Rajah's Royal IPA | Harmon Restaurant & Brewery

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Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Washington, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.90%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 10-15-2002

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Photo of weeare138
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to hopdog for thisÂ…
Appears a hazy golden orange with small hops and yeast chunks in the bottom of the glass. A small white head that never leaves. Lots of lacing is left around the glass.
Smell is of citrusy hops & caramel with some sweet maltiness and dough in the mix.
Taste is of the same aromas with slight malt and sugar sticking out of the batch.
Mouthfeel is sweet, malty, and doughy.
Drinkability is decent overall with nice citrus.

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Photo of troutmask96
3.14/5  rDev -10%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I'm a huge IPA fan, but this one is not for me. Pours a pretty amber, a little darker than most IPA's, and leaves a thick, foamy head. Smell is definitely hoppy, which didn't suprise me given the claims of this brew's hopping process. Taste is just a bit too bitter for me, even for an IPA. Has an almost winelike finish and aftertaste, which may be due to the high 9% ABV. Gotta sip this one, but there are many better IPA's out there...

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Photo of OldFrothingSlosh
4.12/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I purchased this bomber in September during a trip to Seattle. Huge thanks to RoyalT for hauling my sorry ass around Seattle, including BottleWorks, were I could have bought a LOT more had I had more carryon room.

This appears to be a generic Harmon's Special Ale bottle with a generic white label applied with the following:

Rajah's Royal IPA
A double IPA, hopped in the mash, and additionally triple dry-hopped to add the huge hop aroma and flavor. 100 IBU's 9% ABV

A: Using my favorite big-assed Capital Ale House '03 O-fest glass, I gave this a good hard pour. Reverse carbonation flows doen the glass, only to reverse and slowly contribute to the bone-white head. Gigantic soapy bubbles of lace form on the glass and plaster the glass.

S: Lessee....a double IPA that's triple dry-hopped. Think this bad boy is hoppy? Um. Yeah. Massive amounts of fresh citrus hop notes. You;d be foolish to think that any sort of malt would be able to tame this hop monster. There is also a whiff of alcohol noted as well. But let's be real. It's all about the hops here, folks.

T: Great citrus-grassy hop flavor. Maybe some floral flavors as well. Not quite as "big" as I expected for a 100 IBU and 9% ABV beer. Finishes with a slight warming from the ABV. Sort of a chalky, gritty bitterness at the very end. It seemed like it went a little out of whack as it finishes.

M/D: Thick and palate-coating. Quite drinkable, but it seemed just a little thin for a double-IPA. I expected something more massive, but it came up short.

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Photo of nathi
3.8/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cloudy, not much head. Kinda soapy aroma, pretty floral, but malt is kinda low. But damn, it tastes fine...and HUGE. This is a big beer, tons of citrusy and pungent american hop character. Thick body, much more then a regular IPA, this is almost a pale barley wine. Very tasty. I dont know if this is usualy bottles, so may have better clarity and aroma at the pub.

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Rajah's Royal IPA from Harmon Restaurant & Brewery
Beer rating: 3.49 out of 5 with 29 ratings