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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Hopside Down India Style Pale LagerHopside Down India Style Pale Lager

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BA SCORE
84
good

437 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 437
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BradMacMullin on 03-27-2013)
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atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-30-2014 19:33:32 | More by atrocity
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BoozerBrad

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-29-2014 01:30:17 | More by BoozerBrad
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Foyle

Wyoming

3.83/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: pours a 1" fluffy white head which recedes quickly leaving moderate lacing. Color is clear light gold. Abundant streaming carbonation.
Aroma: hop oil dominates the aroma but there is some yeasty aroma and bread dough along with some fruity aroma.
Mouthfeel: mostly light and watery with an oily stickiness and a dry finish.
Flavor: bitter citrus hops combine with sweet barley malt and some raisin/plum flavor.
Overall: an interesting hybrid beer that truly tastes like you combined a lager with an IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-27-2014 18:41:09 | More by Foyle
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demosixt

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-20-2014 23:21:42 | More by demosixt
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Vonstein15

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-20-2014 21:34:29 | More by Vonstein15
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jsh420

Illinois

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-18-2014 23:52:24 | More by jsh420
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RobbDogg

New Hampshire

3.35/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

As decent beer. Pale, straw color in the glass. Crisp, dry, and with noticeable carbonation. Some fruit notes, noticeably lemon, and pine. A hint of wheat, and a long, dry finish. Nothing too bold, or overly original here, but a drinkable IPL. Worth a try at $9 for the six.

Serving type: bottle

04-18-2014 21:50:38 | More by RobbDogg
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-18-2014 03:35:18 | More by Beerlover
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SkinniePost

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-17-2014 23:28:29 | More by SkinniePost
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kdivers

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-14-2014 01:21:37 | More by kdivers
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rwilde

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-10-2014 00:10:44 | More by rwilde
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tjcamm

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

04-07-2014 00:12:12 | More by tjcamm
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Bill235

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-06-2014 20:01:39 | More by Bill235
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JTomczak

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

04-06-2014 14:56:05 | More by JTomczak
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PatrickKlopfenstein

Iowa

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-06-2014 01:11:26 | More by PatrickKlopfenstein
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mahanson08

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2014 05:23:30 | More by mahanson08
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8stringfan

District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured straight down into a large tulip. One finger head that settles down in under two minutes into white froth on the surface of the beer with noticeable lacing. Appearance is clear deep gold. Nose is somewhat subdued and features sweet, light malt with hints of sweet toasted grains, light orange and apricot, subtle grassy notes, and florally hops. Taste is sweet up front with the bitterness of the hops hitting on the midpalate. The flavors are nicely arranged with bittersweet grapefruit dominating, though not completely overpowering, a very pleasant floral, light honey sweetness showing sweet orange peel. Mouthfeel is slightly slick and very light with moderate, pleasant carbonation. The finish, which is surprisingly thin and short, is dominated by the bitter grapefruit as well as a slightly fruity sweetness with hints of ripe honeydew, orange, and apricot. This is the first time I’ve had an India Pale Lager (IPL), and if they’re all like this, then I’m sold. As others have pointed out, you get a light, crisp beer that also features both the floral complexity of a hoppy IPA as well as a nice dose of bitter citrus. This is almost the definition of perfect, sessionable, warm weather beer, though the well-hidden abv of 6.7 could pack an unexpected wallop.

Serving type: bottle

04-05-2014 02:14:48 | More by 8stringfan
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-05-2014 01:30:35 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2014 01:29:56 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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thomasrayw

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-04-2014 22:40:56 | More by thomasrayw
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-02-2014 05:53:30 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-31-2014 21:23:27 | More by AWB3
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-31-2014 01:17:18 | More by mikefuski17
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-28-2014 02:37:49 | More by dcbeers
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-22-2014 13:40:31 | More by Plissken
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 437 ratings.