485) - Brier, Washington, USA - SEP 25, 2011
Draft at ncbc. Pours a cloudy amber with a dense creamy tan head. Big tangy grapefruit nose. Creamy medium body with lively carb. Toast and caramel mid palate. Mild tangy finish.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gooney (389) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Copper reddish color with a thick, foamy head. Complex hop and malt aroma. A bit of a caramel flavor? Very smooth and slightly sweet mixed with some nice hops bitterness. This is a very good beer.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DYCSoccer17 (3446) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 4, 2011
Sampled from a day-old growler brought back from Oregon by my buddy John. Citrus orange/lemony hop aroma. Somewhat mild, though, without too much else happening. Moderately hazy amber body with a frothy, yellowish head present. Super citrus lemon hoppiness to start. Has a nice chewiness with some caramel malts in the middle. Finishes with mildly spicy, herbal , and lightly bitter finish. Very drinkable stuff. Nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BillKismet (3412) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUL 7, 2011
Deep apricot amber pulpy body with ring of head. Pleasant citrus-accented bitter hop nose. Nice bitter, but balanced body that falls between citruss and piny. Restrained and tasty. One of the few Double Mountain brews that really stood out.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (1858) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 28, 2011
An unfiltered beauty. Beautiful fresh cascadian nose with nettle, grapefruit and a smooth malty underbelly. Citric tasty pine needles on the tongue. Drinkable and dry in the finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dchmela (2761) - Orlando, Florida, USA - APR 22, 2011
Tap at the brewery. Deep copper pour with an off white head. Huge citrus hop bomb of a nose with a touch of toffee. Resiny piney hops in the taste with a nice caramel backbone. Really tasty brew.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (7142) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 29, 2011
On tap at Hotel Modera, Portland. Pours cloudy reddish amber with a rich off-white head and a toffee aroma. There is a hearty malt flavor, an interesting hop profile and an eccentric yeast presence that produces a tingling sensation. It is slightly bitter, very dry and quite tasty.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Hophazard (193) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 28, 2011
Pungent, piney hops on the aroma. Slight tropical fruit. Hazy, caramel colored with no head. Strong, dang pitchy hops start, malt gentley slides in for the finish. Fair amount of bitterness. Medium light body. Tastes like an IPA as malt doesn’t stand up to the hops but still nice.


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