2:01 IRA | Hollister Brewing Co.

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4.09/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hollister Brewing Co.
California, United States
hollisterbrewco.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by JayTheFinn on 09-15-2007

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
4
Ratings:
5
pDev:
6.6%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 4
Photo of ahophead
4.44/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I love this beer, and the reason Grumpy named it 2:01 IRA. The IRA is easy to figure out, it's a hoppy red ale... but the 2:01 is for a regular customer who would always show up @ 2:01 when happy hour started and order the highest gravity beer. I am not sure they are brewing this one any more, last time I was in they had a different Imperial Red.

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Photo of JayTheFinn
4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another very fine offering from Eric at Hollister! This is an interesting mix of an IPA and Red. It's heavy on the hops, but backed by a strong maltiness. He did a great job at combining the two to make a very flavorful and smoother than expected brew.

A - Nice healthy looking beer. Red body with a bubbly, foamy head.
S - Hops, hops, hops!
T - Strong hop flavor that isn't overwhelmingly bitter because it's backed by strong malts. Not too bitter, not too sweet. Great mix!
M - Mixed bitterness and sweetness help cover the tastebuds. Bubbly and alive.
D - That smooth mix of the hops and malts I've mentioned make this one drinkable beer!

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Photo of t0rin0
4/5  rDev -2.2%

Photo of orsulacp
3.99/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on tap tonight, it came out with a nice reddish body under an off white head. The nose was dominated by citrus/piney hops and a little sweet malt. If there was a little more malt, I think this could be an excellent beer, it is good but the malt doesn't back up the big hop flavor. The citrus and piney hops dominate and there is a caramel malt background that can't quite keep up with the hops.

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Photo of bulletrain76
3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draught at the brewpub. Dark red-brown color with a beige head that leaves a sticky lacing. Citric hoppy aroma with sweet underlying malts that have caramel and toffee. The flavor has plenty of grapefruit and pine hoppiness, with a firm caramel and caramelized sugar maltiness. Full bodied and rich. Clean and hoppy. Big on flavor, and quite balanced with the added malt complexity. Really nice.

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2:01 IRA from Hollister Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 4.09 out of 5 with 5 ratings