Deadlift Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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Reviews by Mistofminn:
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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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 224 ratings.