Stormcloud IPA
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

Stormcloud IPAStormcloud IPA
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Style:
IPA - American
Ranked #7,140
ABV:
6%
Score:
77
Ranked #48,719
Avg:
3.36 | pDev: 15.48%
Reviews:
90
Ratings:
314
From:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
 
Texas, United States
Avail:
Year-round
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Gots
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SCORE
77
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Reviews by UCLABrewN84:
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UCLABrewN84 from California

3.73/5  rDev +11%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

On tap at the 2014 Firestone Walker Invitational Beer Fest held at the Paso Robles Event Center in Paso Robles, CA.

Pours a hazy dark orange with a foamy khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest and toast flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that has a nice balance of malt and hop characteristics all around.

Jun 04, 2014
More User Reviews:
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Premo88 from Texas

4.01/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

12 oz. bottle poured into pub glass

L: murky caramel with definite amber highlights; almost orange, actually ... kind of cool. love the murky opaque look. slight off-white fluffy head that laces; not a ton of lace but definite clingings on the glass wall.

S: molasses mixed into a typical hoppy American pale ale; in fact, the sweet/malty/molasses smell is very on balance with the hops, to the point that the hops do not stand on their own in the nose.

T: follows the nose almost to a T. wonderful and interesting spin on the American IPA ... that sweet taste in there is very different and hard for me to place exactly. the bottom line is there's a lot of balance here between the barley and hops.

M: crisp, clean, a wonderful lightness that is not watery. would be perfect but it's actually over-carbonated, which doesn't bother me at all because I love carbonation -- but even I can tell this one is just a hair overboard from the mythical "perfect."

O: absolutely LOVE it! I don't overscore it here because it's not going to change your life and cause you to declare Stormcloud is the only beer you will ever drink again. No. it's very, very good, not necessarily a classic, but what I love is the BALANCE ... loads of interesting tastes besides hops, yet enough hops (and ABV) to push it past the American pale ale category into the American IPA.

for a Texas comparison, I think this tastes almost exactly like Karbach's Rodeo Clown ... maybe just a bit toned down across the board -- taste, smell, ABV, et. al.

a damn good option when you're out and about in the Metroplex and/or other Texas spots.

May 07, 2013
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RiceOwls27 from Texas

3/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Apr 10, 2020
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Texasfan549 from Texas

2.75/5  rDev -18.2%

Feb 23, 2014
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kmckinnon87 from Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

Dec 15, 2011
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drh1382 from Washington

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jan 25, 2012
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PissWarmChango from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Jan 19, 2012
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manutd103 from Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +19%

Nov 15, 2011
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mattyrubes from New York

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Jul 25, 2016
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MaddDogg84 from Texas

4/5  rDev +19%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dec 19, 2015
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wilfonzo from Florida

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Oct 03, 2015
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TonyT013 from Texas

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Jun 15, 2012
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ThirdEyePA from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 13, 2012
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BeerTaster727 from Florida

3.05/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Mar 02, 2015
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Joshgonzales79 from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Aug 17, 2012
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RustyBoltz from Texas

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Oct 08, 2012
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WritersBlock from Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

Dec 09, 2011
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st9647v3 from New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +11.6%

Nov 12, 2013
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facundoCNB from New Jersey

3.35/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

clean amber pour with 2 fingers foamy white head and great lacing.
smells a bit strange - piney with a slight hint of vegetables (broccoli/sugar snap peas), honey
taste is an earthy bitter up front, followed by a sweet frosted flakes like backbone, slight hop bitterness in the background, a bit of honey/caramel in the finish.
a very lightly carbonated medium body ipa.

this is a pretty average ipa, seems like it wasn't fresh, maybe that's the reason i didn't get much hop profile out of it. as far as the malts go, they are a nice blend of bitter and sweet.

Jun 22, 2012
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khargro2 from Tennessee

3/5  rDev -10.7%

Sep 12, 2013
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sd123 from Texas

3.71/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Jul 26, 2015
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kew from Texas

2.5/5  rDev -25.6%

Feb 05, 2012
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adrew from Texas

4/5  rDev +19%

Jan 29, 2012
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Whiskeydeez from Kansas

3/5  rDev -10.7%

Nov 24, 2014
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Taphouse_Traveler from Florida

3.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Mar 02, 2013
Stormcloud IPA from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Beer rating: 77 out of 100 with 314 ratings