RATINGS: 159   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
blahbobbyblah (88) - Texas, USA - JUL 15, 2012
It is not your typical strong ipa. It is probably a good beer to introduce someone to IPAs. I will agree that this is a good barbeque beer. Keep it cold.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
ansermadide (1526) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Stormcloud is a clear-bodied bright orange-colored brew with an off-white head thats kept thin, but steady, by moderate carbonation. It has a sweet, hoppy aroma thats gentle, but still stands up to the style. In the mouth its a little creamy. The bubbles from its healthy head and airy body pop on your lips and in your mouth a little. I expected a harsher hop punch from this, but its actually very gentle. I know many American Pale Ales that are heftier than this. You can definitely tell that their attempt to Germanize this IPA was a success. Its flavor reminds me more of a German lager than an IPA, and its body also puts on such an act. A hint of bitterness remains in the finish, but not enough, in my opinion, to hold up to what I expect of an IPA. Dont get me wrong - its a great beer. It should probably be more properly labeled, however. If it was, youd go in to this beer with a completely different set of expectations and would probably end up enjoying this beer more. Then again, thats assuming youre a hop head. Overall, this is a very smooth and gentle IPA with an interesting twist that should be acknowledged when drinking this beer to fully appreciate what the brewers intentions were.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
brotan1 (12) - Texas, USA - JUN 23, 2012
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 Sons 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..

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
jackl (7166) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle while enjoying some barbecue in Dallas. Light amber color with a medium white head. The nose is pretty faint, some sweet grains, light hay and some floral hops. The taste is moderately sweet,some light grass. Relatively strong malt presence, rain water. Medium body, easy-drinking. Overall, this was refreshing as it was 100 degrees outside, but without much flavor to speak of.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
djd07 (12398) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
On tap at Texas Beerfest. Pours a cloudy amber with medium off white head leaving sticky lacing. The aroma is pine and citrus. Medium mouthfeel with a sweet hop and rich malt flavor. Easy to drink, a good IPA from Rahr.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10060) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
2012-04-28. Lightly hazy dark orange amber, near headless ring of beige. Mild aroma, light caramel malt, mild pine and resin. Flavour is similar, mild resin, light bitterness and a dusty quality to the malt, sweet caramel touched core. Smooth average plus to medium bodied palate is lightly carbonated. 3+ Okay, pretty mild for an IPA. Bottle courtesy of Blankboy

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
jhamp9 (1739) - Corinth, Texas, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours clear copper with a lasting off white head. Faint bready aroma with a hint of peach. Taste is bready with faint pine. Slight bitterness.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
mabel (8640) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 29, 2012
[4404-20120428] 355mL bottle. Light grainy cornbread aroma has some wet malt goop notes. Clear, bright orange body with a quick foamy off-white head. More grainy bread malt in the flavour with an unpleasant mouldy finish. Medium body. Fair. (6/3/3/3-/9-) 2.3
(w/ jerc)

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2012
12 oz. bottle via trade with rougeau13 - Pours a slightly hazy amber color with a one and a half finger thick off white head. Light lacing. Aroma is a real light toasted malt. Thats it! Flavor is pine and citrus hops, and toasted malt. Finish is kinda astringent. Medium body. Worth a try. Thanks Jared.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
vyvvy (6056) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 16, 2012
Sampled at Schlafly 2012 Repeal Fest. Pours clear copper with a small off-white head. The aroma has dry caramel, very mild hoppiness and an overall muted quality to the aroma - not much I picked up. Medium body with light graininess and mild carbonation. I expected the flavor to pop out more than the aroma, but its very minor as well. This is mainly caramel malt that is a bit on the sweet side and really doesnt showcase hops for something called an IPA. The finish has a small bit of spicy / spicy hops, but this is still very malt forward. I wondered if this was an old keg they brought.

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