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Widmer Brothers Deadlift Imperial IPA

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RATINGS: 536   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 258   ABV: 8.6%
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Deadlift Imperial IPA is unlike any Imperial IPA you’ve ever lifted from the beer aisle. It has the strong hop flavor you’d expect from an Imperial IPA but no heaviness that could weigh down your desire to take another sip. The unique flavor stems in part from Nelson Sauvin hops imported from New Zealand. Deadlift’s other component, a simple but fully braced malt backbone muscles up enough malty sweetness and caramel character to spot the incredibly robust hop flavor and aroma.

Deadlift Imperial IPA uses Nelson Sauvin hops from New Zealand’s best hop growing region: South Island’s Nelson. This region produces some of the most flavorful hops found anywhere. These hops have an intense citrus, fruity, berry-like aroma and flavor that makes them unique. The result will surely be a welcome workout for your taste buds.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Grima (2154) - Saarburg, Rhineland-Palatinate, GERMANY - FEB 20, 2015
Bottle, brought by a friend!
As Nelson Imperial IPA! Pours hazy orange yellow with a small creamy head. Smell has strong fruity hops, caramel and herbs. Starts strong hoppy, very herbal, fruity with some grapes. Finish is fruity with grapes, orange and a hint of pear, but also very herbal and slight warming. Nice one!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
oh6gdx (21553) - Vasa, FINLAND - FEB 8, 2015
Bottled. Slightly hazy amber colour with a mediumsized off-white head that leaves lace. Aroma is sweet fruits, some sweet malts as well as a stinging tone from the alcohol. Flavour is tropical fruit juice with some gluelike sweetness (alcohol + hop in the mix probably gives this kind of not too pleasant gluelike sweetish notes). Not all too bitter in the finish, but does lack something to balance the alcohol up.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
YogiBeera (2527) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 1, 2015
Sweet hay hops nose. Dark orange. Kind of flat light fast going short gritty grassy note. Not impressed.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
pivo (2612) - GERMANY - JAN 1, 2015
Gold color. Scumy head. Sweet hop taste. Round sweet malt front. Big hop taste but not too bitter actually. The alcohol really brings this all together.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Iznogud (1207) - CROATIA - DEC 21, 2014
Bottle, 355 ml as Nelson Imperial IPA, at Kulovy Blesk, Prague. Pours orange with small off-white head. Hoppy pine aroma. Fruit, pine, hops, caramel flavor. Bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
GreatDane1632 (673) - USA - NOV 9, 2014
Rated from notes taken 28 Aug 2011 -- Very much enjoyed this. Might be my favorite beer from Widmer. Grassy hops and malt body are yummy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Rich71 (32) - Rijnsburg, NETHERLANDS - OCT 29, 2014
Erg lekker ! Goudkleurig met een volle witte schuimkraag. Smaakt bitter, droog met een citroen/lichtzoete nasmaak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Kronebryg (1121) - Sorgenfri, DENMARK - OCT 29, 2014
Hoopy and sweet nose, apricit and hops fullbody and some sweetnes fine length

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (6336) - Reno, Nevada, USA - OCT 2, 2014
"two Deadlifts on the site - this one has the full name, but the abv is too high (8.6 on the bottle). i was looking forward to this one, but it finished near the bottom at a recent hoppy tasting, even below some pale ales. bitter hops but not very floral. a little piney as well, but malt dominated. not what i look for in a dbl ipa. brrr is better. repackaged 22 as Nelson - fresher, better. average 3.0 & 3.7. "

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
martin00sr (1169) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - SEP 8, 2014
UPDATED: SEP 16, 2014 Bottle: Nelson Imperial IPA. Cloudy amber, thick and frothy offwhite head. Sweet, fruity hop aroma. Flavour has juicy grapes and caramel, bubblegum. Creamy mouthfeel, controlled bitterness

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