Commotion | Great Raft Brewing

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BA SCORE
72.9%
Liked This Beer
3.9 w/ 166 ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States
greatraftbrewing.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.20%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ldhughes3 on 12-05-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#8,361
Reviews:
31
Ratings:
166
Liked:
121
Avg:
3.9/5
pDev:
11.03%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
43
Trade:
3
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 31
Reviews by MaddDogg84:
Photo of MaddDogg84
5/5  rDev +28.2%

More User Reviews:
Photo of bfranks
4.29/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Probably my favorite pale ale from Louisiana at this point. Malt is present but not overwhelming, very crisp and drinkable. Piney and citrus notes on the tongue and nose, very nice beer. I'm giving it a little ding because I did get a bit of an alcohol taste coming through, didn't expect that since this isn't a very high ABV. Still, very good, must try.

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Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I would say this is one of the most well balanced APA's I have had but I think a lot of that is because the hoppiness is really subdued. I didn't get a lot of flavor that I expect from the style although it was a very easy drinker.

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Photo of SHODriver
3.53/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: poured into a nonic pint glass to a slightly hazed light orange with a finger of soapy white head that has decent retention and lacing
S: smells of citrus and pine with a little sweetness
T: taste is light maltyness that is slowly replaced with a piney and floral hop character that's a little citrusy. swallow is more maltyness with a little piney and citric hop
M: fairly light on the mouth with slightly prickly carbonation and a refreshing finish
O: Pretty solid and a well crafted offering. Not as good as some but better than most.

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Photo of Mikecap
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a slightly hazy golden orange with a nice fluffy white head that fades to a nice lace.

S: Lots of spice, pine and resin, some caramel sweetness, maybe a hint of citrus. More herbal and floral in the aroma than citrusy.

T: Flavor is good with citrus notes, pine, and a bit of spice. Malt provides a good balance with just a touch of sweetness to counter the hops.

M: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation and mild bitterness. Easy drinking and smooth.

O: A real solid pale ale here from Great Raft, my first beer from these guys. Thanks again for the can Evan!

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Photo of scottsoileau
3.81/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Very drinkable APA from a brewery I wish I had more access to. Nice aroma and very refreshing finish. Second fave APA from Louisiana. Very drinkable and I would definitely buy again.

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Photo of TX-Badger
4.25/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a mostly clear coppery color with white head. Citrus, pine, dank hop notes, fruit, resin, and a nice bread note to balance it out on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with more fruit and pine and a biscuity note.

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Photo of tbryan5
4.24/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice! The new recipe is great. More dank and piney. And the resin really shines through. Great carb and slightly dry mouthfeel. I definitely think this is an improvement over the previous recipe, not that anything was inherently wrong with it. A GREAT example of a Louisiana APA.

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Photo of tigg924
4.15/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Taste is very clean. Lots of tangerine, light pine, citrus, and toffee to balance it out. There is hop bite, but not aggressively so. This is one I would easily get a six of next time I am in the area.

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Photo of dankjohn
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Dinkel
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of takusan1000
4.08/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of kwkdmk
4.31/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dcbeers
4.1/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JamesStreet
4/5  rDev +2.6%

Photo of fthegiants
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of KensWorld
4.2/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PretzelCity
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.63/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of russpowell
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours an effervescent gold with 3+ fingers of pearl colored head ( aggressive pour ) . Great lacing & better than good head retention

S: Lemon, grapefruit, breadyness, plus grassyness

T: Follows the nose, lime as well. Grapefruit picks up as it warms, breadyness, pineyness, & a touch of lemongrass as this warms. Finishes grapefruitty, piney, bready & with a little peach

MF: Medium body, firm carbonation, stellar balance

Drinks pretty easy, well worth a go

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Photo of glass_house
3.71/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Dethmutt
4.09/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

My ratings are based on Commotion before the brewery changed the recipe without telling anyone... After the change I would Probably post 1's or 2's for one of my favorite beers.... they have transformed a nice APA with a full aroma and a nice hop taste, into an aroma blast and a taste that i can only compare to a mouthfull of body odor...

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Photo of 1ale_man
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a Pokal glass.
Beer is very hazy, straw color. Can't see through this beer.
Smell is very citrusy. Grapefruit and lemon mostly. Some orange. My sniffer isn't very keen.
Taste is very close to the smell. Grapefruit, lemon, and more orange than I detected in the smell. Some bitterness and pine. Some malt also.
The feel is a little light to me. I've come to enjoy the more malty, heavier, thicker mouthfeel?
Never the less this is one great beer! Since its distro into my area, I've not been without in my fridge! I would recommend this to anyone who loves a good cistrusy, piney Apa borderline Ipa! One great beer! Gulping all the way!

Cheers!!

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Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bmurray10
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%

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Commotion from Great Raft Brewing
Beer rating: 72.9% out of 100 with 166 ratings
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