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Four Peaks Raj IPA - Bourbon Barrel


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RATINGS: 4   MEAN: 3.62/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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Bourbon barrel aged version of the Raj IPA. Limited release.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (9437) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Amber pour, off white head. Pretty damn tasty. The hops and caramel malt backbone meld pretty well with the bourbon and oak from the barrels. Nice offering.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
highibus (736) - Vail, Arizona, USA - OCT 11, 2014
On tap at 1702 first barrel aged ipa. Had the raj before but the nose on this is awesome blend of hops and burbon. Hops come through on the flavor with a nice malt backbone. Finish is more the wood and borbon. Awesome.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DesertDevil (542) - Arizona, USA - APR 22, 2014
On tap during the Four Peaks Local Fest at the Wilson tasting room. Sweet, rich nose of moderate bourbon, chewy toffee, a decent malt-heavy caramel tone, and just a touch of earthy hops. Pours a clear amber. Fairly mellow taste of bourbon and lightly roasted grains with a slight dirty-hop bitterness and a caramel candy flavor to finish. A solid beer, but the medium hoppiness from the normal Raj is sadly missing in this barrel-aged version.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JPDurden24 (1621) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUL 30, 2012
This bourbon barrel version on tap at the brewery for a limited time. Reddish amber pour with no head. Lots of boozy flavor with the hops toned down too much. This version misses some of the things that make the original so good. I like the bourbon flavor, but miss the hops.


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