Tuesday, June 25, 2013

Iron Horse Double Rainbow

Type: Mystery
Origin: Ellensburg, Washington
Price: $4.99
ABV: 7%
NSP: 9.11
Website

On my recent Seattle trip, the wife pointed this one out, and I purchased it simply because of the punchline "two pots o' gold in ur mouth". The price was right and how could I argue with that sales pitch. When I brought it home, I realized that there was no style written anywhere on the bottle; all one could assume is an ale, which is not even a good assumption. This intrigued me more, and allows me to guess on things before checking the website.

This one pour a nice amber with fairly minimal head. The smell is actually quite nice, with some belgian yeast notes squeezing through some amber ale maltiness. The taste is similar, although the amber ale part comes through more. There is a crisp bitterness that I wasn't expecting from this style. This reminds me most of Fischer Amber (even though its been 3 years since I've had that). Its actually quite an enjoyable beer. Nothing really stands out positively or negatively, and if ambers are your thing, you would probably enjoy this quite a bit.

Heres the website description. I guess its a reddish ale, but even they don't know:

"Not quite red, not quite ipa but quite big. This beer is built upon a solid malt foundation of medium crystal, biscuit, and vienna for a considerable dose of toffee, bread and nutty flavors and aromas. We then laced the beer with hops throughout the process. First hops go into the first wort runoff and hops continue to be added through the boil, after boil, and then dry-hopped in our conditioning tanks at 37 degress. Rainbow 1 = MALT; Rainbow 2 = HOPS: A double rainbow of flavors. 7.0% ABV"

2 comments:

  1. How the fuck did you not reference this video:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=OQSNhk5ICTI

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  2. Because that would be too obvious

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