Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)
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American IPA
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3.48 | pDev: 14.08%
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)
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Photo of dbl_delta
3.65/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into clear plastic cup (baseball game...). Pours a medium amber with slight haziness. Thin white head. Initial impression is sort of a sweet caramel dominance with hops (mainly citrus) way in the background. Mouthfeel is kinda thin. Finish is sweet and doesn't really make you look forward to the next sip. Not awful, but not something I'd revisit.

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Photo of HardCider
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A clear, amber colored IPA with a two-finger head that dissipated slowly. I noticed moderate lacing as I drank. It has a fruity aroma like fresh apples and hops. The taste is somewhat bitter and hoppy. Overall, a pleasant IPA. Drinks like a session IPA inspite of its 6.7% ABV.

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Photo of alcoholicarrogance
2.69/5  rDev -22.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

There is almost no aroma on the nose. The taste is pretty good, but it's so weak and watered down you barely get any. It's like the Bud Light of IPA's, like water. In the hints of flavor, there is a nice citrus touch like sweet oranges, the slightest hop bitterness, and that's about all I can detect. It's a shame. It the flavors were more full, you'd have a great IPA here, but the only thing really pronounced here is the smooth creamy mouthfeel with a subtle carbonation. The bottle claims it's "bold and hoppy," but I think that motto was supposed to be for a different beer, because there's not many hops here and nothing is bold. I hope they revamp this beer and make it less watery, but until then I wouldn't get this beer again.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.42/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle with a Nov 07, 2018 date. Sampled on March 1, 2019.

The pour is golden with a clear appearance and a modest off-white head that fades and laces.

The aroma expresses a subdued grainy and biscuit character with a a slightly more noticeable floral and grass hop sensation. But not explosive in any way.

Light to medium, smooth body.

The taste brings out a more bold grassy and floral bitterness that lingers at the end. The sweetness of the flavor is a little subdued but the bitterness gives it that added oomph. Better than anticipated.

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Photo of PMakowski
3.17/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

12 Oz Bottle poured into glass
Look - Hazy golden yellow in color. Decent foam head lingers and some glass lacing
Smell - fairly simple as far as IPA's go, the normal hops and malt aroma.
Taste - very malty. A complete malt bomb, not very much in the way of hops, a little bitterness but not much grapefruit. Fairly sugary. Carbonation and body medium.

Overall, not my type of IPA, this is too sweet and not bitter enough, it's just okay. Grade is a B-

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Photo of cyclonece09
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Pours orange yellow with a fluffy white head. Smells of citrus hops, with slight earthy notes. Tastes of citrus and earthy hops, with decent grain backbone. Beer is decently carbonated and light bodied with a good finish. Overall, a good beer.

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Photo of TappaKeggaBrew
3.05/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

A: Pale amber, clear. Head was a solid finger of foam that lingered tenaciously.

S: Freshly cut grass and a hint of grapefruit. I'm not sure what grain they used, but there isn't a lot of maltiness here.

T: Bitter hops, and not much else. If I use my imagination, I think there might be a touch of grassy and citrusy notes, but they're overwhelmed by the IBU's.

M: Moist and refreshing, if not as crisp as I prefer.

O: It takes more than bitter hops to make a good IPA. This one swings, but misses.

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Photo of ZenAgnostic
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12oz bottle poured into Duvel tulip with bottom right corner of label stamped APR0318. Keep in mind this beer does NOT claim to be gluten free. They craft it to remove gluten, it does say it removes all gluten. Some gluten may still remain, and there's no telling how much. It literally could have just as much gluten as a normal beer for all we know, because we know nothing about the methods or effectiveness of their gluten removing process.

Appearance - Clear gold body with minimal bubbling and large billowy foamy head with good stick and medium-low retention. 3.75

Smell - More corn than hop, surpringly. Smells more like a malt liquor than an IPA. Not offensive though. 1.5

Taste - Tastes like an IPA however. Immediately very bitter. Citrus rind with a grassy aftertaste that's balanced a bit by some hidden underlying sweetness. Actually pretty decent. 4

Mouthfeel - Gives a sharp kick up front but mellows out into a nice mellow buzz on the mid palate. 4

Overall - Despite the somewhat boring smell, it's a bold yet balanced IPA that lives up to its claims. Better than the sum of its parts. 4.25

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Photo of SaCkErZ9
3.2/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This is just a very average IPA. Aroma is lacking as far as hops go. There is a solid dose of caramel malts in the nose with a touch of floral hops and maybe a tish of citrus. Unremarkable. Kind of thick and heavy on the tongue and certainly not a poundable beverage.

