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Upheaval IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Upheaval IPAUpheaval IPA

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531 Ratings
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Ratings: 531
Reviews: 57
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.32%
Wants: 21
Gots: 99 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: socon67 on 11-21-2013)
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Reviews by TheMarkE:
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3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Cloudy orange gold with a quickly disappearing head and not much lacing. Quite a bit of carbonation.

Smell: Pine sap, floral hops, and citrus.

Taste: Pine and citrus hops, grainy malts in the background.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied, very creamy. Hop bitterness in the finish, but not nearly as strong as I was expecting.

The Verdict: Pretty good. Full of hop character without the expected bitterness. It has a solid malt backbone to give it some balance.

TheMarkE, Apr 14, 2014
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TTripp725, Apr 13, 2014
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Great flavor!

randsom, Sep 13, 2014
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The_Swede, Jul 25, 2014
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bpfrush, Jun 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

Very powerful, sipping beer, feel it after a swallow, better once foam settles.

moundbz, Oct 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

briandaube, May 10, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
3.34/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into a DFH IPA glass. The bottle was stored in a fridge at roughly 45 degrees and purchased as soon as the beer released –drank within 2 months from bottling date. The pour is hazy dark amber in color, two finger carbonated head with cream color, the head sticks for a while until it subdues to a thin foamy crust that still covers the entire surface of the glass. As you drink the beer, the head leaves a short-lived patchy decorative lacing.

Initially, the aroma is a citrusy in-your-face smell that stings with zesty grapefruit and lime, behind it a honey aroma evolves as your senses pick up the spectrum of its flavors. After a few times smelling the brew, I get a very dank aroma consisting of papaya and mango – just as you would smell the basket of ripened fruit containing these at a farmer’s market. The taste is a caramel sweet and fruity (mango, papaya and grapefruit) initially, leading to a very bitter finish that is not as hop-forward as I expected. In fact, to my surprise, there wasn’t much of a hop presence which is uncharacteristic of PNW IPAs – doubtful if due to “bottled to drank” elapsed time but possible.

Mouthfeel is creamier than I would’ve thought – I expected this being a PNW IPA with 7% ABV it would be crisp and with more carbonation (let alone hoppier). The mouthfeel, in my opinion, makes the dankness and ripened fruit flavors more pronounced effectively minimizing the minute hop flavor.

Overall – I was not too impressed with this offering although it’s not bad either. Not something I would seek out or buy again but at the same time I wouldn’t shy away from it if offered.

HoppySeb, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

Jeffwildcat, Mar 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

sgttibbs, Nov 10, 2014
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3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a snifter. March 20, 2014 on the label.

A: Pours a mostly clear golden amber with a white head on top. Some visible floaties in stasis in this unfiltered ale. Average amount of visible carbonation. Leaves some lacing on the sides of the glass.

S: Fresh fruity citrus hop aroma on this one. A bit of malt sweetness makes up the backend. A touch of spiciness in there too. Quite pleasant.

T: Solid bitterness makes this a pleasant IPA. Not as much hop flavors as the aroma would lead you to believe but good dose. A grapefruit like citrus mixed with a sweeter fruit. Malts round out the backend with just enough to balance it out.

M: Medium to full body as its fairly thick from the wheat malts. Carbonation is low. Isn't too hot at all but gives a nice warming.

Overall its a nice IPA with a decent bitterness and hop flavor. Might not be something I would seek out again, but wouldnt turn down an offer to have one.

CloudStrife, Apr 16, 2014
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Upheaval IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 531 ratings.