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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

127 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 127
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.55%
Wants: 3
Gots: 5 | 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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The multitude of IPA on the market can leave brewers and buyers scratching their head trying to come up with unique taste that's not overkill. Double Mountain brewers provides just that taste as its foundation is of amber ale but its overlay of hops show its true IPA demeanor.

Its deep amber glow gives the ale a sturdy garnet appearance that promises aromas of caramel, toffee, pecan, toast and grain to come. Its juicy malt sweetness is justified with those gently seared barley sugars while a waft of citrus and pine swirl above.

Toasty, bready and nutty- its toffee-laden start begins to dissolve just as the taste of candied almonds pull forth. Hints of bitterness peak through the fledgling sweetness, carrying with them the clean acidity of grapefruit, orange peel and a spruce character ahead of the finish.

Malty-dry to close, the ale's sweetness trails with a bready substrate to support the growing bitterness. Extended pine resins and citrus pith are acute and nearly peppery as the IPA tendencies shine through its competing malt structure.

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India Red Ale (I.R.A.) from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 127 ratings.