McGarnigle (593) - Rochester, New York, USA - OCT 15, 2011
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Nice looker, but I didn’t get much aroma out of it. The selling point is the hop variety, and these are fruity, or perhaps even candy like, without being sweet. Some fairly aggressive bitterness to this ale as well. I’m glad Widmer is trying new hops rather than the usual Cascade, Centennials, et. al., although I don’t love this IPA.
GT2 (9412) - Oceanside, California, USA - OCT 14, 2011
2.9 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Tap at McGintey’s in Silver Spring. Pours a deeper amber with not much head. Nose is malty, earthy, poopy. Taste is very malty, nutty bitter, big grapefruit pith. Earthy, dirty, raw. Heavier mouthfeel. A little harsh. Nut shells, peanuts come across through nutty hoppiness. Not bad.
robgibbens (424) - Gaithersburg, Maryland, USA - OCT 13, 2011
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Nice amber color with a decent head. Not a lot of lacing. Mild citrusy aroma. Mildly bitter too. Sweet aftertaste and slick, oily finish. Pleasant but nothing noteworthy.
cstuartj (1020) - Washington, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. cloudy orange/yellow color, little to no head, minimal lacing. Nose is nice, floral, hopy, but a bit weak. Nice clean attack and finish. Good beer.
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - OCT 10, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear copper color with a 3/4 finger thick off white head. light tiny spotted lacing. Flavor is floral and citrus hops with fruity esters. Aroma is pretty much the same. There is a little malt sweetness lingering in the finish. Medium body. Clean. A very nice Widmer beer.
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle:   Fiery amber, lively carbonation, large fluffy white head, very nice lacing.   Citrus rind, pith, and some faint grapefruit like hop notes on the nose.   Fairly strong grapefruit like hoppiness up front.   Light sweetness, mild bitterness.   Has a mild earthy malt background.   Very smooth overall, decent malt base.   Could stand to be a bit brighter tho, more floral or citrusy sweet.   As it warms I get a bit of alcohol on the nose.   Yeah, flavorwise its there but its a little dull and muted.   Needs to be brighter for sure.   Lingering grapefruit pith and soft earthen malts.
bb (7754) - Alamo, California, USA - OCT 7, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Rich amber beer with a cream colored head. Grapefruit aroma. Grapefruit and light pine flavor with light caramel. Medium bodied. Decent bitterness. Grapefruit and light caramel lingers with light earth.
kidmartinek (4047) - austin, Texas, USA - OCT 6, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Apricot color, a hazy hue, pouring with a 2 inch sandy head. Piny cirrhosis hop aroma. The flavor is mellow and deliciously hoppy with a nice malt backbone. Yoyo can’t drink a lot of this one though but it always satisfies the palate. Cheers widmer. I don’t care what anyone says y’all can brew good beers, except for that hefeweizen.
boFNjackson (4192) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 3, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ Hood River Hops Fest... Poured amber with an off-white/beige-ish head. Chewy, full bodied with herbal hop characters. Mild yeast esters with hints of earthy leafy hops, malt, and had a clean finish.
3fourths (8801) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 30, 2011
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
bottle. tawny brown body, fine-bubbled tan head. pale and mild toast-focused nose with lightly aromatic grassy / wet / resinous hops but the wet cardboard and bready / toasty red apple malt mostly overpowers the hops. medium-light body; medium hop bitterness; bit crunchy / toasty brown malts; red apple skin sweetness late. simple, sweet, out of balance and a bit messy.