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Deadlift Imperial IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Deadlift Imperial IPADeadlift Imperial IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

229 Ratings
THE BROS
65
poor

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 153
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 13.76%
Wants: 7
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:
No notes at this time.

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

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

03-06-2013 05:36:53 | More by Kopfschuss
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popery

California

3.23/5  rDev -14.6%
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
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fivetime

Idaho

4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-10-2013 23:11:37 | More by fivetime
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tjkramer95

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +25.7%

01-19-2013 20:44:14 | More by tjkramer95
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MarkSansone

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +5.8%

01-02-2013 18:47:14 | More by MarkSansone
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JohneHoodlum

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-07-2012 15:13:46 | More by JohneHoodlum
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -14%

09-22-2012 17:21:35 | More by Newbiebeer
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sideshowrob

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-11-2012 03:16:48 | More by sideshowrob
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brentblack1

New York

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

09-07-2012 01:43:12 | More by brentblack1
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DelicateDelirium

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5.8%

09-04-2012 22:14:49 | More by DelicateDelirium
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2012 21:54:39 | More by ThePorterSorter
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jifigz

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -14%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-19-2012 14:17:13 | More by jifigz
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tsm2011

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

07-05-2012 13:12:14 | More by tsm2011
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jnoelani

Washington

5/5  rDev +32.3%

06-28-2012 21:46:39 | More by jnoelani
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hiphopj5

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-21-2012 17:31:10 | More by hiphopj5
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Carissa


4/5  rDev +5.8%

06-21-2012 08:10:03 | More by Carissa
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otispdriftwood

New York

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.

Serving type: on-tap

06-20-2012 15:28:40 | More by otispdriftwood
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drjman


3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-01-2012 00:04:44 | More by drjman
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DaveHack

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

04-21-2012 16:04:25 | More by DaveHack
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Burt

Rhode Island

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

04-17-2012 22:54:53 | More by Burt
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CHickman

New York

3.6/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

03-31-2012 03:42:06 | More by CHickman
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philbe311

Pennsylvania

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...

Serving type: on-tap

03-15-2012 01:38:19 | More by philbe311
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jsboates


3/5  rDev -20.6%

03-11-2012 13:24:25 | More by jsboates
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dragomni

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.8%

03-06-2012 01:38:39 | More by dragomni
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shelby415

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

03-01-2012 07:05:38 | More by shelby415
Deadlift Imperial IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.