Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)
BA SCORE
41.2%
Liked This Beer
3.5 w/ 243 ratings
Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4)
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Docer on 01-25-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#39,592
Reviews:
77
Ratings:
243
Liked:
100
Avg:
3.5/5
pDev:
19.14%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
5
Gots:
5
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 243 |  Reviews: 77
Photo of silverking
3.54/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Well, I bought this on a whim. Its strange, but worth trying. It says that is is brewed with black tea, but it is surprisingly light in color. It pours a slightly hazy golden amber and features a white head that dissapates quickly. The little foam that does linger leaves mediocre lacing. The aroma is dominated by spicy/slightly floral hop aroma and slight malt. There is a definite earthiness, Maybe from the addition of the tea? I get a bit of ginger too. It is overly carbonated, but the mouthfeel is still slightly creamy. Malt up front and I do believe that I detect the tea in the taste, but it quickly fades to a spicy/tannic bitter finnish that isn't as unpleasant as it is unexpected. The finish is long and dry

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Photo of sdtardio
2.25/5  rDev -35.7%

Photo of cliff1066
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of AleVana
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of Velobrewer
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of skm
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of LeRose
2.56/5  rDev -26.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Not a big fan. Weak, watery, overly spiced and unbalanced. Maybe just too much spice to it or something. Too difficult to drink and try and unravel. Did not find this beer enjoyable.

Poured a nice orangish bronze color, small foamy head. Lots of spice and fruit aromas - seems a bit schizophrenic to my nose. Taste followed in kind - too much going on for me. Think there is some cardamom taste in there - not a big fan of that particular flavor. Mouth feel was pretty thin and my impression was lack of balance and trying to be everything at once. And I swear over all of that was Bazooka Joe bubble gum...

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Photo of Toadhopper
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Ego
2.77/5  rDev -20.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

eyes...
decent white head, pretty good cling/lace, dark straw hue and pretty clear, mild amounts of carbonation populate the suburbs of the beer, looks more like your average lager than an IPA but looks aren't everything....

nose...
spicy and floral, an almost herbal/medicinal thing going on, sort of like smelling natural toothpaste, definitely something minty lurking in there, the malt is also in the background and has sort of an old school bubble gum thing happening (like big league chew), interesting mix, can't tell if I like it but it is interesting...

taste etc...
the carbonation seems a bit low, the flavor is sort of like the nose, it has some strange medicinal minty thing going on, the hops and the bitterness are there but that strange aftertaste really dominates this brew, this is a bit hard to finish

verdict?
strange, not my thing, the dominating flavor is reminiscent of dental products with a bitter finish, definitely different but just not for me.

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Photo of bgramels
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of NoCurse2012
5/5  rDev +42.9%

Photo of DasBoot2112
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of beerrooster
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of tbone1384
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of jhartley
3.75/5  rDev +7.1%

Photo of Kendo
3.88/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the growler into a pint glass. Body is golden-orange with a small white head that leaves behind some lace.

S: Mild nose - some tea-like characteristics and some hops - but not very strong at all.

T: Interesting, as there's a lot going on, taste-wise. I get sweet malt up front, with some spices - I get cinnamon and nutmeg. Also citrusy hops that lead me to think of oranges and orange oil; finishes with lemony bitterness. Lingering taste, however, is of resiny pine and pine needle bitterness, leaving you with more of an IPA impression than you get at first blush.

M: Call it medium in heft, carbonation was appropriate, didn't add to or detract from the overall experience.

O: Good, but not great. The spiciness is a little odd in an IPA, but overall it worked, even if it meant the beer wasn't exactly what I was expecting.

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Photo of KTCamm
3.6/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a pint glass.

Pours cloudy orange with white foam on top. Strong lacing. Pine & citrus grapefruit nose. Light citrus and juicy flavor with a lurking hop backbone. Like a blonde IPA. Pretty good taste, but on the lighter side. Pretty good.

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Photo of rudy0908
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of enznevr
3.5/5  rDev 0%

Photo of Trevormcraig
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of MarvinSnyder
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of JeltMaaj
4/5  rDev +14.3%

Photo of WVSwede
3.25/5  rDev -7.1%

Photo of Herky21
3/5  rDev -14.3%

Photo of stephenjmoore
2.83/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A- Deep golden body with a huge foamy creamy looking white head. Tons of carbonation bubbles rise from the bottom of the glass.

S- Piney and citrusy hops are in the nose along with spices and a sweet sugary tea aroma. Spices have almost a dried floral quality to them.

T- Taste is a combination of tea, a malty IPA and a cheap spiced rum. Really does not work well in any way.

M- High carbonation, slight sting on the tongue, but also leaves residue in the mouth.

O- May work for people looking for twisted tea, but I did not like this one at all and should not be associated with IPAs.

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Spiced IPA (Rotator Series #4) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 41.2% out of 100 with 243 ratings
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