Double Rainbow Ale | Iron Horse Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Iron Horse Brewery
Washington, United States
iron-horse-brewery.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by philbertk on 02-28-2011

BEER STATS
Ratings:
79
Reviews:
27
Avg:
3.59
pDev:
14.48%
 
 
Wants:
3
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16
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of wethorseblanket
3.6/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Duff27
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of LiquidAmber
4.18/5  rDev +16.4%
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 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 flagmantho
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: extremely murky amber hue with one thick finger of frothy tan foam. Not too bad.

Smell: mild, bready malt character with a dash of citrusy and earthy hops. Cascade, maybe? It's not too bad.

Taste: bready malt flavor with a hit of citrusy hops. This morphs into a more yeasty character and the hops subside into a more earthy blend. Bitterness is relatively low. There's a bit of an acidic sourness, unfortunately, which mars the flavor a bit; other than that, though, this is an amber I actually quite like.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation. There's something in here that lends a nice, smooth creaminess which I quite like.

Overall: contrary to a the other reviews for this beer, I rather like it. Perhaps I just have bizarre taste when it comes to ambers. The sourness in the flavor isn't quite right, but it's not *that* off-putting.

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Photo of DucksFan16
3.62/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

02/20/2016

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

Photo of Darkmagus82
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served on tap in a pint glass

Appearance – The beer served a very hazy reddish-orange amber color with a two finger head of white foam. The head has a great level of retention, slowly fading over time to leave a good sum of foamy lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma of the brew is strongest of a toffee and caramel smell mixed with some bready aromas and a good showing of some hop. The hop are mainly of a more dank pine and earthy nature, but it also contains some other aromas of grass as well.

Taste – The taste begins with a nice bready and malty taste mixed with a bit of a caramel sweetness and some nice hop flavors of a pine and citrus nature. As the taste advances the citrus fades while the pine grows stronger and is joined by some earthy hop. With a little bit of a decrease in the sweeter caramel and an increase in the hop, one is left with a nice more dankly hopped bready taste to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the thicker and chewier side with a carbonation level that is rather average. For the mix of breadiness, dank hop, and sweet the feel makes for a very flavorful and easy drinking brew overall. Overall, the feel was rather nice.

Overall – This was a rather enjoyable and nicely hopped red ale. A good go to overall.

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Fatehunter
3.79/5  rDev +5.6%
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 strongaf
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of Moose90
3.69/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sharpski
4/5  rDev +11.4%

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 Mersh
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of duff247
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of Braz
3.95/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clean citrusy aroma. Some light vegetation scents too. Very pleasant and inviting. Deep ruby bronze color, completely opague. Off white head leaving splotches. Citrus fruit, hops and spices up front. Lightly sweet though has a dry finish. Almost a bit tangy. Decent feel and nice body. Has some interesting flavors to it, I like this.

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4/5  rDev +11.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

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Double Rainbow Ale from Iron Horse Brewery
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