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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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
fiveacestx (719) - 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 thatís where the German style comes in. Medium body and a somewhat dry finish but forgettable for the most part.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerenberger (1563) - 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
crajun (1051) - , 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
GODiSSOUTHERN (389) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jzzbassman (1523) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
high_on_hops (758) - Burlingame, California, USA - DEC 10, 2011
On tap. An amber color and a white foamy head with lots of lacing. Thereís 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
HogTownHarry (6199) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
unclemike (2481) - Ft. Riley, Kansas, USA - OCT 15, 2011
Bottle. Very dark straw body with a thin ring of bubbles. Looks like malt liquor. Nose-stale hops, soda water. Taste-bitter and fizzy like Alka-Seltzer. Tingly, bitter, chalky, soil. Very little hops in this IPA. The only hop influence is in the bitterness. Just too much like soda water to enjoy. Some flavor hops come through in the finish but it isnít near enough to save it.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
GregClow (2957) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 5, 2011
Bottle - thanks to blankboy for passing this along. Nice dark copper colour with a decent sized white head. Aroma of caramel malt with an odd hint of coffee and pleasant herbal hops. Medium bodied. Good malt-hop balance in the flavour, with moderate bitterness in the finish. Wish I could write/describe more, but thereís mot much more to say - itís just an OK beer that I was happy to drink, but probably wonít remember a couple of days from now.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
SudsMcDuff (6639) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2011
Bought at the Blind Rabbit on Bay Area .. . Pours a medium copper, pretty nice head, lacing is good too .. . wow,when i had this yesterday, was pretty disappointed, but tonight, after a couple of garbage lagers then an amazing smoke beer- a great palate changer and better with a broken in tongue .. . still is quite simple, light sap, sweet tree scrappings, and english hops .. . good for what it is but nothing at all mind blasting .. . ufc135 lets go! fucked streams suck. .. . . Whoa there, Dr. Feelgood, I work at a propane dealership, not Woodstock..

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