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Merry Taj IPA | The Lost Abbey

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BA SCORE
3.82/5
Very Good
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 StoutSnob40 on 11-13-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,473
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
244
pDev:
9.16%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
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User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 244 |  Reviews: 22
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3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of GeoChase90
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RupertRonco
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thampel09
3.34/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of jophish17
3.27/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3

Photo of retry4z
3/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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

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4.26/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of mrosenfeld32
3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rolltide8425
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rydev24
3.68/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Jeysun23
4.35/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

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

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3.99/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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4.24/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of random846
3.62/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mactrail
3.23/5  rDev -15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

First, I think this is miscategorized. It's more of a Belgian IPA and not at all the usual American style. And it's definitely not a summer beer. This is January 11 and it's on tap at Waypoint Public in North Park.

Dark coppery amber with a nice cap of foam. some pleasant sweetness with a winey taste. Very bitter aftertaste, the hops and yeast conspire together. Tangy and zippy, with a nice grapey sweet note.

The yeasty bitterness is quite startling, but maybe the good old American IPA hop flinging is at work here as well as the Belgian yeast. Warm and woody with some toasted malt. Mostly it's bitter.

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Photo of rawfish
3.96/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of outoffocus
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of KAP1356
3.59/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of srandycarter
3.86/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap, Main Tap, El Cajon

A - The color of rust and copper (not green). Small near white head, not much lace.

S - I can never discern much on tap, especially when it is cold and I have a cold. Buddy of mine found it hoppy and floral. I didn't find much of anything.

T - Yum. Some marked malt but mostly hops in a standard IPA profile.

M - Medium body, good balance, etc.

D - A tasty beer. Fun to try.

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Merry Taj IPA from The Lost Abbey
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 244 ratings
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