Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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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:
#31,617
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
561
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
62
Trade:
0
 
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 561
Reviews by ColdWaffles:
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3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured into a standard pint from a 12 oz.

Appearance: Looks good. Hue is that of apple juice. Head is off white, pretty strong hand leaves a nice, nice lining.

Smell: Not particularly strong from a bottle. Hints of grassy hops.

Taste: The initial taste is almost adjunct. It does have a nice grassy hop background. It reminds me of a halfway point between two of my favorite cheap locals, Philadelphia Brewing Company's Kenzinger and Troegs' Perpetual IPA. That said, the initial profile was worse than Straub's recent attempt at an IPL. Why hasn't Beer Advocate just made "American India Pale Lager" an option anyway?

Mouthfeel: Not quite a lager, not quite an ale (or IPA, I suppose).

I'd buy this on tap happily but it doesn't do anything I haven't seen before and it more reminds me of a session IPA than an IPL. The content makes it a tough session though. Not sure what this beer is aiming for, but I suppose that's why it is rotational. Not bad, but not impressive.

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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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3.79/5  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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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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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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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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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 561 ratings