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Deadlift Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Deadlift Imperial IPADeadlift Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

224 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 224
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 13.42%


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

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-08-2010)
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Mistofminn

Minnesota

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Date stamped Jan 23 10. Really fresh.

Pours an amber golden color with a large, sticky and slimy, off white head. Retention is good, and leaves nice sheets of lacing.

The nose starts out with a strong whiff of citrus hops. I get grapefruit and orange notes among others. A sizeable malt backbone becomes noticeable as it warms. Grapefuit characteristics definitely dominate this one.

Dang...this one started so well. The taste definitely takes a step back, unfortunately. Much more malty than the nose leads on. The bitterness level is next to zero, which is shocking to say the least considering the amount of hops I detect in the nose. It's smooth and sort of bland, and the harshness that I get from it is hardly from the hops, but more from the alcohol. It still tastes great, but my high expectations for this were not met.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light. Light to medium in body, I would have liked to see a little more body, but the texture is fantastic. Literally no carbonation, but the head is excellent so I know it's there. Drinkability is great.

Overall, a very enjoyable DIPA. Does it stand up to the best in the world? Not a chance. Is it an enjoyable, affordable an easy drinking DIPA that I would gladly have again? Hell yes!

Serving type: bottle

02-17-2010 03:59:30 | More by Mistofminn
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Deadlift Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 224 ratings.