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RATINGS: 160   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
In the spirit of collaboration, Widmer Brothers Brewing teamed up with QUAFF to brew Spiced IPA, a beer that offers an intriguing twist on the West Coast’s favorite style. The spices used in this beer include Malty Assam Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Black Pepper, and Cardamom.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 29, 2012
12 oz. bottle from Total Wine - Pours a clear golden color with a one finger thick off white head. Nice lacing. Aroma is floral and pine hops. Flavor is hops, lightly sweetened toasted malt, and light spice. Finish is smooth and fruity. Medium body. A good beer.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 9/20
bpreo (2539) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - MAR 29, 2012
A spicy and herby IPA. Normally I would avoid this kind of beer at all costs, but I still have to try it. The added spices are not very noticeable. This beer mostly comes off as a typical IPA with an especially harsh aftertaste.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
brent1989 (9) - USA - MAR 27, 2012 does not count
12 oz bottle. Very strange beer, tastes of cinammon and chai tea. Lingering taste of tea. As odd as it seems, comes together pretty well. The 7% ABV sneaks up on you too!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
presario (4903) - Stampede City, Alberta, CANADA - MAR 27, 2012
Tap at Widmer in Portland. Really kind of cool. Definately an IPA but every sip screams Chai. A tea spice beer that works as being cool but also as an IPA. Flavourful and enjoyable. Good with food.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bb (8572) - Alamo, California, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Bottle. Amber beer with a cream head. Grapefruit and light pine aroma with light summer fruit. Grapefruit and tea flavor with light tropical fruit and pine. Medium bodied. Good bitterness. Tropical fruit and grapefruit linger with tea and light earthiness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
michael-pollack (4959) - King of Prussia, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Draught at Capone’s: Aroma of malt, tea, ginger, spices, cardamom, florals, and hops. Poured copper/orange in color with a medium-sized, creamy, dense, off-white/tan head that diminished but lasted throughout. Clear. Lightly sparkling. Excellent lacing. Flavor is light to medium sweet and lightly bitter. Tastes of floral hops, strawberries, malt, slight resin, spices, and berries. Medium body. Dry texture. Average carbonation. Light to medium sweet, malt, hop, floral, slight resin finish is dry. 7%ABV is completely hidden throughout. Not much spice in the flavor.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopasaurus_rex (109) - Surprise, Arizona, USA - MAR 27, 2012
Pours a nice golden orange. Aromas of clove, ginger, cinnamon, tea, hops and slight malt. Initial taste is smooth, and gets a nice spiciness from the ginger. The clove really comes out up front along with the tea leaves and cinnamon. There is a nice spicy bite from the ginger that just sits on your tongue. Interesting. Mouthfeel is nice. Smooth. Not too oily or sticky. Doesn’t much seem like an IPA...more like a pale in my opinion. A solid and different beer nonetheless. Worth trying.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
keepersj12 (3063) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 26, 2012
This should be thought of as a Christmas beer with all of the spices in the aroma. The flavor has a nice hoppy bite that balances the spices nicely. At first whiff, I thought I would not be a fan of this brew but after a few sips, I came over to the spiced side. Nice peppery feel leaves a dry and refreshing finish.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
BK7 (773) - Turner, Oregon, USA - MAR 24, 2012
Bottle. The different spices make for a very confusing flavor. Mild bitterness and thin body. Aftertaste is oily and hoppy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5294) - Connecticut, USA - MAR 22, 2012
12oz bottle. Aroma of citrusy hops, a lot of spice, and some caramel malts. Flavor about the same with lots of spice. Average texture. A pretty good IPA considering it’s spiced.

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