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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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447 Ratings
THE BROS
84
good

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Ratings: 447
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 6
Gots: 22 | 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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mahanson08

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2014 05:23:30 | More by mahanson08
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8stringfan

District of Columbia

3.89/5  rDev +4.9%

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.

04-05-2014 02:14:48 | More by 8stringfan
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TheBeerdedCharmer

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

04-05-2014 01:30:35 | More by TheBeerdedCharmer
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SonictheBeerhog

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-05-2014 01:29:56 | More by SonictheBeerhog
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thomasrayw

Texas

4/5  rDev +7.8%

04-04-2014 22:40:56 | More by thomasrayw
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Beermasterjarrett

California

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

04-02-2014 05:53:30 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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AWB3

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-31-2014 21:23:27 | More by AWB3
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mikefuski17

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-31-2014 01:17:18 | More by mikefuski17
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dcbeers

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-28-2014 02:37:49 | More by dcbeers
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Plissken

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

03-22-2014 13:40:31 | More by Plissken
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rfgetz

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-22-2014 03:20:33 | More by rfgetz
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KFrank729

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

03-21-2014 12:59:58 | More by KFrank729
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Kaiyotee

Virginia

2.5/5  rDev -32.6%

03-21-2014 03:55:49 | More by Kaiyotee
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allstar255

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-18-2014 01:18:23 | More by allstar255
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MNBeer1017

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-18-2014 00:23:23 | More by MNBeer1017
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DamageCase76

Ontario (Canada)

3.61/5  rDev -2.7%

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.

03-17-2014 21:48:38 | More by DamageCase76
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Warpiglet25mm

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-15-2014 12:16:38 | More by Warpiglet25mm
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ssgunbond

Belgium

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-15-2014 09:32:22 | More by ssgunbond
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Wolberjs

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-14-2014 03:15:04 | More by Wolberjs
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MDDMD

Pennsylvania

3.76/5  rDev +1.3%

A-golden color with a nice white head and good lacing

S-light bready malt, citrus, pine, little grassy

T-bready malt, grapefruit, pine, grass, mild to moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp

O-nice hoppy lager, pretty solid flavor and easy drinking

03-13-2014 18:47:04 | More by MDDMD
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Zetcha7x

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-12-2014 00:42:01 | More by Zetcha7x
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reizorc

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

03-11-2014 19:48:57 | More by reizorc
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canucklehead

British Columbia (Canada)

4.03/5  rDev +8.6%

Drank this in Maui and I must say that this is spot on for the style. Hoppy and yet clean as the style demands. Great nose and great finish on this beer. Would buy it quite a bit if it was available in BC. I can see this style becoming a common one just like DIPAs and IDAs.

03-08-2014 18:46:10 | More by canucklehead
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dreis

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +7.8%

03-07-2014 22:34:35 | More by dreis
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Burkbom23

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-02-2014 00:45:57 | More by Burkbom23
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
84 out of 100 based on 447 ratings.