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Photo of SHDoyle
3.73/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Description: Light golden color and mostly clear appearance. A tad of white head and lacing. The smell is nothing to get excited about and reminds me of a lager. A cheap, not very good, malty lager without any of the typical fruity/hoppy IPA aromas. Fortunately the taste is somewhat better and displays pine and light floral notes. Finish is bitter. Feel is dry, crisp and light.

Overall: 3.75 (This beer is good but I would not likely drink it again) I'm gluten free with the notable and merciful exception of beer. This is the first gluten free beer I've tried and, overall, not too bad. I think I've had worse IPAs that did contain gluten. If you're not gluten sensitive though, there's really no reason to bother with this one.

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Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Widmer Brothers Brewing Co. "Omission IPA"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, coded "09:24 3 MAR0717" and sampled on AUG2217
$2 @ Weis Market, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Just slightly hazy golden body beneath a frothy head of bright white that holds well and leaves some nice lacing about the glass.
Smell: Citrusy, mainly grapefruit, and piney over a basic, grainy malt base.
Taste: More hoppy than the aroma suggests, but with the same character. Solidly bitter but balanced by the lightly sweet and bready malt. Dry finish with notes of citrus and pine lingering.
Feel: Medium leaning medium-light in body and crisp.
Overall: As far as gluten-free beers go, or in this case, reduced-gluten beers, it's quite good. It's a traditional American IPA so no surprises there, but it's well made, very nicely balanced, and pleasantly hoppy. Anyone could enjoy one of these at any time of the year.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Overall this is likely the best gluten free IPA you can consistently find. If you need to go GF and love IPA I would look no further save Stone Delicious (outside of Ground Breaker IPA's which are hard to find on the east coast).

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Photo of StoutHunter
3.64/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I picked up a bottle of Widmer's Omission IPA a couple weeks ago for $1.79 at The Lager Mill. It's been awhile since I've had a gluten free beer and I'll be interested to see how this one turns out, so lets see how it goes. 2016 Vintage. Poured from a brown 12oz bottle into a IPA glass.

A- The label looks nice, it has a nice clean look, but it isn't too eye catching. It poured a fairly clear orange amber color that takes on more of a golden yellow hue when held to the light with a little over two fingers worth of creamy and slightly bubbly white head that died down to a thin ring that eventually faded away and it left some nice patchy rings of lacing behind. This is a good looking IPA, I have no complaints.

S- The aroma starts off with a slightly higher amount of medium sweetness with the hops being the first to show up and they impart a mix of fruity, citrus rind, citrus, and topical fruit aromas with a little bit of pineapple and orange seeming to stick out the most and it has a nice juicy aspect to it, but there's also some soapy hops also showing up. Up next comes a slight doughy yeast aroma that goes into the malts which impart a bready, grainy and pale malt like aromas with some bread crust aromas seeming to stick out the most. This beer has a pretty nice aroma, it has good balance, but I wish it didn't have those soapy hop aromas.

T- The taste seems to be similar to the aroma, but lighter and it starts off with a medium amount of sweetness with the hops still being the first to show up and they impart more of a fruity aspect this time with only a slight amount of soapy hops coming through, but the hop profile is a little lighter than it was in the aroma. Up next comes a slight bit of doughy yeast that leads right into the malts which show up just as much as they did in the aroma and they impart all the same malty aspects with no single aspect sticking out the most. On the finish there's pretty light amount of medium bitterness that's bordering on being lightly bitter and it has a nice hoppy aftertaste with just a little bit of malts coming through. This is a nice tasting IPA, but I wish the hops were a little bolder with just a little more bitterness.

M- Smooth, a little clean, crisp, slightly creamy, medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. The mouthfeel is good and it works well with this beer.

