Immigration Red Ale (IRA) | Knee Deep Brewing Company

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Immigration Red Ale (IRA)Immigration Red Ale (IRA)

Brewed by:
Knee Deep Brewing Company
California, United States

Style: Irish Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by GRG1313 on 11-06-2011

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3.36/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a rich garnet/red with tan foam that recedes at an average rate. There was some sediment floating in the second pour.

Well balanced aroma that leans towards bready characteristics.

The roasted grains are present but the caramel and toffee flavors own this beer. The hops balance it nicely, not much in aroma just to help with the sweetness.

Relatively light body could be helped by slightly more carbonation.

Irish Reds are relatively un-represented in the US and it's great to see some of the newer breweries going after those styles without pouring 500lbs of hops into them. Knee Deep made a great swing at this and I'm excited to see how the progress and tweak their recipes going forward.

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Photo of thirstywoodfin1
4/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of mactrail
3.53/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Definitely an orange red color. Foam is not too terrific but enough carbonation to feel beery on the tongue. Clean but simple. I guess that's the point of the style. Fairly dry and not much malty sweetness. A little bit woody with a slight earthiness to the hops, but not enough to be obnoxious. Tastes better after some sipping. The aftertaste that hints of cherries and biscuits is OK. Aroma is not on the menu. A little bitterness at the very end.

Nothing to perk up the jaded palate, but it might be fine for a pint on a thirsty evening. I'm still trying to figure out what these guys are doing, but at least they seem to have the chemistry down.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.18/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a medium copper with amber tones and a huge, thick, full fluffy head that simply does not fade (indicative the the heavy carbonation one later gets in the mouthfee).

Nose is medium assertive and pleasant notes of fresh cut flowers and fresh stone fruit. Closed when cold; opens as this one warms and it develops a nice "IPA" pineapple character in the nose.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied but heavy carbonation. A few swirls helps tone the carbonation down a bit to get to the flavors.

Flavors pleasant albeit simple. Lemon white bread flavor profile. Lots of citrus on the front palate and the flavors don't really grow in character or complexity. Very much a "light" IPA flavor profile, although pleasant and fresh. I don't get any "red ale" character except for the color. This is a pleasant effort although I would tire quickly of it and likely not finish the glass if with a meal. Refreshing, almost "summer" type of "session" beer.

Finish is pleasant, floral light bitter that is short lived.

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Immigration Red Ale (IRA) from Knee Deep Brewing Company
3.48 out of 5 based on 29 ratings.
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