Killer Red Fresh Hop IRA – Double Mountain Brewery (Hood River, OR, USA)

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Killer Red Fresh Hop India Red Ale, 7.3% ABV – 85 IBU, 1 pint 0.9 fl.oz., (Hood River, Oregon, USA)


on the front-left label:

“It’s harvest time again, which means just-picked hops from the Willamette Valley. Notes of apple, pine and orange dominate the intense flavor profile of killer red.”

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  • Style: (Red IPA) India Red Ale
  • Taste: Solid citrusy toasted malt creamy light apple orange piney bitter hop dry dull finish
  • Where I got it : Bottle Jockey / N. Burnaby
  • How much: $6.40 CAD (after 12.5% off) – 1 pt. 0.9 fl.oz., November 2015
  • Do I love this enough to drink it again: no
  • Would I recommend this to beer aficionados: sure

Visual: Pours reddish brown with a nice 1.5cm dissipating head, sticky lacing, a thin layer of retention, lost of slow steady streams.

Nose: citrusy pine hops, toasted malt backdrop, light boozy (lvl-6)-pungency

Attack: creamy-fine, crisp

Mid-palate: (lvl-5-sweetness), more creamy CO2, sweet light toasty barley malt, apple, orangy hop oils

Finish: soft green grassy piney off-dry bitter hops, malty sweet finish.

Summary: Solid malty hoppy profile with a very nice creamy mouthfeel. It’s just a touch too dry on the finish for me.