Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)
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Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Pale Ale - American
Ranked #1,283
Ranked #28,714
3.34 | pDev: 15.57%
Mar 01, 2022
Apr 13, 2012
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free)
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Photo of whynot44
3.63/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by whynot44 from Missouri

Clear amber/copper color with a very nice creamy white head that retains decently and produces some nice lacing.
The aroma is Caramel malt with some floral and pine resin notes.
The taste is caramel malt, fresh toast, grass, with a dry pine finish.
The body is light/medium, smooth light carbonation.
Altogether this is a decent brew although somewhat more like an amber ale than pale ale, but whatever, it is very drinkable and enjoyable.

Mar 01, 2022
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3.57/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by DaveMaciolek21 from New Jersey

Did not expect such a presence from gluten-free beer. First of all, Omission Pale Ale is not pale. It's amber. The Caramel malts see to that. It looks much more like an amber ale or malty IPA. The flavor however, is robust. Cascade hops bring the piney bite, the malt backbone smoothes the rough edges of the hop bitterness. A very in-your-face brew. One to reckon with, whether you're sensitive to gluten or not.

Aug 16, 2021
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4.1/5  rDev +22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Elemental19xx from Illinois

Im not sure why there are so many mixed reviews. Normally I drink pale ales and go that wasnt bad or it was okay and occasionally i find one i really like. This one is probably one of my top 3 favorites. Its not overly hoppy, just a great above average pale ale. Based on the reviews being so polarized, it leads me to question if this is like cilantro, where some people taste it as a soapy flavor and others dont. I would certainly pick up some more of these, but based on the other reviews, you might want to wait till they show up in the make your own six pack coolers.

Aug 14, 2021
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3.69/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by AdmiralOzone from Minnesota

Pours a beautifully clear amber gold with a thick cream colored head. Head falls away rather quickly but leaves nice lacing. Aroma is mild, caramel malt and earthy hops. Flavor is essentially the same as the nose but bolder, a bit sweet up front, slightly bitter in the finish. Feel is on the lighter side of medium bodied. Overall a fine Pale Ale. I'm a bit surprised at the low reviews.

May 24, 2021
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3.73/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by smcolw from Massachusetts

Clear, amber color. Lasting head which leaves a couple of rings and several streaks.

The smell has some fresh made toast aromas. Not much hop. A bit bland.

Well, given the ratings, I expected a worse taste. First, the hop is far more pronounced albeit rather nondescript. The toasty flavors are present as well. Decent body with a lower carbonation level. Dry and bitter aftertaste. Overall, to me, the experience is of a middle-of-the-road pale ale.

Mar 07, 2021
3.52 by xx_adolfhitler42069_xx from Virginia on Mar 04, 2021
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3.1/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3
by chitoryu12 from Florida

Look: Crystal clear amber. Two fingers of foamy white head with good retention.

Smell: Resinous and slightly floral hops with a mild skunkiness.

Taste: Bitter and soapy due to the floral flavor of the hops crossing wires with the high hop bitterness. Taste, fortunately, lingers for only a few seconds with a metallic finish.

Mouthfeel: Average body, high carbonation.

Overall: A very generic, slightly drinkable pale ale.

Nov 15, 2020
4.47 by Dalkri from Massachusetts on Oct 12, 2020
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3.81/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
by Gajo74 from New York

From the bottle it pours a surprising amber and caramel color, not very pale ale like. A moderate head displays decent retention.

The aroma has a nice balance of fruity, floral hops and toaty, biscuity malts. There are also notes of caramel and sweet grass.

Well balanced with an assertive bitterness that interplay’s with malty notes of crisp dry cracker, toasted, biscuity and caramel malts. Medium to light bodied, moderately carbonated, crisp and dry palate. Hops flavors are earthy with grassy spices and bright floral and fruity flavors. The finish is dry and resiny.

I thought this was surprisingly good. Nothing complex but easy to drink and refreshing. I feel like the scores are undeservedly low.

Aug 22, 2020
3.5 by Velivolus1 from Vermont on Aug 09, 2020
3.49 by Walnut from Missouri on Jun 25, 2020
4.16 by wip998001 from Massachusetts on Jun 21, 2020
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3.23/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by milkshakebeersucks from Maryland

Amber appearance with a medium size off white head and light lacing. Subtle vegetal aroma gives way to passive hops Flavor is smooth and sweet, but not especially bitter. Spicy hops and grain fill in the aftertaste. Medium bodied with a lingering finish. A noteworthy gluten free beer if that is your need, but just average if it is not.

