RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.61/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   IBU: 88   EST. CALORIES: 216   ABV: 7.2%
Fresh Hop IRA
Mother Nature is a wonder. Each year she decrees what her bounty will bring, regardless of what we think it should be. Thusly, Sodbuster Farms in Salem brought us two varieties of fresh hops; Perle, and Sterling. The consortium of these hops provides the Killer Red with aromas of blood orange, pineapple, and forest. A healthy malt bill balances the top end and lends candied fruit, biscuit, and caramel character to the tongue. When life hands you hops, make fresh hop beer!.

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stantheman (1167) - British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 31, 2018
On tap at Portland Craft on Main St in Vancouver. A reddish amber beer with white head and a caramel nose. A bit bitter, a bit fruity, with big caramel malt finish. Yay! 3.9

UXO (1896) - CANADA - DEC 13, 2016
Appearance: hazy coppery pale to medium amber with two fingers of rocky ivory head, excellent retention and heavy lacing. (5/5) Aroma: orange, caramel malt, pine, grassy and earthy. (8/10) Taste: moderate sweet, moderate-high bitter. (8/10) Palate: medium slightly oily body, moderate carbonation, off-dry lingering bitter finish. (4/5) Red? Check. Killer? Check. OK, then, that’s that. (16/20)

crispaire (260) - - NOV 28, 2016
pours a almond-like mahogany color with a thin white head. definitely drinks more like a red ale than an IPA. aromas and flavors of forest, herbs, spruce, and some ripe oranges.

RobBestwick (1016) - Calgary, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 21, 2016
Bottle. Orange and grapefruit aroma. Pours with a cloudy bronze colour and thin off-white head. Orange and grapefruit citrus flavour with notes of caramel. Very nicely balanced. Medium body. Mild bitter finish.

beerplace (2504) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - OCT 18, 2016
On tap at St. Augustine with Ash during Double Mountain tap takeover. Pours a hazy copper with a tan head. Aroma is slightly sweet with some caramel notes and tropical fruits. Taste is pretty the same. Pleasant.

78samh (295) - Olympia, Washington, USA - OCT 9, 2016
Bottle pour, big cream head. Spicy rye aroma, pine hops. Tastes is caramel and bread like malts. Mild bitterness. Earthy IRA.

BuckeyeBoy (9461) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 8, 2016
On tap at front door boise. Pours out crisp amber topped with a sand head. Nose is caramel malt sweetness grassy hops. Taste is more of the caramel malt sweetness earthy hops.

raphael (1330) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2016
First thing my nose said was “chicken soup?” that yeast-fart smell, mild, with green leaves, caramel and wood smoke. A little cloudy, intentionally. Light on the palate, decent effervescence. Flavor murky, sort of strawberry with some oak and caramel. Full finish.

bulldogops (2885) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - SEP 19, 2016
Rating #2156 - 2015.11.09 - Draught @revolutionyyc. Red-amber pour with a weak, white head that bubbles away to a ring. Aroma is strong with hoppy overtones, piney, lemon zesty and cookie dough malt. Taste is more of the same, dry piney citrusy hops and pastry malts dominating the flavour, with a hint of sweetness. Finish is dry, but balanced and satisfying

sulawang (1226) - - APR 6, 2016
Visual: Pours reddish brown with a nice 1.5cm dissipating head, sticky lacing, a thin layer of retention, lost of slow steady streams. Nose: citrusy pine hops, toasted malt backdrop, light boozy (lvl-6)-pungency Attack: creamy-fine, crisp Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), more creamy CO2, sweet light toasty barley malt, apple, orangy hop oils Finish: soft green grassy piney off-dry bitter hops, malty sweet finish. Summary: Solid malty hoppy profile with a very nice creamy mouthfeel. It’s just a touch too dry on the finish for me.

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