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Merry Taj IPA - The Lost Abbey

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.45%
Wants: 1
Gots: 19 | 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:
Beer added by: dwagner003 on 11-13-2013

First IPA for Lost Abbey. Brewed with the freshest hops available. Features 5 different hop varieties: Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe.
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3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.7/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeysun23
4.35/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of NJBeer265
4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PatGreer
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of TylerKitchens
4.24/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of random846
3.62/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.23/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First, I think this is miscategorized. It's more of a Belgian IPA and not at all the usual American style. And it's definitely not a summer beer. This is January 11 and it's on tap at Waypoint Public in North Park.

Dark coppery amber with a nice cap of foam. some pleasant sweetness with a winey taste. Very bitter aftertaste, the hops and yeast conspire together. Tangy and zippy, with a nice grapey sweet note.

The yeasty bitterness is quite startling, but maybe the good old American IPA hop flinging is at work here as well as the Belgian yeast. Warm and woody with some toasted malt. Mostly it's bitter.

Photo of rawfish
3.96/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WoostaBia
4.08/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.53/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KAP1356
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.86/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, Main Tap, El Cajon

A - The color of rust and copper (not green). Small near white head, not much lace.

S - I can never discern much on tap, especially when it is cold and I have a cold. Buddy of mine found it hoppy and floral. I didn't find much of anything.

T - Yum. Some marked malt but mostly hops in a standard IPA profile.

M - Medium body, good balance, etc.

D - A tasty beer. Fun to try.

Photo of epyon396
3.74/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sjones5045
4.07/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
3.99/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of FightinIrish88
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of parris
2.97/5  rDev -22%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.75

Very astringent and uncomfortable combination of hops and holiday spice

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.