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RATINGS: 54   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
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Fresh Hop IRA
Mother Nature is a wonder. Each year she decrees what her bounty will bring, regardless of what we think it should be. Thusly, Sodbuster Farms in Salem brought us two varieties of fresh hops; Perle, and Sterling. The consortium of these hops provides the Killer Red with aromas of blood orange, pineapple, and forest. A healthy malt bill balances the top end and lends candied fruit, biscuit, and caramel character to the tongue. When life hands you hops, make fresh hop beer!.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oldschool_Mike (268) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle into IPA glass. Pours a clear copper colour with off white head. Aroma is pine and orange. Taste is orange and pine with a pithy bitterness. Decent beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
luttonm (3730) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle in Seattle. Copper brown with a creamy, lacing head. Fresh pine hops and metallic, crisp malt. Rich body, some good hop bite and a rounder amber malt body. Heavier abv than I’d expect leads to a heavier, not entirely pleasant body. Good flavor but something doesn’t add up.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
DuffMan (8628) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - DEC 29, 2015
Bottle. Deep orange with an off white head. Sweet malts, ripe papaya, medicinal crushed aspirin bitterness. Imbalanced, bordering on harsh IMO.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
Brigadier (3410) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
500 ml bottle
A reasonably nice seasonal feels like a beer with a limited shelf life that, if it still exists on any shelves, is a shell of itself. At the price here in Ohio I imagine that might be the case although if this were on draft I’d have no problems ordering a pint (depending on the other options). If higher gravity IPAs are your thing this West Coast style version should be right up your alley.

Aroma / Appearance - Caramel colored liquid swirls like a glass full of melted Red Vines. A rough vanilla head bobs up and down like whitecaps. Spruce, grapefruit, and some tropical notes brighten the mood. Overall this has a sharp focus but it doesn’t have that hook that catches your full attention.

Flavor / Palate - Oranges, grapefruit, and melon tickle the tongue en route to a clean bitter transition. After a few seconds it carries into the throat where it melts away with traces of resin and pine sap. If I had to choose one beer that shows what Double Mountain stands for from this limited flight it would be this one.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1315) - Alberta, CANADA - DEC 4, 2015
Aroma is roasted malts, tart,caramel, earthiness, slight rye and clove. Taste is dark roasted malts with honey and a relatively deep hop profile with an earthiness, lemon grass, clove , passion fruit, yeast and tart. Smooth finish. Appearance is a slightly hazy red with a thin pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dfearnley (1490) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 30, 2015
Draught to pint glass Grassy hops, caramel, some spruce, and grapefruit. Light amber with a frothy white head and great lacing. Taste is grapefruit, with a hint of passionfruit, a hint of pepper and decent bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pintbypint (3153) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 14, 2015
500ml brown bottle. Orange, a bit hazy, nice looking creamy foam and wide bands of lacing in the glass. Aromas of caramel malt, mixed tropical fruits, grapefruit, pine and light weed. Taste - some caramel sweetness, citrusy, fruity. Medium lasting bitterness and some bitter citrus notes lingering. Medium bodied, good smooth carbonation. Good beer, not as intense in the finish as I would have liked, but worth drinking.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
VertBaconStrips (2251) - Asshat, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 8, 2015
Damn. Similar to the killer green yet not. Still got that dankness that I loved in the green. Pineapple, sweet orange, melon, floral stuff, caramel, fresh. The taste is big yet kinda an all over the place thing. Just got caught up watching a two hr Maiden show and that beer is long gone. Was pretty good but not as good as the green.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
reebtogi (5195) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 1, 2015
Pint on tap at Beer Revolution in Edmonton pours a copper color with a finger of white head that leaves some decent lacing on the glass. Aroma is citrus, caramel and tropical fruits. Taste is a citrus hop bitterness with a light tropical fruity and malty sweetness. Light to medium bodied with good carbonation. A nice refreshing IPA that is easy to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anderson01 (294) - Idaho, USA - OCT 31, 2015
Dank aroma. A little bit of citrus. It smells like a dryer sheet not saying that in a bad way. Clear appearance. Amber colored. A nice thick, frothy head. Great lacing. Sticky texture. Starts really hoppy and finishes mellow. Average carbonation. Very easy drinking beer.


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