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Deadlift Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Deadlift Imperial IPADeadlift Imperial IPA

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

231 Ratings

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Ratings: 231
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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:
Beer added by: msubulldog25 on 01-08-2010

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

Photo of popery
3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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3.25/5  rDev -14%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

Photo of ThePorterSorter
3.95/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

The beer pours a clear copper with a loose white head that settles quickly to a razor thin blanketing. Tight bubbles build a modest white halo of lacing. The nose is intensely tropical and citrusy with an expected amount of sugar to build the beer's medium mouthfeel and help balance out the beer's biting alcohol and lingering bitterness. Candied pineapple is the first thing that comes to mind...
This is a relatively straight forward DIPA with easy drinkability and a reserved bitterness. The beer's alcoholic bite intensifies as the beer warms making it harder to continue drinking. Overall it's good, but doesn't blow me away.

Photo of jifigz
3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured into a pint glass

Beer is a slightly hazy burnt orange color with a small head. It dead leave some decent lacing on the glass as it was being drank. The aroma is slight hop floral/citrus with alcohol present in the nose. The flavor is malty up front which gives way to some honey like sweetness and a touch of hop flavor. The ending is some hoppy bitterness and alcohol. The MF is pretty light and wet in the mouth. The beer doesn't finish all that dry.

This is a pretty average Double/Imperial IPA. It leaves a lot to be desired and I will never buy a case of it again.

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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5/5  rDev +32.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%

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4/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I was traveling when I tried this beer and almost didn't even bother trying it based on the Bros. rating. There was another IPA I wanted to try at the same bar but they were out so I figured why not try this. Just goes to show that everybody's tastes are different. I didn't find this beer to be too different from most other DIPAs in terms of smell, taste or drinkability. It had that hop forward presence, good fruity/citrusy aroma and the alcohol didn't feel like an 8.6% ABV. In fact, once I tried it, I went back to it instead of going to a tried and true selection. All in all, I would have this beer again, in fact, I may seek it out now that I'm home.

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

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3.62/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Beer notes from March 2011: pours clear orange amber color with a creamy 1 finger off white fluffy head that faded quickly, leaving decent lacing.

Smells of floral hops, citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, sweet malt, light alcohol, grains, caramel and more fruit…very hoppy nose overall.

Tastes of big citrus hops, grapefruit, orange peel, floral hops, sweet malt, grains, caramel, herbs, and alcohol; the alcohol is not shy and almost over the top, so it is not a session beer. The burn made it hard to throw back quickly, but still tasted OK.

Mouthfeel was creamy and smooth, with a medium body, average carbonation, but a tad too much alcohol which almost negates the bitterness. It was an OK DIPA, but not one I would run back to try.

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3.63/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Two fingers worth of light airy pillow-like egg shell colored head... A vibrant pale amber color... Brisk carbonation... A decent bit of lacing clings to the glass after each and every sip...

S - Citrus... Bready malts... Canned peaches...

T - A light malt base... Orange zest... A kiss of grapefruit... Pineapple... A light artificial sweetness throughout...

M - Medium bodied... Light carbonation... A bit sticky... Sleek... Slightly chewy...

D - A respectable American Double / Imperial IPA, but far from the head of the class... Hides the 8.6% abv well... Even and consistent...

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3/5  rDev -20.6%

Deadlift Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 231 ratings.