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Double Rainbow Ale - Iron Horse Brewery

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Double Rainbow AleDouble Rainbow Ale

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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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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

GRG1313, Jul 07, 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%

MarkyMOD, May 03, 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 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 Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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

twelveinches, May 24, 2013
Photo of strongaf
3/5  rDev -17.4%

strongaf, May 24, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

duff247, Jun 16, 2012
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Hopmodium, May 31, 2013
Photo of ElGordo
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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.

ElGordo, Apr 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +10.2%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +10.2%

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

stumac, Sep 17, 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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

powdersoldier, Jun 16, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Mersh, Jul 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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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
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3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Birdlegs, May 30, 2013
Photo of loren01
2.65/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a reddish brown color, decent sized head good lacing
S: smells slightly caramelly with earthy hops...also seems to smell of diacytel.
T: slight caramel butter flavor followed by big earthy piney hop flavor
M: medium bodied beer carbonation seems fine
D: I was expecting more out of this one...buttery flavor in an ipa wasn't what I wanted...also way too harsh with the bitterness.

loren01, Mar 20, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Sound_Explorer, May 09, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -10.5%

irishgreensoda, Dec 01, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Asics, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of philbertk
3.2/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

iron horse brewery--double rainbow--two pots o' gold in ur mouth--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's? (3.0 / 5.0) IPA? Thin thick tan lacy head. Thick pour. Opaque cloudy hazy dark amber brown color. Light sediment. Rich ugly appearance. Malty floral hop slightly fruity aromatic front. Rich slightly creamy doughy caramel toffee hint dark fruit hint malt hop resin hint big amber brown ale body. Smooth mild hop spice lingering creamy sweet fruit end. Odd. Would not age well. Fruity hoppy malty wierd brew. Double Malt Bomb? Sampled 2/25/2011. Purchased for $4.99 at QFC--Ballard, Seattle on 2/24/2011.

philbertk, Feb 28, 2011
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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 45 ratings.