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Broken Halo IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Broken Halo IPABroken Halo IPA

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194 Ratings
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Ratings: 194
Reviews: 163
rAvg: 3.63
pDev: 12.4%


Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

availability: year-round
bitterness: 45 IBU
alcohol by volume: 6.0%
original gravity: 14.25° PLATO

malts:
Pale, Caramel 10L & 20L, Carapils

hops:
Alchemy, Cascade, Zeus

(Beer added by: Reidrover on 04-05-2006)
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ChrisA

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4.22/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was really impressed here. A few years back I tried Widmers special release IPA and was unimpressed. I think they got it right with Broken Halo. I don't care if AB has a stake in this company, it doesn't appear to me that it has afected the quality of this beer. Super hoppy and refreshing an absolute pleasure throughout. This gives Widmer the amber, hefeweizen, and IPA as their standard offering with multiple seasonals and special releases backing them up. Good strategy in my opinion.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2007 17:06:56 | More by ChrisA
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Aroma: Caramel notes are accompanied by pine hops.

Taste: Opens with caramel malt and aggressive pine hops. AS the taste progresses, the caramel malt shines through a bit, offering some balance to the fairly intense hops. Finishes with a wave of pine tar hops and a little sweet malt.

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Broken Halo IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.