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RATINGS: 158   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   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 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 (4901) - 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 (7644) - 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 (4960) - 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 (2945) - 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 (4814) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (747) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
It’s actually a lot better than the list of ingredients might suggest. Though perhaps there’s just a bit too much black pepper (a similar problem faced by Furthermore’s Knotstock). Pours a fairly clear golden yellow with thin to no head. Aroma is a strange mix of spices that smells a bit like a fancy English tea. Flavor is a bit dominated by the pepper, but the other elements do come through, particularly the cinnamon, anise, and ginger. And then there are the hop and citrus elements of an IPA. Overall, it’s interesting but just a bit too busy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5218) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft at zekes. Orange copper. Small head. Aroma of desert spices, sage, rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano. Not getting the Asian spices at all! Flavors follow, making for a mediterranean/California desert spice essential oil bomb that has a fun flavor profile and works for me even if just as a novelty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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