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RATINGS: 11   MEAN: 3.26/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.08   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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The India Red Ale, or IRA, brings together the alluring red hue and malty body of a red ale with all the intense citrus, grapefruit, and piney hoppiness youíd expect from an American IPA. This beer features first-wort hopping to achieve a smooth bitterness.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2005) - Clinton, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2014
Cloudy copper pour with a one finger soapy off white head. Aroma is citrus, tree fruit, biscuit, bread crust and some planty hops. Flavor is caramel, spicy, husky grain, seems like there might be a little rye in there, bread and lots of spicy, earthy, piney, and grapefruit zest hops. Medium body a little oily on entry, medium, but sharp carbonation and dry, slightly astringent finish. Good stuff overall, nice bitter kick without being too harsh. Iíd probably like it more if it had a little more citrus presence, but itís still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardaxe (266) - - DEC 17, 2014
Poured from bottle into pint glass. Big creamy head that lingered for a while. Decent, if uninspiring hop aroma. Flavor doesn't quite deliver the hop pinch I was expecting. It's decent, with a moderate bitterness and a well hidden ABV. Finish is bland and yeasty. Thin body.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
bigda83 (284) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 20, 2014
Pour is a red/amber with minimal head and not much lacing. Aroma of bread, caramel, toast, pine, and citrus. Taste was pretty sweet up front with caramel coming through and then the citrus hops taking over. Medium body, medium bitterness, dry finish. Not bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
wlajwl (4062) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 1, 2014
Aroma is fruit/candy, citrus, malts and very light pine. The flavor is tropical fruit, lime/kiwi, citrus, fruit/candy, light hop resin notes and a bitter/dry/tangy finish.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 5/20
jbuskirk (486) - Holdrege, Nebraska, USA - APR 26, 2014
I was very excited to try this India Red Ale (IRA). However, I soon found it to be more weird than unique. The toasted malt aroma seemed slightly strange for some reason. The flavor didnít really work for me, either. It started off with a creamy sweetness that was just shy of cloying. The transition into citrusy hop bitterness is sharp and unexpected. It makes for a somewhat bracing surprise. The contrast between malty sweet and hoppy bitter is rather stark and the transition happens a bit too suddenly. This ale needs some work.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Espo1 (35) - - APR 12, 2014
4/12/14 Great beer. Brewed 3/27/14. Nice aroma. Caramel and some breadiness. Smooth on the palate with a light bitter finish. Color was amber with off white head. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (379) - Oklahoma, USA - APR 12, 2014
12 oz bottle. The beer is reddish amber with a small off white head. Aroma has biscuit, caramel, bread & some earthy notes. The taste has a medium bitterness with a clean dry finish. Overall a good red. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jmohno (1137) - Iowa, USA - MAR 28, 2014
About a month from bottle date. Pours blood orange red,almost no head,slight lace,slight haze. Mild hop aroma,sublte, planty,grassy, mild herbal,slight fruit and sweet caramel.Maybe a muddled amber malt/hop combo. Same in taste kinda a roasty amber with planty piney resiny grassy strong bitter finish.Strong linger,kinda medicinal though. Pretty good for the most part, pretty astringent bitter. Finish seems a bit cloying with they strong sweetness and strong bitter. Red Ipa is probably my favorate beer but this is good but something in it I donít like about it. Probably mostly the finish. As it warmed I really started not liking it more.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ajnepple (2553) - Conifer, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2014
On tap at the brewery. Reddish orange and clear appearance with a white head and light lacing. Aroma of piney hops, citrus fruits, caramel, toffee and toasted malts. Similar flavor, medium bitterness and mild sweetness. Light to medium body, plenty of carbonation. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
boozedude (1998) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle sharted with shawnae at club! pours clear red, thin white head, aroma is malty goodness, taste is malty with light hops, and nitter finish, I dig it

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
GJF (1278) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - MAR 17, 2014
Bottle at Lincoln Wine Bar. Copper pour. Thin white head. Itís very drinkable, but I found it a little harsh. MB really liked it though--traded her green flash for my zip line. Rated higher to balance my reaction with hers.

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