Iron Horse Brewery

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IPA - Imperial
3.92 | pDev: 9.69%
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
Retired (no longer brewed)
Very Good
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pianoguy from Washington

4.46/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle. No bottling info.

After a little research I learned that at this time " Gary" is an anniversary brew that changes yearly. I am drinking the Fresh to Death series. 7.99 ABV

Pours a hazy to almost solid orange body.White head,Some retention, good lacing

Scent is really floral and sweet. Somewhat prominent.

Taste was out of the ballpark ! Floral sweet,with a very slightly bitter hop taste that was perfectly balanced with a malt that masked the 7.99 ABV.

Average feel

Taste was amazing.

Feb 11, 2016
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gandres from Philippines

4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle to wine glass
Appearance: Red orange, with small medium head, hazy
Smell: Strong aroma of grain husk
Taste: very good, Balance, bitterness, alcohol
Mouth feel: Very good.creamy nice boozy after taste
Overall: Very good beer, will drink again

Jan 18, 2016
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stevoj from Idaho

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Safeway-Ephrata. Hops from the get go, permeating every aspect of this beer. Well blended too, elements of citrus and pine, medium weight, lingering bitterness. Excellent IIPA.

Aug 19, 2015
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Bookseeb from Washington

4.03/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance holds a cloudy burnt orange hue supporting a healthy head leaving nice lace. Smell has a strong malt backbone with piney fruity aroma with a nice hop balance. Taste has that strong malt backbone sweetness balanced by the hops. Mouthfeel is medium full with good carbonation. overall a good IIPA having a unique flavor profile possibly coming from the yeast.

Jul 08, 2015
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Spikester from Oregon

3.96/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big head with good retention and plenty of lace. Color is amber and hazy. Smell is big floral grapefruit pine and caramel malt. Taste is big bitter hops almost brought to heel with the sweet caramel malts. Website indicates an abv of 7.99% and theoretical IBUs of 120.
Lots of yeast floaties that mostly stayed in the bottle. Actually tasted pretty smooth for such a big beer. Keep up the good work Ironhorse Brewing.

Jun 01, 2015
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snaotheus from Washington

3.59/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. Left a fair amount in the bottle, so if there's a lot of sediment, it should be in the bottle. No dates or codes that I can see, although it's labeled "version 8", for what that's worth.

Pours a slightly hazy ruby brown with a very large light beige head. Medium amount of active carbonation. Smell is nice -- lots of rich caramel, overpowering a vaguely pretty hop profile. Wet straw. Based on the look and the aroma, I thought it was a imperial red ale.

Taste is more IRA than IPA as well, hich is unsurprising. Lots of caramel again, a little burnt toffee, something very bitter and dry.

Mouthfeel is coarse, gritty. Overall, it's not a bad beer, but it's not doing it for me tonight.

Sep 23, 2014
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jellikit from Washington

4.24/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: orange. Clear'ish. Slight haze. Medium-thick head.
S: grapefruit. Mango. Caramel.
T: malty. Grapefruit. Citrus. Caramel. Followed by more hops....
M: medium-high carbonation. Big body. Sweet'ish.
O: well balanced double IPA. Will buy again.

Sep 12, 2014
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mactrail from Washington

3.72/5  rDev -5.1%

Sweet and rich with an enveloping hoppy aroma. Orangey amber in color. Moderately bitter. Hot with alcohol, surprisingly. Strong enough to support all the flavors. Long taste of mango and grapefruit. Not a bad DIPA to my taste, and more satisfying than many in the style.

From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes. Enjoyed in the Troubadour tulip. No sediment. Minty note at the finish.

Aug 19, 2014
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LiquidAmber from Washington

4.1/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a hazy medium bronze amber with a fine one finger off-white head with great retention and lacing. Very aromatic with pineapple, citrus and piney hops and light caramel malt. Flavor is caramel malt, resinous piney and citrus hops, tropical and citrus fruit. Finishes with dank and resinous hop bitterness, a bit boozy and slightly astringent. Medium bodied with pleasant light creaminess. Definitely a hop monster; intense mixed hop flavors supported pretty well by a caramel malt body that might be more noticeable int a milder ale. Good C hops flavor mixture and nice tropical and citrus fruit flavors. A big, interesting and tongue challenging IIPA. Not a bad way to celebrate an anniversary. Best IPA I've had from Iron Horse.

Aug 15, 2014
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Beer rating: 89 out of 100 with 24 ratings