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Lavery Imperial Red Ale (IRA)

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Serve in Snifter, Tulip

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RATINGS: 30   MEAN: 3.4/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.28   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 246   ABV: 8.2%
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BIG. HOPPY. RED. Irish beer gone incognito! Our IRA has a beautiful burnt orange/red color with the unmistakable aroma and flavor of American hops. This beer is brewed to be dry with full flavor of Columbus, Cascade & Centennial hops.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
swoopjones (6201) - Buffalo, New York, USA - AUG 30, 2014
draft at Blue Monk, a solid hopped up amber/red ale. deep amber pour, fuler bodied. big bitterness, citrus, pine. malty backbone, toffee & caramel. ops 7 malts blend nicely. impressed

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sonnycheeba (3745) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Tap at brewery. Pours dark amber/copper with creamy off-white head. Aroma is cereal and caramel malts, light toast, mixed berries, and some floral hops. Flavor is dry malts, medium bitterness, light caramel, and some dark fruit esters; dry finish with some bitterness. Medium body and carbonation.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
snoworsummer (2441) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Draft at the brewery. Pours clear copper brown with a fizzy off white head. Tastes grassy, nutty, buttery, with a weird malty flavor. Light/medium body and low carbonation. Smells like sweet citrus hops and booze.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1117) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 30, 2014
Flight from the brewery. Pours a transparent reddish amber with a ring of off white head. Aroma of citrus and sweetness. Taste of hops and citrus.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5077) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 11, 2014
Sampled on draft this beer poured an orange-brown color with a large foamy-soapy orange-tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was sweet and tart with fruity hops, pine and caramel. The flavor was bitter and tart with notes of citrus, pine, tropical fruits and caramel. Medium length finish. Moderately full bodied. Solid.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tgncc (2890) - Bellmore, New York, USA - JAN 8, 2014
At Valley Forge Brew Fest 2013. The aroma is caramel, bread. The appearance is red, offf-white head. The flavor is bread, caramel, toffee. Medium/thick to thick in body. The finish is sweet, pine needles. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
boxofrane (2255) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 15, 2013
Bottle from wegmans. Pours hazy reddish brown with a medium sized tan head. The aroma has a bit of floral notes, caramel, solid hop presence. The taste is medium bitter with a big sugary caramel balance. Ok.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3011) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - SEP 11, 2013
From a bottle poured a dark amber color with a good amount of head. Strong malty flavor with a lasting finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (5094) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 7, 2013
Bottle. Pours a clear ruby red body with a large two finger frothy off-white head that slowly faded, leaving some sticky lacing. The nose is not nearly as strong on the hops as I was expecting. They’re rather light with just a little citrus and resin quality. The malt is pretty strong though, lots of caramel and toasty notes. The flavor is pretty bitter up front though, rather leafy tasting hops, toasty and dry maltiness throughout. Finishes on the drier side with just a light lingering bitterness. Medium bodied with fizzy lively carbonation. This is an interesting beer, I do like that it’s on the drier side and not sticky and sweet like most Imperial Reds.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jb (2298) - Rochester, New York, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Bottle from brewskis. Nice dark reddis, foamy, hazy. Bottle conditioned. Nose is spices , plenty of caramel, pine and other hoppy notes. Palate is decent. A bit drier than I’d have expected. Overall a nice and slightly unusual ale.


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