Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA | Arch Brewing Company Inc.

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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPADinner Jacket O'Red IPA
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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPADinner Jacket O'Red IPA

Brewed by:
Arch Brewing Company Inc.
Ontario, Canada

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by MasterSki on 10-19-2013

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4.75/5  rDev +29.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +22.6%

Photo of RyanPollock
4.46/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This beer far exceeded my expectations that were known existent. I purchased it on a whim after exploring the Ontario craft beer section of the LCBO without any prior knowledge on the beer.

Appearance- A beautiful golden amber, slightly clear with a nice tan coloured head

smell- slightly sweet aroma with a satisfying hint of hops

taste- creamy hop taste with caramel undertones. Perfect balance between sweet, hoppy, and bitter.

mouthfeel- very drinkable, not too strong or hoppy with each mouthful delivering a satisfying IPA taste. The right amount of carbonation without distorting any flavour

overall- A very nice IPA and a great Ontario craft beer. Nice flavour that is almost a mix between an amber, red, and IPA. Just enough body that is not too strong, hoppy or overwhelming. I would totally buy this again and I am intrigued with what this relatively unknown Ontario brewery has to offer.

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Photo of WillAndSarah
4.25/5  rDev +15.8%

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4.19/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4.17/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.1/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of StormAles
4.09/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RQuigley
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This tasting was opened as my Day 233d beer, in my Beer Advent Calendar for 2015. This is the 2nd year my wife has made me one of these and it is a great to open a beer every day.

Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA - Arch Brewing
Number 23 - 473ml can – 6.5% - 60 IBU

A> 3.75 -red/amber
S>3 sorry not much of a smell
T>4.5 Clean and Hoppy flavor
M>4 med Carb, tastes like 2
Oall>4.5 Great Beer, in my top 10 Am-IPA’s
rq @RorQuig

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4.04/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

473 mL can picked up at the LCBO; no freshness info given. So many Guelph breweries, so little time...

This one pours a hazy, orange-amber colour, topped with one finger of soapy, frothy off-white head. It recedes gradually over the next five minutes or so, settling into a foamy film, and draping the edge of the glass with a continuous curtain of lace. Pleasant aroma with nothing unusual or out-of-place to note - the malts are a little bolder than I usually expect from this style, with hints of caramel, butterscotch and toasted bread. Notes of grapefruit and lemon citrus also come through, with a very light touch of pine resin. Good stuff so far.

This one actually surprised me; while the hop flavours are agreeable enough, they are nicely-balanced with a sturdy malt backbone, something that not all IPA brewers seem to be inclined to bother with. The malts are in the forefront here, providing hints of toffee and caramel sweetness that are accented with a touch of toasted oats. The hops are next, with their pithy, almost resiny bitterness building up with each successive sip. The notes of pine, grapefruit rind and light tropical fruit are more than enough to overpower the malt bill at this point of the sip, leading into a lingering, pithy finish that clings to the palate. Medium in body, with mild carbonation that gently prickles the tongue, doing little to scrub the bitterness from your tastebuds. Quite smooth going down - while this brew drinks fairly lightly, it's still 6.3% and pretty astringent, which probably prevents this from being a suitable session option.

Final Grade: 4.04, an A-. Arch Brewing's Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA comes in an unassuming, laid-back package - and given that knowledge, combined with the fact that I've never even heard of the brewer, I wasn't really expecting much. But don't be misled, as this is a quality, well-hopped ale that should easily find its way into the beer rotation of not only hop heads, but Ontario craft beer drinkers in general. I'll be picking this one up again, as it's one of the more impressive 'start-up brews' I've had out of the Guelph/GTA area in the past year or so.

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

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4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of andrenaline
3.99/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a nice ruby amber colour, thumb of soapy head with solid retention and some nice sheeting lacing.

S - Nose is mild with citrus rind alongside some buttery caramel and some earthy cedar.

T - Nice tart citrus rind, earthy pine and cedar alongside sweet buttery caramel and a hint of cotton candy. Bitter citrus notes linger.

M - Medium bodied, smooth and a touch of dryness.

O - Never heard of this brewery, but definitely glad NAC successfully launched them in the LCBO. A welcome addition to the market and a quality rendition of the style. Will easily be a go-to going forward.

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3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pleasantly surprised by this one, a decent hoppy red ale. Not quite an IPA but tasty for sure.

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Photo of DaPan
3.96/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Wajohnst
3.94/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ElGallo
3.81/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beersareonme
3.8/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This is a wonderful red IPA. And it is brewed about 30km from my house, so FRESH definitely comes to mind when enjoying this one. And the amber red colour is exquisite and that alone made my mouth water. This is a well made very enjoyable pint. Cheers.

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Photo of eberesford
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A 473ml can from the brewery. Pours a dark reddish copper with a good creamy whitish head and moderate lacing. Aroma: caramel, toffee, hoppy aromas grassy with a hint of geapefruit. Flavour: The hopping is clean and well balanced with some NA citrus but not overwhelming the malts - some grassy herbal nobal hop flavours too. Noce complrxity znd bidy for s red.

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Photo of KGetliffe
3.77/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A beautiful looking and hearty drinking IPA. A nice hearty maltiness balances a well developed hop profile. Pours perfectly with a healthy head, not overly effervescent. Really enjoyable drinking beer that has a lot going for it. Something in the aroma leans a teeny bit skunky... Could not for the life of me find a date on the can

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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA from Arch Brewing Company Inc.
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 71 ratings