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

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BEER INFO

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

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
153
Reviews:
35
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
11.29%
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
For Trade:
0
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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BigGold
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had at Networks Bar & Grill, Hyatt Regency Phoenix, on draft into tumbler. My first beer from Four Peaks, this is not an unattractive IPA, and has a nice, refreshing finish.

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Photo of needMIbeer
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

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4/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of taospowder
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of arizcards
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint at The Tavern Grille in Old Town Cottonwood, AZ with Da Boss for lunch today for $5.00.

Beer was served orange with a very nice white head that left some lacing behind.

Nose was of light floral hops.

Taste was very well balanced. Floral hops melded nicely with the caramel and pale malt base.

Feel was medium bodied and refreshing after a morning of hiking/playing tourist.

Overall a mellow easy drinking English IPA. Check it out if you are looking for a tame, subtle IPA. Four Peaks does the EPA and EIPA styles pretty well.

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Photo of ummswimmin
3.62/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RDW
3.67/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.84/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AgentMunky
3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the brewery. From notes. Reviewed 9 January 2016.
4/3.25/3.25/3.5/4
Burnt amber.
Very little nose. Some fruit.
Candied fruit and herbal back notes. Pine resin drenched in papaya. More malty-caramel than anything.
The most NZ English IPA I've ever had.

Notes
ABV: 6.9%
IBU: 55
SRM: 13
Malts: Two-row, Caramel 80L, Munich 10L, Carapills
Hops: Magnum, Fuggle, Golding

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3.87/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.73/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4.2/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.77/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.79/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ews3
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lobina
3.94/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JackiO
4.06/5  rDev +9.1%
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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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of LittleJohn73
4.42/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of elNopalero
4.46/5  rDev +19.9%
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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The Raj IPA from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
3.72 out of 5 based on 153 ratings.
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