Dismiss Notice
We're celebrating 10 years of BeerAdvocate magazine with $10 print subscriptions for US residents.

Subscribe now!

Red Riser IRA | McMenamins

Log in or Sign up to start rating.
no score
Awaiting 10 Reviews
no score
Send samples

Brewed by:
United States

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.10%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by flagmantho on 01-04-2013

For Trade:
View: Beers | Events
User Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 11
Reviews by flagmantho:
Photo of flagmantho
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I had this beer on-tap in a pint glass at McMenamins in Mill Creek, WA. The beer menu calls this an Imperial Red Ale.

Appearance: deep amber brown hue with a moderate haze. Head is a thin finger of creamy white foam which dissipated quickly. Not too bad.

Smell: lightly caramelly malt aroma. Hops are not particularly strong in the smell.

Taste: lightly caramelly malt flavor with a pretty healthy dose of somewhat harsh hops with a citrusy character. Bitterness is on the high side of moderate. A little bit too rough around the edges for me.

Mouthfeel: medium body with an OK carbonation and a healthy fizziness, but not super creamy.

Overall: a decent enough hoppy red ale, but just kind of rough. I don't think I'd seek another pint of this.

 763 characters

More User Reviews:
Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of Reidrover
3.76/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pint at Thompsons Brewpub in Salem. Dark red/ruby with a small tan head. Toasty toffee caramel aroma. Taste is similar to the nose. Maybe a bit of resiny hop. Good full mouthfeel Nice winter beer on a cold night in Salem.

This review was done back in early Feb 2013

 266 characters

Photo of beer-n-dogs
3.21/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of italianstallion
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mhaugo
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of anteater
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of jackmax
3/5  rDev -17.6%

Photo of Oakengroves
3.92/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A balance northwest IRA. On tap at Edgefield. Balanced, malty flavor. A deep amber color. A somewhat pungent hoppy scent. Very pleasant, warm hoppy taste. A bit under carbonated, but the flavor made up for it! A fine example of the IRA. Available at most McMenamins!

 266 characters

Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

Photo of JD4003
3.75/5  rDev +3%

Red Riser IRA from McMenamins
3.64 out of 5 based on 11 ratings.
  • About Us

    Your go-to website for beer (since 1996), publishers of BeerAdvocate magazine (since 2006) and hosts of world-class beer events (since 2003). Respect Beer.
  • BeerAdvocate Microbrew Invitational

    Join us June 2-3, 2017 in Boston, Mass. for beer, cider, mead, kombucha and sake from over 70 small producers.

    Learn More
  • 10 Years of BeerAdvocate Magazine

    We're celebrating 10 years of BA mag with $10 print subscriptions for US residents!