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RATINGS: 110   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.33   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
iowaherkeye (2696) - Ocean Beach, San Diego, California, USA - MAR 12, 2009
Growler from Sparky27, thank you Eric. Clear orange amber with a ring of beige head--though I figure it’s because the growler had leaked during its travels. I won’t take off points for appearance of palate for this reason. Aroma has lots of caramel and some mango hops. Flavor is much the same with a caramel finishing a little biscuity. Semi-dry finish with bitterness at a 4. Scant carbonation with a medium body. Decent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GuilTTy (728) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - FEB 21, 2009
Another pint on tap at the Scottsdale Grill & Tap. Initially hazy pour that settles out to a clear orange, cherry wood under a medium tall and rocky dirty white head. Aroma of pine resin and grapefruit. No surprises in the flavor with plenty of citrusy grapefruit and hop bitterness. Texture a bit inconsistent and tips to watery. Big dry bitter finish. A pretty good big IPA but not as well balanced as their Hop Knot.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jamvin23 (162) - chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 15, 2009
On tap at Tempe Location. Amber color with white head. Aroma: Citus and Floral aroma. Flavor: Good citrus flavor the was cool and crisp on the palate. Good IPA.

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 (1544) - 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 (1537) - 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 (11526) - 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.


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