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Double Rainbow Ale - Iron Horse Brewery

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Double Rainbow AleDouble Rainbow Ale

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18 Reviews
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Reviews: 18
Hads: 59
Avg: 3.51
pDev: 26.21%
Wants: 2
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery visit their website
Washington, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: philbertk on 02-28-2011

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Reviews: 18 | Hads: 59
Reviews by Bookseeb:
Photo of Bookseeb
3.74/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is a dark hazy copper amber color having a light head leaving nil lace. Smell has a nice balance of caramel malt having a sweet bready aroma and citric hops. Taste has a nice sweet malt fruity flavor that is moderately hopped leaving a bitter dry aftertaste on the palate. Mouthfeel is medium and lightly carbonated. So what is it? Seem to me it's a red IPA, but that's the beauty of it, you take from it what you taste and intrigue the taste buds to explore it's findings.

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Photo of VinZen
3.58/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of ElGordo
3.02/5  rDev -14%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a rather cloudy reddish brown color, topped by a small amount of slightly creamy head. Aroma of sweet, bready caaramel malt and a mild fruity note from the hops.
Palate is big on caramel malt, with big notes of bread and mild dark fruit. A touch of hoppy bitterness comes through before the swallow, leading to a well-balanced finish. Body is creamy and smooth, and is probably the nicest thing about this beer. This isn't particularlly subtle, and there's quite a bit of yeast at the bottom of the bottle that requires a careful pour. Not the best option on a crowded beer shelf.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is deep, dark grain, copper and forest.
The taste is moderately bitter, a big malt profile but not sweet.
The texture is thicker.
A big malty and hoppy beer, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of scootpolute
2.97/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint, 6ozs brown bottle with a very cool label ... it's two rainbows coming out of a pot of gold!

Appearance: Hazy, unfiltered, dark orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass...nice lacing :~)

Smell: Very pronounced citric hop aromas, spicy with background sweet malts and a faint bready grain aroma.

Taste: Hmmmm...The 'A' and the 'S' don't match the 'T' for this beer... There is some good hoppy moments, but the sour ending notes kill this one!

Mouthfeel is fair, not much carbination,creamy with a malty/medium-body. The initial taste is a nice malt/hop combo on the palateA spicy, stinging and salty plethora of citric nuances come throught...Unfortunately a sour 'back-drop' takes over for the remainder...

Notes: This is an OK beer...I liked the name and label better than the beer itself...so that's never a good sign :~(
7.0% abv. Chasing-Cheers,

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Photo of RenzoD
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber appearance. Not a major head of foam on this one. Smells of northwest hops, a very enjoyable part of the experience of drinking this beer. Upfront, very smooth, pleasant taste of citrus hops and hints of caramel. The finish is really offensive; a very unusual bitterness that I am not really familiar with. This beer has some balance but it comes out in a weird way. Not a lot of carbonation. For the style, it definitely works. This is a really weird beer. I love the aroma and look, and I like the bottle and packaging a lot. The experience of drinking such a fun experiment was also very enjoyable, as I was really in the mood for something new and different. This definitely fits that description; It's an unusual brew!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of JaredGolia
4.01/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Beardo
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of hannaho
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of ga64121
4.48/5  rDev +27.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bold wiff of hops as you open the bottle mellowing to a pleasantly mild aroma, bold flavor balancing hops with earthy malts. A very pleasant drink. I applaud Iron horse's unwillingness to be forced into tightly defined types and definitions and stretching the boundaries of flavor and style in the micro brewing community! cheers.

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Birdlegs
3.75/5  rDev +6.8%

Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of Sky2625
3/5  rDev -14.5%

Photo of Mersh
3.5/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Braz
3.95/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clean citrusy aroma. Some light vegetation scents too. Very pleasant and inviting. Deep ruby bronze color, completely opague. Off white head leaving splotches. Citrus fruit, hops and spices up front. Lightly sweet though has a dry finish. Almost a bit tangy. Decent feel and nice body. Has some interesting flavors to it, I like this.

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Photo of zestd
3.73/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ojiikun
3.84/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, cap pryed off into my favourite wide flute. Body is a gorgeous if slightly foggy deep copper, going yellow around the edges. Head is thin and ivory, leaving a surprisingly nice lace.

Smell is big, fat, and rich. Could have fooled me for a barleywine of twice the malt bill and a year of age. Sweet caramel and blood orange zest bright pine needles, maybe a touch of thyme. Can't get enough of that candied-fruit malt.

Taste is a little bit of a disappointment. The all the sweetness fades away in an instant, ending up quite dry and a touch bitter. Unsweet iced tea. Tiny, tiny bit of chile. Dark german bread. Good, honest hop bitterness, all fruity in nature. Maybe a little bit of cedar smoke at the very, very end.

Feels really quite odd on the tongue. Slippery and sticky on the lips, but powdery and drying on the throat after the sip. Only that gorgeous nose is enough to keep you going for more.

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Photo of khensley
4.49/5  rDev +27.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I go to Ellensburg often to sample the brews on tap at the Iron Horse brewery. Its always a treat when this one is on tap

Looks like a plum colored sparkling brew with an off white head which dissipated half way through the drink.

Smells like fresh pine forest, with a hint of tropical something.

Tastes like a caramel peach dipped in grapefruit juice, slight hints of grassy bitterness, not overpowering.

Mouthfeel was acceptable, as it was on tap, much fuller as I have tasted in the bottle.

Overall, this beer is more of a strong ale than anything else, and is a great stepping stone to those longing to appreciate the awesomeness of beers like Arrogant Bastard. I will be cloning this one soon! My friends and I all agree, this is the best beer on tap at the Iron Horse, and one of our all time favorites.

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Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +14%

Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy reddish amber in appearance. Very nice foam that lasts well and adds some nice swirls in the glass. There is a little sweet malt with a tang of cider. The sudsy mouthfeel is the best quality. Some citrus in the nose.

The flavors are as murky as the way it looks. Leafy, muddy, and moderately bitter at first. Somebody called it a "red IPA," which is as good a description as any. A little orange and grapefruit peel from the hops. There is a mineral flavor that seems to come up with each sip. Oddly hot after some sipping, and then overly bitter. This isn't as unpleasant as lots of other dank and herbaceous brews, but I can't see the point of this. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Skagit Valley Food Coop in Mount Vernon.

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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
81 out of 100 based on 18 ratings.