Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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Hopside Down India Style Pale LagerHopside Down India Style Pale Lager
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#31,714
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
561
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
62
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 561
Reviews by 8stringfan:
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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured straight down into a large tulip. One finger head that settles down in under two minutes into white froth on the surface of the beer with noticeable lacing. Appearance is clear deep gold. Nose is somewhat subdued and features sweet, light malt with hints of sweet toasted grains, light orange and apricot, subtle grassy notes, and florally hops. Taste is sweet up front with the bitterness of the hops hitting on the midpalate. The flavors are nicely arranged with bittersweet grapefruit dominating, though not completely overpowering, a very pleasant floral, light honey sweetness showing sweet orange peel. Mouthfeel is slightly slick and very light with moderate, pleasant carbonation. The finish, which is surprisingly thin and short, is dominated by the bitter grapefruit as well as a slightly fruity sweetness with hints of ripe honeydew, orange, and apricot. This is the first time I’ve had an India Pale Lager (IPL), and if they’re all like this, then I’m sold. As others have pointed out, you get a light, crisp beer that also features both the floral complexity of a hoppy IPA as well as a nice dose of bitter citrus. This is almost the definition of perfect, sessionable, warm weather beer, though the well-hidden abv of 6.7 could pack an unexpected wallop.

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4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.44/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.88/5  rDev +4.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.79/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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3.77/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.99/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Aroma is citrus, light pine and malts. The flavor is citrus, light tropical fruit, hop resin, malts and a bitter/mildly earthy finish.

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Photo of JLaw55
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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4/5  rDev +8.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz brown bottle with a freshness date.

Clear and bright golden hue, good showing of lace on the glass. Clean, dried grass, floral, orange rind, pithy all make for an aromatic nose. Semi-smooth, hint of crispness, orange peel, moderate sized body, faint mint, hemp seeds, herbal, clean alcohol, drying hoppy grainy finish.

A good stab at the India Pale Lager, pretty drinkable even for its size.

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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 561 ratings