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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. Editor’s Note: This beer was reconfigured in 2009 with new hops and yeast.


2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
phaleslu (6397) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 16, 2012
Draft sample at Schlafly Repeal of Prohibition Festival 2012. Pours a golden-amber color with a finger of off-white head. Faint aroma of grassy hops, pale and caramel malts, and cereal. Flavor is mostly the same with a little more spice and bitterness. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation. Not much going on in this IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Strykzone (4910) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2012
Sampled at Repeal. Gold and copper. Aromas and flavors of floral european hops and yeast. Balance could use more malt but they are scarce. That makes for a thin offering.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
rougeau13 (1987) - Richmond, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2012
Clear amber with a frothy off-white head and nice lacing. Mild aroma of bready malt, grass and some caramel. The taste is mostly pale malts with a moderate spicy bitterness. Medium bodied and slightly dry. It seems like more of an unusually bitter bitter than an IPA to me. I guess in that regard, it would fit better under English Pale Ale here...

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (579) - Texas, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Bottle - deep gold, some head, lacing. Not exactly a hop bomb here. Seems too malty for an IPA. I guess that’s where the German style comes in. Medium body and a somewhat dry finish but forgettable for the most part.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1419) - Fischer, Texas, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Nice amber color with a nice hoppy bite. it's not an over the top hop flavor but moderate. Nothing outstanding but it was enjoyable . ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (951) - , Texas, USA - MAR 4, 2012
bottle to glass; my least favorite Rahr to date.. cut to chase a mess of a beer - lot of mixed up stuff but nothing good; mild hops citrus blah

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (357) - Virginia, USA - FEB 14, 2012
Pours a beautiful golden color with a nice thick head. The flavor is more reminscent of a traditional english IPA than an american one. Nice subtle hop flavors.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1514) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JAN 11, 2012
Bottle. Pretty gold color with a 2 finger head and good lace. Weird aroma of creamed corn and floral hops. Flavor is a bit flat, bready malt with slightly astringent hoppiness.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (612) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
On tap. An amber color and a white foamy head with lots of lacing. There’s a faint aroma of hops with a bit of citrus. The flavor is very hop-forward with a citrusy hop flavor lasting all through the flavor with a long aftertaste, but not much else going on. An easy to drink IPA.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6064) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - OCT 21, 2011
12oz bottle courtesy of blankboy. Clear amber, nice and bubbly, with a large diminishing frothy-fizzy off-white head. I get virtually no aroma - weird!! Taste - leafy, oddly roasty, bitter - quite bitter - but the only character I get is scorched grass ... a bit of alcohol too. Average body, astringent, undercarbonated, a bit harsh in the finish. Not really digging it.


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