konstifik (574) - SWEDEN - APR 18, 2011
Sample at Lkpg Beer Expo. Hazy golden. Grapefruity and with overripe fruits, rye and bread. Medium bitter. Not very long aftertaste though. JanLaursen (3226) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 16, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2011 Amber with white head. Fresh tangy aroma of rye bread combined with citrus, resin and pine. Tastde is sweet malt and very similar to the smell. A very easily drinkable thirst quencher with a long and next to paralyzing bitter finish. gramity (1711) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 14, 2011
I have no idea what “Rug” IPA means but this was a the first IPA I have tried from outside North America I believe.
Rug IPA poured a cloudy and dark orange with a two finger off-white head that exhibited good retention. Sticky lacing was left along the tulip glass.
The aroma was appropriately hoppy and had subtle hints of oranges hidden in the citrus notes. The distinct smell of pines was also present.
Rug IPA tastes like most American IPAs but among the citrus, floral and pine notes I could pick out a few new players. The orange taste almost tasted like orange peel – with that bitter touch. There was also a “bready” taste to the beer – specifically rye bread. The finish was bitter and dry.
The beer was medium bodied and had medium carbonation – right where the levels should be for sessionable IPA.
In the end, I enjoyed this IPA and if presented could drink it in larger quantities. Compared to other IPAs in the price range and of similar “specs” I wouldn’t be choosing this offering from Raasted again. Munkky (10) - DENMARK - JAN 9, 2011
One of the very good Danish IPA’s. The rye gives the beer a nice body and the hoppy aroma does the rest. Stefano (2067) - Thisted, DENMARK - JAN 7, 2011
UPDATED: JAN 18, 2011 Hazy amber colour with a medium white head. Aroma is hops, citrus and some rye. The flavour has a good hoppiness with citrus, rye, good fruitiness, bit spice. Very balanced beer. Good mouthfeel.
Fin (11331) - Merton, Oxfordshire, England, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 30, 2010
Bottle courtesy of Jan and Charlotte, thanks! this was passed to me at Kerstbier Festival, Essen Belgie, 18.12.10 and consumed 30.12.10 Hazy amber in colour with a white head. Some curly zippy citrussy flavours in the mouth, with grapefuit present amongst them. quite sharp although the soft mouthfeel and sweetness dampen the sharpness. This is just a simple but decent IPA, I like this and I really like Raasted beers. A7 A3 T8 P4 Ov15 3.7 Sammy (13347) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 30, 2010
Bottle in trade, Presario ESQ. Very decent IPA. Big creamy head on golden peachy body. A trail of thick lace is all that is left from a fruity mango scented concoction of mango grapefruit IPA. A tad astringent, otherwise well balanced. Above average mouthfeel. Very drinkable. Cole (967) - , Alberta, CANADA - NOV 28, 2010
Pours straw yellow with a thin yet creamy white head. Excellent hop aroma, very citrus and floral. Mouth feel is excellent. Tons of citrus flavour on the palate, grapefruits and limes. The rye gives it geat body and the perfact malt note. This is one of the best Rye PAs I have ever had. hobbersr (690) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
Pours a hazy yellow with à small white head. The aroma is bright and citric, earthy and fruity. The flavor has mango, pine, lemon, and tea. Solid IPA. Savvy1982 (1706) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle. Pours hazy gold/orange, thin white head, solid lacing. Nose is tea-like, lemon-lime, light spiciness from the hops, citrus, tangerine, earth, spice, very aromatic and interesting. Flavours of tangerine/mandarin, nice pine/earth hop character also. Very complex and interesting. Why didn’t we get this in singles, instead of the boring Pale Ales?