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:
#31,714
Reviews:
98
Ratings:
561
pDev:
10.54%
 
 
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14
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62
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Reviews: 98 | Ratings: 561
Reviews by NeroFiddled:
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4.17/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. "Hopside Down IPL"
12 oz. brown glass bottle, marked "DEC 02 15"... I'm assuming that was a bottled-on date

Stream of conscience: Nice looking beer. Mostly clear. Golden. Long lasting head of white. Very nice lacing at the outset. Aroma is quite hoppy: pine/herbal, grassy, tropical/citrusy, floral. Some pilsner malt comes through clearly. The flavor follows. --- It's an interesting India Pale Lager in that it comes off as a pilsner that's been hopped with Pacific northwest hops rather than just an IPA that's been made with lager yeast. It's balanced, teetering between malt and bitterness, but with bitterness at its center and acting as its anchor. I wasn't really expecting much from this because I've had so many other IPLs that don't really deliver the goods completely, or perhaps simply rely too much on the hops which makes it another beast altogether (who cares if it's a lager at that point?), but this is quite nice. On the other hand, it reminds me of Victory's Prima Pils, so it's not completely original. Still, I'd go for this. It's not the kind of beer that you slug back, or one that simply disappears from your glass because you're nipping at it without notice, no, this one demands your attention - you simply have to take notice of both the malt and the hops.

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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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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