Alchemy Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.51/5 rDev +26%
Got this from Dirt Cheap with 5 other random beers to try out this week. I was under the impression this was an IPA, or at least was told it was and it turns out as you see here that it is in fact an APA, good to know since it would have been very lacking as an IPA.
- Appearance (4/5)
Mildly cloudy golden caramel color. You can tell it's got hops just by the look.
- Smell (4.5/5)
About equivalent with the taste as far as hops go. Not a whole lot going on, but it doesn't punch you in the face like a lot of hoppy beers do.
- Taste (4.75/5)
Nice bitter tip with a rush of hops and a crisp finish that eases off like a regular ale. I'm not 100% sure if that is a characteristic of most APA's but it's a nice deviation.
- Mouthfeel (4.25/5)
Lightweight, so much so that this one is safe for high intake during the summer. It has the good full-bodied texture of hops without being so chewy that it isn't as refreshing as a lighter beer.
- Overall (4.25/5)
Well done. Definitely a more approachable beer for someone who is just learning what hops taste like individually without turning them away by being too bitter. Like a medium roast coffee to someone who has only ever had frappacinos.
11-02-2013 19:47:43 | More by Deanosaurus
4.44/5 rDev +24%
Pale ale that pours a dark copper color with spectacular clarity and a quickly dissipating head that left soapy, bubbly lacing on the glass. Lots of citrus hops in the nose, sweet orange and lemon, grapefruit flesh; sweet bready aromas, fresh cereal, honey. Taste was bright citrus hops forward, balanced with a carmelly malt backbone, fresh bread; a pleasant hop bite finishes it as well with a charge of bitterness to cleanse the sweet malt tastes away. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. I enjoyed this immensely, every bit as good a pale ale as Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale; slightly less assertive but darker and maltier. Fantastic American pale ale.
08-29-2013 23:55:31 | More by Aaron_Ramson
4.31/5 rDev +20.4%
Excellent full-flavored and balanced brew from Widmer. The marketing & description on the bottle is not an exaggeration - this is a darn near perfect balance, yet not unremarkable as to fall behind the pack...rather it stands out front with a unique flavor, delicious sweetness balanced by bitterness, clear malt and hop flavors joining together for a very enjoyable beverage here! Great work by Widmer!
07-09-2013 05:14:53 | More by verge
4.3/5 rDev +20.1%
This beer was an absolute surprise to me. I picked this beer up from a local grocery store in a sampler pack, not really expected an outstanding beer. I tried this beer last, and let me tell you, I saved the best for last. This beer is refreshing and a beer I advise to novice through expert beer connoisseurs. It's very earthy with a smooth finish. The true test is hard to define. One must try this beer to get a true appreciation for it's outstanding taste. This beer is a MUST!
09-27-2013 16:33:15 | More by AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur
Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 668 ratings.