AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
4.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
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!!
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 4, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Had it out of a bottle, poured a nice frothy head and a strong hop taste with a good bitter finish!
Assurbanipaul (40) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - APR 14, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a clear light gold with a tall, white rocky head. Aroma is light toasted grains and a grassy, floral base, a little nutty, a little spicy.
Taste is a very light pale malt with a crisp hop bitterness. Only a very shallow presence of any traditional pine or citrus, and then only at the front. Everything else is floral, dried hay and Sazzy. Overall quite bitter, not much sweetness at all.
Mouthfeel is light and clean, finish leaves the palate dry. Drinkability is extremely high, even quaffable. Might impress some as a hoppy, heavier pilsner if not for that touch of citrus. A successful experiment as a "German IPA," IMO.
DrVertebrae (3) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I enjoy many IPA’s but this one is slightly different. I love the aroma as it is hoppy but you can smell the grains in this one, too. Its nice, like the smell of a brewery. To me, it smells fresh. The flavor is mild with a combined hops/malty flavor. It is one of the more enjoyable beers I have tasted and as with all, it is best from the tap. A great one for the tours they have on Saturdays.
eddymatt (2) - - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
In my top 10, would buy again! Good, strong hoppy bite, nothing like I’ve ever tasted before. Next up in the custom 6 pack is Stash.
Hanuta06 (347) - Washington, USA - APR 23, 2014
3.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Serving: from tap at Tolbert’s Restaurant.
Aroma: none detected.
Appearance: small, frothy off-white, initial head with excellent lacing and mostly diminishing longevity. Clear, medium-orange body.
Taste: lightly sweet, floral orange initial flavor and moderately bitter finish with average duration.
Palate: medium body, creamy texture and soft carbonation.
Overall: great. Interesting, sweet flavor at the front and hoppy bitter finish. Thick, creamy palate. I would like to drink this again.
Cereviseator (12) - USA - JUN 6, 2007
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Not sure whats "German interpretation" of an IPA is, but this is a solid effort. More of an american pale ale. Deep amber-gold with a thick head that lasts...nice lacing. Nice spicy, herbal hop aroma. Resiny hop flavor with a touch of maltiness and long, dry finish.
brotan1 (12) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
I normally have problems drinking IPAs as they are so hoppy that I am reminded of grapefruit juice. I have avoided the IPA out of respect for grapefruit juice. Until today... Rahr and Son’s has changed my mind about the Indian Pale Ales with Stormcloud.... Pours light copper, with a beige-ish head... The flavor reminds me of summer with light grassy and hay overtones, and a touch of malt. I think this would be best drank ice cold on a hot day, while BBQn with friends. Rahr and Sons is a wonderful beer.. unfortunately they have not made it out of Texas... yet..
thebrymanosu (38) - - JUL 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Definitely not the west coast IPA I was in the mood for, but very clean malty sweetness with apparent hop character.