novels (424) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Nice hoppy blend with a bit of bitterness going on for an IPA. A puffy, white/beige little head that disappears and thins out as the beer does. An interesting fact about this brew is that it supports charity scholarships, so drink up!
Wittales (611) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - DEC 2, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Appearance was clear orangish gold with creamy diminishing white 2 finger head, rings of lace. Aromas are pine, citrus fruits and sweet pale, crystal caramel malts. Taste are sweet sublime malts with mild orange, pine, grapefruit, lemon, and melon hops. Yummy. Palate was creamy soft CO2 with meduim body, then lasting slightly bitter,malty sweet clean soft finish. A good rotator IPA from Widmer...
Iphonephan (3028) - McLean, Virginia, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
On draft at spacebar. Pours a deep clear deep copper with a white head. Sweet citrus aroma. Orange zest and sweet malts. Not your typical IPA. Very nice.
LeftCoastRider (110) - , Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2012
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Poured a clear amber with a medium head. Nose of fresh pine and resin. Not as hop-forward as most contemporary IPAs, but fresh and clean. Tastes more like a wet hopped beer. Very nice.
maxwelldeux (3466) - Everett, Washington, USA - NOV 22, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a clear amber color with a moderate frothy white head. Nose is floral and hoppy. Taste has that bitterness to it, but tastes very clean and smooth. I like this as an IPA.
jkwalking05 (3633) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Amber in color with a decent sized off-white head. Aroma is of citrus, very floral and light pine. Taste is of caramel, citrus, floral and resin.
ExpendableHero (745) - Florida, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer was surprisingly solid. Ruddy amber colored beer with an off-white head. Aromas of toffee, and some herbal notes. Tastes of earthy hops, some pine, toffee/caramel sweetness, and ends on a bitter note. Nicely balanced with a malty backbone, refreshing. A bittersweet, pleasant beer.
BucannonXC5 (796) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
12-oz. bottle into a pint glass at my house on Nov. 20, 2012 (purchased at Vons in Grantville (San Diego) for $13.99 (with card price) as part of a 12-pack on Nov. 20, 2012). Auburn caramel with three-to-four fingers of frothy white head that took a long while to dissipate. Good, wet and foamy retention on the sides all the way down (all the way!), nice layer on the top.
Smelled a sharp whiff of a kind of complex mixture of caramel malts and bitter citrus hops. The citrus hops seemed to be tangerine and orange mixed with grapefruit. Had that caramel malt backbone with toffee. Also some sweet floral hops as well.
Tasted similar to the nose. Got that mixture of malts (caramel, toffee, amberish) and bitter hops (tangerine and grapefruit). Not as much floral hops as the smell, but still there. Very bitter finish. LATE ADD: Seemed to get some butter in there as well.
Light-to-medium body. Creamy texture. Average carbonation. Abrupt, bitter finish.
I was hoping for more, but the Falconer IPA didn’t do it, which is rare for me with Widmer.
Ughsmash (7092) - Pewaukee, Wisconsin, USA - NOV 15, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
On tap at Epcot International Food & Wine Festival. Poured clear medium orange with an off-white head. The aroma picked up light earth and pine over a generic pale malt base.. not a lot of character to it. The flavor found bitter pine and prickly carbonation upfront with weak pale malts at the core.. spicier toward the back.. just OK. Bitter and a bit sharp on the palate.. light-medium bodied.. scratchy carbonation.. drinkable, but not great.
rbrazell (1576) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - NOV 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft at Momo’s. Amber pour with a light tab head. Nice fruity pineapple, orange and grapefruit aroma with some underlying sweet malts. Smooth, slightly creamy palate with more tropical fruity hops and moderate malt with a decent bitter finish. Pretty good, but a bit restrained.