RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.93/5   EST. CALORIES: 180   ABV: 6%
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. Editors Note: This beer was reconfigured in 2009 with new hops and yeast.

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirdeye11 (6151) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 23, 2009
(Draught at brewery) Pours opaque orange with nice lasting creamy head. Nose of citrus hops, grapefruit and dirty water. Taste matches and that signature Rahr bad water character is here as well. Finish is creamy, but quite bitter as well. Not really that drinkable, but depending upon the day I might have 2 if they were free at the brewery.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
garthicus (2920) - Dublin, IRELAND - NOV 4, 2009
Thanks to Blutt59. Appearance: Ever so slightly hazy orange with a small white head. Aroma: Slight spice, wet cardboard, lemons, pepper, malt. Flavour: Agghhhh - the initially sweaty flavour made me shudder, bitter, lemon, chemicals of some sort, paper and leather.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Fratto (2845) - Arlington, Texas, USA - SEP 13, 2009
UPDATED: SEP 19, 2009 I still need to have the 2009 brew as I was unimpressed with Stormcloud before. Not enough hops and a strange aftertaste.

*Not much of a change from the <2008 Stormcloud. A little thicker than I remember exchanged for a little less taste but more hops. I cant decide which is better.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bhensonb (14885) - Woodland, California, USA - SEP 6, 2009
Another ericandersnavy production. Pours light copper with a fluffy white head of large bubbles. Aromas of lightly roasted malt and spicey/grassy hop. Medium body with loosely frothy carbonation. Flavor is kind of like a bready hoppy pilsner. The grassiness renders it slightly astringent. Sort of demonstrates how beer styles can move together. Finishes bitter, and really enjoyable. Not a NW hop bomb, but its bitterly bitter, and that is what counts.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
drowland (8471) - Georgia, USA - SEP 4, 2009
12oz bottle from Cavie poured into a pint glass. Pours hazy orange with a medium off-white head. The aroma is a fair amount tamer than I was hoping, with a touch of malt and corn, maybe some bread in there. The flavor is slightly sweet with a touch of hard minerally bitterness and a hint of hop flavor on the finish. This really is a more traditional style IPA, not American. Thin-ish body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
petematte46 (330) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 1, 2009
This is a bud light with an extra .000001 ounces of hops. Not sure why they call it a IPA. Not a good beer at all.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
dchmela (3049) - Orlando, Florida, USA - AUG 25, 2009
Bottle from Rollinhard. Hazy light orange amber pour. Bready malt and hop aroma. Smooth malt taste with a spicy hop bitterness. Kind of like a hoppy marzen.

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
imadeadguy (378) - back in NJ!, New Jersey, USA - JUN 22, 2009
12oz. Pour is hazy golden with no head at all. Slight hints of citrus to the nose, but nothing more. Flavor is like a Budweiser. Drinkable but this shouldnt be called an IPA. Ew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 18, 2009
12 oz bottle, courtesy of Soonah. Pours golden yellow with slight white head and a lot of speckledy gray floaties. The aroma is malty in a way I dont quite expect from a typical IPA (the all-German ingredients explains this), with lots of lemonbread, and a strange yeasty note. The flavor is lemon and muffins with a good dose of herbal tea. Very weird. The finish is quite bitter, but the herbal tea characteristics really hang on. Im not sure how I feel about this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ungstrup (36442) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - JUN 4, 2009
Bottled. A hazy golden beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma is sweet spicy combined with notes of elderberries. The flavor is sweet with notes of elderberries, leading to a dry bitter and fruity finish. The body is thin. Thanks Papsoe for sharing.

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