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Merry Taj IPA - The Lost Abbey

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Merry Taj IPA
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BA SCORE
86
very good

156 Ratings
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Ratings: 156
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.69%
Wants: 1
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Summer

Notes/Commercial Description:
First IPA for Lost Abbey. Brewed with the freshest hops available. Features 5 different hop varieties: Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe.

(Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-13-2013)
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Photo of George2744
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mschantz
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled on tap aS a guest tap at Bagby Brewery in Oceanside. Light reddish brown beer with nice clarity. Thin pencil of head that stuck around a bit. Pine present in the nose but certainly not dominating. Brown bread, Carmel and white grape flavors initially. As this beer warmed up, a sweeter flavor, candied orange perhaps, opened up. Mouth feel is sparkly as this beer is highly carbonated and nice.

Photo of woodchip
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerSipper
3.6/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of John_M
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

While not terrible, I just didn't think all the Christmas spices blended in all that well with the IPA base beer. One and done for me.

Photo of Sean_King
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Anaxagoris
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of sukwonee
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bikeboy1
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ArtZan
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of sholbert
4.03/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Photo of LakerLeith
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DCHritz
4.18/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Strickzland
3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AirBob
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of IPAFrankieH
3.83/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Millsh
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice West Coast IPA. Can stand up to the best.

Photo of jwswigs
3.31/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ejimhof
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Photo of RocketChimp
3.85/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2.78/5  rDev -27.2%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rye? Not sure it impressed nice 1/4" head. Laced glass nice. Nose is not ipa. Color is malt. Taste is Rye??

Photo of Williaar
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jpohling
3.51/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +4.7%

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.