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Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)

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239 Ratings
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Ratings: 239
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 01-25-2012)
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

Frankieteardrop, Apr 13, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

stairwell2811bre, Jul 22, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

rah1734bones, Mar 21, 2012
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

Beerlover, Apr 23, 2014
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1/5  rDev -71.4%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
1.5/5  rDev -57.1%

TEAMHOLT, May 31, 2012
Photo of CHickman
1.7/5  rDev -51.4%

Pours very hazy orange amber color with a 1 finger foamy white head that was full of bubbles and faded kind of fast and left minimal spotty lacing.

Smells very spicy up font, like clove, ginger, coriander, pepper, light cinnamon, allspice, potpourri, pine cones/piney hops, lemon zest, grains and herbs like mint and tea leaf; this beer smells like a spice rack was just knocked over, not like an IPA and I don’t care for it.

Tastes of spices and herbs, and like the nose includes ginger, coriander, pepper, clove, cinnamon, allspice, potpourri, pine cones/piney hops, lemon zest, floral hops or dry hop leafs, toasted grains, grass, herbs like mint and tea leaf, orange peel, yeast and cardboard; tastes like a broken tea bag full of spices was dropped in an IPA, and failed to impress me. Ginger lingers at the end with some spicy bitterness, but the bad taste does not fade.

Mouthfeel is smooth, with light carbonation, a medium body and an herbal spicy overload that just destroys your taste-buds. On the positive side, all the spices hide the ABV quite well.

I understand the concept of this beer, but I would never have it again – now let me go scrape my tongue.

CHickman, Aug 04, 2012
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1.75/5  rDev -50%

gtermi, Jun 23, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

BGsWo22, Mar 20, 2013
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
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2/5  rDev -42.9%

bradleyjay34, May 17, 2012
Photo of RJLarse
2.03/5  rDev -42%

On-tap at the Q. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance is a deep gold color and clear with a small white head.

Smell is faint and spicey. Clove and ginger aromas.

Tasteis a dry spice flavor. Artificial tasting. Slight malt flavor and very little citrus.

Mouthfeel is clean and very dry.

Drinkability is questionable. Spices are overdone. I will not have this again.

RJLarse, Jun 03, 2012
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

sdtardio, Jan 02, 2013
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2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

codynevels, Jun 04, 2012
Photo of TheSixthRing
2.43/5  rDev -30.6%

Appearance - Pours a hazy, golden copper with a 3 finger head, excellent retention, and leaves behind a semi-sticky lacing.

Smell - Smell is primary pine, backed by some black tea notes.

Taste - Ugh. Pine hops mixed with black tea and pepper. I loathe this flavor.

Mouthfeel - Medium body with a decent bite.

Overall - After trying the O'ryely a few weeks ago, I went against my better judgement and purchased this one. Big mistake. There's not a whole lot of difference between the two, flavor wise... except they decided this one needed an infusion of tea? Disgusting. Not my, and pardon my pun, cup of tea.

TheSixthRing, Apr 29, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

throwerbri, Jun 27, 2012
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2.5/5  rDev -28.6%

Joe_Beer, Jun 19, 2012
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2.55/5  rDev -27.1%

Not a big fan. Weak, watery, overly spiced and unbalanced. Maybe just too much spice to it or something. Too difficult to drink and try and unravel. Did not find this beer enjoyable.

Poured a nice orangish bronze color, small foamy head. Lots of spice and fruit aromas - seems a bit schizophrenic to my nose. Taste followed in kind - too much going on for me. Think there is some cardamom taste in there - not a big fan of that particular flavor. Mouth feel was pretty thin and my impression was lack of balance and trying to be everything at once. And I swear over all of that was Bazooka Joe bubble gum...

LeRose, Nov 27, 2012
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2.73/5  rDev -22%

decent white head, pretty good cling/lace, dark straw hue and pretty clear, mild amounts of carbonation populate the suburbs of the beer, looks more like your average lager than an IPA but looks aren't everything....

spicy and floral, an almost herbal/medicinal thing going on, sort of like smelling natural toothpaste, definitely something minty lurking in there, the malt is also in the background and has sort of an old school bubble gum thing happening (like big league chew), interesting mix, can't tell if I like it but it is interesting...

taste etc...
the carbonation seems a bit low, the flavor is sort of like the nose, it has some strange medicinal minty thing going on, the hops and the bitterness are there but that strange aftertaste really dominates this brew, this is a bit hard to finish

strange, not my thing, the dominating flavor is reminiscent of dental products with a bitter finish, definitely different but just not for me.

Ego, Nov 17, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

virinow, Jul 28, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

Beer4Baltimore, May 01, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

dmilewsk, Jul 13, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

A- Deep golden body with a huge foamy creamy looking white head. Tons of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

S- Piney and citrusy hops are in the nose along with spices and a sweet sugary tea aroma. Spices have almost a dried floral quality to them.

T- Taste is a combination of tea, a malty IPA and a cheap spiced rum. Really does not work well in any way.

M- High carbonation, slight sting on the tongue, but also leaves residue in the mouth.

O- May work for people looking for twisted tea, but I did not like this one at all and should not be associated with IPAs.

stephenjmoore, Sep 18, 2012
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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%

sharpski, Apr 04, 2012
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2.78/5  rDev -20.6%

I have enjoyed the Rotator Series and was looking forward to this one.

A --- Not too deep, not too dark, nor colorful

S --- I pick up some hops and spices, but not much

T --- I get an acid like taste. Slightly hoppy, but closer to a pale ale to me.

M --- medium body with decent amount of carbonation

O -- my least favorite from the Series. Instead of creating a nice flavor from the spices, I get acid and harsh aftertaste. Not interesting or creative, but just off.

mikechance, Mar 29, 2012
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Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 239 ratings.