J_man (618) - Tustin, California, USA - JUN 5, 2013
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow, thereís a *lot* of catty, grassy hop aroma coming off this one! Crystal clear medium yellow with a soapy white head. Those hops bite right in immediately on the tongue with more of the same as well as some pine resin and citrus pith. It actually seems like this is a really strong beer, but I think itís the hops, not the alcohol (at only 6.7%). Even with this, thereís a really good balance here with some light biscuit malt sweetness. A bit of hay and yeast funkiness in the background (although again that might be the hops!). The bitterness lays down and wraps around the tongue like a delicious hop blanket. Bitey right through to the end, thereís a lingering earthiness and honeyed sweetness that makes you want to go back immediately for more. Excellent, tasty and surprising lager.
DMLINAZ (236) - Mesa, Arizona, USA - DEC 1, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours pale from a bottle into a room temperature glass. Heads lasts a bit. Aroma: gentle hops pop out of the glass, some citrus, a hint of grassy malt. Flavor: lager but with much more character and hops; some citrus, grassy malts. Mouth feel: lightly prickly. Good.
Smurf2055 (1052) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 30, 2013
1.3 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 4/20
Pours clear blond, finger white head.
Smell floral and lager sweetness
Taste honey, bit boozy, hoppy, sticky
IPL isnít a good style unless it is done right, this one isnít
firemarshal (42) - North Carolina, USA - NOV 28, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into lager glass. Pours a lightly cloudy honey gold color with a thick head that dissipates quickly leaving behind little lace. Aroma is definitely IPA with notes of orange peel, spruce pine, and hints of cloves. Taste is a little bland but is definitely lager-esque with an acetic initial flavor finishing lightly bitter. Light-medium body, soft carbonation, watery feel with a light alcoholic finish. I love the idea of this cold brewed IPA and it is a great result.
ajnepple (1042) - Clear Creek County, Colorado, USA - NOV 22, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
On tap at Stagecoach. Gold and clear with a nice white head. Nice fresh aroma and flavor of citrus, tropical fruit and toasty malts. Bitter and lightly sweet.
infoman411 (18) - Stamford, Connecticut, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Smells like an IPA but drinks like a lager. Aroma floral with some yeast/bready qualities maybe a little orange or other citrus lightly present. Appearance is clear golden yellow lacing present throughout with a nice creamy head that stays throughout. Taste is crisp with a slightly salty bitterness that is pine and roasted malts and pepper. Great balance and it finishes peppery but not bitter. Lager like finish with hops everywhere. This is almost a sessionable IPA/IPL from Widmerís rotator series. Its exceptional medium to light body with good carbonation and a long finish. Its what I expect from the series which has featured amazing others including OíRyely and Falconers IPAís. Its a perfect IPA choice for someone who normally doesnít like IPAís.
lerchland (1) - - NOV 18, 2013 does not count
2.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 5/20
Didnít find it at all hoppy. I thought it was kind of on the sweet and fruity side and didnít complement my meal as I hoped it would.
KansaiBeerLvrs (875) - Kyoto, JAPAN - NOV 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Asahiya, bottle 525 yen. Served in a snifter. A clear orange pour with a tropical fruit aroma, I am getting mango, passion fruit & kumquat. Delicious smell! The taste is well balanced, tropical fruits, solid malt caramel & a dash of bitterness.
ttoadee (462) - Austin, Texas, USA - NOV 12, 2013
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Clear yellow, quick white head. Nose is apricot and pine. More astringent than bitter. Middle is alcohol & lightly kilned grain. Finish is bitter from hops and alcohol. I found this beer somewhat unbalanced.
BobbyAnalog (289) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 11, 2013
2.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 9/20
Chalky, vehemently dry, rife with an petulant mouthfeel thatís just stubbornly bad. These two styles get together to buck heads and rap knuckles against one another. Bad.
unclemattie (3901) - Georgia, USA - NOV 10, 2013
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap @ TacoMac, Cumming. Golden pour. Thin white foam, great lacing. Sweet, hop floral nose. Fruity scent. Hoppy flavor. Alpha bitterness, sweet malts, very well done. Big flavor complexity. Lager yeast esters, big NW hops, loads of pale grains. This maybe my favorite Widmer. (3876)