Overall I thought this was a nice beer and solid example of the style and for a gluten free beer I thought it was pretty nice, sometimes they can taste just a little off or watery, but not in the case and I enjoyed it a little more than I was expecting. This beer had nice drinkability, I could drink a couple, but I think that would be my limit. What I like the most about this beer is the balance and that it didn't taste like most gluten free beers. What I like the least about this beer is that the hops weren't a little more fruiter and juicy like they were in the aroma and I wish they showed up just a little more. I don't think I would buy this beer again, but I for sure wouldn't turn one down and I recommend it to anyone who likes IPAs and needs a gluten free beer. All in all I was a little impressed with this one, If I had it blind I wouldn't be able to tell you it didn't have any Gluten and it turned out to be a solid IPA. It's not a favorite Widmer beer or a favorite IPA, but it is one of the best Gluten free beers I've had. Nice job guys, this is a good alternative to people who can't tolerate Gluten, but Like IPA's, keep it up, I may have to try more beers from this series.

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Photo of mikr
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

pretty good for a gluten free beer, dunno why anyone would want such a thing, taste is at same level as a sam adams type beer. i just bought one in a mix six, would not buy again

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Photo of Zachster307
3.62/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

This is really a good beer for being gluten free, had I not known, I probably never would have known it was. It doesn't have that strong of a smell, but everything else is pretty darn good. Would definitely recommend to someone who had a gluten allergy. Good job widmer brothers.

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Photo of Buebie
2.97/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 1 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Guy below me (superspak), edit that review I went cross eyed in one glance...

Alright so, got the diagnosis a few weeks ago, this things been a PItA as far as finding a hoppy gluten-free beer that doesn't taste like chemicals.

If you have celiac, stay away from Omission.
I'm thinking there is some still very limited amounts of gluten in here that the enzyme wasn't able to cancel out. Also, Glutenburg messes me up real bad.

This pours a nice and hazy vibrant golden copper, frothy light cap of head. Lace is clumpy and adhering to the walls where head once was, leaving a collar of foam.
Aroma smells like a 10 year old bottle of SN Celebration, honey is predominant. I've come to find that I smell these gluten-free beers as little as possible.

Kind of a toasty sharp malt flavor with the usual weirdness that most gluten beers do not have (unless you go to a shitty brewery in Stillwater MN).
I have to say though, of all the GF IPA's I've experienced over the course of several weeks, this one has the least amount of weird aftertaste.
Floral flavors, honey, hints of sorghum, gluten free bread (for real), little bit of alcohol warmth and then the hops take over and make me feel like I'm drinking real beer again.
Got a bit of body and carbonation for a moment and then it was gone. Bitter pine and floral juicy hops intermingle after swallow and linger.

Not a fan of the stomach acid feeling I'm having right now, but having one of these a day after work should be ok for some people. I cant seem to handle more than 3 in a session without feeling the sickness returning.

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Photo of superspak
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 10/7/2015. Pours lightly hazy golden orange color with a 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with good retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Nice aromas with good balance and complexity of citrus/pine hops and moderate malt notes; with good strength. Taste of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange peel, citrus rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, herbal, and floral/grassy earthiness. Moderate pine/citrus rind/spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, lemon/orange rind, pepper, pine, light caramel, toasted bread, and herbal/floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Nice complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; with a great malt/bitterness balance and zero astringent hop flavors after the finish. Good amount of dryness from bitterness as well. Medium carbonation and body; with a very smooth, moderately sticky/resinous, and lightly creamy/bready balanced mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is a nice gluten free IPA. All around good complexity, robustness, and balance of citrus/pine hops and moderate bready malt flavors; and very smooth and easy to drink. The hops weren’t as vibrant as I was hoping, but still had nice overall character/complexity. A nicely enjoyable offering.

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Photo of BigDaddyWarbuxx
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

The aroma comes across as a bit skunky, even though it was brewed only three months prior. The flavor's pretty decent, but not great by any means. This is my first gluten-free beer (to my knowledge, anyway), so I'm not sure if this is genuinely skunky, or if it's part of the gluten-free process.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle, from a grocery store mixed-sixer in Sandpoint, Idaho earlier this month.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, medium golden yellow colour, with one finger of puffy, loosely foamy, and somewhat bubbly dirty white head, which leaves some melting snowbank lace around the glass as it slowly sinks away.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, blended citrus pith, a suggestion of earthy yeast, subtle tropical fruit notes, and a meek forest floor piney hop bitterness. The taste is gritty, grainy caramel malt, still muddled fleshy citrus, a further juicy tropical fruitiness, some loitering, but ineffectual yeast, and fairly bitter earthy, leafy, and piney hops.

