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

BA SCORE
62.2%
Liked This Beer
3.75 w/ 156 ratings
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
Ranking:
#21,684
Reviews:
36
Ratings:
156
Liked:
97
Avg:
3.75/5
pDev:
11.47%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
36
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 156 |  Reviews: 36
Photo of Sammy
3.22/5  rDev -14.1%
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 -13.3%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of chinchill
3.77/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On tap near brewery in Phoenix, AZ. Four Peaks Raj IPA is sparkling clear amber in color, with a moderate white head and lacing.

Mildly hoppy Citrus nose with bready malt.more like a pale ale.
Barely Pale Ale bitterness.

Medium body with medium+ carbonation. Rather crisp and lively, every for an IPA.

O: Very drinkable, lightly hopped IPA.

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Photo of nickfl
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - poured with one finger of white foam on a clear, golden amber body. The head settles quick, but leaves good lace.

S - light toffee malt and some spicy hops.

T - toffee malt up front with some red apple and orange hops in the middle. Finishes with caramel and balanced bitterness.

M - medium body, moderate carbonation, and a balanced finish.

D - nicely made, not particularly english, but very drinkable.

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Photo of mactrail
3.31/5  rDev -11.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

Photo of orangesol
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of MarkyMOD
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.25/5  rDev -13.3%

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3/5  rDev -20%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

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3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Stinkypuss
3.76/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ontap at the brewery. Pours a vibrant orange with lace. Smells lightly floral. The taste is fruity (tropical) with a distant pineyness. Those flavors give way to a nice bitter bite. Creamy malt balances well. Finishes clean and beckons for another sip. Mouthfeel is light crisp and quenching. Drinkability is high. A light ipa that went down too fast. At 6.9 abv this can be dangerous. Fresh off the tap and quite an apertif.

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3/5  rDev -20%

Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

This beer is a full copper color with ruby highlights to it. It is brilliantly clear and is topped by a pale wispy head that has quite a bit of staying power to it. The aroma is an enticing mixture of grapefruit, bergamot, tangerine, and a hint of pine. It has a smooth creamy mouthfeel to it and it finishes with a solid bitterness that is intermingled by notes of pine and bitter orange peel. This beer is slightly malty sweet, which accentuates the citrusy hop character quite well. I really like the sharp biting character of this beer, and it is pretty light on the palate as well.

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Photo of JohnParadee
3.27/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev 0%

Photo of crobinso
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of AgentMunky
3.47/5  rDev -7.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

Photo of glid02
3.53/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On-tap at the brewery.

Pours a reddish-copper color with a one-finger white head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of tangy citrus and tropical fruits with hints of lightly toasted malts.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lightly roasted malt flavors kick things off, followed by a biting citrus fruit flavor that carries on until the bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is good. It's just a bit on the thin side but still manages to go down smoothly.

Drinkability is alright. The flavors seem to clash a bit too much to make this really drinkable.

Overall this beer seemed more like it was trying to be an Imperial EPA and I think it would've been a lot better had they not gone overboard on the hops (or underboard on the malt). Still, it's not terrible, though I'd go for a number of 4P's other beers before coming back to this one.

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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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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -6.7%

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The Raj IPA from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
Beer rating: 62.2% out of 100 with 156 ratings
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