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RATINGS: 145   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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Noah makes the call… Tony makes the pitch… and Fritz knocks it out of the park right into the Stormcloud! This is THE IPA that I would recommend those not into all that hops to try in order to develop an appreciation for hoppy brews!! All it took was a Texas IPA to get my head wrapped around all this hoppy-deliciousness! I’ve now had the pleasure of trying this brew both from the bottle and from the tap right at the brewery on one of their tours! A topaz colored body with a good frothy head that dissipates somewhat quickly to a thin sheen and good lacing effects. Lots of citrusy hops as well as some sweet malts on the nose. Medium-bodied and extremely smooth brew with an awesomely clean finish that’s not too hoppy nor too sweet! Definitely one of the best IPAs this malt-head has tasted!!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blankboy (6422) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 18, 2011
Bottle [12oz] c/o Zeugil. Pours a slightly hazy orange-copper with an average size diminishing off-white head. Aroma of hops, a slight vegetal note, caramel malt and somewhat bready notes. Flavour of resiny hops and caramel malt, not much else. Average bitter finish. Average bodied. It’s just good, not great.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
DukeBrewDevil (732) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - AUG 21, 2011
Bottle. Not big and hoppy enough for an American IPA, too light in body for a British IPA. It could fit as a boring American pale ale, though not a very smooth one. Not the worst beer, but not one to seek out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3315) - Panama City, Florida, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Bottle during Worthington IPA Throwdown. Makes a little more sense now that I read the description. Not your typical IPA: aroma had malt, coffee? and perfume. Light hops in the flavor plus some nice bitterness. Almost creamy too. Interesting take on the style.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
dnstone (2341) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - JUL 18, 2011
A nice IPA. Copper in color with nice hop aroma. Fuller malt body with moderate hopping.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcwattsrugger (11345) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 27, 2011
12oz bottle-pours a white head and hazy amber color. Aroma is bready-light/medium malt, some spice. Taste follows Not an American IPA but enjoyable, sessionable.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
docsteigs (542) - Texas, USA - FEB 24, 2011
Ale pours a little thin with mild hop aroma; taste is pleasantly bitter and German malt influence is present; ok drinkable but not great IPA

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
5000 (6300) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 25, 2011
Bottle:   Amberish, cloudy, huge fluffy off-white head, nice lacing.   Hoppy aroma, slightly dank and basement like.   A little vegetable like right up front, pale hoppiness.   Kinda smells a bit like turkey taco farts.   Don’t ask...   Body and mouthfeel are moderate, albeit it is fairly smooth.   Backside is a little cardboardish and musty.   Not a real sharp IPA, but tiz alright.   Not overly hoppy either.   Probably more like a PNW Pale Ale.   Thanks for the bottle Bill!


1.6
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - JAN 21, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 25, 2011 IPA blasphomy! Not sure if it was the 2009 reconfiguring or what but I did not enjoy this beer. I realize most english style IPAs are much more subdued then their West Coast bretheren, but come on! Where is the flavor and aroma? Subpar at best. In one work - meh.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
boomerbrew (143) - Texas, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Pint on draft during a brewery tour. This was a decent beer but for an IPA i was expecting a little more hop favor and aroma. Maybe the brewery doesn’t dry hop??? The malt was at a good low level for an IPA. Pours gold with white cream head - a little hazy. Good dry bitterness on the palate.


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