Merry Taj IPA | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
71.7%
Liked This Beer
3.82 w/ 244 ratings
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Lost Abbey
California, United States
lostabbey.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
First IPA for Lost Abbey. Brewed with the freshest hops available. Features 5 different hop varieties: Chinook, Centennial, Amarillo, Cascade, Simcoe.

Added by dwagner003 on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#13,471
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
244
Liked:
175
Avg:
3.82/5
pDev:
9.16%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from draught at Firkin on July 21, 2017.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.05/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

The appearance had a semi dark red sort of amber color. Bar pour leads to a one finger white foamy head that dies to leave some white cling lacing. The smell started off light caramel leading to bitter hops, nothing overly done and extremely inviting. The taste was a bittersweet all the way through to lead to a super nice bittersweet caramel bitter hops aftertaste, dry finish. On the palate, it sat at/about a medium in body, somewhat sessionable, and the carbonation is right on for the style and for me. Overall, I say this is a good AIPA that I would have again.

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Photo of let8it8grow
4.15/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap at Eureka Restaurant in Concord, CA.

This tasted like a light hoppy barleywine. Woody & Cedary citrus hops. Almost like a low ABV aged SN Bigfoot. Nice change of pace but not at all what I was expecting when I ordered it off the menu.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.55/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of buzzy
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of calcnerd
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Vetbidder
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Nice dark red look, cloudy. Scent of piney and citrus hops. Nice flavor, something different in this beer. Citrus and slightly bitter. Good carbonation. Good beer at the City Yap in University City. Evenly carbonated with the slight bitterness lasting on the palate.

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Photo of citizencane
3.44/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks burnt orange with decent head. Smells of standard malts and bitter pine hops, and taste is same. Basically like a lower quality bigger Ballast Point a big Eye. Not bad, but not great by any stretch. Bitterness gets further out of proportion as beer warms.

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3.81/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Toronado - San Francisco, CA - draft

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Photo of SonictheBeerhog
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lurkerson
3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Gmartin75
3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Nichols33
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sposter4
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zekeman17
3.88/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bcm75
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanbhudson
4.63/5  rDev +21.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Had of draft at Eureka.
Aroma: bready, caramel, pine, rainforest
Taste: apricot, pine, pomegranate , orange, grapefruit, mango, earth. There is a lot of complexity here and the flavors meld together well.
Body: full lingering flavors
One of the best beers I have had in awhile

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Photo of wisegreensoul
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TimBell
4.04/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TheBeerdedCharmer
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Kinger86
3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sludgegnome
3.19/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Telcocoffeedad
4.21/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Nice hop presence but not over the top. Only a little bit of esters poking through. I really like this one.

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 71.7% out of 100 with 244 ratings
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