RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 3.29/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.22/5   SEASONAL: Winter   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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 youd expect from an American IPA. This beer features first-wort hopping to achieve a smooth bitterness.

Hops: Centennial, Chinook, Cascade, Nugget
Malts: Pils, Munich, Victory, Crystal, & Special B
7.1% ABV
65 IBU
Available from February through April
Draft and 12 oz bottles

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fidelis83 (2360) - 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. Id probably like it more if it had a little more citrus presence, but its still nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3399) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 1, 2016
On tap at Zipline in Lincoln. Pours an amber color with white head. Piney, hoppy, resiny, caramel aromas. Caramel, hoppy, resiny flavors. Well balanced hop and malt flavors. Enjoyed for a style thats not my favorite.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
adnielsen (10584) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 29, 2016
On tap at the brewery. Hazy dark reddish orange appearance with a white head. Caramel, pine, and some pepper. Medium body. Bland caramel water with bitter, bland, piney hops. Not offensive but dull and unimaginative.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ads135 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - MAY 18, 2015
About as well balanced a beer as you can expect. Surprisingly cherry red appearance, lots of grapefruit in the nose and a healthy bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arminjewell (9567) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2015
Pour out of 12 oz bottle, slightly hazy reddish pour with off white head, aroma brought notes of nice orange, grapefruit, slight toast, bread, caramel into a bit of pine, slight yeast. Taste was a mix of caramel, toffee, red fruit, orange into a bit of grass, slight grain, hints of bread, lemon, finishing slightly dry, bitter. Nice, refreshing.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beardaxe (293) - - 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 (854) - 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 (6599) - 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
MetalNHopHead (1841) - Lincoln, 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 didnt 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 (531) - 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

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