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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

93 Ratings
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Ratings: 93
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 8.07%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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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Ratings: 93 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

cw13, Jan 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

MrMcGibblets, Jan 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BRYeleJR, Jan 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

eulerthegrape, Jan 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

mmulebarn, Jan 05, 2014
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4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a gobblet at Brewforia, Meridain. Head light...lacing delicate..small bubbles bouncing up through the dark amber....very dark with fine highlights. Massive grapefruit...sublte orange....do I taste pomegranate? Very smooth in the mouth leaves the palliate dry...like a lemon...tart...expecting the next mouthful. If this beer had just a smidge more complex overtones it would as my server said,"Stupid good." Cheers!!

Goliveidaho, Jan 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

allstar255, Jan 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

eawolff99, Jan 01, 2014
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3.73/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: murky ruby grapefruit honey red

S: grapefruit, malt, caramel

T: grapefruit, pineapple, pine, sweet caramel

M: medium, don't feeling carbonation

O: it's ok. I'm a LA fanboy. However I'd recommend their Belgian style offerings over this. It seems a little mediocre compared to the rest of their offerings. Nothing offensive though

hopsputin, Jan 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

scxcrunner, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Nage37, Dec 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This holiday IPA shows a dark rosy amber color with a fair cover of white that breaks down to a sparse blanket with lots of crackled lacing. The aroma is clearly announcing some grapefruit hops and some caramel wheat. Fairly mild but nice. The flavor brings a bigger hop kick with near cloying grapefruit and some piny bitter sweetness. There's a hint of cherry and sweet grain with a very subtle alcohol sensation. This is a solidly medium bodied brew with moderate carbonation that drinks pretty well for the ABV. The feel is fairly heavy with just a tasteful bit of spritely tingle for the tongue. A definite hop brew for the holidays when you might want to pace yourself a little to enjoy the crackling fire. Very nice.

Durge, Dec 17, 2013
Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 93 ratings.