May 29, 2020
3.64 by Sayb from Arizona on May 01, 2020
2 by RiceOwls27 from Texas on Apr 11, 2020
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3.36/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by dacrza1 from New Jersey

DATE: January 30, 2020... OCCASION: a rare sports-free Thursday means a relaxed night with the boys... GLASSWARE: Howard's Pub pint... from a 12 oz. bottle, this pours lively and fizzing, with an off-white head that clouds up almost as a mushroom before settling into a vision more akin to car wash bucket before sudsing... say this, the color is a hearty auburn orange, much in line with the expectation of a pale ale WITH gluten... the head holds steady at a finger's depth for a good duration... strangely, the body itself is rather stagnant... light, dishwasher-like lemon is palpable, with equally light pine and a sweet caramel piques the interest... dank and almost nutty, it situates itself in a more British pale ale, buttery and sweet... a nice, rounded finish that lasts enough to be appreciated.... nuttier in its taste profile--hazelnut, mostly--than its aroma suggests, it also delivers pine, caramel, "bready" malts, with a warming breath of lemon and orange--nothing more intense, though... the maltlessness has its limits, but it still gives a strong impression at 5.8%... I hope not to be gluten-free for the rest of my life, but this pale ale could be a go-to if beer stores only carry the InBevs of the world...

Jan 31, 2020
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3.3/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25
by jmc65267 from Georgia

Surprised by how much I like it. Pretty solid indeed. The flavor caught me off guard at how smooth it was. I would definitely get again given the opportunity.

Jan 12, 2020
3.5 by Wrigfen from South Carolina on Nov 23, 2019
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3.4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5
by BlackBeerPirate from Illinois

Taste: gentle Cascade hops, bready, orange peel, caramel notes. Herbal floral hopped nose. Amber color, semi clear, with medium head and lace. Medium to med/light body. 33 IBUs

Sep 28, 2019
3.35 by craigbelly from Iowa on Sep 17, 2019
3.5 by Velivolus from Vermont on Sep 08, 2019
3.62 by robebo44 from Virginia on Aug 24, 2019
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2.6/5  rDev -22.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 3
by GuyFawkes from Illinois

From old, undated notes. Poured from the bottle.

Dark orange; see through.

Bright white, frothy head. Nice lacing.

Subtle citrus in the nose; hint of malts as well. Nice balance.

Thin mouthfeel.

Hops take a backseat on the flavor; I'd guess this was a corn-fed macro lager. Slight bite, but this just isn't very good.

It's a gluten-free beer; hopefully they're not all this bad.

Jun 22, 2019
3.13 by joran from Kansas on Jun 15, 2019
3.29 by vabeerguy from Virginia on Apr 30, 2019
3.08 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut on Mar 17, 2019
3.01 by Husky-Topper from New Jersey on Mar 11, 2019
3.75 by Alexrdvz from Oklahoma on Feb 09, 2019
3.5 by Nurt20 from Illinois on Jan 26, 2019
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3.47/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by cyclonece09 from Wisconsin

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours deeper orange red with a fluffy white head. Smells of weak hop aromas with some sweet grain. Tastes of malty sweet grain with slight citrus hops. Beer is light bodied and easy drinking, good carbonation. Overall, a slightly above average beer.

Jan 13, 2019
3.07 by jimpyle48 from Virginia on Jan 11, 2019
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3.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
by puck1225 from Texas

Overall, a good pale ale. Poured from a bottle into a large chalice.

Golden yellow color with a decent head and lacing. Fairly classic pale ale profile. Subdued grassy smell and taste. Nice malt background. Decent with food.

Dec 31, 2018
3.56 by LennyDercolo from Massachusetts on Dec 27, 2018
3.37 by Wildforager from Minnesota on Dec 09, 2018
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3.28/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by Parmesan from Colorado

L:. Pours a copper orange color with a small white head and rings of lacing all around the glass.

S:. Earthy and piney hops, some caramel, doesn't really stand out.

T:. Earthy and piney with some caramel and a light to medium bitterness. Nothing really stands out.

F:. Medium to light body, decent carbonation.

O:. This is a fairly average pale ale.

Dec 08, 2018
3.25 by Shenk87 from Pennsylvania on Dec 06, 2018
Photo of Mclusal
2.9/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3
by Mclusal from Colombia


Oct 27, 2018
2.92 by acurtis from New Jersey on Sep 28, 2018
3.5 by petewheeler from Maryland on Sep 25, 2018
3.27 by jbclib7285 from Georgia on Sep 18, 2018
Omission Pale Ale (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 76 out of 100 with 653 ratings