Merry Taj IPA | The Lost Abbey

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86
very good
244 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:
244
Reviews:
22
Avg:
3.85
pDev:
9.35%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
29
For Trade:
0
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of seanbhudson
4.63/5  rDev +20.3%
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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JeffBlue
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Draft, Hopping Pig, San Diego, CA 11/29/14). Wonderful smell; perfumey if you will. Recently looked for this beer at BevMo but no luck. Think I missed the boat on this one.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.36/5  rDev +13.2%

Photo of Jeysun23
4.35/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RupertRonco
4.33/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Siebel98
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

On tap at The Publick House in Brookline, MA.

Had this right after a Green Flash West Coast IPA, and if I didn't know different I would have sworn at first taste that the GF had a higher ABV.

Beautifully balanced beer. Rich copper color, dense creamy off-white head, citrusy hop aroma. Flavor is incredibly well balanced between the massive malt and hop levels, and the alcohol is very well hidden. With very little lingering bitterness, this beer is surprisingly easy to drink for an 8% IPA.

Kudos to Lost Abbey on their first IPA. Outstanding.

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4.32/5  rDev +12.2%

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4.31/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a gobblet at Brewforia, Meridain. Head light...lacing delicate..small bubbles bouncing up through the dark amber....very dark with fine highlights. Massive grapefruit...sublte orange....do I taste pomegranate? Very smooth in the mouth leaves the palliate dry...like a lemon...tart...expecting the next mouthful. If this beer had just a smidge more complex overtones it would as my server said,"Stupid good." Cheers!!

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4.27/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

4.1 really pretty good sidebar

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very nice West Coast IPA. Can stand up to the best.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
3.85 out of 5 based on 244 ratings.
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