Dawn Of The Red I.R.A. Ale - Ninkasi Brewing Company
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Reviews by snaotheus:
3.88/5 rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
22oz bottle poured into a large mug. 159 G 0020 2013 and JAN 09 13 16:36:59 are both printed along the bottom edge of the bottle. Not sure, but I would guess it was bottled on January 9th 2013 (more than a year ago), with a best by of 150 days after that (more than half a year ago). So...take this review for what it's worth (which is very little, even under the best conditions).
It's a pretty beer. Big creamy looking head, beautiful rosy/amber color, lots and lots of carbonation. Clear. No sediment or haze at all, despite an ungentle and thorough pour. Smell is amber/red more than Imperial (or India, whatever they think the I stands for). Fruity, bready, slightly yeasty, little in the way of hops except a moderate grassy aroma. Smells good, but not phenomenal.
Taste allows more of the hops through. There's a little citrus rind bitterness up front, and some piney bitterness as it finishes off. Still lots of fruitiness, some of the bread. Tastier than I was expecting.
Mouthfeel is pretty dry. Not sticky or thick. Overall, this is a good beer.
Serving type: bottle
02-01-2014 04:22:17 | More by snaotheus
More User Reviews:
4.14/5 rDev +7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
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.
O: I really enjoyed this one. I don't know if it's like any reds that I would compare to, but it stood on its own very well.
Serving type: bottle
05-21-2014 02:35:32 | More by Slippinghalo
Dawn Of The Red I.R.A. Ale from Ninkasi Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.