X-114 IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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X-114 IPAX-114 IPA

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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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Photo of turnerr79
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I tried this during an IPA safari at the Widmer Gasthaus Pub, Porland, OR, April 2010. Jurassic Park amber pour, Firm 3/4 inch head. Sweet nose, very floral, and an equally sweet hoppy first sip. This yummy IPA comes complete with oh so nice bitter subtitles.

Highly recommended if you are looking for a new IPA to dabble in.

Perfect with the house bourbon Boch burger.

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Photo of djbreezy
3.4/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance - beer pours a light and transparent color like a light pale or lager

Smell - lightly yeasty and floral

Taste - bready, citrus, yeast flavors

Mouthfeel - a very light beer, not much to feel

Drinkability - could be a session beer but it's not an amazing example of the style

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Photo of Redrover
4.1/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this one on tap at their Gasthaus in Portland. What a great place & I was happy to see a Black IPA on tap!

I guess the 114 is an experimental hop variety.

Served in a standard pint, the beer is jet black and opaque with a smallish tan head.

The nose is peppery with pine and lightly toasted cracker in the background.

Given the color, you would expect lots of roasted malts; instead you get a blast of hoppy goodness. The hops are prominent and are a combo of spicy (white pepper) and piney. The beer has soft apple notes in the finish.

The mouth has sharp carbonation and is a bit rough in the best way.

Very easy drinker and a different take on the standard IPA. I like this one!

note after reading the other reviews, this may be a new take on the beer.

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Photo of Dubbercody
3.3/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the Gasthaus. Orange Amber color. Medium hoppy nose with a grassy clean scent. Also some citrus in the nose but sweet citrus not a overpowering sour. Quite hoppy flavor with a long lasting bitterness in the aftertaste.

I think this will make a nice hop to use especially if they combine with a few others in another IPA.

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Photo of deeplennon
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 2 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Found on tap at Gasthaus. Brewed at their Rose Garden facility and not the mammoth system across the street. The name X-114, comes from the name of the experimental hop used in the brew. The hop is from New Zealand according to our waiter, but he wasn't aware of it's lineage (but took the geeky question very well).

Good marks for the hop character, aroma is very citrusy, orange and grapefruit; delivered flavor is similar. The beer itself stutters though due to excessive over filtration, a common characteristic in Widmer brews large and small (sans the hef for obvious reasons). The X-114 hop is nice though and will go on to make some great IPAs if it ever makes to market and gets a real name!

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