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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

123 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 123
Reviews: 42
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 9.81%
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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Photo of mdaschaf
3/5  rDev -20.4%

mdaschaf, Sep 13, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.33/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Clear and coppery red in the tall glass. Big foam-up on pouring, every time, not just the first. Handsome head of coarse foam. No bubbles to be seen. Thin body. Big sudsy mouthful.

There is a pleasant nutty flavor at first sip. The bitterness comes on rather boldly. Plenty of malt with a dark roasted flavor. Quite hoppy and tangy. This is a little on the sweet 'n' bitter side for my taste, but it's a big gulp of flavor. Quite drinkable if you don't mind the coarse and funky side of the red category. From the 500 ml bottle purchased at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

mactrail, Sep 09, 2013
Photo of sjanowiak
3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

sjanowiak, Sep 01, 2013
Photo of seanchai
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

seanchai, Aug 11, 2013
Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Derek, Aug 06, 2013
Photo of Soumya
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

Soumya, Jun 28, 2013
Photo of PortlandSunDevil
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

PortlandSunDevil, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of vkv822
3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

16.9oz : SN IPA Glass

Lightly hazy, coppery, amber red with a thick foamy off white head with thick lacing.

Floral, lightly sweet fruit notes initially, along with light biscuit, crackery malt backing. It ends on a slightly earthy, herbal note. Interesting flavor transition.

Medium+ body, with foamy carbonation.

A good IPA, one I would like to revisit. Pleasant hop profile, I'm assuming is attributed to the yeast strain they mention in the description, though I would be interested to know just what type of yeast it is.

vkv822, Jun 09, 2013
Photo of Greels
4.25/5  rDev +12.7%

Greels, May 30, 2013
Photo of claspada
4/5  rDev +6.1%

claspada, May 26, 2013
Photo of Hopmodium
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

Hopmodium, May 22, 2013
Photo of jalepeno4
4/5  rDev +6.1%

jalepeno4, May 19, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.91/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium ruddy coppery amber with a half finger white head that dissipated to patchy islands and a ring around the glass. Aroma of bready malt, grassy hops; earthy and spicy. Flavor is dominated by grassy, earthy hops, herbal spiciness, finishes with citrus, some toasted malt notes, long residual hop bitterness. Medium bodied. Named as India Red Ale and has the strong malt body of the red ale style, as well as some additional hoppiness. Pleasant and interestingly flavored for a red. I think this is miscategorized here on BA; the intent, name and finished product is all in red ale territory.

LiquidAmber, May 11, 2013
Photo of leftoverburrito
3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

leftoverburrito, May 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

xnicknj, May 03, 2013
Photo of SMITHAND
4/5  rDev +6.1%

SMITHAND, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of craigreno
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

craigreno, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of Murrhey
3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler (filled April 26 at the taproom) into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A_ Three finger cream-colored head with two-minute long retention. Sticky veins of lacing down the glass, dark-amber color with high clarity. Fine looking beer.

S- Musty hop-oil scent. Earthy and a stronger yeast character than is typically found in American IPAs. Different, appealing smell.

T- Musty, slightly sweet, mostly bitter malt-forward IPA. Little funky, but easily drinkable. Slight bitter aftertaste.

M- A medium-bodied beer that finishes dry and metallic. Not in an off-putting way though.

O- Above average beer. Not the best American IPA I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying, but certainly one that is a pleasure to drink.

Murrhey, Apr 30, 2013
Photo of ColdOneKev
4.5/5  rDev +19.4%

ColdOneKev, Apr 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

crewfan1952, Apr 08, 2013
Photo of EspressoGuy
4.06/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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
Photo of Hoptometrist
3.48/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass

A- Served a hazy dark orange color with frothy off-white head that left lace that coated the entire glass

S- Pretty mild aroma. I got some earthy and piney hop character and some caramel and red malt character.

T- Big cereal grain character, red ale malt, and caramel notes. Some earthy and piney hop notes on the finish. Overall pretty malt forward with a nice burst of hop character on the finish. Moderate bitterness

M- Dry, pretty smooth and creamy, medium carbonation

O- A solid red ale, but lacking the hop character to be considered an India Red Ale.

Hoptometrist, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

bluckbeyes, Mar 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +6.1%

SuperCutePanda, Mar 07, 2013
Photo of anteater
3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

anteater, Mar 07, 2013
India Red Ale (I.R.A.) from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
85 out of 100 based on 123 ratings.