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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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440 Ratings
THE BROS
84
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Ratings: 440
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.78%
Wants: 5
Gots: 16 | 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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Scottqc15

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-16-2014 13:46:35 | More by Scottqc15
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nasastrums

New York

3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

02-14-2014 01:47:03 | More by nasastrums
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timoteo833

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-14-2014 00:04:25 | More by timoteo833
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cjgiant

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-13-2014 02:02:19 | More by cjgiant
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cornchz

Korea (South)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-11-2014 15:52:38 | More by cornchz
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Swaino

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-11-2014 03:16:06 | More by Swaino
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crewfan1952

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-10-2014 02:16:09 | More by crewfan1952
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cw13

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-09-2014 17:56:40 | More by cw13
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BrianCuoz

New York

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-07-2014 17:33:53 | More by BrianCuoz
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BrazilianAussie

Brazil

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-07-2014 00:20:59 | More by BrazilianAussie
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doublepneumonia

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-05-2014 04:33:41 | More by doublepneumonia
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

02-04-2014 06:13:19 | More by NickThePyro
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ColdWaffles

Pennsylvania

3.3/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint from a 12 oz.

Appearance: Looks good. Hue is that of apple juice. Head is off white, pretty strong hand leaves a nice, nice lining.

Smell: Not particularly strong from a bottle. Hints of grassy hops.

Taste: The initial taste is almost adjunct. It does have a nice grassy hop background. It reminds me of a halfway point between two of my favorite cheap locals, Philadelphia Brewing Company's Kenzinger and Troegs' Perpetual IPA. That said, the initial profile was worse than Straub's recent attempt at an IPL. Why hasn't Beer Advocate just made "American India Pale Lager" an option anyway?

Mouthfeel: Not quite a lager, not quite an ale (or IPA, I suppose).

I'd buy this on tap happily but it doesn't do anything I haven't seen before and it more reminds me of a session IPA than an IPL. The content makes it a tough session though. Not sure what this beer is aiming for, but I suppose that's why it is rotational. Not bad, but not impressive.

Serving type: bottle

02-03-2014 20:04:37 | More by ColdWaffles
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Arithmeticus

Maryland

4.01/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured chilled in shaker pint glasses chez buzzlitebeer

A: very clear medium copper color; head dissipates quickly; light lacing; ok carbonation
S: citrus, pine (just); clear hop aroma (not much malt)
T: very delicious, well-balanced IPL; clear finish that leaves some biscuit on the tongue; not super bready; salty, darker bittering hops are featured; the lager yeast comes through

This was a suprisingly lovely IPL--we didn't realize it was an IPA until inspecting the label closer

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2014 22:34:45 | More by Arithmeticus
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BuzzLitebier

Maryland

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-02-2014 18:38:24 | More by BuzzLitebier
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-30-2014 07:03:42 | More by GRG1313
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WVUbrew

West Virginia

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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Jabartheljr

South Dakota

4/5  rDev +7.8%

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AndersonGT

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-28-2014 01:55:09 | More by AndersonGT
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JayQue

Virginia

3.74/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

An India Pale Lager? I like it. Nice looking beer. Crystal clear, dark gold, good size white head that fades within a minute or two. Light bands of lacing on the glass. Good aroma of piney and floral hops.

Taste is like a hoppy APA or a fairly light IPA. A good hops blast but contained in a light crisp lager. I'm surprised the abv is so high. If this was around 5%, it would be a classic swilling beer. Even so, I would belt back a few of these. Not as filling as a Torpedo or Celebration Ale.

A nice take on hoppy beers. Worth a try. I could see this as a good summertime staple.

Serving type: bottle

01-28-2014 01:26:43 | More by JayQue
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scootercrabb

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-26-2014 17:48:03 | More by scootercrabb
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andysc83

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -19.1%

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pkalix

California

3.43/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

pours a pale yellow. very thin lace on the sides. very thin-looking....
very thin mouthfeel. very thin aroma of . . . . . ? gawd this is almost a commercial brew....
taste is thin. almost pilsner-y. for an IPA ? ? ? ? idunno. easy going down, for sure. very easy. not very "stylish". or "authentic". I suppose I could drink several of these in a row, and for the abv, that would be a good thing. but it calls itself an IPA.... I don't think so.... date on side is Oct 13... could it be old?

Serving type: bottle

01-26-2014 03:27:46 | More by pkalix
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GreesyFizeek

New York

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-25-2014 16:06:50 | More by GreesyFizeek
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SLOTerp

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

01-20-2014 01:42:50 | More by SLOTerp
Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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