Alchemy Ale | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
82
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868 Ratings
Alchemy AleAlchemy Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by csiewert on 12-27-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
868
Reviews:
125
Avg:
3.6
pDev:
11.67%
 
 
Wants:
25
Gots:
145
For Trade:
1
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5/5  rDev +38.9%

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4.8/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Got this from Dirt Cheap with 5 other random beers to try out this week. I was under the impression this was an IPA, or at least was told it was and it turns out as you see here that it is in fact an APA, good to know since it would have been very lacking as an IPA.

- Appearance (4/5)
Mildly cloudy golden caramel color. You can tell it's got hops just by the look.

- Smell (4.5/5)
About equivalent with the taste as far as hops go. Not a whole lot going on, but it doesn't punch you in the face like a lot of hoppy beers do.

- Taste (4.75/5)
Nice bitter tip with a rush of hops and a crisp finish that eases off like a regular ale. I'm not 100% sure if that is a characteristic of most APA's but it's a nice deviation.

- Mouthfeel (4.25/5)
Lightweight, so much so that this one is safe for high intake during the summer. It has the good full-bodied texture of hops without being so chewy that it isn't as refreshing as a lighter beer.

- Overall (4.25/5)
Well done. Definitely a more approachable beer for someone who is just learning what hops taste like individually without turning them away by being too bitter. Like a medium roast coffee to someone who has only ever had frappacinos.

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

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4.5/5  rDev +25%

Very smooth and balanced...not overly hoppy. Very good, very smooth, and easy to drink (and easy to drink more than one).

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4.44/5  rDev +23.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pale ale that pours a dark copper color with spectacular clarity and a quickly dissipating head that left soapy, bubbly lacing on the glass. Lots of citrus hops in the nose, sweet orange and lemon, grapefruit flesh; sweet bready aromas, fresh cereal, honey. Taste was bright citrus hops forward, balanced with a carmelly malt backbone, fresh bread; a pleasant hop bite finishes it as well with a charge of bitterness to cleanse the sweet malt tastes away. Medium mouthfeel and carbonation. I enjoyed this immensely, every bit as good a pale ale as Deschutes Mirror Pond Pale Ale; slightly less assertive but darker and maltier. Fantastic American pale ale.

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4.43/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.4/5  rDev +22.2%

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Alchemy Ale from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.6 out of 5 based on 868 ratings.
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