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Far West Connaught Ranger IPA

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RATINGS: 58   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57   EST. CALORIES: 201   ABV: 6.7%
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The Ranger is an intensely hopped, fruity, bold India Pale Ale named after the famous Irish regiment. The Connaught Rangers, nicknamed "The Devilís Own," served many years in India and, by divine order of the British Army, drank IPA, a beer whose high hop content and dry finish could withstand the long sea voyage from England to India.


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
JohnnyUtah16 (5) - New York, USA - AUG 14, 2013 does not count
One of the fruitier IPAs out there this one is a nice start to anyones evening of sampling a number of stronger IPAs.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAY 21, 2010
Connaught Ranger "The Devilís Own" IPA--2004 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV? 50 IBUís? (4.25 / 5.0) Lacy light head. Clear thin bright amber red color. Light hazy sediment. Floral hop front. Thin crisp spicy mild caramel citrus ester dry sweet clean body. Mild earthy balanced dry hop end. Sampled 7/27/2004. Connaught Ranger "The Devilís Own "IPA--2006 22 oz. Bottle. 6.50% ABV. 65 IBUís? (4.0 / 5.0) Mild laced head. Slightly cloudy amber gold color. Floral ester hop front. Rich sweet crisp caramel butterscotch fruity grapefruit ester body. Mild tangy hop spice end. Malt over hops and slightly fruity. Sampled 3/19/2006.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5523) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 9, 2008
22 oz. bottle. Clear copper color with an off white head. Mild smell of pine resin and flowers. Medium bodied and softly carbonated. Nice tiger stripe lacing. Taste is a caramel malt sweetness followed by a medium intense hop bitterness. A straight forward Wa. state IPA here. 2003

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
glkaiser (1214) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 30, 2006
On tap at Kís Deli. Cloudy amber with big head. Mild hop aroma. Very sweet and malty IPA. Soapy finish. Too many good IPAís out there to bother with this one. This may have been an old keg also....Kís doesnít have the highest turnover probably.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JorisPPattyn (7722) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - APR 17, 2006
Draught Thick yellowish head, leaving lace; orange-amber beer. Very dry hoparoma packed with characteristic C-hops, cookies. Hop-bitter, orangey flavour, roses, discreet caramelly but not sweet malts. Rather light MF, undercarbonated as so many here. OK IPA, some good points, agreable nose.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
OldMrCrow (1719) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 19, 2006
From the bottle.

Pours a tantalizing clear orange amber with a nice white head and great lacing.

The aroma is floral and citrus, with a curious vegetal note (largely absent from the flavor) that I am having a hard time placing. The flavor is fair enough, though not packing quite the punch that Iíd hoped for from the aroma, picking up peaches and hint of wood-aged whiskey. The mouthfeel is creamy and smooth, thick to the point of being almost syrupy though not sweet-syrupy.

Thereís nothing unpleasant about this one at all, but it doesnít excite me either, nor does it do anything to raise the bar for our local IPAs.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
tiggmtl (4548) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 19, 2006
Perfumey, floral, citrus hops in the aroma along with some notable alcohol. Hazy orange tan coloured body with a low white head that lasts decently. Citrus hops play politely with toasty grainy malts overseen by moderate bitterness. Medium body with moderate carbonation. Bottle sampled with beerbuzzmontreal, MartinT, Oliver_MTL, Rastacouere and Yowie.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerbuzzmontreal (3490) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2006
The pour reveals a cloudy orange color with a thin white head. Good aroma of fruity and spicy hops with caramel. Good flavor of fruity and spicy hops with caramel and a bitter finish, the malt is solid enough to balance the hops. The body has a light to medium thickness with a creamy texture and moderate carbonation. A well-done and well-balanced IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rastacouere (6107) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 10, 2006
Deep golden shade displaying a light white film. A solid malt base offers more than crystals for once, giving appealing toastiness-> darkish malts despite the pale malt sensation. They contribute a foundation on which the hops rise strongly herbal, spicy, sage-like and with competent leafy and lightly floral aromatics. Interesting hop complexity with solid malt background is what I look for in a PACNW IPA. The bitterness shows lasting, confident, while the hops remains floral, herbal and spicy and a slight watery slice cuts through right before the finish to enhance drinkability, especially that the crispish light-medium body bears a texture you want to come back to.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (7523) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 9, 2006
Any first impressions?
-Deep, fiery orange sunset highlighting a lasting film of foam.
-Herbal hops rise over potent, nondescript maltiness.
-Very fine carbonation wades in a bulky, soothing mouthfeel.
-Orange pulp carries its fruitiness onto the competent malt.

What if you dig deeper?
-Some peachy fruitiness enlivens the sweet maltiness.
-Floral dew colours the grassy hops.
-Peppery hoppiness is sprinkled onto the resinous bitterness.
-A well-crafted IPA, made for nourishing sessions.

Bottle; no date.


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