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Charleston Brewing The Raj IPA
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RATINGS: 9   MEAN: 3.56/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.23   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our interpretation of a West Coast-style India Pale Ale. Aromas of resiny pine, grapefruit, and mango. Flavors of more hop-derived pine and citrus, backed up by just a touch of crackery malt character, before a dry, clean finish that allows the Pacific Northwest hops to shine through.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerdedDave (126) - - FEB 17, 2014
on tap at the brewpub; a fantastic West Coast style IPA (one of the few East Coast beers claiming to be a West Coast IPA that actually lives up to it); light amber color; outstanding citrus aroma; fantastic, smooth, citrusy hop flavor with notes of grapefruit and mango; just enough malt to make it well balanced but still let the hops be the star

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
ClassyBeagle (319) - USA - FEB 2, 2014
From notes: November 8, 2013. A: Citrus, mango, apricot, and grapefruit notes. A: Slightly hazy amber with two finger eggshell head and frothy lacing and good head retention. T: Follows the nose, a sweet, hoppy beer with lots of citrus, mango, tangerine, apricots and some pine, all over enough malts to balance it. Grapefruit rind on the finish. M: Just a bit thin, but great carbonation. O: Fruit hop bomb and NICE!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nickls (1765) - SE DC, Washington DC, USA - NOV 29, 2013
Tap. Bright yellow golden orange, slight sticky white lacing. Resinous, slight grass, bit mango and tropical fruits. Flavor is generously bitter, lots of tropical fruit, and dries out in a bitter nearly piney finish. Medium slightly slick body. Very nice IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LilBeerDoctor (3370) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 13, 2013
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a hazy golden yellow with a thick white head. Aroma of citrus, grassy hops, lemon, fruity hops, hop resins. Flavor of citrus, fruity hops, tropical fruits, mango, and a bitter finish. Very hoppy with emphasis on the fruity hops. Excellent! 7/4/8/4/15 (3.8/5)

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jsquire (3346) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - AUG 24, 2013
Golden color with a sticky off white head. Fresh hop nose of orange and tropical fruit. Sweet hoppy beer with lots of mango, tangerine, orange juice and some pine, all over enough malts to balance it enough. The grapefruit rind comes out in the finish. Maybe a little thin in body, but nice flavors.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
JStax (2664) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - JUL 21, 2013
Poured on draft at the source. Pours a lighter copper witha white head of foam. Aroma of light pine and more prominent tropical fruits. Taste starts out sweet and fruity, and moves to a strong bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1296) - Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Hazy gold with a small white head. Good citrus aroma. Crisp hop taste, grapefruit, with a good bitter finish. Seems to muddle out at the end.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
weihenweizen (1510) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 28, 2013
Draft sample at brewpub. Pours clear golden with small white head. Pine aroma, low carbonation, and medium body. Taste is grapefruit, some pine, and slightly bitter finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - APR 25, 2013
At the Charleston Brewing Co. Brewpub. Pours a golden color with light head. Aroma is citrusy-hoppy. Flavor is spicy with resiny hop notes. Good solid ipa


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