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.)
BA SCORE
3.79/5
Very Good
161 Ratings
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
Ranking:
#19,940
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
161
pDev:
9.5%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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3
Gots:
20
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0
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Ratings: 161 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of jrempel
3.25/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of MickeyHops
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of TheWiltChamberlainofipas
4.29/5  rDev +13.2%
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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Photo of Bp123
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Roby923
4.35/5  rDev +14.8%
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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Photo of LeslieDale
3.85/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SudsSurfer
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of irishevans
3.69/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.58/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCLAguy11
3.77/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.28/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of BEERchitect
3.6/5  rDev -5%

The multitude of IPA on the market can leave brewers and buyers scratching their head trying to come up with unique taste that's not overkill. Double Mountain brewers provides just that taste as its foundation is of amber ale but its overlay of hops show its true IPA demeanor.

Its deep amber glow gives the ale a sturdy garnet appearance that promises aromas of caramel, toffee, pecan, toast and grain to come. Its juicy malt sweetness is justified with those gently seared barley sugars while a waft of citrus and pine swirl above.

Toasty, bready and nutty- its toffee-laden start begins to dissolve just as the taste of candied almonds pull forth. Hints of bitterness peak through the fledgling sweetness, carrying with them the clean acidity of grapefruit, orange peel and a spruce character ahead of the finish.

Malty-dry to close, the ale's sweetness trails with a bready substrate to support the growing bitterness. Extended pine resins and citrus pith are acute and nearly peppery as the IPA tendencies shine through its competing malt structure.

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Photo of kscaldef
4/5  rDev +5.5%

On cask with Cluster hops.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

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3/5  rDev -20.8%

India Red Ale (I.R.A.) from Double Mountain Brewery & Taproom
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 161 ratings