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RATINGS: 159   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 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Braudog (6069) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. This erupted with foam, but quickly settled into a muted-orange, hazy beer. There’s a bit of an herbal aroma that hints at something a bit different. Indeed, this beer drinks with a broad spectrum of crazy flavors -- my palate not nearly enough to pull the right specifics. I still get a west-coast-like hoppiness lurking beneath, but it’s mingled in with Saison-reminiscent herbs and spice. Can’t say I really like it, but appreciate the artistry and decent balance. (#4857, 12/16/2012)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Huhzubendah (3098) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 11, 2012
Bottle shared by ygtbsm94. Thanks Brad. The beer appears clear and golden yellow hued with a lasting white head that leaves good lacing on the snifter. The aroma is quite unusual for sure, offering spices and cracked pepper atop a resinous hop bill. This recipe was well executed and fun to sample, but there is only so much spiced IPA I could enjoy in a session. Interesting and worth a try. A small serving is plenty. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-04-2012

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
blipp (7371) - San Diego, California, 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 (1804) - 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 (4905) - 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 (1823) - 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 (1753) - 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 (2504) - 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

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