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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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3.7/5
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560 Ratings
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 Pale Lager

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Spring

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by BradMacMullin on 03-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#28,752
Reviews:
99
Ratings:
560
pDev:
10.27%
Bros Score:
3.74
 
 
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11
Gots:
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Ratings: 560 |  Reviews: 99
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3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stratusjeans
3.85/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BuxMontBeerLover
3.65/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of vladdswrath
3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light gold with nicely lacing head and a faint floral aroma. Taste is mostly cereal and bitterness, which I suppose is to be expected from a lager, even if it has been India-paled, whatever that means. I don't love it, but I'm an ale guy and I think this does taste better than most lagers I've run into, at least since I started paying attention to what I'm drinking...

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Photo of DerAtomsmasher
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of KCCO_JSV
3.63/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkazemi
3.88/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Masters
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of murphius1118
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Petegrieco
3.53/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lucasj82
3.66/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jac391
3.98/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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

Photo of psmith161
3/5  rDev -18.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of moundbz
3.94/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

kinda plain some good bitter in there

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Photo of dmgeng
3.52/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I was just raiding my local liquor stores pick'em singles and grabbed this one without a lot of expectations.

A - Clear pale orange color with course white head. Minimal lacing.

S - Slight hops in the nose. Some citrus, light pine, and some malt.

T - Has the same flavor as it smells with some NW hops and the malt. Very balanced definitely a run of the mill pale ale type beer. Not too much hop flavor but a crisp lighter body would make this good for a hot day.

M - Lighter mouth-feel. Has some light bitterness but cleaner than most IPAs. Low-medium carbonation.

Overall, a fine IPL but I wish there were more hops and more flavor overall but it was good. Not bad but I wouldn't go seeking it out again. I do like the crispness and more balanced flavor of the lager but again not as hoppy as it should be.

Glass- shaker pint

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Photo of Texasfan549
3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hop_hound77
3.2/5  rDev -13.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Similar to what Sierra Nevada tried with their Beer Camp Hoppy Lager and what Pyramid did with their IPL, I guess I crave the malt backing that a normal IPA provides to counter the bitter hops. Lots of grapefruit and citrus but no real malt presence. I think I'll just steer clear of this style- it's not for me.

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3.21/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Chanfles
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of takusan1000
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

I know we are supposed to rate beers according to style, but I still don't understand the point of IPLs when you have IPAs. They are all the rage, folks!

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Hopside Down India Style Pale Lager from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.7 out of 5 with 560 ratings
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