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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
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448 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 448
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 23 | 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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oberon

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +12.7%

Brewed on April 7th 2013.Poured into a pokal clear light to medium golden with a great looking two finger bone white head that clung to the glass like glue,it settled into a moon surface-looking mass after quite awhile.A mix of toasted bread,wet graininess,and grassy/spicy hops,a nice mix with all coming together really well.Flavors of bread dough and mild honey upfront with a nice toasted crispness midway that melds into a "green" spicy/herbal hoppy finish.I gotta say I really liked this beer,Widmer did themselves proud on this hybrid beer wich to me is alot like a uber hopped spring bock.

05-30-2013 20:08:06 | More by oberon
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Spikester

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

Amber color with one finger of dense white head. Good amount of lacing.
Smell is pine and citrus.
Taste is bitter fruity hops, some leather, some biscuit malts but hops dominate.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied and carbonation helps with the crisp nature of this brew.
Finish is a lingering bitterness and dry. A very interesting and well made IPA Lager..

05-30-2013 03:53:23 | More by Spikester
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DarthKostrizer

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-30-2013 00:51:23 | More by DarthKostrizer
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Eric908

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-28-2013 21:47:28 | More by Eric908
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Rekrule

Massachusetts

3/5  rDev -19.1%

05-26-2013 22:50:43 | More by Rekrule
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NCbeerpirate

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-26-2013 21:43:10 | More by NCbeerpirate
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jamisonspitzer

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-26-2013 17:03:07 | More by jamisonspitzer
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jaswilson2

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-24-2013 00:57:54 | More by jaswilson2
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Jameswoody

Montana

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

05-23-2013 21:31:27 | More by Jameswoody
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-23-2013 01:29:25 | More by buckyp
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TheBoog013

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-22-2013 03:35:43 | More by TheBoog013
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Halcyondays

California

3.55/5  rDev -4.3%

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a clear dark gold with a small white head, very light lace, fair retention.

S: Lemon and grass, assorted citrus.

T: Sweet bready malt notes with pineapple and bright citrus - tangerine and lemon. Light notes of passion fruit and guava in the finish.

M: Fairly cleand for the style. Light to medium-bodied, frothy carbonation.

O: IPL isn't something you see everyday. This is a solis example. An easy drinking good beer as I've come to expect from Widmer.

05-21-2013 06:54:46 | More by Halcyondays
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RangnaR

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-20-2013 20:18:21 | More by RangnaR
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StJamesGate

New York

3.93/5  rDev +5.9%

Platinum gold with thin white finger of foam that fades fast.
Flinty grain and grapefruit juice nose.
Cream cracker then lots of Lemonhedz and grapefruit hops.
Lemon drop finish and rindy linger.
Crisp, light, some chew, a bit chalky.

Thoroughly decent. Real hop presence, round body, and a bite in the aftertaste. A pleasant surprise.

05-20-2013 13:58:18 | More by StJamesGate
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Buster

Oklahoma

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-20-2013 02:08:27 | More by Buster
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bcuz7

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-19-2013 22:12:33 | More by bcuz7
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avalon07

South Carolina

3.78/5  rDev +1.9%

A: Poured from a bottle to a pilsner glass. Had a golden yellow color and a clear consistency. There was a half inch of foamy head that lasted a fair amount of time. Decent lacing.

S: A nice, sweet aroma of hops, citrus, and a little malt.

T: Tasted of hops - a lot more than I expected - along with some lemon, malt, and a little earthiness as well. A bit overhopped with nothing to counteract it. Still, a light, refreshing flavor.

M: A well-carbonated beer with an overly bitter finish. Light-bodied.

O: Better than most of the American Pale Lagers you'll find out there, but a bit uneven. Still, a drinkable enough beer.

05-19-2013 21:22:36 | More by avalon07
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grubefresh

Arizona

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-19-2013 08:00:46 | More by grubefresh
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AL89BR

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-19-2013 03:01:46 | More by AL89BR
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.9/5  rDev +5.1%

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a standard pilsner.

A: Light golden hue. Lots of rising effervescence. Pours about a 3 finger, bubbly, white head. Settles slowly and unevenly leaving spider web, dry, sticky residue behind as it does. Plenty of spider web lacing.

S: Malty and earthy with a resiny hop.

T: Earthy malt, bitter pecan, pungent hop, lemon rind, and tea leaf with a touch of something sweet for balance.

M: Full and hearty. Pungent, rubbery aftertaste lingers throughout.

D: Heavy body. Sip and savor.

Atmosphere is really nice. Lots of effervescence, giant head, and plenty of lacing. Nose is malty, earthy, and hoppy. Malt, hop, citrus with plenty of pungent bitterness. Overall, this is a really good quaff.

05-18-2013 01:22:50 | More by bmwats
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HopHeadRyan

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-17-2013 22:38:28 | More by HopHeadRyan
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ChrisL24481

New Hampshire

3.98/5  rDev +7.3%

Pours a clear, gold with a 1 finger width, off-white head. Bubbles rapidly raise from the bottom of the glass. Smells and tastes of floral hops along with a balance of toasted, bready malts. The mouthfeel starts with some strong carbonation with a light to medium body. A bitter finish as well. A solid India Pale Lager, would be a great sessionable, flavorable brew if it weren't for its 6.7% ABV.

05-15-2013 01:27:05 | More by ChrisL24481
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AndrewMichael

Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-14-2013 00:48:42 | More by AndrewMichael
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prock180

Arizona

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

05-13-2013 23:31:37 | More by prock180
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DrewShalvoy

California

4/5  rDev +7.8%

05-13-2013 18:12:11 | More by DrewShalvoy
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 448 ratings.