Immigration Red Ale (IRA) - Knee Deep Brewing Company
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3.53/5 rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Definitely an orange red color. Foam is not too terrific but enough carbonation to feel beery on the tongue. Clean but simple. I guess that's the point of the style. Fairly dry and not much malty sweetness. A little bit woody with a slight earthiness to the hops, but not enough to be obnoxious. Tastes better after some sipping. The aftertaste that hints of cherries and biscuits is OK. Aroma is not on the menu. A little bitterness at the very end.
Nothing to perk up the jaded palate, but it might be fine for a pint on a thirsty evening. I'm still trying to figure out what these guys are doing, but at least they seem to have the chemistry down.
Serving type: bottle
12-11-2011 04:50:52 | More by mactrail
3.2/5 rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
Pours a medium copper with amber tones and a huge, thick, full fluffy head that simply does not fade (indicative the the heavy carbonation one later gets in the mouthfee).
Nose is medium assertive and pleasant notes of fresh cut flowers and fresh stone fruit. Closed when cold; opens as this one warms and it develops a nice "IPA" pineapple character in the nose.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied but heavy carbonation. A few swirls helps tone the carbonation down a bit to get to the flavors.
Flavors pleasant albeit simple. Lemon white bread flavor profile. Lots of citrus on the front palate and the flavors don't really grow in character or complexity. Very much a "light" IPA flavor profile, although pleasant and fresh. I don't get any "red ale" character except for the color. This is a pleasant effort although I would tire quickly of it and likely not finish the glass if with a meal. Refreshing, almost "summer" type of "session" beer.
Finish is pleasant, floral light bitter that is short lived.
Serving type: bottle
11-06-2011 17:20:04 | More by GRG1313
Immigration Red Ale (IRA) from Knee Deep Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 27 ratings.