Charleston Brewing The Raj IPA
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RATINGS: 20   MEAN: 3.57/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.47/5   IBU: 85   EST. CALORIES: 213   ABV: 7.1%
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.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
redlem (1306) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kerenmk (4225) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 11, 2016
On tap at Charleston Brewing Company, Charleston, WV, 9.5.16. Hazy amber. Pine, mango and a little bit of biscuits in the nose. Bitter, crisp taste, fresh and mildly hoppy, that becomes sharper and sharper with every sip. Full body, notes of limestone, dry finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
justkoehn (114) - Michigan, USA - SEP 15, 2016
Heavy lacing but little head. Thin light caramel color. Fresh hoppy aroma. Smooth taste with lingering hop bite. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Foxbush (1832) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 31, 2016
Draft at the Brewpub The IPA poured a light Amber color with an off white head and major lacing. Nice looking ale that was easy to drink. You detect citrus and pine on the nose. This ale also has a well developed pale malt backbone. The ale has a medium body with average carbonation. The finish was clean and dry. The ale could have more hop bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mdgraber64 (31) - Indiana, USA - JUN 16, 2016
Piny, grapefruit, mango with hoops in your face. Carmel color the floral citrus aroma is dank. Hops finish strong. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (2786) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 17, 2015
Draft->shaker at Pies and Pints-Fayetteville (Sept 2014). Hazy orange/gold with moderate white head. Tones of pine, citrus, and floral hops. Very bitter and resiny. Decent.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weihenweizen (3187) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - APR 14, 2015
UPDATED: APR 22, 2015 On tap at Black Sheep Charleston. Slightly hazy golden with medium bright white head. Aroma is spicy herbal hops and some pine, medium body, medium/well carbonated, and good small-bubble lacing. Taste is some grapefruit, nice spicy herbal hops, some pine hops, and slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6379) - Yorktown, Virginia, USA - NOV 27, 2014
Draft at the CBC/Black Sheep brewpub. Same visuals as the Citra, light and golden. Despite the higher ABV, this is actually what I’d call "easier to drink" than the acid-forward Citra was. But while it’s well made and well balanced, "easier to drink" means "probably more attractive to the masses" rather than "I liked it better." Because I liked the Citra better. But this is good. (#5875, 11/24/2014)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Panzuriel (1962) - Westerville, Ohio, USA - NOV 20, 2014
On tap at black sheep burrito in Charleston, WVa. The raj is a pale yellow lively liquid with a fine head. Nose is pine resin and a hint of citrus. Taste is big resin and grapefruit. Lively body, lingering bitters. Very solid ipa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (11937) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 29, 2014
Drives at Pies & Pints Fayetteville, 8/16/14. Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium sized creamy white head. Decent head retention. Aroma of citrus, tropical hops, a touch of pine, clean pale malt. The taste is bitter hops, resin, pine & tropical, pale malt. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, strong lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21675) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at the source. Amber orange color, bright white head. Aroma of herbs and grass. Taste is bitter, spiced, herbal.

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