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: 80 |  Reviews: 27
Photo of DOCRW
1.54/5  rDev -57.1%
look: 1.5 | smell: 1.75 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 1.25

Photo of spdyfire83
2.58/5  rDev -28.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

141st Review
Bottle to snifter

From notes. I opened this bottle at bspringer's birthday celebration. An epic night for sure to celebrate his golden day of birth! Compared side-by-side to Double Rainbow from Trinity.

A: Hazy, reddish tan. Single (burnt tan) fingernail head on medium pour.

S: Burnt leather, fig, pepper, and caramel. Faint hops that are swallowed by orange zest.

T: Loads of sweet malt followed by caramel, vanilla, oak, and raisins. Hint of orange zest, apple peel and pear rind, but not too memorable.

M: Medium bodied with light carbonation.

O: This beer was slightly better than its counterpart from Trinity, but I enjoy the YouTube video much more. A valiant effort to replicate the "double rainbow" experience, but this just doesn't get it done for me.

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Photo of loren01
2.66/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A: pours a reddish brown color, decent sized head good lacing
S: smells slightly caramelly with earthy hops...also seems to smell of diacytel.
T: slight caramel butter flavor followed by big earthy piney hop flavor
M: medium bodied beer carbonation seems fine
D: I was expecting more out of this one...buttery flavor in an ipa wasn't what I wanted...also way too harsh with the bitterness.

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Photo of beerandcycling88
2.76/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

On tap at the micro pub. It pours out a reddish brown with little head but some lacing.
s the nose smells of hops but seems faint

T flavor is dominated by hoppy bitterness with hints of pine

M thin but not bad

Overall this isn't a bad ipa but there is nothing here that makes it stand out

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Photo of codyb1991
2.78/5  rDev -22.6%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Good beer, good beer, the stars

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Photo of scootpolute
2.97/5  rDev -17.3%
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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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

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3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of ElGordo
3.02/5  rDev -15.9%
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 mactrail
3.19/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Cloudy reddish amber in appearance. Very nice foam that lasts well and adds some nice swirls in the glass. There is a little sweet malt with a tang of cider. The sudsy mouthfeel is the best quality. Some citrus in the nose.

The flavors are as murky as the way it looks. Leafy, muddy, and moderately bitter at first. Somebody called it a "red IPA," which is as good a description as any. A little orange and grapefruit peel from the hops. There is a mineral flavor that seems to come up with each sip. Oddly hot after some sipping, and then overly bitter. This isn't as unpleasant as lots of other dank and herbaceous brews, but I can't see the point of this. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Skagit Valley Food Coop in Mount Vernon.

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Photo of philbertk
3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

iron horse brewery--double rainbow--two pots o' gold in ur mouth--2011 22 oz. Bottle. 7.00% ABV. 70 IBU's? (3.0 / 5.0) IPA? Thin thick tan lacy head. Thick pour. Opaque cloudy hazy dark amber brown color. Light sediment. Rich ugly appearance. Malty floral hop slightly fruity aromatic front. Rich slightly creamy doughy caramel toffee hint dark fruit hint malt hop resin hint big amber brown ale body. Smooth mild hop spice lingering creamy sweet fruit end. Odd. Would not age well. Fruity hoppy malty wierd brew. Double Malt Bomb? Sampled 2/25/2011. Purchased for $4.99 at QFC--Ballard, Seattle on 2/24/2011.

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Photo of irishgreensoda
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of stevoj
3.29/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

On tap Albertsons. 32 oz grunt fill. Dark amber, slightly muddy small creamy head, streaky lacing. Malts on the aroma, hops in the background, but take over the taste, where malts are in the backseat. Pretty well balanced beer, kind of light for a strong ale. Subtle warmth.

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Photo of vladdswrath
3.32/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

It says it's a red ale on the label, but it pours to a mud brown in the glass. Smallish but heavy head with nice bubbles running up the sides of the glass, the aroma is a mix of sweet malts and citrus. Taste is nice up front, carmel and malty yet not overly sweet. It closes with a blast of not entirely pleasant bitterness, which feels a little out of whack with the rest of the brew. Not bad, but probably not one I will seek out in the future...

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Photo of VashonGuy
3.4/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Donkster46
3.41/5  rDev -5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.42/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a mostly clear (just a very faint haze) reddish brown color with over 1/2 inch of off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was hop forward, mostly citrus with some floral, and a solid malt base. The taste was a bit malty at first, but then those hops jumped in and dominated. There was a sharp, bitey finish.

The body was nice, just a bit fuller than medium. Drinkability was good, I could have a couple of these. Overall, a very nice brew. Worth trying if you see it.

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of tastymug
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

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