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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.35   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Nice tea and spice flavor...mostly clove and nutmeg. Great Ipa characteristics...pine hop notes, bright vibrant color. Impressive for Widmer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4136) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a clean golden yellow with one finger of off white head. Nose is spicy and citrusy, interesting aroma. Notes of juniper/sweet spruce and evergreen. Resinous and lightly bubble gumish flavor. Lots of evergreen character. Dry and piney palate with spicy finish. I dug this one.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (2492) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Decent hoppy nose. A bit of spice is noticeable as well. Good amount of spice up front. A decent hop kick in the finish. Quite interesting.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (4131) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours crystal clear copper with an off-white head. The aroma definitely lets you know this is a spiced IPA with spices all over the place along with some hoppiness. However, there is a buttery aspect that could be diacetyl. Medium crisp husky body with a decent amount of carbonation. Starts with a bit of caramel malt, but that is quickly overtaken with the spice and tea aspects. Those flavors really dominate the beer. There does seem to be some spicy and hints of pine from the hops, but they are fighting to be tasted at all. I’ve like the others I’ve had from the Rotator series, but this one didn’t work for me. It sounded interesting, but the spices are just too much for me here.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (325) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold yellow with light white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and light spices. Very nice taste, the spices really help balance out the hoppy bitterness of an IPA. I liked this better than most IPAs.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTron (392) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aromas of some dough and malts but pretty weak. Good bit of maltiness in this one with some rye qualities and some cinnamon coming through. Alcohol is masked pretty well but it does have some warmth when it hits the belly. Overall a decent offering but nothing spectacular by any means. Next...

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (1970) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Good stuff...clean spice mild fruit aroma.... Pours amber. mild hopos and well played mild fruit taste...good stuff

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
notalush (4991) - Denver, Colorado, USA - MAR 14, 2012
Lightly hazy gold beer - moderate lace - a lot of black tea notes in the nose, as well as earthy, spicy hops, black pepper, ginger, clove - no one trait is dominant, so the nose is actually quite pleasant - lightly sweet up front, with notes of tea and ginger - earthy hops through the middle - a lot of the spices arrive late - cardamom and black pepper mostly, with the black pepper coming on particularly strong in the finish - a cool, minty flavor combines with the tea in the finish - it gets a little rough and messy near the end, but comes quite close to pulling off the experiment really well.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Reid (1944) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 12, 2012
6 pack from Fred Meyer, Wilsonville $6.99 Clear,bright golden hued ale with a large thick and frothy white head. Aroma mostly spicy,sprucelike hops with a touch of pepper and leaf black tea. Taste intresting combo of the piney hop, black tea and a peppery ginger..cinnamon appears well after the sip is down the gullet. Nice pallet//loved the long lasting after tastes. I really enjoyed this one from Widmer..well done and unusual

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (9133) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap at Capone’s. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus with spices. Some floral hops. Personally I’m not too crazy about spices and this one leaned toward heavier spice beer vs. IPA.


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