Double Rainbow Ale | Iron Horse Brewery

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Double Rainbow AleDouble Rainbow Ale

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Imperial Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Ratings: 86 |  Reviews: 28
Reviews by BCross:
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4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

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Photo of VinZen
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of PnwJimmies
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The appearance of this beer is a Thick dark amber color with little transparency. Had a 1 finger white head which reduced to a thin layer of foam, Lacing is webbed all the way down the glass.
The aroma of the beer is musky pine with hints of citrus, very little sweetness from the malts.
The taste is full and quick, The pine sits on the tongue and the citrus is minimal but still there. once you swallow the taste is gone and makes you go back for more.
The feel of the beer is smooth and medium bodied. No warmth of alcohol at all. Just a SMOOTH beer.
Great beer I will get this beer again, and soon. The one thing that stuck out besides the musky pine aroma which i loved was the smoothness of the beer. The bottle says "Red Ale and a red IPA" I was expecting a thicker IPA but this beer is very well balanced with a good mouth feel. If you havent tried this, I would strongly recommend this... Thanks for reading , CHEERS!!

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Photo of ElGordo
3.02/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. Body is a rather cloudy reddish brown color, topped by a small amount of slightly creamy head. Aroma of sweet, bready caaramel malt and a mild fruity note from the hops.
Palate is big on caramel malt, with big notes of bread and mild dark fruit. A touch of hoppy bitterness comes through before the swallow, leading to a well-balanced finish. Body is creamy and smooth, and is probably the nicest thing about this beer. This isn't particularlly subtle, and there's quite a bit of yeast at the bottom of the bottle that requires a careful pour. Not the best option on a crowded beer shelf.

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Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a finger and half of head on a hazy dark straw body.
The aroma is deep, dark grain, copper and forest.
The taste is moderately bitter, a big malt profile but not sweet.
The texture is thicker.
A big malty and hoppy beer, and quite drinkable.

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Photo of scootpolute
2.97/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

1 Pint, 6ozs brown bottle with a very cool label ... it's two rainbows coming out of a pot of gold!

Appearance: Hazy, unfiltered, dark orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass...nice lacing :~)

Smell: Very pronounced citric hop aromas, spicy with background sweet malts and a faint bready grain aroma.

Taste: Hmmmm...The 'A' and the 'S' don't match the 'T' for this beer... There is some good hoppy moments, but the sour ending notes kill this one!

Mouthfeel is fair, not much carbination,creamy with a malty/medium-body. The initial taste is a nice malt/hop combo on the palateA spicy, stinging and salty plethora of citric nuances come throught...Unfortunately a sour 'back-drop' takes over for the remainder...

Notes: This is an OK beer...I liked the name and label better than the beer that's never a good sign :~(
7.0% abv. Chasing-Cheers,

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Photo of RenzoD
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Beautiful amber appearance. Not a major head of foam on this one. Smells of northwest hops, a very enjoyable part of the experience of drinking this beer. Upfront, very smooth, pleasant taste of citrus hops and hints of caramel. The finish is really offensive; a very unusual bitterness that I am not really familiar with. This beer has some balance but it comes out in a weird way. Not a lot of carbonation. For the style, it definitely works. This is a really weird beer. I love the aroma and look, and I like the bottle and packaging a lot. The experience of drinking such a fun experiment was also very enjoyable, as I was really in the mood for something new and different. This definitely fits that description; It's an unusual brew!

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Photo of DOCRW
1.54/5  rDev -58.2%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks Beth.
This was poured into a becher pint glass.
The appearance was a ruggedly dark amber color with a sheet of white foamy head softly dissipating to leave some mellow stringy lace.
The aroma had a very nice blend of citrusy and piney hops coating some clean caramel to toffee malts. Subtle biscuity/toast tones.
The flavor mildly leads with the bittersweet hops, sweet pine and a soft bitter citrus rind. Good portion of malts for balance. Moderate aftertaste of sweet piney hops, stifled biscuity toffee/caramel malts.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sipping to sessionable quality about it. Carbonation felt spot on with an appropriate ABV. Well blended finish of citrusy and piney hops to malts.
Overall, a well crafted imperial red ale. I'd do this one again.

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Photo of ckornmannn
3.96/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

From a can into a tulip glass: OK you nailed the color- deep red mahogany. Mostly toasty malt on the nose. Taste follows- caramel and toast initially with the hops kicking in later. Good amount of carbonation for the style. An excellent well balanced beer!
4/29/17 side by side comparison with another double red ale. This time around there is a big burst of tropical hops, smell and taste wise. This is more hoppy and probably better than the other one.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of rfreed
3.68/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of bombventure
4.01/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evilkorova
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Beardo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of GrantBrennan
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hannaho
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%

Photo of SamuelMiller
3.51/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of ga64121
4.48/5  rDev +21.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A bold wiff of hops as you open the bottle mellowing to a pleasantly mild aroma, bold flavor balancing hops with earthy malts. A very pleasant drink. I applaud Iron horse's unwillingness to be forced into tightly defined types and definitions and stretching the boundaries of flavor and style in the micro brewing community! cheers.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark reddish orange, quite ruddy and with a fine two finger light khaki head with good retention and lots of lacing. Classic red ale aroma profile, with lightly caramel malt, mixed fruit, piney and dank hops, citrus. Flavor is lightly caramel, and somewhat bready malt, citrus and piney hops, citrus and mixed fruit, great orange citrus and lingering lightly resinous hops bitterness. Nice mouth feel with a light creaminess. This is a great red ale, hoppier than traditional (but it claims to be a hoppy one), but with a spot on malt base with good fruit flavors. There is a mildly estery, vaguely orange citrus flavor that hits just before the hoppy finish that I found to be very satisfying. Iron Horse often surprises me and this is another of their ales I wish I'd tried sooner. A well made and flavorful hoppy red ale.

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Photo of Shortbox81
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of VashonGuy
3.4/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Impetuous
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Deep amber with beautiful slightly off white head. The head sticks around, as does a lot of lacing.

Flavors are bitter sweet malts not unlike dark chocolate. There is some background pine flavor, and some light citrus rinds.

Pretty good.

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Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 86 ratings