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Double Rainbow Ale - Iron Horse Brewery

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Double Rainbow AleDouble Rainbow Ale

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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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4/5  rDev +10.2%

Beardo, Aug 14, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Duff27, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

stumac, Sep 17, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -12.1%
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.

mactrail, Sep 07, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mersh, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -17.4%

enznevr, Jul 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Asics, Jul 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

powdersoldier, Jun 16, 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%

twelveinches, May 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

HKUSPC40, May 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

MarkyMOD, May 03, 2013
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
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

DJMonroe, Feb 28, 2013
Photo of beertunes
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a mostly clear (just a very faint haze) reddish brown color with over 1/2 inch of off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was hop forward, mostly citrus with some floral, and a solid malt base. The taste was a bit malty at first, but then those hops jumped in and dominated. There was a sharp, bitey finish.

The body was nice, just a bit fuller than medium. Drinkability was good, I could have a couple of these. Overall, a very nice brew. Worth trying if you see it.

beertunes, Feb 22, 2013
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 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
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

irishgreensoda, Dec 01, 2012
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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
83 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.