X-114 IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.2/5 rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
12 oz bottle poured from a 6 pack I picked up at the local BevMo. Bottle date April 12, 2011. Served in a Peroni Pilsner glass.
Pours a very nice clean light gold, thick white frothy head that dissipates after a few minutes leaving behind above average lacing. Looks great!
One sniff and you know this has some serious Citra hops in it. tangerine, grapefruit, pineapple, slight lemon zest; there is also some nice grassiness and pine resin going on (cascade maybe?). Mellow malt sweetness is present but subtle.
I love the way this tastes! Juicy citrus and pineapple are cut through by some bitter grapefruit peel and fresh green resiny astringency. This really showcases a great hop presence. Not balanced (in a good way)...all hop with a mild sweetness on the mid palate. At only 6.2% ABV this is very drinkable!
Medium bodied and coats the mouth nicely. Hop bitterness lingers in the mouth well after drinking this beer. My only knock is that I would like to see a little more carbonation (just a personal preference on hop forward IPAs...more refreshing).
Overall I really enjoy this beer. It will definitely satisfy hop heads looking for an IPA that isn't pushing 7%. Showcases the Citra hop nicely without going over the top on the tropical notes. Having recently tried this and Nelson from Widmer, I am very impressed with the new line of IPA's they have released. Well done!
Serving type: bottle
05-29-2011 21:00:10 | More by BeerOnTheWall
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X-114 IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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