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RATINGS: 21   MEAN: 3.66/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45   IBU: 134   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Irie is a malty and complex India Pale Ale. Named for the Jamaican word “Irie” meaning “good, excellent, great or of good quality”, or "the state of feeling great, no worries", this beer is all of those and more. With an original gravity of about 1.070, the malt profile provides a sturdy backbone for the generous amount of Simcoe, Centennial and Columbus hops. American Ale yeast ferments this beer cleanly allowing the dank hop qualities to come through in all their glory… IRIE Mon!


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4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jstraw (1906) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 30, 2012
Draft at Jerry’s. Darker gold with good, foamy, white head / Bright nose of citrus, soap, pine, and bubblegum / Medium body, nice balance of good fruit and biting hops, with bitter finish / Flavors of orange peel, grapefruit, soap, cut pine, and bubblegum / Outstanding.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kseecs16 (1193) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - JUN 3, 2014
Draught, pours a slightly hazy golden amber with a big creamy off white head that leaves rings of lacing down the glass. Wet piney hop aroma. Big floral sweet hop flavor and nice bitterness.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christpuncher (996) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2014
A very hoppy ipa with a malty finish. Super bitter and pours a nice deep orange red in color. Had after a half miler ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
irvineb (9) - - JAN 17, 2014 does not count
This is almost a "session" ale, as even though it is a true IPA, I found it very drinkable. It was not over wrought with hops, but yet the strong presence was there. It had a fuller flavor than some IPA's , and I drink many. Obvious malt characteristics, which I happen to like. Overall, one u intend to drink more of. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
esjaygee (3903) - Oak Creek, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 4, 2013
On tap at Tight Head Brewpub. Amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of citrus and caramel and grapefruits. Taste of grapefruit juice, mangos, caramel and light alcohol. Moderate bitter finish, not bad.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (997) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Midwest Brewers Fest. Poured orange amber with no head. Sweet hop aroma. Smooth hop taste.

4.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
HighWine (950) - Whalezbro, Illinois, USA - JUL 22, 2013
Tap flight at Haymarket. Full disclosure, I usually rate and then eat. This round came with my food. I’m eating a salad with spicy peanut dressing and think this beer will pair. Dark honey color with a foamy off white head. Hard to detect the aroma in this glass. It’s not hard to detect the flavor, though. Big, soapy, flowery hops! The head laces really well as I devour this delicious brew. There’s a good sweet malt back one that stands up to the hops. Very well crafted and a delight to drink. Hop bitterness infers in the mouth. Yum.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - JUN 17, 2013
(Draught) Pours a clear yellow body with a medium off-white head. Aroma of grapefruit, grass, grain, and pine. Flavor of grapefruit, florals, pine, and caramel with a dry finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hombrepalo (1818) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 11, 2013
Brewhaha. One of the better at the event. Pours a clear copper from the can with fluffy off-white head that dissipates to leave thin lace. Aroma of funky west coast hops, piney and resinous. Taste follows, but more mellow as you drink more and a drinkable balance. Good stuff.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmoreau (2314) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - MAR 1, 2013
UPDATED: AUG 29, 2013 Sampled at Fat Duck in Forest Park, IL. last week during the Tale of Two Parks pub crawl. Showed a clear, orange/amber, with off white, bubbly head foam, and nice, curtainy cling to the lacing. The nose was light, but predominantly citrus, notably soft grapefruit, with some resin following up, light grain, a touch of sweetness, and smooth creaminess to the malt. A hefty hop bitterness was present in the flavor, expressing astringency that was nearly abrasive as it lingered past the finish. Still a decent, medium bodied IPA. Next time, on tap at Lunar Brewing Co.. Brighter color, more expressive nose, and the hop bitterness was earthy, rindy, and more even tempered. +.1


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