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RATINGS: 130   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (602) - - NOV 17, 2012
On tap. Pours a deep, dark red with wisps of foam. Sprucey hops over a slightly spicy caramel malt backbone. Well balanced, rich and smooth. Long, bitter aftertaste. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Reid (2080) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
beersearcher (2382) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jdavisesq (38) - - DEC 4, 2012
Cask at Pine Box, Seattle. Pours reddish brown with half finger head. Aroma is slight with some pine and malt. Medium body with crystal and pine. A bit sweet with bitter back end. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3270) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
olr1984 (1324) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Sammer (1082) - Plano, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle. Taste is pink grapefruit, flowers, pine, booze and hops. Balanced and nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
chicowv (476) - 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.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Syzzer (616) - 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

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