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Upheaval IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Upheaval IPAUpheaval IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

402 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 402
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 11
Gots: 72 | 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 nickapalooza86:
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nickapalooza86

Wisconsin

4.7/5  rDev +22.7%

Pours a very hazy orange, clearly unfiltered, half finger of white head with spotty lacing

Smell is orange, tangerine, grapefruit, grassy hop, pine and spruce, a herbal tea like character, no malt to speak of

Taste is great, heavy pine, grapefruit, huge pop of bitterness in the front and middle, sweet caramel malt underneath, orange rind, a definite white wine character I assume from the Nelson hops they are using in this, lemon, finishes with a sharp bitterness

Mouthfeel is medium with heavy fine carbonation, very dry on the finish

Well I was not expecting this beer to be this great, I am in love with this bitter hop bomb...

Great flavor, huge bitterness, nice dryness and a nice sweet backing to keep the hops in check! The best IPA I have had in some time.

03-20-2014 17:09:49 | More by nickapalooza86
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TTripp725

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-13-2014 19:08:41 | More by TTripp725
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megamass

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-12-2014 15:14:15 | More by megamass
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Billolick

New York

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-12-2014 03:23:02 | More by Billolick
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The_Swede


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

07-25-2014 01:02:54 | More by The_Swede
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bpfrush

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-16-2014 13:50:53 | More by bpfrush
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briandaube

Delaware

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

05-10-2014 01:11:14 | More by briandaube
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HoppySeb

Washington

3.34/5  rDev -12.8%

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.

05-04-2014 22:46:56 | More by HoppySeb
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Jeffwildcat

Arizona

4.25/5  rDev +11%

03-26-2014 04:13:33 | More by Jeffwildcat
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ryanmac10


3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-10-2014 00:29:21 | More by ryanmac10
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mahanson08

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-20-2014 01:54:53 | More by mahanson08
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kneary13

Massachusetts

4.04/5  rDev +5.5%

08-24-2014 20:06:42 | More by kneary13
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

04-07-2014 20:26:21 | More by LXIXME
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CloudStrife

New York

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

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.

04-16-2014 00:18:04 | More by CloudStrife
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BoozerBrad

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

06-29-2014 01:12:45 | More by BoozerBrad
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En29356

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

08-16-2014 03:52:21 | More by En29356
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Iparedman

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

08-10-2014 00:00:19 | More by Iparedman
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optimator705

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

07-11-2014 23:43:07 | More by optimator705
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ryanjtravis

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11%

08-19-2014 21:07:12 | More by ryanjtravis
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

03-21-2014 14:48:17 | More by mdaschaf
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m0unds

New Mexico

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2014 01:50:37 | More by m0unds
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TheSixthRing

California

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%

Appearance - Pours a somewhat hazy golden orange with a finger's worth of off-white head. Fair retention, resulting in a broken layer of surface suds. Leaves a fair amount of lacing around the glass with good stick.

Smell - Citrus notes with a bready undertone.

Taste - Follows the nose. Strong citrus flavor and a soft, slightly toasted bready malt backbone. Long lingering grapefruit pith bitterness in the aftertaste. Simple, but enjoyable.

Mouthfeel - Medium to full in body with moderate carbonation. Smooth, semi-dry finish.

Overall - A pretty good IPA by Widmer. Nothing mind blowing in originality, but points for execution. I wouldn't seek it out exclusively, but wouldn't be opposed to giving it another go.

05-27-2014 01:58:34 | More by TheSixthRing
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +4.4%

04-15-2014 12:28:39 | More by Griffith
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beerbrains

Nebraska

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

07-03-2014 03:44:45 | More by beerbrains
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.4%

06-15-2014 03:24:32 | More by Sammy
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Upheaval IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 402 ratings.