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RATINGS: 127   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
beernovice39 (3251) - 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 (610) - 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 (2067) - 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 (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.

3.4
   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

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LarryBeast (597) - - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeMcPhee (8962) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 6, 2012
Deep ruddy pour with a thick white head. The nose is quite hoppy. Rich sweet malt but it’s not cloying at all. A bit of resin and pine with a nice sticky resinous finish. Iced tea and a bit of sweet caramel which I normally hate but here it kind of works. Assertive bitterness.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Terminus (3342) - Las Cruces, New Mexico, USA - SEP 24, 2012
Tap at the brewpub september 2012-pours bright copper hue with a small eggshell white head. nose of pine resin and cleaner with some sweet carmel backbone. flavors follow suit-lots of pine and caramel sweetness to balance this one out. some nice leafy hop notes come in during the finish. a different take on an ipa, more like they say, an IRA. Cool brew!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
luttonm (2962) - Seattle, Washington, USA - SEP 7, 2012
On Cask at The Pine Box, Seattle. Dark, bright red, foamy greay head. Sweet, rosy hops. Great warming hops on a red ale. Sweet juicy body. Alright, quite nice on cask.


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