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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

455 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 455
Reviews: 82
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | 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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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

Sarmartay, Jun 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

OldhouseRecs, Jun 02, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

davek72, Jun 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Drknight, Jun 01, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

gregariouslive, Jun 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

dmorgan310, Jun 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

PsychicBubblegum, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of oberon
4.18/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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.

oberon, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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..

Spikester, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

DarthKostrizer, May 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Eric908, May 28, 2013
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

Rekrule, May 26, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

NCbeerpirate, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jamisonspitzer, May 26, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

jaswilson2, May 24, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Jameswoody, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

buckyp, May 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

TheBoog013, May 22, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Halcyondays, May 21, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

RangnaR, May 20, 2013
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3.93/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

StJamesGate, May 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Buster, May 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bcuz7, May 19, 2013
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3.78/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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.

avalon07, May 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

grubefresh, May 19, 2013
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 455 ratings.