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India Red Ale (I.R.A.) - Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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India Red Ale (I.R.A.)India Red Ale (I.R.A.)

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BA SCORE
85
very good

117 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.76
pDev: 9.84%
Wants: 3
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
"The "IRA", as it's known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite."

Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers' Gold hops. 6.8% ABV, 55 BU

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 06-13-2007)
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Photo of Waderow
5/5  rDev +33%

Waderow, Aug 03, 2012
Photo of SurlyDuff
4.63/5  rDev +23.1%

An IRA, eh? Hmm!

Ruby red color. Well, maybe terra cotta is a better discription. Small head, dissapeared pretty quick.

Aroma is floral, citrus, grapefruit. Lots of hops in this one, thats for sure.

Taste is the same. Good blend of citrus (notably grapefruit), and agressivly hopped. Finish his heavy on the resin, to the point of being chewy. But hey, I love IPA's so give me all you got IRA!

Love this brewery and its experimental/hybrids. Along with their BPA (belgian ipa), this one was a favorite for the night.

SurlyDuff, Sep 27, 2007
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

Dcbelkot, Jun 24, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

ColdOneKev, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of grittybrews
4.28/5  rDev +13.8%

Poured a deep orange-amber with a finger of creamy white head. Nice aroma balancing caramel and citrus hops.

Very smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation (from the cask). Full-bodied flavors of biscuity caramel malt and floral hops with a nicely bitter citrusy grapefruit finish.

Well-balanced and extremely easy-drinking.

grittybrews, Dec 20, 2010
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

msondel, Oct 30, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Derek, Aug 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

MacStinson, Jan 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Greels, May 30, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

Chou, Apr 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +13%

adkieffer, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Elimination
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%

A very cloudy red brown, not see through at all

Smell is pine citrus hops, sweet, grapefruit

Taste is similar to smell strong citrus orange very flavorful hop presence

Good mouthfeel thick, a very drinkable actually one of my go to beers for when I go out

Elimination, Jan 22, 2011
Photo of RJLarse
4.11/5  rDev +9.3%

I bought a bottle of IRA in a bottle shop. 1 pint .9 ounces. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an amber gold color, not sure I would call it red, with a bit of chill haze. Thick creamy white head.

Smell is a faint fruity citrus aroma.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor up front, with a mild bitter citrus finish, with a dry bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel is light in body, crisp and clean.

Overall a pretty good brew. I would have it again, even though I am not crazy about the size of the bottle.

RJLarse, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of msubulldog25
4.1/5  rDev +9%

I've had this beer twice on-tap now, once at Belmont Station and again at the recent North American Organic Brewers Festival.

A tough one to categorize, this beer lists at 55 IBU and 6.8% ABV, brewed with Gambrinus organic pilsner malt, crystal malts, Simcoe and Brewers' Gold hops. It's a sort of hybrid between an IPA and Red Ale with some interesting characteristics imparted by the Belgian yeast used.

A: Reddish in color, a little murky with a finger-worth of off-white creamy/soapy head. Good amount of sticky lace.

S: Awesome smell of citrus hops, sticky-sweet caramel, a little yeast funk. A blend that draws one in immediately. I poured this beer for Charlie Devereaux (brewer) at NAOBF and had to resist the temptation to stick my nose in the pitcher repeatedly.

T: Good complexity: lots of orange/citrus pith hops, sweeter malts and a floral yeastiness. Dances between sweetness, fruit, and dryness. A nice set of balanced flavors.

M: Medium with good carbonation. Zesty citrus is softened by sweeter malts. Has a pleasant aftertaste that sticks around awhile.

D: I liked this beer quite a bit and will look forward to another.

msubulldog25, Jun 13, 2007
Photo of EspressoGuy
4.06/5  rDev +8%

500ml bottle. 65 IBU
A: deep copper; slightly hazy
S: clean, simple balance of malt and hops. Nice.
T: Rich, well-balanced; develops very nicely with a long slightly bitter finish. They've really balanced the malt and hops to create a taste that is full-flavoured and lingering.
M: full-bodied with crisp carbonation
O: I really like this beer. Big but balanced flavours. Nice line of bitterness. Flavours and mouthfeel like an Imperial IPA but thankfully without the high alcohol. How can this be the same brewery behind the bottle of The Vaporizer I had which really was not good. Must be the way Trader Joe's handles the beers as other have said.

EspressoGuy, Apr 06, 2013
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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%

At OBF.

A - Pours copper with a one finger off-white head. Dissipates moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

S - Pilsener, honey, and flowers.

T - Pilsener, honey, flowers, and bittering hops.

M - Moderate-bodied and well-balanced.

D - Good overall. A good beer, nothing to write home about, but a very sessionable beer.

MisterClean, Aug 02, 2009
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

kevwcamp, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

ste5venla, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Booner818, Aug 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

jaydoc, Nov 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

throwerbri, Dec 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

claspada, May 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

SMITHAND, Apr 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.4%

BrewtalHonesty, Jun 28, 2014
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India Red Ale (I.R.A.) from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.