Broken Halo IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Ratings: 194 | Reviews: 163 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by GreenCard:
3.65/5 rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Appearance: pale yellow-gold, slight haze, tight-beaded off-white foam, some lace
Aroma: floral/piney/citrusy hop scent with an underbelly of lager malt and grain husks
Flavor: up-front grassy hop flavor with appley highlights; hints of lemon peel and passion fruit; finishes dry with a vegetal bitterness at the back of the tongue
Mouthfeel: medium-light body, pert carbonation, crisp
Other comments: This beer grew on me kind of. I bought it an on-sale six-pack at Safeway. The first one I tried left me disappointed and I thought "Widmer makes some pretty bland beers" (this is based on trying quite a range of them). A couple of days later, I tried another one and kind of the same reaction, but a bit better. Third try: actually this isn't too bad. Crisp, clean, nice hop aroma/flavor, pretty balanced.
Serving type: bottle
03-28-2009 01:37:37 | More by GreenCard
More User Reviews:
3.53/5 rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
Appearance: Hazy medium golden in color, with a modest white head, which soon collapses to scattered patches of foam. Thin lacing coats the glass walls.
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.
Mouth feel: Smooth, soft, fairly pleasant.
Drinkability/notes: A decent example of the style, I wonder why Widmer Brothers stopped brewing it?
Presentation: Packaged in a custom twelve-ounce brown glass long-neck bottle, served in a New Belgium Brewing chalice.
Serving type: bottle
01-06-2013 18:13:45 | More by Pegasus
Broken Halo IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
82 out of 100 based on 194 ratings.