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Double Rainbow Ale - Iron Horse Brewery

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82
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45 Ratings
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Ratings: 45
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 13.77%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: philbertk on 02-28-2011)
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Photo of SirWilliam666
5/5  rDev +37.7%

SirWilliam666, Dec 13, 2011
Photo of ga64121
4.48/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

ga64121, Feb 20, 2014
Photo of khensley
4.48/5  rDev +23.4%
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.

khensley, Mar 06, 2013
Photo of DanChristensen
4.36/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a little bit confused about the harsh reviews for this beer. I like the fact that they don't define what type of beer it is. It's an ale obviously. A hoppy ale with a light brown and slightly red tinge. There that's all you need to know. In addition I would say that it has a great malt presence with slightly toasty, toffee tones. If I had to guess I would say there is some Simcoe hops in there. Hops were earthy, resinous and very prominent. Good overall taste and smell

DanChristensen, Jan 28, 2013
Photo of BCross
4.25/5  rDev +17.1%

BCross, May 09, 2012
Photo of aaron12
4.18/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so, this is a confusing little beer. when i saw it, i asked the beer dude at qfc if he knew what kind of beer it was. he didnt really, said it was a mix of two ales... so i go onto iron horse's website, to see what they called it. their website was being reformed... well i can tell you one thing, this is NOT an ipa. i think it's a red ale, and i think it's a good one. i'd love to know what two ales were mixed to come up with this. the nose is a little sweet and fruity. i love red ales, and that's what this tastes like. the hops start, the malts come in balanced, and then the hops end it very dry. (not to mention it's their spring seasonal, so an irish red would make sense.) the 7% is not to noticeable, this goes down really smooth n easy. very drinkable.

aaron12, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of Beardo
4/5  rDev +10.2%

Beardo, Aug 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

stumac, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +10.2%

avaldivia, Mar 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

ChugMan, Mar 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

beefandbean22, Nov 23, 2011
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

HKUSPC40, May 13, 2013
Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +10.2%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Braz
3.93/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Braz, Feb 15, 2013
Photo of ojiikun
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

ojiikun, Mar 11, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hopmodium, May 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Birdlegs, May 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Duff27, Jul 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

powdersoldier, Jun 16, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

twelveinches, May 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Collinvs, Aug 10, 2014
Photo of Bookseeb
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
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.

Bookseeb, Mar 21, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely murky amber hue with one thick finger of frothy tan foam. Not too bad.

Smell: mild, bready malt character with a dash of citrusy and earthy hops. Cascade, maybe? It's not too bad.

Taste: bready malt flavor with a hit of citrusy hops. This morphs into a more yeasty character and the hops subside into a more earthy blend. Bitterness is relatively low. There's a bit of an acidic sourness, unfortunately, which mars the flavor a bit; other than that, though, this is an amber I actually quite like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. There's something in here that lends a nice, smooth creaminess which I quite like.

Overall: contrary to a the other reviews for this beer, I rather like it. Perhaps I just have bizarre taste when it comes to ambers. The sourness in the flavor isn't quite right, but it's not *that* off-putting.

flagmantho, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

evilkorova, Feb 18, 2012
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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.