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Widmer Brothers Rotator IPA Series - O’Ryely IPA

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RATINGS: 244   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 186   ABV: 6.2%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
"A wry take on IPA".
Intensely hoppy, distinctly spicy.


3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
troyc (2473) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2014
[Bottle] Copper pour with little head, but decent lacing on the glass. Spicy rye malt and bitter hop aromas. Taste is heavy on rye, grassy hops, paper/oxidation, caramel and black tea. A bit muddled, but the rye comes through pretty well. Tasting notes from 2012.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
bmacuc (10) - - MAR 13, 2014
2013: Subtle rye flavor, not overly complex, medium hoppiness, initial hop bite up front washed away by malt backbone. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
IndianaRed (2377) - Boise, Idaho, USA - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle pours a medium amber. Quite a bit of sediment clouded it up on the pour. Motley maly aroma, a bit of hop bite. Fairly bitter and the hop flavors were muted and seemed not fresh. MOstly greassy and woody. Not great

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kramer (4896) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
Tap. Pours a clear dark copper body under a small frothy beige head. The nose is citrusy hops over a caramel and spicy rye malt base. The flavor has a really nice amount of rye malt and a restrained caramel sweetness. Reminds me of a nice rye bread. The hops are just lightly bitter with some citrus notes. Lingering spicy rye finish. Medium bodied with very tight prickly carbonation. Decent stuff, above average for a Widmer product.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwalking05 (3686) - Arlington, Texas, USA - DEC 31, 2013
(Backlog) 12 oz bottle. Amber color, very clear, melted butter colored head. The smell is rye, slight perfume, hops, citrus, grass, and pine. The taste is hops, decent bitterness, rye, chalky, and ok.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - NOV 18, 2013
Bottled 19NOV11 3.5/4.5/3.5/3.5/3.5-3.7 Had on tap a couple times, and it was great. Let’s see how’s it’s holding up. Pours a amber ale with a finger of white foam which falls to a sheet of the same leaving a spotty lace. Lots of grapefruit on this one with some tangerine; a really nice nose here. I like the fruit play. Some bitterness up front then followed closely with a sweet, english maltiness and some tea like hop flavors alongside the tangerine mentioned earlier. Nice flavor, not nearly as nice as the nose. Medium bodied with light carb an a semi dry finish. This is a good beer, and I would gladly buy again next year if they offered it up. Had again march 2013, new score reflects that experience.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DuffMan (6646) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle. Bright copper-orange, crystal clear, medium white head. Lovely grapefruit hops aroma, very bright (even though I am certain this is nowhere near the bottled-on date). Zesty pink grapefruit hop flavour, underlying caramel malt, barely detectable rye spiciness. A really tasty IPA, rye or otherwise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhilJackson80 (307) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 27, 2013
UPDATED: APR 20, 2014 12 oz Bottle. The beer pours to a light amber color with a small white head. The aroma has some resin & rye spicy smells to it. The taste is light in body with a medium bitterness to it. Overall a good Rye IPA.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
scarletfire65 (939) - Rockaway Park, New York, USA - OCT 20, 2013
Bottle at home. Deep amber pour. The nose is roasty, caramel, bitter medicinal herbs, black rubber, rye, spice. Fuller bodied and chewy mouthfeel. Bitter throughout. Tastes of medicinal herbs (senna). It’s out of the box, but not entirely successful.

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (851) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Very dark brown pour, medium foamy white pour. Spicy rye hop aroma. Fresh hop aroma, but a little weak, especially in the finish, which is bitter but weak. Thin.


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