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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA - Arch Brewing

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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPADinner Jacket O'Red IPA

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BA SCORE
83
good

37 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 37
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 12.88%
Wants: 2
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arch Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-19-2013)
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Reviews by biegaman:
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biegaman

Ontario (Canada)

3.76/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

"O'Red" IPA is more like "O' murky amber-brown" IPA. Depending on exactly where you look this ale is either a golden-orange or a reddish brown but everywhere it's hazy and clouded. Its head has bubbles that sit atop like indefatigable boulders set in place for time immemorial, but as far as physical head goes there's little of any actual froth.

The aroma conjures to mind both piny North-West hops as well as biscuity malts, something that can only bode well for what's about to come. It's no surprise the malt is the more forward of the two, but while the hops aren't exactly 'brimming' there are enough forest resins and tropical fruit notes to at least take the "IPA" moniker on the can seriously.

The taste initiates with a malty flavour that has a degree of toffee sweetness but also an emphatically toasted breadiness; you don't often see a brewer boast of melanoidins with regards to an IPA but I'm beginning to see why Arch Brewing felt so compelled to. The sensation on the palate is not unlike that of crunching on toasted bread crusts...

With the addition of course of a juicy pineapple and grapefruit flavour, an acidity which harkens to the latter, and is seemingly served over an orange peel. There's no shortage of hops and, given the drying and pithy aftertaste, no shortage of herbal bitterness either (it tastes as though it took inspiration from a garden and the forest). The floral and biscuity malts make a lovely pairing.

"Throw on a dinner jacket and you're... ready for any scene". Indeed, that's the idea behind Dinner Jacket O'Red; it's a beer with just enough hop dynamic to appeal to the craft drinkers without straying too far from what mainstream consumers find palatable. In my mind it's reminiscent of Brooklyn Lager - which is probably higher praise than it deserves. Still, it's a very decent, middle-of-the-road hoppy red ale that is certainly worth trying on.

Serving type: can

03-03-2014 09:33:45 | More by biegaman
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a dark amber color ale with a large foamy head with some retention. Aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops is enjoyable enough. Taste is also dominated by bitter citrus notes with some caramel malt also noticeable. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Nothing to write home about and somewhat too sweet for my taste in IPA but well brewed nonetheless.

Serving type: can

07-17-2014 20:02:48 | More by Phyl21ca
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Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

07-02-2014 21:26:22 | More by CRObighit2
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DarrenBrule

Ontario (Canada)

4.75/5  rDev +30.1%

06-27-2014 01:49:04 | More by DarrenBrule
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JG_McNaulty

Ontario (Canada)

2.5/5  rDev -31.5%

06-22-2014 00:17:52 | More by JG_McNaulty
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Ontario (Canada)

2.75/5  rDev -24.7%

06-04-2014 00:54:38 | More by Cramshawbar
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Magibeg

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-17-2014 20:24:19 | More by Magibeg
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yancot

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2014 06:17:38 | More by yancot
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Molson2000

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +9.6%

05-05-2014 20:36:40 | More by Molson2000
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Coronaeus

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-04-2014 23:26:13 | More by Coronaeus
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polloenfuego

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 473 ml can to a pint glass.

A: amber/red in color with a two finger head that lasts and lasts. Nice lacing also appears.

S: the weakest point for this beer, there really isn't much on the nose except sweet malts and mild hops.

T: I found the malts hit me before the hops did. The malts were sweet and they compliment the citrus hops nicely. Starts sweet ends bitter.

M: moderate body and carbonation, easy to enjoy.

O: I have to say as a Canadian who grew up with the Dinner Jacket/Tuxedo as common as jeans and a t-shirt this can appealed to me immediately. The beer is okay, easy to drink but not outstanding. A+ for marketing though.

Serving type: can

05-03-2014 16:11:19 | More by polloenfuego
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irishkyle21

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

05-02-2014 22:33:55 | More by irishkyle21
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mick303

Ontario (Canada)

3.7/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from can into a tulip snifter, clear ruby brown colour, thick creamy head, good retention and lacing.

