X-114 IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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X-114 IPAX-114 IPA
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X-114 IPAX-114 IPA

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by deeplennon on 11-29-2008

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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5/5  rDev +29.5%

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Photo of Mozz74
4.78/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

1/4 head
I was very surprise on this beeer.
TASTE: Taste is very good. It caught me by surprise. Very light at first but the hop catch up.
Smell- The usua1l, not the best smeller.
Mouthful- KRISP!!! loved loved it!
Nice IPA for a light wieght. Good for the price.

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

Photo of cpolking
4.74/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

The beer pours a glowing orange-yellow in color with a small, creamy white head that leaves sticky lacing of medium thickness down the glass.

The aroma is an aromatic ambrosia of tropical fruits and citrus zests.

The taste is wonderful, massive, fruity hops, a delicous combination of several tropical fruits and citrus. The citrus component is all the fruit and aromatics and none of the bitterness. That is not to say that all these hops don't impart a dry and bitter finish, it is just that the fruit sits apart and on top of any bitter notes.

This IPA is hophead's dream. I know my rating is higher than most others for this beer, but I absolutely loved it.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours into a chalice with a beautiful copper semi chill hazed clarity, forms a thicket of chunky beige lacing that forms lace all the way around the sides of the glass.

Aroma has a big citrus bite with tropical fruit tartness a hint of mango/pineapple action really stands out, just smells really West coast to the nose. Earthy herbal citrus rind with a hint of dank kind bud. Really nice hops going on here, interesting as a beer from Kroger in Martins Ferry, OH will ever get so far.

Flavor surprises me a again with a big juicy luscious hop character seems vine ripened super fresh, must be those Citra hops popping in every direction. Honestly for the value of a beer this nice at $8.99 a six, I may have just found one of the best beers of 2011. Not overly bitter but in your face citrus/pineapple/mango blended with a mildly dank earthy herbaceous hop character. Semi sweet malts blend out a nice balance in this beer, well done from every angle no complaints only praise.

Mouthfeel another highlight no cloying sweetness from residual sugars this one finished bone dry, with a assertive lively carbonation that doesn't over do it. No heavy booze going on to burn you either only around 6.2% abv.

Overall one of the most likeable drinking IPAs around right now, I'm a believer that the Widmer Brothers aren't joking around after tasting this beer. Their hefeweizen which was wildly popular while I was living in the So Cal confused me, but I understand how it has caught on. I will be driving back down for more of this quality IPA without a doubt.

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4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Bottle poured into my large Gulden Draak tulilp, X-114 IPA is golden-orange with an off-white head leaving nice lace, sticky and fluffy.

Smell is huge citrus, it's obvious why they named the hop citra, lots of meyer lemon, lime, and a touch resinous.

Taste is great, strait-forward west coast IPA, huge hop flavor without much bitterness, water cracker taste to the malt, floral, a touch sweet, but not sugary.

Mouthfeel is light bodied, slick.

Drinkability is high, this is really in my wheel-house IPA wise, with the minimal malt, big citrus hop flavor and little bitterness. Very smooth, the flavor is fairly robust to satisfy, but not overwhelm an extended session. Even bottled stamped about 6 weeks old, it's a tasty brew that I'm enjoying by the cheap six pack price as long as it's in rotation. Really looking forward to the rest of this series now, Windmer has clearly stepped up their game with 12 oz bottle releases being more aligned to the local beer geek style, rather then the more pedestrian offers they made their name with, such as the wheat beer.

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4.54/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hazy peach colored body. Thin ivory white head leaves moderate amounts of lace. Outstanding juicy hop aroma. Tropical fruits galore...pineapple, grapefruit, papaya, mango.... Awesome aroma. Solid flavor as well. Bitterness is very clean. Tropical fruit hop flavor is big here. This is the citra hop utilized very nicely. The aforementioned fruits come into play (pineapple, grapefruit) as well as lemon and apricot. Base caramel malt is sufficient to balance things out. Very clean and flavorful IPA.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Leesville Tap Room.

Arrived a deep copper with half inch of foamy head; great retention. Smells citrusy, piny, floral; amazing. Taste is similar to the nose; intense hops a citrus fruitiness and mild pine, but predominantly floral. Mouthfeel is light and crisp; very drinkable.

I loved this one. I'm a hop head and this one hits the full spectrum of hops but in a balanced and delicious manner. For me this could quickly become a sessionable beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

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4.47/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed 2 months post bottling.
A: Moderate pour yields 1/4 finger white head. Crystal clear golden liquid. More head please. A beauty otherwise.
S: Catty, tropical fruit, grass, all hops and esters. Nice! Tangerine, passion fruit, dried papaya.
T: Citra hops? Check! Tangy grapefruity hops with some fir needle. Very citrusy and pungent. I like this a whole lot. It finishes with some garlic almost. Nice malt in the finish too.
M: Prickly, full, very bitter.
D: Superb. I want another and I'll buy 6 if possible.

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4.39/5  rDev +13.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Clear light amber color topped with a medium size off white head. Head is long lasted and leaves some nice lace on the glass.

S- Strong notes of grapefruit, pineapple, toffee, and caramel. Nicely balanced and complex nose.

T- Sweet pineapple and grapefruit at first. Not overly sweet and not overly tart or bitter, very nicely balanced. Finish is dry and a nice blend of the tart and sweet elements with a final short note of hop bitterness .

M- Medium in body and carbonation, finish is clean to boot.

O- A really drinkable IPA, not over the top at 6.2% ABV and great balance to it. I truly respect the balance in this one, not an easy thing to do in this style.

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4.37/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle dated 3/29/11, nice & fresh, Gold color with nice 1 finger of snow white head and good lacing.

A fruity blast that brings to mind peaches mangos melon & pineapple, NICE.A hint of caramel sqeezes through.

Tropical fruity goodness and malty caramel dominate.

Smooth easy drinker here, creamy med bodied spot on carb.

I like this beer ALOT! WOW the brothers did well.

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X-114 IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 255 ratings