At Arm's Length
Great Raft Brewing

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Great Raft Brewing
Louisiana, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
4.15 | pDev: 7.95%
Apr 20, 2020
Sep 24, 2014
At Arm's LengthAt Arm's Length
Notes: Our hazy India Pale Lager is making its 16oz can debut with a slightly tweaked dry hop treatment from the most previous release in 2016. We doubled down on the dry hop and incorporated New Zealand Motueka and German Mandarina Bavaria hops. For good measure we hit it with some Citra. We knew you wouldn’t mind. Soft and citrus-saturated hazy lager that’s an absolute crusher.

Throwing an absurd amount of American hops at a classic lager seemed only natural for us. Shh, don’t tell the Germans. We like to keep them at arm’s length.

IBU - 50
TYPE - Spring Seasonal
Malts - 2-Row Pale, Ashburne, Bonlander
Hops - Bravo, Citra, Amarillo
Yeast - House Lager
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Reviewed by beersampler6 from Michigan

3.79/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Not a bad lager at all, full of surprising flavor and good balance. 3/5/20 date printed on can. Pours an amber color with some fluffy white head after a violent pour that settled to some nice small rings of lingering lacing. Aromas of bready malt, grain, corn, some faint fruity and floral hops. Taste follows the nose, good balance and flavors, quite enjoyable. Wouldn't have expected this to be the #4 lager rated here on BA but it is very tasty. Smooth, fairly clean and crisp mouthfeel, good carbonation retention. Very nice.
Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.18 by CraigDeMoss from Kansas

Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4.09 by ppavlick from New Jersey

Apr 19, 2020
Rated: 4 by NickThePyro from Washington

Apr 12, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by WDJersey from Colorado

Apr 09, 2020
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Reviewed by mushroomcloud from Texas

3.86/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
16oz canned 3-26-19 (opened 6-2-19)
1 1/2" white head with amazing retention even above the rim of the glass. Hazy golden/orange IPL with a persistent bead racing to the top. Full, foamy lace.
Nose is like smelling a bowl of freshly sliced oranges. Bready malt is apparent
Gritty grainy malt flavor followed by citrus / oranges and a slight creamsicle effect. Interesting.
Soft mouthfeel, not super crisp and lager like but close enough to differentiate this beer. Medium length finish.
Jury is out right now, I was hoping to be blown away by this one but wasn't the case -- I'll hit the other 3 and if my mind changes I'll edit the #'s.
Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

4.14/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Look: Slightly opaque orange. Three fingers of bubbly white head.

Smell: Heavy hop scent. Hard to find any maltiness under the hops.

Taste: Hop flavor and bitterness are more muted than in the smell. Gentle bitterness and hop flavor followed by a crisp malty finish.

Mouthfeel: Good, full body with mild carbonation.

Overall: While it smells like a hop bomb, the resulting beer is surprisingly balanced.
Jun 02, 2019
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Reviewed by beergoot from Colorado

4/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Very nice looking beer; medium golden yellow body; great carbonation; thick, rocky, sticky head. Very pleasant aroma; light grain base with some sweet, fruity esters. The taste follows along the lines of the smell; pronounced hop bitterness throughout, becoming more intense at the finish; light touch of caramel; slight sweetness. Medium body; crisp and dry with a a slight prickliness on the tongue.

This beer nicely balances a European lager body and mild sweetness with a nifty hop presence that gently suggests a west coast IPA. Nicely done.
May 07, 2019
Rated: 4.23 by Luckydog91 from Texas

Apr 27, 2019
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Reviewed by Jugs_McGhee from Colorado

3.4/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
On-draught @ Avenue Pub, New Orleans.

Refreshing with a nice citrusy and floral hop profile. Pale malt keeps any hop bitterness at bay.

Smooth. Wet. Medium-bodied.

A nice stab at an IPL.