S- some grapefruit, caramel malts, nutty, a bit on the sweet side, some rich cherries and red fruits. Pomegranate, pine nuts, bit too caramelized though. Raisins.

T- moderate bitterness, against some caramel dark sugar maltiness. Notes of dry leather, some sweet red fruits, raspberry, some citrusy bitterness and pine. Building bitterness towards the finish. Then a shallow, really dry and slightly metalic finish. Flavour is driven mostly by the malts, some dry gf pith and raspberry but mostly hidden behind the heavy caramelization.

M- moderate body with a decent bitterness to try to balance out the caramel malts. Moderate carbonation, other than the finish it is a fairly session able IPA. Good full taste and satisfying body.

Decent IPA, a bit heavy on the caramel, comes of with a lot of brown sugar and caramelized nuts before the bitterness develops, and then the flavour is still driven a lot by the malts rather than by the hops. It does have a good hopping though with some resiny hops. There are some citrus and slight pine notes, some slickness but could have been more pronounced, also needed more balance, but still a decent attempt that with some tweeking could be quite good. Worth trying.

Serving type: can

04-13-2014 23:01:52 | More by mick303
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valianes

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

04-06-2014 07:34:44 | More by valianes
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ArrogantPrick

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

04-03-2014 13:40:52 | More by ArrogantPrick
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CAMRAhardliner

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a frothy, big head. Grapefruit and pine mix with caramel in the nose. A sweet, toasty maltiness is quickly overshadowed by citrusy PacNW hops in the taste. Caramel cake maltiness provides ample balance. Bitterness builds with warmth and a touch of diacetyl shows. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a light to medium carbonation level. Moderate bitterness and some toffee make up the long finish.

This is a nice ‘Red’ IPA, very balanced with a complex malt profile. Worth a try if you like more balance and malts showcased in your hoppy beers.

Serving type: can

04-02-2014 03:26:03 | More by CAMRAhardliner
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tbeckett

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-21-2014 23:17:47 | More by tbeckett
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DaveBar

Ontario (Canada)

3.1/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Pretty good. Poured with a small 1" head then settled to nothing in 2mins.

S- Clove, cinnamon.

T- Ok. Nothing special. Bit of roasted malt on mild hops.

M- Not too bad. Saving grace for this beer

O- Ok. Won't buy again tough

Food Pairing

This ok specimen pairs well with.... Pizza. Just a plain and simple peperoni pizza.

Enjoy

Serving type: can

03-14-2014 23:44:39 | More by DaveBar
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HATS4BATS

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-11-2014 02:07:24 | More by HATS4BATS
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evil_liver

Ontario (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -11%

03-10-2014 04:28:09 | More by evil_liver
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TerryW

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-08-2014 20:08:34 | More by TerryW
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peensteen

Ontario (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

03-07-2014 20:43:41 | More by peensteen
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spinrsx

Ontario (Canada)

3.48/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz Can from the Ottawa LCBO for $2.75

Appearance - Red/brown colour with an average size off-white coloured head. There is an average amount of carbonation showing and there is some good lacing. The head lasted for around 3-4 minutes before it was gone.

Smell - Malts, hops, grapefruit

Taste & Mouth - There is an above average amount of carbonation and I can taste malts, grapefruit, and hops. There is also a slight cherry/apricot sweetness.

Overall - A little too sweet and more along the lines of an American Amber than a IPA. In lack of that great west coast tropical fruitiness.

Serving type: can

03-07-2014 01:28:43 | More by spinrsx
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cfalovo97

Ontario (Canada)

3/5  rDev -17.8%

03-06-2014 18:36:31 | More by cfalovo97
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

03-02-2014 01:05:07 | More by Sammy
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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA from Arch Brewing
83 out of 100 based on 37 ratings.