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RATINGS: 147   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.92   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
During a fierce storm on his voyage across the ocean, William Rahr could be heard yelling from the tall masted ship: "Roll on old sea! And when you are done, when the storm clouds have destroyed themselves, we will still be standing and drinking!" Today, we have created the ultimate ale for a voyage such as this: A German-Style IPA - a traditional India Pale Ale with German Influence. Our German-Style IPA is brewed with a blend of all German malts, hops, and yeast. It has a rich maltiness with both floral and spicy hop characteristics. So get ready and hang on - Stormcloud will see you through your roughest seas and straight on to smooth sailing. Editor’s Note: This beer was reconfigured in 2009 with new hops and yeast.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AmEricanbrew (6370) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JUN 12, 2008
Clear gold with a tight head. Aroma is yeasty, spicy peppercorn more like a Belgian Blond or Vienna lager. Smooth medium body. Flavor is mainly dry with bready pale malt and spicy yeast. Finishes nicely bitter. OK i get it now, a German style IPA.... different for sure.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BuckeyeBoy (3669) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 24, 2008
Bottle pours out a dark yellow topped with a white head. Aroma of malt and wet cardboard. Tast more of the malts. i can’t say I picked up much hops for an IPA.???

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
BückDich (5464) - McCall, Idaho, USA - MAY 20, 2008
Bottle: Pale gold, light white head and nice lacing. Nose of flat dry (not the verb, the adjective) hops, some sour malt and light yeast esters. The flavor is a little hoppy, but comes across as an underseasoned steak, just bland. Grassy tail. Eh. Citrusy, sour, a little all over.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 4, 2008
Bottle courtesy of mar. Pours gold with a rocky white head. Smells of straw, lemons, dry malt. Tastes of light citrus, some complimentary malt. Decent.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
152219 (14) - USA - APR 9, 2008
12oz bottle purchased from Central Market in Dallas. Poured into a shaker. Appearance: Golden yellow with a nice amount of carbonation. Nice white head which was long lasting. Nice lacing down the sides of the glass. Aroma: A nice amount of sweet malt instantly hits the nose. A very slight hint of citrus hops is present. Taste: Nice caramel malt with a slight hint of citrus and floral hops. A more pronounced bittering hop finish was present. Nice mouthfeel. Clean tasting and smooth. Overall: Unfortunately, this is mislabeled in my opinion. This is a lightly hopped dortmunder/helles or pilsner (a bit more than both of those styles are generally hopped). If one was looking for an "IPA" this isn’t going to satisfy you. But, I think this could be an excellent "gateway" beer for those wanting to go from american light lagers to IPAs.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
blutt59 (6245) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 29, 2008
12 0z. bottle, malty nose with golden brown color, nice texture but a bit bitter finish

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
dpjuart (1094) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2008
3/7/08 - 12 oz. bottle at the Ginger Man in Dallas. Pours golden orange with amber hues, small white head, rimming. Nose is not very discernible. Taste is a touch wheaty w/ malt toffee and some spice. Hops are very mellow. Just tasty. Not like anything else. Good experience.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HarmonKill-a-Brew (407) - Wilmar, Arkansas, USA - MAR 9, 2008
Nice beery aroma. Decent bite of hops in the flavor. This beer is appropriately named "Stormcloud" as the appearance is cloudy and looks more like a wheat beer than an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mar (5025) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAR 6, 2008
dark gold pour with a thin white head on top. hops and citrus on the nose. i can definitely taste the german influence on this one and it seems more like a wheat beer than an IPA.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SphinxTX (2876) - Mata Gorda, Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2008
UPDATED: JUL 5, 2009 This is a re-rate 07/04/2009 since the recipe change. Pours a cloudy gold, white head. Nice aroma of some citrus, pine. Flavor is malty and fruity, some pine, with a dirty bitter. Mouth feel is medium body with high carbonation. Overall, not bad but kinda harsh, not balanced....

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