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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48/5   IBU: 60   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The IRA, as its known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite. Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers Gold hops. 6.5% ABV, 60 BU

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   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 5/20
SirLimpsalot (3938) - SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2016
@ Mark Spencer 16-3-8: doftar inget och en smak med sm blommiga toner, annars inget

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
commonshawn (1108) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 3, 2016
Tap at ranger station in Portland. Pint glass. Red copper with small white head. Subtle aroma. Malt, grain, and milder hop than expected. A bit metallic.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
VertBaconStrips (2360) - Blerkablerka, VENEZUELA - FEB 16, 2016
Clearly this is better than their hop lava offering i had yesterday. Still has a grainy, seeded crust aroma and taste to go along with sweet orange, lime, ... man, the citrus is very nice. Creamy feel, solid head retention. Lengthy bitterness that gives way to a peppery spice that lingers for quite a while. The bitterness actually rules all on this one. Sure, the pine hits hard with a stinging attack but the bitterness rises above all. Rich mix of flavours wassssss more prevalent early on. What it lacks in depth it gains in pain. I crushed this.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
AgentAle (1610) - Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2016
Aroma is spices, honey, caramel, pinecone, earthiness, and clove. Taste is your expected rye spiciness with a good balance of caramel and toasted grain. The hop profile is deep and potent but not overwhelming. Finishes spicy with some earthy aftertaste. Appearance is a cloudy amber with a medium pearl head that retains fairly well.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
wekker84 (2204) - etten-leur, NETHERLANDS - FEB 10, 2016
Bottle a amber colored beer with a white head aroma malts spicy citrus fruits yeast and hops flavor malts spicy citrus fruits pineapple and a bitter hoppy aftertaste

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MaartenRF10 (1929) - Wageningen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 16, 2016
Proeverij met Shivandragon
Prachtig bier om te zien, troebel roodbruin met een cremekleurige kraag. In het aroma is de rogge duidelijk aanwezig. Smaak is vrij zoet met rood fruit, rogge en een goede bittere nasmaak. Niet onaardig, maar te zoet.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trapped (2590) - New York, TURKEY - JAN 12, 2016
Bottle thanks to Lectvay. Pours reddish dark orange with large foamy beuge head, faint malt aroma, medium carbonation, slightly bitter hoppy caramel taste, full body, abrupt finish with caramel aftertaste. Nice hoppy red ale.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ShivanDragon (3661) - Leeuwarden, NETHERLANDS - DEC 19, 2015
@Bottleshare avond met @MaartenRF10
500ml, schenkt rood/bruin met witte kraag. aroma van zoete caramel, hop en den, smaken zijn redelijk zoet, matig bitter, redelijk gehopt, caramel, kruidig, volle smaak, zacht en glad, goede afdronk, redelijk typische granigheid in de smaak zoals veel voorkomend in een Amerikaanse Barley Wine

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
mariuspoenari (1929) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - DEC 14, 2015
Deep amber pour, with decent head. Aromas of caramel, toffee, burnt sugar and roasted nuts. The taste is what youd expect from the smell, with caramel slightly overwhelming, followed by roasted pecans, almonds and a very mild bitterness.Too sweet for my taste, but a decent brew for what its worth. Not sure this is an American IPA, though - it tastes more like a brown ale.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (3605) - Chagrin Falls, Ohio, USA - DEC 13, 2015
500 ml bottle
Part of a larger tasting, this "IRA" tilted the tables in a direction that seems more favorable for Double Mountain. While plenty of better IPAs exist it at least attempts to carve out its own niche instead of just going the route of "more extreme".

Aroma / Appearance - The reddish brown core shimmers despite absorbing most of the ambient light. A yellowish white head adds nice contrast. Caramel, citrus, and fresh malts meld into a focused but uninspiring profile that gets the message across in only a few seconds.

Flavor / Palate - Citrus and caramel center a passable IPA with a blend of East Coast and West Coast influences. Rather than just blasting one with bitterness it starts subtlety. A clean finish flows lazily to a balanced aftertaste of bright hops and citrus. This is your textbook "local IPA" that targets itself at those who want to buy local.


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