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RATINGS: 25   MEAN: 3.41/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.27   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.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (7137) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle at Paul’s. Pours reddish amber. Nose/taste of sweet malt, pine, caramel and baked bread. Medium body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
italarican (1436) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2012
Bottle thanks to zdk. Medium amber pour. Aroma is sweet of toffee with some orange notes. Notes of tootsie roll and spruce. Odd combination of flavors.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 24, 2012
22 oz. Bottle. A great combo of hop and red! Medium dark brown pour, muddy looking, with a white ring. Deep caramel sweet malt scent to a hop note. Medium bodied, silky texture, sticky on the tongue, with a fizzy finish. Bitter hop up front in the taste, subtle caramel note, malt, and a rounded bitter in the finish. Delicious!

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Phillies08Champs (662) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 15, 2012
bottle from Dunnie @ CAH bottle day. Nose is sweet with crystal malt and and fruity ketones, first sip is tangerine and slight stove top candy. finish is clean with a nice mouth feel.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
alobar (2623) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Pours a cloudy reddish color with an off-white head. Aroma of caramel, resin, pine, and cereal. Sweet malt flavor of caramel, with a bitter almost sour back end with resin and ceral. Touch of pine. Think bubbly body with excellent lacing.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (3757) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 22, 2012
22 oz bomber from my Blue Dog V-day lunch. Poured a very nice clear deep red body with a small bit of effervescence rising from the center and an average sized dense foamy light beige head that leaves nice lace and settled to a nice slick that lasts the duration of the beer. Aroma started off with a big dose of caramel malts and some light toffee sweetness along with some orange juice. The sweetness fades however and a dry sourness creeps in with a slight touch of balsamic reduction. The flavor follows the aroma to a T. Body is fuller with lively carbonation and no real bitterness on the end. Drinkable but I wish the sourness didn’t creep in.

1.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
cheap (3808) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2012
On tap at the bocktown. Reddish brown beer. Has a mild ipa aroma. First taste is kick you in the teeth IPA. Big oily and leathery. Bold dull knife edge. Barely any co2 on this monster. Way too much rototilling bitterness for this lager lover. On style for an ipa, but its an american strong ale, heheh. If you like IPA, better seek this out.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
argo0 (11192) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 16, 2012
Draft. Minimal off-white head atop murky dark red-brown body. Aroma is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, some cherry. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, grapefruit, light cardboard. Medium body, low carbonation.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Draft at Churchkey, courtesy of argo0, thank you! Hazy brown color, scant edge head. Aroma of caramel and cardboard. Taste is odd bitter caramel.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (7502) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 29, 2011
Bomber from Frank Smith’s. Pours thick turbid dull ruby brownish, with 3-finger fluffy, creamy, well retained head. Nose is resiny hops, caramel malt, fruit. Tastes rich, extremely resiny hoppy, with a big caramel malt backbone and a substantial vinous fruit and peppery flavor. This one is stellar.


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