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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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454 Ratings

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Ratings: 454
Reviews: 81
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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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

SkinniePost, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

kdivers, Apr 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

rwilde, Apr 10, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

tjcamm, Apr 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

Bill235, Apr 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

JTomczak, Apr 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

mahanson08, Apr 05, 2014
Photo of 8stringfan
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.

8stringfan, Apr 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

TheBeerdedCharmer, Apr 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

SonictheBeerhog, Apr 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

thomasrayw, Apr 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Beermasterjarrett, Apr 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

AWB3, Mar 31, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.1%

mikefuski17, Mar 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

dcbeers, Mar 28, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

Plissken, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

rfgetz, Mar 22, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

KFrank729, Mar 21, 2014
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2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

Kaiyotee, Mar 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

allstar255, Mar 18, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

MNBeer1017, Mar 18, 2014
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3.61/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a beer clean Sam Adams Boston Lager glass...

A) Frothy head dissipated quickly, but shows good lacing. Clear, deep gold colour.

S) pine, grassy and citrus from the hops, some malt underneath

T) Flavours of citrus, orange peel, pine and light bready notes. Quite bitter...

M) Dry, slightly dusty palate, lighter bodied, moderate carbonation, lingering bitter finish.

O) I liked the beer but thought it was a little harsh on the finish. I love IPAs and was expecting the bitterness, but it didn't feel balanced to me.

DamageCase76, Mar 17, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Warpiglet25mm, Mar 15, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

ssgunbond, Mar 15, 2014
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 454 ratings.