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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Photo of xnicknj
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of SMITHAND
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of craigreno
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of Murrhey
3.64/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a growler (filled April 26 at the taproom) into a conic pint glass in high elevation Libby, Mont. Reviewed live.

A_ Three finger cream-colored head with two-minute long retention. Sticky veins of lacing down the glass, dark-amber color with high clarity. Fine looking beer.

S- Musty hop-oil scent. Earthy and a stronger yeast character than is typically found in American IPAs. Different, appealing smell.

T- Musty, slightly sweet, mostly bitter malt-forward IPA. Little funky, but easily drinkable. Slight bitter aftertaste.

M- A medium-bodied beer that finishes dry and metallic. Not in an off-putting way though.

O- Above average beer. Not the best American IPA I've ever had the pleasure of enjoying, but certainly one that is a pleasure to drink.

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Photo of ColdOneKev
4.5/5  rDev +19.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of EspressoGuy
4.02/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

500ml bottle. 65 IBU
A: deep copper; slightly hazy
S: clean, simple balance of malt and hops. Nice.
T: Rich, well-balanced; develops very nicely with a long slightly bitter finish. They've really balanced the malt and hops to create a taste that is full-flavoured and lingering.
M: full-bodied with crisp carbonation
O: I really like this beer. Big but balanced flavours. Nice line of bitterness. Flavours and mouthfeel like an Imperial IPA but thankfully without the high alcohol. How can this be the same brewery behind the bottle of The Vaporizer I had which really was not good. Must be the way Trader Joe's handles the beers as other have said.

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Photo of Hoptometrist
3.46/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on tap into a shaker glass

A- Served a hazy dark orange color with frothy off-white head that left lace that coated the entire glass

S- Pretty mild aroma. I got some earthy and piney hop character and some caramel and red malt character.

T- Big cereal grain character, red ale malt, and caramel notes. Some earthy and piney hop notes on the finish. Overall pretty malt forward with a nice burst of hop character on the finish. Moderate bitterness

M- Dry, pretty smooth and creamy, medium carbonation

O- A solid red ale, but lacking the hop character to be considered an India Red Ale.

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Photo of bluckbeyes
3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.9%

Photo of scottfrie
3.74/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

500ml bottle into snifter. Thanks Abe!

A: Pours a murky dark amber with a thick, greasy, light cream colored head that slowly faded into a think and lasting film. A complex network of sticky lace was left down the glass.
S: Bitter hop resin and simcoe notes mixed with caramel malts and roasted grains. Faint sulfur as well.
T: Follows the nose with bitter herbal and simcoe hops, earthy finish, balancing sweet caramel malts, and toasted grains. Flavorful, malty and bitter.
M: Medium-full body, slick, greasy, oily hoppy mouthfeel with soft and smooth carbonation.
O: A great drinking beer, somewhere above average on the scale. There’s nothing really wrong with this beers it’s just not that amazing.

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Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.39/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Bottle opened on 1.25.13

A - Pours a cloudy, brownish-orange with a two inch cream-colored foamy head.

S - Sweet wheat, hop-citrus, bready malt, nutty, corn.

T - Sweet corn, nutty, bitter hop grass.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Bitter hopped up red. Hmph.

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Photo of MacStinson
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of bifrost17
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of Reidrover
3.55/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

500ml bottle from Trader Joes in Salem. $3.79 Amber coloured body,slight haze, with a nice sized bubbly white head. Spicy semi sweet maltiness with a slight but obvious resinous hop. Taste is very balanced..between the toffee flvoured malts and the resinous/spicy hop. Nice Good mouthfeel low carbonation and great after tastes. A good beer..but i have this IMO as an amber ale!

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4.25/5  rDev +13%

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4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of BradMacMullin
4/5  rDev +6.4%

Photo of msondel
4.25/5  rDev +13%

Photo of heresy22
3.75/5  rDev -0.3%

Photo of jellikit
3.76/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: red and cloudy. Intermittent lacing.

Smell: not much there.

Taste: slightly sweet up front. Malty. Toasty. Hop bittering is piney.

Mouthfeel: Medium low carbonation. Full bodied. Think j-lo.

Overall: good IRA. Great representation of style. But needs more hop aroma.

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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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