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RATINGS: 226   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Flagship Series. An IRA bursting with tropical notes, this beer finishes juicy with a subtle malty backbone. After one taste, it’ll leave you wanting more. It doesn’t take brains to know this IRA is a delicious choice any time of year!

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4.6
wilmst (3) - - FEB 20, 2018 does not count
A very hoppy red ale. Oregon delicious. As usual ninkasi delivers high quality brew. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
jimlarkey (16) - - FEB 4, 2018
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3.3
blipp (10106) - La Mesa, California, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Bottle. Pours orange with a white head and faint floaties. Mild fruity hops, a little bitterness, light malty sweetness, and a balanced and relatively clean finish. Not bad.

3.8
DenverLogan (1318) - North Bend, Washington, USA - NOV 14, 2017
From a 12 oz bottle. Pours dark gold with head and lace. Aroma of pale malts, grains. Significant carbonation and mouthfeel. Flavors of rich malts, grains, straw hops, rye, slightly darkened caramel. Overall rich, flavorful...a little bitter but I'd do another!

3
ehaak26 (773) - - NOV 5, 2017
Bottle from A.J.'s Beer Warehouse. Aroma of tropical fruits and juicy hops.

3.3
Holdwine (1240) - Beertimore, Maryland, USA - OCT 15, 2017
Good enough West Coast IPA, with the added twist of an elevated toasty maltiness. Nice bottle. The malt takes a bit of the hop shock off, making for an easy to drink refresher.

4.4
MetalNHopHead (2306) - Lincoln, Nebraska, USA - SEP 25, 2017
Dawn of the Red sports a copper-amber color and slightly sturdier malt base than some other Northwestern IPA's, but this brew is as thoroughly hoppy as most other things on the West Coast. It's a rather lovely brew with a clear body and an off-white head. There's a hint of caramel on the nose and palate, but otherwise this red ale is characterized by piney, earthy, and citrusy hops. Bittersweet taste and a crisp finish.

3.5
Itzjerm (3237) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - SEP 14, 2017
Malty red beer with a solid hop backbone. Yes I said that backward. But still basic northwest hopped IPA. Thin head average. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
Oakes (19549) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2017
@St. Augs. Amber, bright, medium head. Just a great coating down the glass. Earthy, has some crystal malts right up front on the nose. Earthy, quite fruity with a lot of pear and peach. This is much more to the pale hoppy spectrum than "IRA" would suggest.

4.8
ronaldtheriot (2039) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - JUL 25, 2017
Ninkasi Dawn of the Red has a medium, soapy, off-white head, a mostly clear, orange-red appearance, and minimal lacing. The aroma is of red Jolly Rancher, tea-like qualities, bready malt, brown bread crust, and hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and Ninkasi Dawn of the Red finishes medium dry. RJT


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