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Alchemy Ale - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Alchemy AleAlchemy Ale

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BA SCORE
81
good

639 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 639
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 12.01%
Wants: 14
Gots: 37 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: csiewert on 12-27-2010)
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Cubsfan1087

Iowa

5/5  rDev +39.7%

06-29-2014 01:30:25 | More by Cubsfan1087
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Deanosaurus

Missouri

4.51/5  rDev +26%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-02-2013 19:47:43 | More by Deanosaurus
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Brick93

Nevada

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-03-2014 02:23:55 | More by Brick93
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Andrew_Rios122

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-03-2014 00:16:15 | More by Andrew_Rios122
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Cooper

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-11-2013 17:01:07 | More by Cooper
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karlhelser

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-17-2014 00:02:59 | More by karlhelser
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OhYeah229

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-13-2014 22:46:18 | More by OhYeah229
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Chaosfiend

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

09-30-2013 00:22:35 | More by Chaosfiend
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RustyTruck

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

03-18-2014 03:54:09 | More by RustyTruck
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Kyle_Hanson

North Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-20-2013 07:37:20 | More by Kyle_Hanson
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Acks

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-28-2014 14:38:01 | More by Acks
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Norica

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

05-04-2013 00:31:17 | More by Norica
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gatorspw

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

12-03-2013 02:31:14 | More by gatorspw
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JarMills

British Columbia (Canada)

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

11-28-2013 03:11:55 | More by JarMills
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ejmvet

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

06-01-2014 19:48:45 | More by ejmvet
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acashk

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

07-12-2014 20:25:46 | More by acashk
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Rihup

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

01-02-2014 01:11:27 | More by Rihup
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Beerlover

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

04-18-2014 03:32:19 | More by Beerlover
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slimpickens101

Tennessee

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

10-04-2013 22:09:00 | More by slimpickens101
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Bricelyn

Idaho

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

01-30-2014 03:59:27 | More by Bricelyn
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TheBeerbarian

California

4.5/5  rDev +25.7%

05-29-2014 07:54:15 | More by TheBeerbarian
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Aaron_Ramson

California

4.44/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2013 23:55:31 | More by Aaron_Ramson
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verge

California

4.31/5  rDev +20.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

07-09-2013 05:14:53 | More by verge
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AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur

Indiana

4.3/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

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!

Serving type: bottle

09-27-2013 16:33:15 | More by AndyYoung-BrewConnoisseur
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rhinonau

Wyoming

4.25/5  rDev +18.7%

02-18-2014 14:59:37 | More by rhinonau
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Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
81 out of 100 based on 639 ratings.