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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 Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by philbertk on 02-28-2011

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Ratings: 81 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of SirWilliam666
5/5  rDev +35.9%

Photo of ezra_shroomer
4.5/5  rDev +22.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is my favorite brew from Iron Horse. Great feel, smooth body. Had a couple of these and grilled some burgers with my gf and our friends. Goes well with a crisp, late winter evening in WA. (:

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Photo of khensley
4.49/5  rDev +22%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I go to Ellensburg often to sample the brews on tap at the Iron Horse brewery. Its always a treat when this one is on tap

Looks like a plum colored sparkling brew with an off white head which dissipated half way through the drink.

Smells like fresh pine forest, with a hint of tropical something.

Tastes like a caramel peach dipped in grapefruit juice, slight hints of grassy bitterness, not overpowering.

Mouthfeel was acceptable, as it was on tap, much fuller as I have tasted in the bottle.

Overall, this beer is more of a strong ale than anything else, and is a great stepping stone to those longing to appreciate the awesomeness of beers like Arrogant Bastard. I will be cloning this one soon! My friends and I all agree, this is the best beer on tap at the Iron Horse, and one of our all time favorites.

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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 DanChristensen
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I am a little bit confused about the harsh reviews for this beer. I like the fact that they don't define what type of beer it is. It's an ale obviously. A hoppy ale with a light brown and slightly red tinge. There that's all you need to know. In addition I would say that it has a great malt presence with slightly toasty, toffee tones. If I had to guess I would say there is some Simcoe hops in there. Hops were earthy, resinous and very prominent. Good overall taste and smell

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Photo of pxc13
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of claybob43
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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 BCross
4.25/5  rDev +15.5%

Photo of elglueckert
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RJLarse
4.19/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I bought a bottle of Double Rainbow Red Ale in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a garnet red color, clear with a thin off-white head.

smell is a caramel candy aroma with a bitter pin scent along side.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor up front, with a bitter hop finish.

Mouthfeel is slightly cloying.

Over all a good red ale. Sweeter and heavier than some, but good.

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

Photo of aaron12
4.14/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

so, this is a confusing little beer. when i saw it, i asked the beer dude at qfc if he knew what kind of beer it was. he didnt really, said it was a mix of two ales... so i go onto iron horse's website, to see what they called it. their website was being reformed... well i can tell you one thing, this is NOT an ipa. i think it's a red ale, and i think it's a good one. i'd love to know what two ales were mixed to come up with this. the nose is a little sweet and fruity. i love red ales, and that's what this tastes like. the hops start, the malts come in balanced, and then the hops end it very dry. (not to mention it's their spring seasonal, so an irish red would make sense.) the 7% is not to noticeable, this goes down really smooth n easy. very drinkable.

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Photo of dug53
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Beardo
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of stumac
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of avaldivia
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of ChugMan
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of beefandbean22
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of HKUSPC40
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +8.7%

Photo of DoctorEvil65
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
Beer rating: 3.68 out of 5 with 81 ratings
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