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The Raj IPA | Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery

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Brewed by:
Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Arizona, United States

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
55 IBU

Added by mzwolinski on 09-24-2002

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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 36
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5/5  rDev +33.3%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Roxi
4.95/5  rDev +32%

Photo of WritersBlock
4.5/5  rDev +20%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

i wish they sold 6 packs of this to go. they didn't. so i got a growler filled and brought it back with me to Cali

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Photo of Number3red
4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Photo of A_Rad
4.5/5  rDev +20%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This may be (is) a little sentimental but this was the IPA that made me like IPAs. It will always be special to me. I'm not from AZ so I only get to taste this once or twice every few years, but when I book a trip to AZ this is one of the things I look forward to the most. Delicious, hoppy, smooth. I love it.

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Photo of elNopalero
4.46/5  rDev +18.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Caramel tan color with pleasing piney notes.
Malty sweet contrasts with a creamy pine-citrus character.
I gulped this one too easily.

I don’t have much more to add to this review right now.

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Photo of LittleJohn73
4.42/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mzwolinski
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a clear, golden draught with about a 1/2" worth of head. The aroma is a good balance of sweet malt and floral hops. The taste is surprisingly smooth for such a high alcohol beer. Dominated by a very pleasant hop flavor, but with enough underlying malt for balnce. Medium-light bodied , with a crisp dry finish. Very nice.

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Photo of ChuckTom
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of fatbatcat
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of Gusler
4.24/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Had this in the cask version at the “Papago Brewery”, which I’m glad to say I will be visiting again this coming weekend. The pour is deep amber with a prestigious head that is light and creamy in texture, brilliantly white in color and the lace thick clinging sheets, impressive to say the least. The floral aromas meet you half way to the glass, lemon peel like crispness, and a nice underlying hint of malt. Semi-sweet start, the top middling in its feel. Finish perfectly hopped, crisp and spicy but not overpowering and the carbonation mild with a nice pleasantly dry aftertaste, a real treat I must say.

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Photo of Mpontiakos
4.2/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wcdoyle
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This one had a mild-mannered head, but great lacing. and the color. Wow. Copper smell was beat down. Very intense citrus/pine/floral all rolled up. Given the hoppiness in the smell, that there was a touch of sweetness was a --welcome--surprise. Make no mistake, though. This beer is a hop monster. I do want to say, however, the hops aren't crazy off-the-charts. The pine and floral reall kick through and the bitter finish turns to drying. Nice creamy, medium body on this one. As for drinkability, I'd actually prefer the HopKnot over this, but I'm still giving this a high score, b/c hopheads will really enjoy it.

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4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of aval89
4.09/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark orange almost copper with a thin 1 finger head.. Leaves decent lacing..

S: screams english ipa.. Caramel.. Peach.. faint citrus.. Lots of english hops.. Faint sweet toasty malt.

T: english hop bitterness.. Smooth caramel.. A slight lemon zest.. Finishes with a peachy like puckiness that leaves your mouth dry.. As you pucker an orange peel like bitterness comes through.. Apricot comes through as brew warms..

Mf light medium.. Good carbonation..

D: easy drinker.. Very nice brew.

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4.06/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Aroma: Spicy, herbal hops at the forefront. Moderate caramel, toffee and low toast malt character. Barely balanced towards hops. Low/moderate stonefruit esters.

Appearance: Dark amber color. Lightly hazy. Low fluffy head that sticks around.

Flavor: Moderately bitter, but not in the way of typical west coast IPA's. Moderate herbal hops and very low spiciness. Low caramel, moderate toffee, toast, and biscuit/crackery malt. Indistinct fruity esters.

Mouthfeel: Medium/light body. Moderate carbonation. Finishes slightly sweet.

Overall: It's very refreshing to have an IPA with a malty background. The malt and hops don't clash at all, they are quite supportive of each other. Neither overwhelms the other.

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The Raj IPA from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 156 ratings
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