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RATINGS: 107   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.32   IBU: 66   EST. CALORIES: 207   ABV: 6.9%
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A true English Indian Pale Ale. Our Raj IPA is created with a medium body and finishes dry and bitter – possibly even more so than your Uncle Sal after you broke his window when you were eleven. Our English IPA has an intense hop flavor and high hop bitterness. The lofty hop level was originally required so the ale would stay preserved and survive the voyage around Africa during the English occupation of India in the 18th century.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BrotherGrendel (787) - San Diego, California, USA - FEB 8, 2009
A- Deep dark orange hue, white foamy head, moderate lacing S- Citrus tones (lemon & orange), sweet bubblegum, but subtle T- Mild citrus and a touch of pine hops, bread malts show up in the middle, finishes sweet M- Light/medium-bodied, oily texture, low carbonation D- Despite the well-masked abv, this is a surprisingly mild IPA with a dearth of hops and flavor, there are much better choices out there and 4Peaks HopKnot is a significant upgrade in this style

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bleeng (1534) - Houston nowhere near Beersel, Texas, USA - JAN 17, 2009
UPDATED: JUL 1, 2010 Tap at the brewery 1/13/09. Filtered, golden with a small head. Nose is very light floral with some hop profile. Taste comes off as an English style IPA, very light hop profile, floral, citrusy. Mouth is fluffy, with a medium body and a taste that hangs on all the way down. Smooth drinking good beer. 6/10 rerate. This tasted like a very old beer. Not good that night.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ajm (1066) - Los Angeles, California, USA - DEC 7, 2008
Draft at brewery. I thought this was fantastic. My previous experiences with Hop Knot were not charming, but this was really great. Nice citrus, light floral and very clean and bright hop flavors like a tart harvest ale. I was very impressed, and this wasnt even my first beer of the night. This batch is SOLID.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2008
On tap in Tempe. Deep copper color pour with a nice foamy white head that lasts a while. Aroma of citrus and floral hops, with some sweet malt coming through. Flavor is well balanced between the malt and hops. Not too sweet, but not a hop bomb either. Light on the palate with a slight bitter finish. A very drinkable IPA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rusty (1536) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - OCT 21, 2008
Draft at brewery. Pours a nice amber color with a good looking white head. Aroma of citrus, malt, and hops. Flavor is sweet, fruity, citrusy, caramel, with some hop bitterness in the finish. Decent IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bhensonb (11263) - Woodland, California, USA - OCT 15, 2008
Tap at the Tempe brewpub. Copper amber color with a decent white head. Floral aroma. Medium body with mild carbonation. Flavor is fruit and floral over a caramel backing. Finish is mildly astringent.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimbowood (1036) - Freeport, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2008
draft @ the brewpub. Most flavorful offering of the lot but nothing to write home about.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerlando (3342) - Orlando, Florida, USA - SEP 13, 2008
Hand bottle, courtesy SoLan, via Flaco Alto. Pours a clear golden-amber color with a small, foamy, eggshell colored head. Traces of wispy, sticky lace mark the glass. The aroma shows notes of grapefruit and pine, but with a substantial toffee and biscuit malt base to provide balance. Flavors were similarly straightforward, lightly sweet toffee and caramel malts cut with bitter pine and citrus hops. Very simple. Medium bodied and low to moderate carbonation. Overall, a fairly underwhelming brew. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
egajdzis (5365) - Spring Mount, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Poured a clear, dark golden color with a small, white head that left light lacing on the glass. Aroma of pine, floral hops, tropical fruits, toast, and a bit of citrus. Taste of dry, toasted dough, citrus fruits, caramel malts, pine, and a sweeter, grapefruit finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (9018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 10, 2008
Hand bottle thanks to FlacoAlto. Poured a deeper golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, pine, and floral. Tastes of citrus, pine, and light caramel in the back groudn.


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