Merry Taj IPA | The Lost Abbey

BA SCORE
86
very good
242 Ratings
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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
Ratings:
242
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
9.38%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 242 |  Reviews: 21
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Photo of John_M
3.35/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

While not terrible, I just didn't think all the Christmas spices blended in all that well with the IPA base beer. One and done for me.

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Photo of NWer
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

Photo of warnerry
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of Beerswag
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of Seattle_Suds
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ste5venla
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of DCHritz
4.17/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Iparedman
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%

Photo of switzer
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of RBassSFHOPit2ME
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
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 SoCalBeerIdiot
4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of TheElbow
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of let8it8grow
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of citizencane
3.44/5  rDev -10.4%
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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Photo of woodchip
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Hessian257
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of sjones5045
4.07/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuck_IPA_Mathus
2.75/5  rDev -28.4%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Rye? Not sure it impressed nice 1/4" head. Laced glass nice. Nose is not ipa. Color is malt. Taste is Rye??

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Photo of pharmdawg12
3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nage37
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of GRG1313
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of rfreed
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of oso
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

Photo of waddellc2
2/5  rDev -47.9%

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
3.84 out of 5 based on 242 ratings.
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