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 | website

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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Reviews:
33
Ratings:
146
Avg:
3.72
pDev:
23.92%
 
 
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Reviews: 33 | Ratings: 146
Photo of Stoneman78
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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Photo of wcdoyle
4.15/5  rDev +11.6%
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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Photo of gonzo138
3.98/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- pours out a bright orange copper, has white head that fades quickly but laces well

S- moderate hop-citrus aroma

T- nice bitter hop flavor at the begining, but finishes with a lightley sweet malt flavor

M- nice dry MF, Coats mouth, nice carbonation

D- a very drinkable session type IPA, I will fill my growler with this stuff plenty more times

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Photo of Gueuzedude
3.9/5  rDev +4.8%
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 drewbage
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Sampled at the 2003 San Diego Real Ale Festival

Pours a hazy honey copper into the glass with a tight white head.

Nose is a combination of a roast buttery diacetyl with a cinnamon bark hoppiness.

Flavor is a blend of citrusy hops with a large malty body with a smokey finish.

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Photo of BigHead
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good looking beer with its stark white foamy head atop the golden amber brew. The smell takes to your nose of floral hops with a hint of spice. Then you taste the hops and all their floralness as subtle grapefruit flavors also make an appearrance. The beer is 6.9% ABV, but you cannot taste that, it actually feels a little thin in the mouth. The beer finishes with a nice tinge of a hop bite as well as the presence of malts. Nice IPA effort for the local brewpub!

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Photo of Gusler
4.24/5  rDev +14%
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 mzwolinski
4.33/5  rDev +16.4%
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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The Raj IPA from Four Peaks Brewing Company - 8th Street Brewery
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