Roundhouse IRA | Bell's Brewery, Inc.

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Roundhouse IRARoundhouse IRA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Michigan, United States
bellsbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Substantial amounts of late-kettle hop additions and dry-hopping yields a heady blend of fruity aromas of pineapple, peach and citrus. Those aromas continue into a crisply bitter hop presence across the tongue, but the judicious use of toasted and caramel specialty malts prevents the hop intensity from overwhelming the palate.

Locally sourced Michigan honey creates a smooth, dry finish that pulls everything together.

The India Red Ale style is a variation on the IPA, but with more caramel and toasted malt character and a reddish hue.

Roundhouse was first brewed at our original brewery in downtown Kalamazoo in 2009.

Added by luciusgilmer on 02-25-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,886
Reviews:
129
Ratings:
581
pDev:
8.48%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
93
Trade:
0
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Photo of DruC4
3.82/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BillRoth
4.25/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyable. Honey was an asset to a decent body, flavor and malt bill consistent with abv. Decent hoppiness..maybe more PA than IPA, but still very tasty

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Photo of godawgs
4.2/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of HorseheadsHophead
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Hazy, dark crimson red that almost looks light brown in the glass. Topped by a big, creamy tan head that dies down after a few minutes, leaving copious lacing.

S: Sweet citrus; blood orange, ruby red grapefruit, orange peel, pine, earth, hop spice; caramel, honey, dark brown bread.

T: Lots of juicy citrus; blood orange, ruby red grapefruit. A lot of pine sap, and fennel/hop spice. Smooth caramel malt backbone, sweet, but not cloying. Honey adds extra sweetness, culminating in a nice cherry note on the finish. Mild to moderate citrus-pine bitterness provides balance.

F: Medium-bodied, moderately-carbonated. Smooth and slick with both residual sugars and hop oils. Finishes slightly sweet but with lots of balancing bitterness.

O: A solid red ale. I'm really enjoying it.

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Photo of PA-hunter
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured 12oz can into snifter glass. 7.5%

Appearance- Pours a dark amber with a noticeable red tint. High, fluffy light tan head. Low clarity

Smell- Dark grainy, aroma similar to dark bread. Hops and honey linger in the nose as well.

Taste- A dark malt base, rye like. Builds sweeter, some caramel as well. Honey is another taste that comes in, adding more sweetness. Hop bitterness mixes, more of a grassy bitter hop rather than grapefruit or pine. Ends with an earthy bitterness, still retaining some of that honey taste.

Mouthfeel- Medium in body with active carbonation.

Overall- An interesting red ale. Smooth, subtle flavors that blend well. NIce addition with the honey. Nice rye like malt profile as well.

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Photo of NathanBeets
3/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of needMIbeer
4.22/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4.19/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
4.11/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of corywalston
3.84/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of J0k3s
4.37/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of McHenry
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of pkalix
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of AyatollahGold
4.56/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TheRougeBastard
4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

interesting this one...I swear I'm tasting apple, and liking it! Roundhouse is a very unique spin on the IPA, if that's what is it is (India Red Ale???) . Extremely drinkable even at 7.5%, does Bell do anything that's questionable...haven't found one yet!!

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Photo of MacStinson
4.58/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mntlover
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a a deep amber color with a very light tan colored head thumb sized with descent lace.

Aroma is nice caramel malts smells a little chewy with a good dose of citrus hops mango, orange and sweet honey.

Taste is like the nose good rich amber ale, caramel malts, sweet honey and hop grapefruit rind bitterness with some citrus flavor.

Mouthfeel is solid medium or a touch more with fairly level carbonation.

Overall a good solid drinkable amber ale from a good dependable brewery, can't go wrong here.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
4.02/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brewtalthrone
4.8/5  rDev +19.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.61/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of twage04
4.18/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep copper with medium carbonation. Aroma is of malt and hops. Lots of fruity hops and malt in the taste. Reminds me more of a hoppy amber than a IRA, but this was a good thing! The malt profile was robust with a hint of toffee or chocolate without being sweet.

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Photo of andrewh995
4/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear dark amber with an off white head. Smells of honey, malt, and hops. Tastes of citrus, honey, sweet caramel malt, and bitter hops. Medium creamy body with medium carbonation. Overall a very delicious red APA but in my opinion it’s definitely more of an IPA due to the heavy hop profile.

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Photo of BenHoppy
3.98/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mrfrancis
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AColtonOfBeer
4.44/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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Roundhouse IRA from Bell's Brewery, Inc.
Beer rating: 4.01 out of 5 with 581 ratings
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