Omission IPA (Gluten-Free) | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)Omission IPA (Gluten-Free)

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by Rivenin on 06-28-2013

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Ratings: 204 |  Reviews: 41
Reviews by BryanCarey:
Photo of BryanCarey
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Omission IPA is a gluten free beer with a golden color and a perfectly clear body. Poured into a glass, the head of white colored foam looks nice and it does leave some lacing. The aroma is one of citrus and a touch of pine. Based on appearance, the beer makes a positive first impression.

Now, for the taste. This beer has a flavor that follows from its nose, and that means the taste of citrus and pine shine through. The dominant citrus flavor is grapefruit and there is enough of a caramel- malt backbone that the beer manages to remain nicely balanced compared to other northwest IPA brews.

This IPA is a pleasant surprise in that it tastes like a real beer should. I say that because other gluten- free beers do not really taste like beer, and that is in large part due to their not using barley malt in the brewing process. Omission IPA does use barely malt, along with other authentic ingredients. It is VERY clean for an IPA and its clarity is like few I have ever seen.

Even if you are not someone who requires gluten free food and drink in your diet, this is definitely a beer worth trying. It may not measure up to some of the all- time great IPA, but it is certainly above average and deserving of a sampling if you get the chance.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of manx
3.74/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

For the last year I've confined my beers to gluten-free and my favorite are Widner Omission - Lager, IPA & Ale. The green label is IPA style at 6.7%, with a cloudy light body and a quite bitter taste, which I like.

As most say, not bad for gluten-free. I'm not celiac, but like beer and hope for less beer belly. Not sure it works :-)

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Photo of Beaver13
3.09/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle, dated 2/19/14. Pours hazy golden orange with a big rocky white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is biscuity honey malts with some fruit and peppery piney hops.

The flavor is biscuity honey malts with some light fruit and strong grassy bitterness. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with sharp carbonation.

Overall, it doesn't taste gluten free and has good bitterness. I just don't care for the hop profile much.

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Photo of shreead
3.61/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of innominat
3.75/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of sgn4779
3.28/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

I swiped one from my gluten free girlfriend after making a 2.5 hour sojourn to acquire a case. Pouring into a pint glass. There is no cloudyness, and a good golden color. Poured out with more head than I expected for a gluten free beer. Smells slightly of fruit and a touch of hops, but quite underwhelming. The taste is pretty good, the hops comes through and it feels a touch heavier than I thought it would just by looking at it. For her it's probably amazing, more balanced and tastier than other gluten free beers that I've tried.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +15.6%
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 Rand_Schoeb
4.29/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LXIXME
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of biboergosum
3.69/5  rDev +6.6%
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 hsus0225
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of Skabiski
3.07/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rossracing
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Rivenin
4.01/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

I do not have celiac disease. However, time and time again i like to try gluten free beers to change things up. I've had the pale and the lager, both were decent beers. So i saw this at the bottle shop and decided to give it a go... It by far is one of the best gluten free beers i've ever had (which is about a dozen or so now, so take it with a grain of salt). But this is one i would order time and time again even though i'm not a "wheat free" person.

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Photo of dertyd
3.31/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of NeroFiddled
3.91/5  rDev +13%
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 norinco
3.68/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BayouMafia
3.66/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of raybegleiter
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DOCRW
3.25/5  rDev -6.1%

Photo of mikefuski17
3.5/5  rDev +1.2%

Photo of aky13
4.25/5  rDev +22.8%

Excellent IPA. HARD to believe it is gluten free. Widmer Brothers Brewing Company must perform some magic to remove the gluten. Does NOT taste like sorghum based gf beers. Well hopped as an IPA should be. Even suitable for non gf people!

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Photo of beardown
3.47/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Psg5062
3.78/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beermasterjarrett
4/5  rDev +15.6%

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Omission IPA (Gluten-Free) from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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