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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

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 8.09%
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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SoCalBeerBabe

California

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-15-2013 23:26:09 | More by SoCalBeerBabe
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warnerry

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-15-2013 23:21:42 | More by warnerry
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AgentMunky

California

3.85/5  rDev +0.5%

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.

12-15-2013 02:45:22 | More by AgentMunky
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jeff1973

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-13-2013 02:30:29 | More by jeff1973
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Tschnab

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-12-2013 03:40:21 | More by Tschnab
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KevT

California

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-12-2013 03:29:30 | More by KevT
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.76/5  rDev -1.8%

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.

12-11-2013 05:28:14 | More by UCLABrewN84
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kaelingirl

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-10-2013 22:19:56 | More by kaelingirl
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NWer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +24%

12-10-2013 00:46:58 | More by NWer
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-08-2013 18:11:41 | More by djrn2
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DerekMorgan

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-08-2013 17:52:08 | More by DerekMorgan
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largadeer

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

12-08-2013 02:34:02 | More by largadeer
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ccozzi

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

12-08-2013 02:24:31 | More by ccozzi
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Beerswag

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2013 20:25:51 | More by Beerswag
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Apathetiq

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-07-2013 17:51:59 | More by Apathetiq
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Canada_Dan

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-07-2013 02:52:29 | More by Canada_Dan
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C_S

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-06-2013 03:11:11 | More by C_S
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Siebel98

New Hampshire

4.34/5  rDev +13.3%

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.

12-03-2013 23:37:48 | More by Siebel98
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TheElbow

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-03-2013 22:18:19 | More by TheElbow
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Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-03-2013 21:08:51 | More by dubdrop
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heresy22

California

3/5  rDev -21.7%

12-02-2013 16:59:44 | More by heresy22
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Matt_Ortiz

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-01-2013 17:20:38 | More by Matt_Ortiz
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BDeibs

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

12-01-2013 13:03:51 | More by BDeibs
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Massachusetts

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
86 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.