Stormcloud IPA - Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
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Reviews by Premo88:
3.99/5 rDev +18%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4
12 oz. bottle poured into pub glass
L: murky caramel with definite amber highlights; almost orange, actually ... kind of cool. love the murky opaque look. slight off-white fluffy head that laces; not a ton of lace but definite clingings on the glass wall.
S: molasses mixed into a typical hoppy American pale ale; in fact, the sweet/malty/molasses smell is very on balance with the hops, to the point that the hops do not stand on their own in the nose.
T: follows the nose almost to a T. wonderful and interesting spin on the American IPA ... that sweet taste in there is very different and hard for me to place exactly. the bottom line is there's a lot of balance here between the barley and hops.
M: crisp, clean, a wonderful lightness that is not watery. would be perfect but it's actually over-carbonated, which doesn't bother me at all because I love carbonation -- but even I can tell this one is just a hair overboard from the mythical "perfect."
O: absolutely LOVE it! I don't overscore it here because it's not going to change your life and cause you to declare Stormcloud is the only beer you will ever drink again. No. it's very, very good, not necessarily a classic, but what I love is the BALANCE ... loads of interesting tastes besides hops, yet enough hops (and ABV) to push it past the American pale ale category into the American IPA.
for a Texas comparison, I think this tastes almost exactly like Karbach's Rodeo Clown ... maybe just a bit toned down across the board -- taste, smell, ABV, et. al.
a damn good option when you're out and about in the Metroplex and/or other Texas spots.
Serving type: bottle
05-07-2013 03:52:45 | More by Premo88
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3.84/5 rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Great appearance, orange and clear with a great, lasting head and tons of sticky lace.
Aroma and taste are piney, citrus pith and rinds, lemons in particular, a little dank and some grass, with a good balancing malt backbone that's a little more pronounced after the initial impression.
Body is medium, fairly dry, pretty easy drinking with a bitter hop finish.
Overall I'm finding it quite enjoyable, no complaints here.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2014 19:37:28 | More by AlCaponeJunior
4.11/5 rDev +21.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A-light amber with a large off white head that gives a great lace
S-strong hop aroma that has a pine and citrus smell also
T-hops is the main taste with a grassy pine background that shows a nice malt hint
M- medium body with medium carbonation
O-Great beer to start off with. Great balance and not an overpowering IPA
Serving type: on-tap
01-08-2014 23:21:55 | More by a0lbudman
Stormcloud IPA from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
77 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.