gramity (1217) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
I have no idea what “Rug” IPA means but this was a the first IPA I have tried from outside North America I believe.
Rug IPA poured a cloudy and dark orange with a two finger off-white head that exhibited good retention. Sticky lacing was left along the tulip glass.
The aroma was appropriately hoppy and had subtle hints of oranges hidden in the citrus notes. The distinct smell of pines was also present.
Rug IPA tastes like most American IPAs but among the citrus, floral and pine notes I could pick out a few new players. The orange taste almost tasted like orange peel – with that bitter touch. There was also a “bready” taste to the beer – specifically rye bread. The finish was bitter and dry.
The beer was medium bodied and had medium carbonation – right where the levels should be for sessionable IPA.
In the end, I enjoyed this IPA and if presented could drink it in larger quantities. Compared to other IPAs in the price range and of similar “specs” I wouldn’t be choosing this offering from Raasted again.
Munkky (10) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
One of the very good Danish IPA’s. The rye gives the beer a nice body and the hoppy aroma does the rest.
Stefano (1839) - Esbjerg, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Hazy amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and some rye. The flavour has a good hoppiness with citrus, rye, good fruitiness, bit spice. Very balanced beer. Good mouthfeel.
Fin (6640) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle courtesy of Jan and Charlotte, thanks! this was passed to me at Kerstbier Festival, Essen Belgie, 18.12.10 and consumed 30.12.10 Hazy amber in colour with a white head. Some curly zippy citrussy flavours in the mouth, with grapefuit present amongst them. quite sharp although the soft mouthfeel and sweetness dampen the sharpness. This is just a simple but decent IPA, I like this and I really like Raasted beers. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7
Sammy (7716) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle in trade, Presario ESQ. Very decent IPA. Big creamy head on golden peachy body. A trail of thick lace is all that is left from a fruity mango scented concoction of mango grapefruit IPA. A tad astringent, otherwise well balanced. Above average mouthfeel. Very drinkable.
Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours straw yellow with a thin yet creamy white head. Excellent hop aroma, very citrus and floral. Mouth feel is excellent. Tons of citrus flavour on the palate, grapefruits and limes. The rye gives it geat body and the perfact malt note. This is one of the best Rye PAs I have ever had.
hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a hazy yellow with à small white head. The aroma is bright and citric, earthy and fruity. The flavor has mango, pine, lemon, and tea. Solid IPA.
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours hazy gold/orange, thin white head, solid lacing. Nose is tea-like, lemon-lime, light spiciness from the hops, citrus, tangerine, earth, spice, very aromatic and interesting. Flavours of tangerine/mandarin, nice pine/earth hop character also. Very complex and interesting. Why didn’t we get this in singles, instead of the boring Pale Ales?
Glouglouburp (5867) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 18, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
In short: A sharp IPA with a dominant orange character. Nice sesssionable beer.
How: Bottle 330ml. Consumed fresh, three years before expiration date!!! (09.03.2013) Sent to me by presario. Thanks Trevor.
The look: Cloudy light orange body topped by a medium off-white head with good retention
In long: Bright hoppy nose with oranges upfront and notes of citrus fruits and pine-tree. Taste is fresh oranges, bitter orange peels, white bread, rye bread, dry grass, strong spicy sensation, sandy hops, soft caramel. The malts are rather discreet. The finish is sharp and the bitterness has a short bite, like biting in an orange peel. Nothing spectacular but a very drinkable IPA nonetheless. I could drink that beer all night long. If I hear that someone is throwing a Rug party I will be there. But I don’t know if a Rug party is slang for some kind of gay thing so I won’t take any chance and I’d bring a six pack of Rug IPA and some lube.
Crit (3191) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 17, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky amber,large white head.Piney hop nose.Dry fruity start,citrus hop profile,light malt in back.Medium hop end,fruity and malty, balanced