The Raj IPA - Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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3.63/5 rDev -2.9%
Consumed in pint glass from tap at North Scottsdale Location on 30 March 2007.
Arrived at table with nice creamy 1" head atop a clear copper colored ale.
Smell is light hops and slightly herbaceous; Taste was hoppy with a slight copper taste, but not overwhelming. Very nice finish with a good balance of bitterness. This beer is better suited as a dinner IPA as it is not over the top hoppy - just the right amount of hoppyness.
03-31-2008 09:29:23 | More by mattster
3.9/5 rDev +4.3%
Pours clear copper with a short, foamy white head with good retention, nearly there until the finish. Good lacing. Tangy citrus nose with a biscuity background. Kind of sour, though. Crisp mouthfeel and dry finish. Good representative of the style, bitter, herbal, and peppery. Some citrus, but more tangy than sweet. Solid malt back gives it a bready, dry finish. Very smooth drinker, refreshing.
09-01-2009 18:18:41 | More by magictrokini
3.76/5 rDev +0.5%
On tap near brewery in Phoenix, AZ. Four Peaks Raj IPA is sparkling clear amber in color, with a moderate white head and lacing.
Mildly hoppy Citrus nose with bready malt.more like a pale ale.
Barely Pale Ale bitterness.
Medium body with medium+ carbonation. Rather crisp and lively, every for an IPA.
O: Very drinkable, lightly hopped IPA.
06-07-2013 02:17:53 | More by chinchill
3.53/5 rDev -5.6%
On-tap at the brewery.
Pours a reddish-copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of tangy citrus and tropical fruits with hints of lightly toasted malts.
Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off, followed by a biting citrus fruit flavor that carries on until the bitter ending.
Mouthfeel is good. It's just a bit on the thin side but still manages to go down smoothly.
Drinkability is alright. The flavors seem to clash a bit too much to make this really drinkable.
Overall this beer seemed more like it was trying to be an Imperial EPA and I think it would've been a lot better had they not gone overboard on the hops (or underboard on the malt). Still, it's not terrible, though I'd go for a number of 4P's other beers before coming back to this one.
03-30-2009 18:32:23 | More by glid02
4/5 rDev +7%
Poured a nice clear amber with one finger of bubbly white head. A good, classic looking IPA. Scents of slight citrus, some tropical fruit and strong aromas of grassy hops. A good hop forward nose, showcasing three nice hop aromas. Flavor begins with a subdued hop bitterness, with notes of citrus pith, grassy hops, pine resin and tropical fruit all backed up with a nice caramel malt backbone. It's a good flavor profile, hop forward without being overwhelming, just well crafted and pleasant. Mouthfeel was medium bodied with moderate carbonation and quite smooth to drink. Very nice, quite similar to other British-style ales. Overall this is a nice English IPA. It doesn't have the incredible hop forwardness of the American IPAs, but it is a well crafted, flavorful, enjoyable beer.
10-10-2013 07:57:20 | More by Auraan
3.18/5 rDev -15%
Medium yellow with lots of lace. Some floral hop aroma. Enjoyed at Scottsdale location, brewed of course at Tempe.Such a high a.b.v. and much caramel malt, and missing the style, the balance. Average mouthfeel. The bitterness did not work for me, it was not too drinkable.
02-07-2010 13:48:53 | More by Sammy
4.08/5 rDev +9.1%
A: Dark orange almost copper with a thin 1 finger head.. Leaves decent lacing..
S: screams english ipa.. Caramel.. Peach.. faint citrus.. Lots of english hops.. Faint sweet toasty malt.
T: english hop bitterness.. Smooth caramel.. A slight lemon zest.. Finishes with a peachy like puckiness that leaves your mouth dry.. As you pucker an orange peel like bitterness comes through.. Apricot comes through as brew warms..
Mf light medium.. Good carbonation..
D: easy drinker.. Very nice brew.
10-10-2010 06:11:12 | More by aval89
4.25/5 rDev +13.6%
Had this in the cask version at the Papago Brewery, which Im glad to say I will be visiting again this coming weekend. The pour is deep amber with a prestigious head that is light and creamy in texture, brilliantly white in color and the lace thick clinging sheets, impressive to say the least. The floral aromas meet you half way to the glass, lemon peel like crispness, and a nice underlying hint of malt. Semi-sweet start, the top middling in its feel. Finish perfectly hopped, crisp and spicy but not overpowering and the carbonation mild with a nice pleasantly dry aftertaste, a real treat I must say.
01-07-2003 15:15:41 | More by Gusler
4.18/5 rDev +11.8%
This one had a mild-mannered head, but great lacing. and the color. Wow. Copper smell was beat down. Very intense citrus/pine/floral all rolled up. Given the hoppiness in the smell, that there was a touch of sweetness was a --welcome--surprise. Make no mistake, though. This beer is a hop monster. I do want to say, however, the hops aren't crazy off-the-charts. The pine and floral reall kick through and the bitter finish turns to drying. Nice creamy, medium body on this one. As for drinkability, I'd actually prefer the HopKnot over this, but I'm still giving this a high score, b/c hopheads will really enjoy it.
07-12-2007 23:59:52 | More by wcdoyle
The Raj IPA from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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