Stormcloud IPA | Rahr & Sons Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
Texas, United States
rahrbrewing.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerdiablo on 03-11-2007

BEER STATS
Ratings:
313
Reviews:
88
Avg:
3.34
pDev:
15.57%
 
 
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11
Gots:
68
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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +34.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of dking1525
2.71/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Poured a copper color with plenty of head that disappeared quickly. Lacing was possible for the top quarter pint.
The smell of hops is fleeting, probably because its overpowered by malt.
Feels like it could use more carbonation.
Finding a beer this drinkable at an airport during an extended layover is like discovering silver. Glad it's here & not going to turn my back on it.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of pasdachuri
3.65/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had this on-tap during a June 15th brewery tour.

Pours a deep gold with nice lacing.

Big floral nose with plenty of citrus and yeast scents.

Very tasty and sweeter than i expected. Sweet banana bread like malty flavors upfront, followed by some earthy hops that provide a nice clean finish

Light bodied with good carbonation.

Very good IPA and probably my go-to Rahr brew

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -2.7%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +27.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

Photo of Premo88
4.01/5  rDev +20.1%
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.

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3/5  rDev -10.2%

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4/5  rDev +19.8%

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3.5/5  rDev +4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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2/5  rDev -40.1%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Poured this American IPA from a 12 oz bottle into a pint glass. Poured a clear amber color, produced an average off white head, poor retention and it left a little lacing on the glass. The aroma consisted of light malted grain and a slight hint of oranges. Medium bodied, there is a slight malted grain base, gives way quickly to sweet oranges. Some what floral with just a touch of bitter hops. Overall, its a nice session beer- in terms of an AIPA , its rather simple- a little watery/thin- Could use a more generous helping of hops.

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3.75/5  rDev +12.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Had this beer as part of the brewery tour. Served cool, on tap and in a pint glass

body and golden yellow with a nice white head

faint earthy hops smell but mostly german grain smell.

taste is not hoppy at all. very faint citrus american hop taste but it is overwhelmed by a german grain taste.

light

Just doesn't work. The german grain backbone here is drowning out some paltry hop flavor. It just doesn't taste like even a traditional IPA. Disappointingly non hoppy

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Stormcloud IPA from Rahr & Sons Brewing Company
3.34 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.
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