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Widmer Brothers 30th Anniversary Collaboration #1: Blacklight IPA

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RATINGS: 37   MEAN: 3.28/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 126   ABV: 4.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Blacklight IPA is the first of six Widmer Brothers limited release collaboration beers with Oregon breweries to be released this year as part of a series that commemorates Widmer Brothers’ 30 years of brewing beer. The collaboration series is a celebration of the brewery’s 30th anniversary, the Oregon brewing community and the unique camaraderie between craft brewers.

Blacklight IPA is a hop-forward, sessionable 4.2 percent ABV black ale with a heavy dose of five different hop varieties and stained black with cold-steeped dark malts. The beer focuses on big hop flavor and aroma, without the harsh bitterness and heavy roast that the beer’s dark color suggests.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Oakes (12552) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 31, 2014
Medium brown, chocolate and pine nose, has a toasty character, complex dark malts and lots of bitterness.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2599) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
dark brown to black appearance. very thin looking roasty pine cone woodiness aroma. Hmm. intense hop taste. I actually like the balance. pine and tropical fruits. sugary but nice mouthfeel.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AirForceHops (3174) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - AUG 30, 2014
22 oz. bottle, dirty brown/ black color with a thin ring of head. Aroma is light roasted malt, earthy coffee grounds, and light grapefruit.

I enjoy the texture of the beer, slightly creamy with the body on the lighter thin side. Flavor starts with coca, old coffee, light notes of pine and grapefruit. Lightly lingering bitterness. Overall kind of a different style, don’t you want a Black IPA to have some body and depth? It’s still pretty drinkable.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (2776) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Pours cola brown with a creamy off-white head. Aroma of pine and roasted malt. Watered down flavor with hints of roasted malt, pine, and hint of grapefruit. A bit disappointed as I usually really enjoy Widmer beers.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
That1Guy (1934) - Greeley, Colorado, USA - AUG 11, 2014
Bomber picked up at a random Safeway. Bitchin label. Pours a muddy reddish brown/black with a head that disappears immediately. Black ipa’s always smell like dirt to me. Some fruity hop aroma, and earthy dirt. Pretty astringent flavor. Watery, astringent, and it won’t even get me drunk. Not my style.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (6438) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 10, 2014
On tap at Widmer, pours a dark copper brown with a small beige head. Aroma smells very English-style, with biscuity malt and very mild English hops. Flavour is very restrained and mild, with an interesting mix of hop varieties. Very light and sessionable. Pleasant but boring.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5695) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUL 9, 2014
Dark brown pour with a white head. The aroma has some pine and dark malt notes. The flavor is smiler. I get some bitter pine as well as some black malt and medium bitterness. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUL 6, 2014
On tap at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a decent tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a medium-bodied dark malt flavor with a bitter finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35055) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 3, 2014

Bottle 22fl.oz.

[ As Widmer / Boneyard Blacklight IPA ].
Light unclear medium to dark brown amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a average to long duration, roasted, grapefruit, citrus. Body is medium, texture is oily to watery, carbonation is soft. [20140503]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kathouse (1015) - Nevada, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Deep garnet in color with a nice head. Leaves lots of lace. Piney hop aroma, citrus, and some malt. Body is light. Lots of fine carbonation. Black malts and more hop flavors finish with some smoke and ash.


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