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RATINGS: 138   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.9   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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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. Editorís Note: This beer was reconfigured in 2009 with new hops and yeast.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ttoadee (616) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 20, 2013
Slightly cloudy orange/amber pour, thin off white head. Nose is hops & malt. Bitter. Middle is sweet, slightly creamy malt and soft fruit. Finish is somewhat dry and bitter. Not an IPA to my taste, but an OK beer.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
ben4321 (3824) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Location: 12 oz bottle from World Market - Houston Galleria, 10/8/13

Aroma: The nose is on the dull side with some grainy malts and some mild earthy hops
Appearance: It pours a clearish caramel-orange color with a beige head and plus lace
Flavor: The flavor is muted and a little buttery, it does not have enough bitterness for the style
Palate: The body is light-medium, it has a soft carbonation, and a dryish finish
Overall Impression: This beer doesnít taste like it has German influence or IPA influence. It isnít a terrible beer or anything, but honestly, this one feels mostly like a miss to me.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
llcooldave (1072) - San Antonio, Texas, USA - OCT 4, 2013
Pours a dark copper color with a thick tan foamy head. Interesting aroma of dried fruit and spicy herbs. Kind of a clean fruity flavor reminiscent of a belgian ale. Toasty malt, a herbal Jagermiester flavor note as wel. Overall, interasting, but i am not sure if its an IPA...

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TylerGreenDC (271) - - OCT 2, 2013
12oz bottle. Rich amber color. Thin aroma of roastiness. Taste is overwhelmingly of sweet caramel malts. Not a lot of hop action going on. Pleasant, even tasty beer, but not very IPAy at all.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keith0718 (361) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 3, 2013
Rahrís beers are underrated. All of them have a signature caramel character. This one included. Itís not a great IPA, but itís a delicious beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Foxbush (1258) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Draft at the Brewery The IPA poured a clear amber with a lasting white head. While at the brewery there was a strom cloud that dumped rain for about 15 minutes. I also tasted the unfiltered version as well. The aroma was of earthy hops. There was balanced bitterness with average carbonation. All beers tasted had an excellent medium body and were well made. The finish was dry with a slight lingering bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
cwsample (162) - Texas, USA - AUG 13, 2013
From a cask at GingerMan Ft. Worth. I don't smell much of anything. I don't know if it's the smoke in here or what, but it's weak; can't smell anything. It tastes super sweet. I immediately think apple cider. Not what I would consider a "traditional" IPA.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Ratman197 (9556) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - JUL 17, 2013
Bottle poured a clear reddish amber with a lasting amber head. Aromas of carmel, earthiness and woody hops. Palate was medium bodied and smooth with a dry finish. Flavors of carmel and earthiness with a smooth dry lightly bitter lingering earthy finish.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (3229) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Comes out of the tap a clear, appetizing amber, not much head but that is from the pour. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, not too strong but inviting. Flavor, happily, exceeds wheat the aroma promises, hoppy and woody with a fruity and malty undertone. Sweetness balances the evergreen bitterness. Mouthfeel is firm, rough and fizzy, leaving a lively, hoppy finish.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebrymanosu (38) - - JUL 6, 2013
Definitely not the west coast IPA I was in the mood for, but very clean malty sweetness with apparent hop character.


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