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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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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 13.11%
Wants: 2
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Arch Brewing
Ontario, Canada

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 10-19-2013

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Ratings: 47 | Reviews: 13
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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

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


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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.

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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.

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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.

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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA from Arch Brewing
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