Mar 21, 2019
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Reviewed by Buck89 from Tennessee

4.35/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned 8 days ago.
Look: a slightly hazy golden-straw color with a thick white head. Great staying power and lacing.
Aroma: dank herbal notes up front, joined by pine and faint citrus. Love the dankness.
Taste: the taste was more balanced compared with the aroma, with citrus and pine and earthy flavors. The bitterness was West Coast but not palate-wrecking. A bready malt backbone very much in the background.
Feel: clean and with a dry finish. Medium carbonated.
Overall: a great IPL. Outstanding construction and a great hop profile.
Mar 16, 2019
Rated: 4.21 by Karibourgeois from Texas

Feb 12, 2019
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Reviewed by RonaldTheriot from Louisiana

4.49/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5
At Arm's Length has a thick, spongy, off-white head, a hazy, bubbly gold appearance, with lots of tan sediment, and heavy glass lacing. Aroma is of citrus, white bread crust, and hop resin. Taste is similar with mellow bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, and At Arm's Length finishes crisp and mild. A standard IPL.

Aug 12, 2018
Rated: 4.18 by Pens1967 from Louisiana

Jul 31, 2018
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Reviewed by MutuelsMark from Kentucky

4.29/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Pours deep and golden with the whitest head I have ever seen from a beer. Nose is somewhat bready and sweet. Taste is clean and crisp with nothing jumping out as a forward flavor...but then the aftertaste hits with hops. Great beer!
Jul 10, 2018
Rated: 3.74 by Mortarforker from Texas

Jul 08, 2018
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Rated by Thankin_Hank from Texas

3.46/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25
The buttery creamy taste and mouthfeel is not to my liking. I shall revisit this beer. Pint Night at Ron’s Corner Tavern.
Jun 21, 2018
Rated: 3.93 by Techichi from Texas

Jun 13, 2018
Rated: 3.87 by Dreynolds1808 from Texas

Jun 08, 2018
Rated: 4.28 by Tigerbrau from Louisiana

Oct 29, 2016
Rated: 4.02 by Kurmaraja from California

Sep 16, 2016
Rated: 4.5 by MaddDogg84 from Texas

Sep 08, 2016
Rated: 3.85 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana

Aug 07, 2016
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Rated by beaulabauve from Louisiana

3.14/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
I might be crazy, but this tastes like green olives.
Jun 05, 2016
Rated: 3.8 by Tuck_leepulin from Texas

Feb 27, 2016
Rated: 4.25 by sdeese21 from Louisiana

Feb 23, 2016
Rated: 4.05 by JamesStreet from Louisiana

Nov 21, 2015
Rated: 3.94 by jmryan8 from Louisiana

Oct 24, 2015
Rated: 3.75 by Matt141 from Texas

Aug 31, 2015
Rated: 4.13 by Yellolab2010 from Pennsylvania

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.21 by kwkdmk from Louisiana

Aug 23, 2015
Rated: 4.7 by LumpyEX1055 from Mississippi

Aug 08, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by animal69 from Louisiana

Aug 07, 2015
Rated: 4.35 by CDCNAM from Louisiana

Jul 24, 2015
Rated: 4.1 by sd123 from Georgia

Jul 21, 2015
Rated: 4.34 by ZethOfTheNorth from Louisiana

Jul 18, 2015
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Reviewed by Persdawg from Texas

4.81/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I need to get to 150 characters to legitimize this beer.
It's by far the best offering I've had from Great Raft.
Had on tap and out of bottle...and both were had the citrus hop bomb smell followed by a more subdued finish...hence the IPL. Almost a dry finish...almost.
This beer is excellent.
Jul 15, 2015
Rated: 4 by sourdog from California

Apr 12, 2015
Rated: 4.31 by bmwats from Louisiana

Mar 09, 2015
Rated: 4.24 by misternebbie from Pennsylvania

Feb 10, 2015
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Beer rating: 92 out of 100 with 57 ratings