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 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cybercat (5673) - Georgia, USA - JUL 7, 2013
Comes out of the tap a clear, appetizing amber, not much head but that is from the pour. Aroma is more malty than hoppy, not too strong but inviting. Flavor, happily, exceeds wheat the aroma promises, hoppy and woody with a fruity and malty undertone. Sweetness balances the evergreen bitterness. Mouthfeel is firm, rough and fizzy, leaving a lively, hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebrymanosu (39) - - JUL 6, 2013
Definitely not the west coast IPA I was in the mood for, but very clean malty sweetness with apparent hop character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ozarkspops (368) - - JUN 6, 2013
Dark copper pour with thick khaki head. Lots of thick lacing. Very malt aroma for ipa. Lots of caramel and bready/toasty Munich malt aroma. Mild yeast aroma. Earthy and grapefruit aroma. Well balanced flavor. Definitely more of a European ipa style but a little more bitter and hop forward. Lots of caramel. Earthy hops. Pretty dry finish. Mild yeast flavors. ---Rated via iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pablo951 (668) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 14, 2013
Had it out of a bottle, poured a nice frothy head and a strong hop taste with a good bitter finish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
eddymatt (2) - - MAR 23, 2013 does not count
In my top 10, would buy again! Good, strong hoppy bite, nothing like Ive ever tasted before. Next up in the custom 6 pack is Stash.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
drsordr (2588) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 18, 2013
Large bubble carbonation. Nose of wet hop but not strong. Teases with mild fruit up front, followed by prolonged bitter. Im a hop head, but this is just bitter. As it warms, a little more malt to balance.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 7/20
jschmiedekamp (8) - McHenry, Illinois, USA - DEC 26, 2012 does not count
What looked like a very good looking ale, turned out to be a hard swallow. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndresTM (434) - Texas, USA - NOV 29, 2012
UPDATED: NOV 17, 2015 Floral, spicy hops and grain in the aroma. The taste is similar, with muted (for an IPA) hops and a good malt backbone. Dry finish of chewed-out peppermint gum. Goes down easy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
ShawnC (76) - - SEP 22, 2012
Clean sweet apricot nose. Fruity metallic with a decent lingering bitterness. Ok. ---That dog will hunt!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrVertebrae (3) - Texas, USA - SEP 17, 2012 does not count
I enjoy many IPAs 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.

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