Ravens Brewing – Spruce Tip IRA

Ravens Brewing – Spruce Tip IRA


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3.7 out of 5


  • Type: Red Ale
  • Brand: Ravens Brewing Company
  • Pros:

    Creamy, drinkable texture with good balance between spruce adjuncts, hops, and malts

  • Cons:

    Heavy sweet pine tones may not appeal to everyone

  • Conclusion:

    Very good version of a spruce tip beer that is drinkable and well-balanced

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Ravens Brewing has released their newest seasonal offering: the Spruce Tip India Red Ale. The beer pours from the bomber bottle a clear reddish copper colour with one finger of tan head and some lacing. The aroma is of pine, caramel, and sweet resin, with grassy notes and a subtle floral tone. Flavours of rich malts, caramel, and toffee are present, along with a sweet resin flavour. The beer presents a slight creamy texture, along with a dry, lasting bitter finish. The Spruce Tip IRA is very easy to drink and the high IBU is balanced well with the spruce and the hops.

Alcohol – 6.25%
IBU – 75
Hops – Nugget, Centennial, Simcoe
Size – 650mL

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