Deadlift Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by MaltsOfGlory:
3.65/5 rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
This beer poured really nice, it gave me a really smooth poor and a nice two finger head. The head is pillowy, not soapy, and it's hanging in there pretty well! The body is dark orange in color, or orange if you hold it directly in the light. I'll give this beer credit on it's looks, it looks good. On the smell you get a huge hop burst on the nose as you would expect from an imperial IPA, but there is also a bad smell to, I pick of a tiny skunky smell, almost more like what a real skunk would smell like, rather than the "skunk" clear bottles gives a beer. It's hardly noticeable, but it is for sure there. I dunno, smell is good overall, but I am worried, hah. Man, that's a unique taste. The first thing you get is an intense sweetness, then you get a little malt and then a little hop. Frankly, there just isn't nearly enough hops or malts for this to be considered an imperial IPA, the taste is generally dominated by that sweetness. I mean it tastes decent, it's not by any means outstanding, or the tastiest beer I've ever had, but it's not bad. It just doesn't fit the description really, it's not hoppy enough. Good news is you don't get any of the skunk taste I was picking up in the smell, instead you get a lot of sweetness, which isn't much better since there is so much of it. Mouthfeel is ok, pretty normal for an IPA. I do have to give them credit on the drinkability though, this beer is 8.6% alcohol, and they mask that very well, you don't taste much alcohol at all in this beer, making it pretty drinkable. Overall a decent beer.
Serving type: bottle
03-03-2011 09:11:10 | More by MaltsOfGlory
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3.23/5 rDev -15%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5
From notes, 7/11/11. Nelson IIPA version. Appearance is fine. Mildly cloudy, bright orange. A dissipating head that stuck around for awhile as a thin film of bubbles. The aroma is grassy with tropical fruits - more kiwi/papaya than pineapple, like some hops. A bit grapey, too. Not quite strong enough for my taste but pretty good. On the palate, it starts out with some hop resin flavor with an alright crystal malt backbone, but the finish mars things with a big booze note that goes particularly poorly with the grassy bitterness. Mouthfeel is, well, hot. Plus, the beer is a bit sticky. Didn’t much like this one, despite the hop choice.
Serving type: bottle
02-26-2013 23:35:42 | More by popery
Deadlift Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 223 ratings.