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Dawn Of The Red I.R.A. Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company

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Dawn Of The Red I.R.A. AleDawn Of The Red I.R.A. Ale

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BA SCORE
86
very good

86 Ratings
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Ratings: 86
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 10.42%
Wants: 3
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Ninkasi Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: JohnGalt1 on 01-03-2014)
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The aroma is pine at first, then lots of tropical fruit: mango and pineapple. Really nice.
The taste is moderate pine and grapefruit bitterness, with a big malt bill to balance it out nicely.
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22 picked up tonight at Brewforia Meridian for a price $6... It pours a glowing polished orange... 2 finger foamy white head rises up and drops back nearly as quickly... only spotty lacing.

Nose is tropical fruitbowl of melon, citrus zest, something I associate with papaya... light toasty maltiness.

Pithy bitterness from the front to a long lingering finish... the tropical fruit hoppiness shows meshed with a light toasted bread maltiness mid palate and lasts to the finish, but is ultimately blown out by the bitter bite.

Definitely hop centric, but I don't personally think the amber ale qualities jive super well here... but most people will probably like it. I doubt Ninkasi was going for finesse here, and I think they succeeded.

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A: More of a light amber look than a red, but nice color. Two finger head.

S: hoppy and balanced with a malt undertone.

T: Grapefruit and grassy upfront, Malt characteristics in the middle (slight biscuit), a touch of bitterness at the end.

M: Very light-bodied and refreshing...a good lawnmower beer.

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Dawn Of The Red I.R.A. Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 86 ratings.