The bubbles are pretty low-key in their hard to get worked up about frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, the bitterness in the flavour not really affecting things here. It finishes trending sweet, surprisingly, as the malt keeps on 'a truckin', while the fruitiness takes a rest, and the robust bitterness lets out its breath.

A pretty decently balanced, and easy to drink IPA, no matter what has been done to the poor, innocent gluten molecules that started off this journey with such high hopes. Anyway, very difficult to ascertain that this is missing anything, really, and thus can be recommended wholeheartedly to gluten evaders and gluten gourmands alike.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This pours brilliant gold while producing a 2” rocky cream colored foam collar. It releases biscuit and melon aromas with citrusy hops. The palate is creamy, citrusy with a big dose of melon and a muted grapefruit rind finish. It has a medium body and carbonation. People who are gluten intolerant will like this beer.

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Photo of Libeertarian
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Clear, lighter shade of amber, with well-retaining slightly off-white, bubbly head. In the bottle smells lightly of toast and resin. More citrusy and piney after the pour. Raisins, probably as much influenced by hops as caramel. Initial taste is piney, resiny, grassy. Woody and crackery as it lingers, with herbal, vegetal, almost metallic hop finish. Medium-bodied. But smoother and less well-carbonated than other IPAs. I'd call it too flat. Still, a somewhat crisp finish. Very minimal warming.

Threw an extra .25 points in to the overall category for being gluten free. I'm not strictly gluten intolerant, but it does have an effect on me, especially my complexion. Would probably drink even more beer were this not the case.

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Photo of mmmbeer89
3.28/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

It's pretty damn good for a gluten free beer (all of the omission series are good) I'd probably never guess it was gluten free if i was blind drinking it.

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Photo of Coolcheech
3.3/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3

Bottle poured into a wine glass.

A: Gold color with a white head.

S: Fruity, more specifically prunes or mild raisins. After a few sips, I could just smell a vague hops aroma, nothing specific about it.

T: A little bit of a bitter hops taste. Nothing stands out.

M: Medium to slightly heavy body and it's actually my favorite thing about it.

D: Not bad. Nothing that makes me want to buy it again, but I'll be happy to finish my 6-pack.

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Photo of jbfoley
3.94/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

If this is, indeed gluten free, it sets a new standard for the type. The bottle notes that it has not been tested or rated as gluten free. If you are looking for g free ale this is a good one. I have a sensitivity such that over three regular ales in a day I will know it. Did so yesterday so thought I'd give the g free a try for a few days. Pleasantly surprised. NOT super hop forward like many of the U.S. IPA,'s, but a bit hoppy, sort of like a UK IPA, which I always found a bit conservative. Love hop bombs, this is not, but it does taste good, would take it over a lot of mainstream beers. If you want to go GFree, give this a chance.

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Photo of Slatetank
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this from the 12oz chilled in a tulip glass.

The color is a beautiful golden with amber highlights and 2 fingers of white rocky head with very fine bead and slow moving carbonation bubbles rise as spotty lace sticks. The smell is slightly husky and grassy with earthy hop aroma with light woody odor and light citrus accent. The feel is medium body with medium low carbonation and lots of resinous hop texture with moderately light bitterness and mostly dry finish with hardly any alcohol in the feel.

The taste is nicely hopped with a citrus and lightly grassy taste up front with more of a lemongrass type spice hop taste perhaps with slight tangerine and milat mid palate. The taste of hops appear middle which is when it seems to increase in bitterness with midl pine accent in the semi-dry finish with a light alcohol taste showing through. Overall -a gluten reduced beeer I am rating this high because it really doesn't have any off flavors and you would not guess gluten was removed, nice hop flavor even if the aroma is slightly off.

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Omission IPA (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Beer rating: 80 out of 100 with 228 ratings