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Merry Taj IPA - The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
86
very good

92 Ratings
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Ratings: 92
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: 92 | Reviews: 7 | Display Reviews Only:
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

nygannon, Dec 17, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

SoCalBeerBabe, Dec 15, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

warnerry, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of AgentMunky
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a footed glass at Ale Arsenal.

Nice head. Mahogany clear. Heavy lacing. Smells of earthy hops. Citrus zest. Tropical fruit. Dryish. Zesty. Hint of caramel malt. Light, spritely, and crisp. This is a rather light, subdued, interesting AIPA. Still, I thoroughly enjoyed it. Recommended. Would have again. Aftertaste is dry and spicy.

AgentMunky, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of jeff1973
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

jeff1973, Dec 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Tschnab, Dec 12, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

KevT, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.76/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Newhall Refinery in Newhall, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with earthy citrus zest and grapefruit juice flavors on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice citrus zest qualities all around.

UCLABrewN84, Dec 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

kaelingirl, Dec 10, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

NWer, Dec 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

djrn2, Dec 08, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

DerekMorgan, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

largadeer, Dec 08, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

ccozzi, Dec 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Beerswag, Dec 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Apathetiq, Dec 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Canada_Dan, Dec 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

C_S, Dec 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

GRG1313, Dec 05, 2013
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4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Publick House in Brookline, MA.

Had this right after a Green Flash West Coast IPA, and if I didn't know different I would have sworn at first taste that the GF had a higher ABV.

Beautifully balanced beer. Rich copper color, dense creamy off-white head, citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is incredibly well balanced between the massive malt and hop levels, and the alcohol is very well hidden. With very little lingering bitterness, this beer is surprisingly easy to drink for an 8% IPA.

Kudos to Lost Abbey on their first IPA. Outstanding.

Siebel98, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

TheElbow, Dec 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

dubdrop, Dec 03, 2013
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3/5  rDev -21.9%

heresy22, Dec 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Matt_Ortiz, Dec 01, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

BDeibs, Dec 01, 2013
Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.