Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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3.63/5 rDev -2.2%
A: Clear golden color and a body bursting with carbonation. Head is slightly white that diminishes.
N: A good amount of hops on the nose. Some pine needles and earth. A hint of citrus and pineapple.
T: Quite hoppy. There’s an element of bitterness here, but it’s got a noticeable biscuit/sweetness to prop it up so that it doesn’t overstay its welcome.
M: Light bodied like a lager with a decent dryness. Very clean.
O: An aggressive lager that shows how far Widmer has come along. Does a lot of things right, including allowing for the consumption of multiples if you’re so inclined. A little more complexity and this would be a real stunner at a great price.
08-05-2013 22:31:37 | More by Sarlacc83
3.56/5 rDev -4%
Appearance: Amber color with decent head and lacing.
Smell: Grapefruit and flowers.
Taste: Bitter hops (citrus, pine, floral) and sweet malts.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, dry, with a thick bitter aftertaste.
The Verdict: It’s ok. Hophead may love it, but I was rather disappointed. Widmer generally brews some good balanced beers, but this one just came off as a bitter lager.
08-05-2013 21:01:24 | More by TheMarkE
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
pours out a wslightly hazed light copper colour. smallish bone white head with some residual lace. full fledged bright NW hop aroma...citric pith, lemongrass, and tangerine. flavourwise is brings the hoppy goods on top of a crisp lagerish malt base. juicy fruit, bubblegum, and and an alchol undertone lets the drinker know that this concoction means business. hints of malt liquor due to the high ABV. a delightful lingering bitterness squashes any residual sweetness and provides a quenching finish. full bodied, creamy/coarse mouthfeel. great drinkability, although i might recommend that you stop to sip a bit becasue you may find yourself wanting to slam this.
overall a pleasant surprise in a uniquely brewed package. i like hoppy lagers, and this one reminds me somewhat of the SA varieties a few years back. recommended!
08-02-2013 22:41:40 | More by budgood1
2.79/5 rDev -24.8%
A- Pours a golden yellow with a small white head. You can see the micro bubbles being released.
S- Has a citrusy hop profile and is a little grassy.
T- Citrus and hops. Definately hop forward but not overpowering.
M- Good carbonation with a nice acidic tingle.
O- Not bad but there are definately better Ipas out there.
08-02-2013 17:19:50 | More by Juuroumaru
3.84/5 rDev +3.5%
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a stemmed tulip glass.
A: A clear golden color pouring to 1-2 fingers of of white head settling to a thick collar.
S: Nice hop nose, lots of PNW hops, both spicy and floral with some nice citrus notes (oranges and tangerines).
T: Big hop presence but not overwhelming (a hop bomb). Great PNW hops here: floral, spicy with some nice citrus notes. With only a mild malt profile, this beer is hop heavy but still achieves a nice balance of flavors. The finish is clean and dry.
M: Medium body and carbonation. Soft, smooth.
O: A nice beer; appealing appearance and aroma. A tasty brew but a bit one dimensional relative to other IPAs.
07-31-2013 18:22:28 | More by mtomlins
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Widmer Bros Hopside Down IPL
Appears pale copper bright white head with fine lace. Aroma has citrus and floral hops with clean cereal grains. Flavor brings out a clean rolling bitterness mainly citrus pith from the hop additions. Mouthfeel, light carbonation light to medium bodied pulls off a crisp finish much like a lager except for more oily alpha acids here. Overall enjoyable but lacks some complexity crisp and hoppy.
07-23-2013 15:51:54 | More by WVbeergeek
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 449 ratings.