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
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%
 
 
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5
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1.5/5  rDev -59.7%

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2/5  rDev -46.2%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Raj IPA 3/3/3/3/3 on tap at the Tempe Brewery
Medium copper in color with short head and retention.
Mild hop aroma. Dominant hop bitterness on taste, subtle if any hop flavor, bitter is king.
Medium body and carbo.
Bitter dominates any hop flavor or aroma on this one. Enjoyable for sure, just short on flavoring and seems like this one is all about bittering hops.

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of tonistruth
3.03/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A- copper in color with a tiny white head that held well, some lacing

S- floral, hops, toasted grains, mild overall

T- well balanced flavors, toasted grains and gum flavored malts with some earthy hops

M- smooth medium body with hints of carbonation

D- decent english IPA, really pales in comparison to there Hop Knot, solid flavor, but comes off kind of boring

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Photo of Sammy
3.22/5  rDev -13.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Medium yellow with lots of lace. Some floral hop aroma. Enjoyed at Scottsdale location, brewed of course at Tempe.Such a high a.b.v. and much caramel malt, and missing the style, the balance. Average mouthfeel. The bitterness did not work for me, it was not too drinkable.

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.27/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of AdamBear
3.28/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A-transparent amber with a thin foamy cream colored head

S-smells like peaches and hops. smells good, but unfortunately too faint.

T-comes in with an extremely mild taste of malts and some creamy hops. turns in to a matching after-taste. nothing terrible, but one of the most boring IPAs i've ever had. there is some slight peach flavor. i'm actually not getting too much bitterness either.

M-medium carbonation with a dry finish

O-definitely a boring IPA but at the same time very easy to drink. it didn't go down too quickly, but it did go down enjoyably. it just may not be a good IPA for hop heads.

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3.3/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured during a recent tasting at Tops into a small tasting glass.

Looks: Like a tea party. A pretty pinkish orange liquid is topped by an ephemeral off-white head that quickly recedes to a ring of bubbles of various size, leaving tiny paths of lace.

Smells: like candied fruit. Sweet and lightly citrusy tangerines mingle with notes of caramel.

Tastes: unfinished. Heavy on the hop bitterness, without much hop flavor. There's a nice sweet maltiness, but the beer is largely missing the citrusy hit I desire. This may, however, just be a result of the beer's style -- I've been spoiled by American IPA hop bombs.

Feels: like soda. High, effervescent carbonation with a medium-light body.

Drinks: like routine. The Raj is a perfectly average English IPA. For those who want hop bitterness without hop flavor, go for it -- but it's not my cup of tea.

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3.31/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Nice creamy head in the imperial nonic glass. Plenty hoppy but definitely in the English style of IPA. Hops are woodier and fruitier. Bitter aftertaste but not so pronounced as typical American IPAs. Cellar temp shows off the hops. Fruit flavors include something like pomegranate and a touch of grape skins. Dark amber with a touch of copper.

Nice nose and a warm flavor profile. Watery body but a malty mouthful. On tap at the Four Peaks restaurant and pub in Scottsdale.

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3.43/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

On draft at the Tempe brewery
A- Deep dark orange hue, white foamy head, moderate lacing
S- Citrus tones (lemon & orange), sweet bubblegum, but subtle
T- Mild citrus and a touch of pine hops, bread malts show up in the middle, finishes sweet
M- Light/medium-bodied, oily texture, low carbonation
D- Despite the well-masked abv, this is a surprisingly mild IPA with a dearth of hops and flavor, there are much better choices out there and 4Peaks HopKnot is a significant upgrade in this style

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3.45/5  rDev -7.3%

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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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3.47/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Type: Draft
Glass: Pint glass
From: Four Peaks Brewery in Tempe, Ariz.
Price: $5.00 (guessing)
Purchased: May 16, 2013
Consumed: May 16, 2013
Misc.: N/A

Poured a reddish, honey amber color with 1-2 fingers of white head when I got it. Good lacing on the sides and good retention all the way down.

Smelled a weird mix of hops and malts. Resin, grass and herb hops, honey, caramel and roasty malts.

Taste wasn’t anything to be desired. Roasty caramel malts, grass and resin hops and maybe even a bit of rye. Long lasting bitterness on the tongue after.

Medium body. Thin-to-oily texture. Average carbonation. Bitter finish.

I wasn’t too much of a fan of this one. The hop/malt balance didn’t quite work.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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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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