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RATINGS: 95   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5   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


4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
skylercampbell (24) - Berkeley, California, USA - APR 20, 2010
This is by far the best example of a "Belgian IPA" that I have tasted. Deceptively simple (Nothing but Gambrinus Pils and Imported Crystal 75L malts, Brewer’s Gold and Simcoe hops, and the delicious Trappistes Rochefort yeast strain. Yet, this simple recipe comes together to make a really outstanding, unique IPA. In every way it tastes American, but the Belgian yeast just adds a wonderful subtle something that puts this beer over-the-top. Sadly, many places serve this beer under-carbed, but if you get this beer at the right place (ideally the fantastic Double Mountain taproom), you are in for a treat.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gooney (388) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KUEric (884) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUL 8, 2010
I was a big fan of this beer. IT looked great, it tasted even better. It had a nice hop profile, had a unique malty spiciness, was very smooth. Oregon brewers have it going on. This is a great great beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Alphadelic (1751) - 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.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dhunter151 (467) - Santa Rosa, California, USA - NOV 24, 2013
500mL bottle. Pours a copper brown with a white head. Sweet but well balanced with hop bitterness. Very drinkable. Citrus, caramel, grapefruit and pine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Changed (342) - Ithaca, New York, USA - AUG 17, 2012
10oz pour, expertly recommended by bartender @ Horse Brass. Pour is caramel w/ white head and lots of lacing. Aroma is a little bit of sour, lemony hops. Flavor starts with bitter hod and progresses into malty/sour goodness. Lively carbonation. This beer has more depth than most beers I’ve ever tried... Excellent!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Angeloregon (2055) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 2, 2007
First beer I ever tried from this brewery and what a delight. Poured an orange-red hue. deep and fruity. Subtle Rochefort yeast surprised me. Nothing like any Belgian I’ve had before. Bitter and bad ass!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
raphael (838) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 20, 2008
india red? slippery categories-- cant be "strong" coz of the alcohol. Full-on aroma, floral, resiny, caramel, distant citrus. clear medium brown with quick, lacy head (on draft at mickey finns). clean in the mouth (surprisingly not oily as the resin of the hops would imply) with light carbonation. flavors of pine, caramel, lemon-sugar, old plum. i partiuclarly like the blanace of malt sweet, hop bitter and hop resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmbo123 (44) - Washington, USA - JUL 27, 2009
I tried this at Oregon Brewer’s Festival 2009. At bit too hoppy for me, but good tasting hops, and very good quality otherwise. Tasted very similar to 2 others I tried: Boulder Beer Flashback Anniversary Ale & Summit Horizon Red Ale.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nalu (216) - Washington, USA - AUG 14, 2010
Cask @ Brouwers Cafe. Hazy amber pour, pink/tan head leaves a moderate lace. Grassy/kaya and flowery aroma, balanced towards hops but the sweet malt isn’t overwhelmed. Medium body with fine carbonation. Earthy towards the dry finish.


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