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RATINGS: 142   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.89   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.


2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Sammer (1056) - Plano, Texas, USA - SEP 30, 2010
Dark gold pour from bottle. Very little head. Watered down taste of citrus and hops. As far as IPA’s go, this was fairly disappointing. Just not much here.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - SEP 28, 2010
Snifter. clean and clear orange-yellow color. white head, with good retention and lacing. nice light citrus hop aromas. smells like pilsner malts. decent flavor. some citrus hops and breakfast malts from the german-style IPA. smooth and crisp. easy on the carbonation. mild body. big pilsner flavors. easy to drink, but slightly confusing palate.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
13mikey (503) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - SEP 23, 2010
12 oz bottle from Ben. Dark golden pour, about a finger of head that quickly fades. Very slight aroma, a little bit of citrus and maybe some malt. Slight hops bite, with a touch of malt to balance it out. Touch of bitterness to the finish. Another small profile beer from Rahr. I might be missing something.

1.3
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 4/20
crusianbeer (116) - Texas, USA - SEP 4, 2010
fresh bottle... NOTHING on the nose. when I say nothing, I mean nothing.. IPA is supposed to have some hops on the nose. shove this under my face, blindfold me, and I dont know a beer is in front of me. it is THAT absent and lacking. taste... well... kinda tastes like it smells. nothing. While I am excited that Rahr put out a beer that is over 5% (can tell because the label actually says Ale rather than beer) this is a real failure. I can see what they are trying to do here, make a beer that the mass oblivious texans would buy in place of the BMC products, but for someone that likes beer, dont buy it.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
taphandle (1135) - Texas, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Amber, not much head. Not much aroma for an IPA either - seems to be mostly malt. Taste is bitter with some hops flavor.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2010
CASK at Gingerman in Plano. Pours amber with a creamy off white head. Aroma of toffee candy and floral hops. Medium bodied with soft carbonation. Flavor of toffee and caramel malts countered by a spicy bitterness. Dry and hairspray like finish, which loses some points

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
BeerHawk (1810) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - JUL 31, 2010
Draft. Amber in the glass with a creamy off-white head that had a thin layer lasting. Subdue hoppy aroma. The flavor had caramel, toasted malts, and a hop background. Light body and light bitterness.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
degbert (1202) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Poured from bottle. Nose is floral more than citrus, with an almost-violet overtone. Color pours dark for an IPA; a rich amber with an even moussy head. The taste is rich malt and an odd, almost medicinal overtone; the hops bitterness comes through on the close, and the carbonation is cleansing and light. If it wasn’t for that phenolic/boozy/medicinal thing going on, this would be a great IPA. As it is, it’s just okay.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
brokensail (11613) - Orange County, California, USA - APR 29, 2010
A: The pour is a clear amber color with a moderate off-white head and some spotty lacing. S: The nose is rather mild with some sweet orange notes as well as a bit of sugar and light malt. T: The sweet, orangey sweetness is in the forefront with perhaps floral notes. Other than the rather "light" hoppiness, there are bready malt flavors and a touch of bitterness on the finish. M: The body is medium with a somewhat low carbonation and bit of a "flat" mouthfeel. D: This was not a very impressive example of an IPA. Lackluster flavors and aromas, and I wasn’t a fan of the mouthfeel either.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
emacgee (4148) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 8, 2010
Thanks Cavie for sending. Pours a soft hazy peach with a one to two finger creamy head. Nose is piney and herbaceous, some age, malty, caramel. Flavor is malty with a medium bitterness, some corn, grassy hop character. Palate has low carbonation and a metallic bitterness.


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