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

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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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4.19/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Can: Poured a dark amber color ale with a large foamy head with some retention. Aroma of caramel malt and citrus hops is enjoyable enough. Taste is also dominated by bitter citrus notes with some caramel malt also noticeable. Body is quite full with good carbonation. Nothing to write home about and somewhat too sweet for my taste in IPA but well brewed nonetheless.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From a 473 ml can to a pint glass.

A: amber/red in color with a two finger head that lasts and lasts. Nice lacing also appears.

S: the weakest point for this beer, there really isn't much on the nose except sweet malts and mild hops.

T: I found the malts hit me before the hops did. The malts were sweet and they compliment the citrus hops nicely. Starts sweet ends bitter.

M: moderate body and carbonation, easy to enjoy.

O: I have to say as a Canadian who grew up with the Dinner Jacket/Tuxedo as common as jeans and a t-shirt this can appealed to me immediately. The beer is okay, easy to drink but not outstanding. A+ for marketing though.

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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3.69/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured cold from can into a tulip snifter, clear ruby brown colour, thick creamy head, good retention and lacing.

S- some grapefruit, caramel malts, nutty, a bit on the sweet side, some rich cherries and red fruits. Pomegranate, pine nuts, bit too caramelized though. Raisins.

T- moderate bitterness, against some caramel dark sugar maltiness. Notes of dry leather, some sweet red fruits, raspberry, some citrusy bitterness and pine. Building bitterness towards the finish. Then a shallow, really dry and slightly metalic finish. Flavour is driven mostly by the malts, some dry gf pith and raspberry but mostly hidden behind the heavy caramelization.

M- moderate body with a decent bitterness to try to balance out the caramel malts. Moderate carbonation, other than the finish it is a fairly session able IPA. Good full taste and satisfying body.

Decent IPA, a bit heavy on the caramel, comes of with a lot of brown sugar and caramelized nuts before the bitterness develops, and then the flavour is still driven a lot by the malts rather than by the hops. It does have a good hopping though with some resiny hops. There are some citrus and slight pine notes, some slickness but could have been more pronounced, also needed more balance, but still a decent attempt that with some tweeking could be quite good. Worth trying.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a clear deep copper with a frothy, big head. Grapefruit and pine mix with caramel in the nose. A sweet, toasty maltiness is quickly overshadowed by citrusy PacNW hops in the taste. Caramel cake maltiness provides ample balance. Bitterness builds with warmth and a touch of diacetyl shows. The mouthfeel is light bodied with a light to medium carbonation level. Moderate bitterness and some toffee make up the long finish.

This is a nice ‘Red’ IPA, very balanced with a complex malt profile. Worth a try if you like more balance and malts showcased in your hoppy beers.

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3.11/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Purchased at the LCBO for just under $3.00. Served at 8deg C in a draught glass

A- Pretty good. Poured with a small 1" head then settled to nothing in 2mins.

S- Clove, cinnamon.

T- Ok. Nothing special. Bit of roasted malt on mild hops.

M- Not too bad. Saving grace for this beer

O- Ok. Won't buy again tough

Food Pairing

This ok specimen pairs well with.... Pizza. Just a plain and simple peperoni pizza.


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Dinner Jacket O'Red IPA from Arch Brewing Company Inc.
3.71 out of 5 based on 70 ratings.
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