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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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (6429) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - DEC 3, 2012
Bottle. Pours golden orange with a white head. Nutmeg, citric hops, iced tea, light toasted malts, and light floral notes. Decent.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheHOFF43 (1760) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - NOV 29, 2012
Bottle. Pours a hazy yellow with only a little head. Aroma of various spices and hops. Flavor is hops with a mix of spices. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
obguthr (4167) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 3, 2012
Malt and ginger aroma. Amber, thin head. Lemongrass and cardamom flavor, orange flesh base, pretty weird. Finishes wirh orange peel. Spicing is distracting and adds nothing useful.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 7/20
LeRose (73) - Massachusetts, USA - OCT 31, 2012
Not a big fan. Weak, watery, overly spiced and unbalanced. Maybe just too much spice to it or something. Too difficult to drink and try and unravel. Did not find this beer enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours clear gold with off white lacing. Lots of spice on the nose: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. Full-bodied palate is hoppy but well balanced with a great spice presence on the back palate and the finish. This is a Really enjoyable fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jjgmd (1563) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours a hazy orange yellow with a small head. Nose is all grapefruit and peaches with some pine, quite arousing. Taste is very different than the nose, taste is a myriad of spices with a bite. Fresh pine also predominates and quite peppery. No sweetness in this brew. Finish is long, carbonation is soft. Different complex IPA. Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1502) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Pours orange with a white head and aroma of peaches and hops. Taste is of hops, pine, citrus, peach, and all the spices with a bitter finish. Interesting brew, enjoyable spiced IPA

   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
MadRobin (2118) - Silver Spring, USA - SEP 5, 2012
On tap 1/2 pint at Gilly's Craft Beer & Fine Wine in Rockville, MD. Clear gold copper with buff head and excellent lacing. Aroma of a spice rack with clove, ginger, coriander, pepper, cinnamon, allspice, tea leaf and who knows what else. I detest spiced chai teas and this is an unpleasant reminder. Taste of spicy chai tea again. That unpleasantness aside, the beer has a very nice balance of caramel, citrus hops and spice. Medium body with medium carbonation. Nice mouthfeel. If you like the spice, this is a very nice beer. If you don't, it may be hard to take. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BVery (7103) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - SEP 4, 2012
Bottle. Very cool concept! Slightly hazy orange pour with a small but foamy white head. Terrific citrus hop aroma with a hint of pepper and other spices. Taste is initially citrus, then comes the tea and cardamom, then the warm peppery finish as it goes down the throat. Fun brew!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4891) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - AUG 20, 2012
Very slightly hazy copper coloured body with some bright orange tints and a one centimetre off-white head. Aroma of fresh earthy and grassy hops with a bit of citrus or curacao and some definite coriander seed notes. Medium-bodied; Sharp grassy and herbal hop notes with a pungent belgian yeast strain noticeable tucked in with some good malt and a bit of light spice notes with coriander seed and a bit of an earthy pungent finish. Aftertaste very full flavoured with the hops the strongest, then soon afterwards the spice and bitterness make the beer nice on the tail end. Overall, a nice IPA with some good flavours that make it different than most - most like a belgian/farmhouse ipa. Definitely worth trying if you can find it or mix in with any other Widmer beers at a store. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 01-August-2012 for US$1.49 sampled at home in Washington on 20-August-2012.

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