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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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472 Ratings

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Ratings: 472
Reviews: 83
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 6
Gots: 30 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Lager |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Spring

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Beer added by: BradMacMullin on 03-27-2013

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Photo of Spikester
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..

Photo of DarthKostrizer
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Eric908
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Rekrule
3/5  rDev -19.1%

Photo of NCbeerpirate
4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Photo of jamisonspitzer
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of jaswilson2
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of Jameswoody
4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of TheBoog013
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.56/5  rDev -4%
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.

Photo of RangnaR
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of StJamesGate
3.91/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

Photo of Buster
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bcuz7
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Photo of avalon07
3.79/5  rDev +2.2%
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.

Photo of grubefresh
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of AL89BR
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Photo of bmwats
3.89/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of ChrisL24481
3.98/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of AndrewMichael
4/5  rDev +7.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

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4/5  rDev +7.8%

Photo of RJLarse
3.75/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I bought a six-pack of Hopside Down in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, crystal clear, with a creamy modest white head.

Smell is a faint citrus aroma, Sweet lemon blossom and pink grapefruit scents.

The taste is a dry bitter pine and citrus flavor. Very little malt presence.

Mouthfeel is very crisp and clean, with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall a good brew for an over-hopped lager. I think there are better IPAs even in the Widmer rotator series.

Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 472 ratings.