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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.72/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.58   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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!.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
IndianaRed (2880) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2014
On Tap at the River Room, Whole Foods Boise hazy redish amber with a nice light tan head. Coarse lacing that is spotty. Nice modest woody malt flavors and fresh fruity slightly citrus hop flavors. pretty dry and liveley

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CampesinoTino (799) - Seattle, Washington, USA - OCT 19, 2014
500 ml Bottle (7.2% ABV). Dark golden amber colored with a dense layer of beige foam. Aroma of pine resin, orange rind and caramel. Flavor blends grapefruit, lemon and herbal hops upfront along with some caramel malt and pine. Moderately creamy mouthfeel with medium carbonation and more citrus rind and hops bitterness in the finish. Not sure if Fresh Hop IRA is a style but it definitely delivers on its promise of alpha acid overload.

3.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - OCT 17, 2014
Bottle. Pine and light caramel. A touch of spice. Earthy fresh hops. Nice bitterness throughout. Lingering dry finish. Tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brenn79 (1725) - Idaho, USA - OCT 17, 2014
500 ml bottle- Pours hazy autumn orange with a nice creamy off white head with good retention, layered lace. Aroma is piney hops, spicy, some caramel malt. The taste is a hoppy red ale, strong hops, piney, citrusy and spicy, light caramel malt is there just enough. Tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2881) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Really loving fresh hop season. Another great "red", not much to look at but full of hoppy aroma and taste. Alcohol pokes its head in here and there to remind you to be careful. Well crafted.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brentv (486) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 8, 2014
On tap at ABV Pub. Pours clear reddish copper with almost no head. Aroma is floral and citrus. Taste is the same, lightly bitter, some malty sweetness. Medium mouthfeel. Light bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Reid (2080) - Salem, Oregon, USA - OCT 2, 2014
500ml bottle bought from Lifesource natural grocers in Salem OR $4.99 2014 . 7.2% alc and 88 IBUs. Amber coloured body,clear, with a lovely tight bubbled but large off white head. Different hop profile from the "green", more powdery and resinous..but equally fresh again caramel malts. Very much balanced in taste with mote fruitiness than the "Green", and the hops showing mote progress in the end. Great mouth feel to this one also..lower carbonation but slick. Again a very nice fresh hop beer.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
nealblind (1109) - Seattle, Alabama, USA - APR 26, 2014
Slight cloudy bronze huge golden head. Aroma of pine & caramel. Tastes strong grass, malt, slight grape slight saltiness. Resinous palate.

3.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
stchloe (873) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 1, 2014
A fresh hop red ale, pours the right color with a caramel and fruity body, hop notes are likened to dry hopping, something kind of floral and almost sweet for hop.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pushkinwow (2245) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 12, 2013
Bottle, labelled as Killer Red Fresh Hop. Vibrant amber with a dark beige head. Sweet, tropical, caramel, unrefined, fresh, peach; on the palate swings the other way to a pleasing bitterness at first, moderate+ carbonation, refreshing body, becomes a bit sweet and then jumps full onto a semi-dry sweetness.


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