India Red Ale (I.R.A.) | Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom

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India Red Ale (I.R.A.)India Red Ale (I.R.A.)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Oregon, United States
doublemountainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
"The "IRA", as it's known around here, marries a ruby red color and rich body with the hop flavors of an IPA. Our unique ale yeast strain adds a delicious layer of complexity. One of the first beers we made, and an enduring favorite."

Brewed with Gambrinus Organic Pilsner malt, imported crystal malt, Simcoe and Brewers' Gold hops. 6.8% ABV, 55 BU

Added by msubulldog25 on 06-13-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
160
Reviews:
45
Avg:
3.76
pDev:
9.57%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
20
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33%

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4.68/5  rDev +24.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Photo of SurlyDuff
4.58/5  rDev +21.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

An IRA, eh? Hmm!

Ruby red color. Well, maybe terra cotta is a better discription. Small head, dissapeared pretty quick.

Aroma is floral, citrus, grapefruit. Lots of hops in this one, thats for sure.

Taste is the same. Good blend of citrus (notably grapefruit), and agressivly hopped. Finish his heavy on the resin, to the point of being chewy. But hey, I love IPA's so give me all you got IRA!

Love this brewery and its experimental/hybrids. Along with their BPA (belgian ipa), this one was a favorite for the night.

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.46/5  rDev +18.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Roby923
4.35/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Personal favourite out of Double Mountain. A perfect mix of hops and toffee malts. A distinct taste and style that I wish was more widely available. Bottled from the tap room and consumed the same day. Time your visit to coincide, you'll be in for a treat.

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4.29/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Best double mountain beer I've had yet. Better than hop lava. The pilsner malt shines in this.

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4.27/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured a deep orange-amber with a finger of creamy white head. Nice aroma balancing caramel and citrus hops.

Very smooth mouthfeel with low carbonation (from the cask). Full-bodied flavors of biscuity caramel malt and floral hops with a nicely bitter citrusy grapefruit finish.

Well-balanced and extremely easy-drinking.

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4.21/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Elimination
4.15/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy red brown, not see through at all

Smell is pine citrus hops, sweet, grapefruit

Taste is similar to smell strong citrus orange very flavorful hop presence

Good mouthfeel thick, a very drinkable actually one of my go to beers for when I go out

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4.12/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this beer twice on-tap now, once at Belmont Station and again at the recent North American Organic Brewers Festival.

A tough one to categorize, this beer lists at 55 IBU and 6.8% ABV, brewed with Gambrinus organic pilsner malt, crystal malts, Simcoe and Brewers' Gold hops. It's a sort of hybrid between an IPA and Red Ale with some interesting characteristics imparted by the Belgian yeast used.

A: Reddish in color, a little murky with a finger-worth of off-white creamy/soapy head. Good amount of sticky lace.

S: Awesome smell of citrus hops, sticky-sweet caramel, a little yeast funk. A blend that draws one in immediately. I poured this beer for Charlie Devereaux (brewer) at NAOBF and had to resist the temptation to stick my nose in the pitcher repeatedly.

T: Good complexity: lots of orange/citrus pith hops, sweeter malts and a floral yeastiness. Dances between sweetness, fruit, and dryness. A nice set of balanced flavors.

M: Medium with good carbonation. Zesty citrus is softened by sweeter malts. Has a pleasant aftertaste that sticks around awhile.

D: I liked this beer quite a bit and will look forward to another.

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4.09/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I bought a bottle of IRA in a bottle shop. 1 pint .9 ounces. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours an amber gold color, not sure I would call it red, with a bit of chill haze. Thick creamy white head.

Smell is a faint fruity citrus aroma.

Taste is a sweet bread flavor up front, with a mild bitter citrus finish, with a dry bitter after taste.

Mouthfeel is light in body, crisp and clean.

Overall a pretty good brew. I would have it again, even though I am not crazy about the size of the bottle.

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4.08/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.05/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

At OBF.

A - Pours copper with a one finger off-white head. Dissipates moderately fast and leaves little lacing.

S - Pilsener, honey, and flowers.

T - Pilsener, honey, flowers, and bittering hops.

M - Moderate-bodied and well-balanced.

D - Good overall. A good beer, nothing to write home about, but a very sessionable beer.

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India Red Ale (I.R.A.) from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
3.76 out of 5 based on 160 ratings.
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