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

Not Rated.
Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)

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BA SCORE
80
good

241 Ratings
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Ratings: 241
Reviews: 76
rAvg: 3.5
pDev: 19.14%
Wants: 5
Gots: 4 | 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:
Beer added by: Docer on 01-25-2012

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Photo of LeRose
2.55/5  rDev -27.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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...

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ego
2.73/5  rDev -22%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

eyes...
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....

nose...
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

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

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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5/5  rDev +42.9%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Kendo
3.9/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is golden-orange with a small white head that leaves behind some lace.

S: Mild nose - some tea-like characteristics and some hops - but not very strong at all.

T: Interesting, as there's a lot going on, taste-wise. I get sweet malt up front, with some spices - I get cinnamon and nutmeg. Also citrusy hops that lead me to think of oranges and orange oil; finishes with lemony bitterness. Lingering taste, however, is of resiny pine and pine needle bitterness, leaving you with more of an IPA impression than you get at first blush.

M: Call it medium in heft, carbonation was appropriate, didn't add to or detract from the overall experience.

O: Good, but not great. The spiciness is a little odd in an IPA, but overall it worked, even if it meant the beer wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

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3.58/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy orange with white foam on top. Strong lacing. Pine & citrus grapefruit nose. Light citrus and juicy flavor with a lurking hop backbone. Like a blonde IPA. Pretty good taste, but on the lighter side. Pretty good.

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3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

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3.5/5  rDev 0%

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3/5  rDev -14.3%

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -21.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

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.

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4/5  rDev +14.3%

Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
80 out of 100 based on 241 ratings.