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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (10780) - Orange County, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Golden color with a white head. Interesting blend of citrus hops and spices. Heavy on the anise, pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. The other aromatics are there, but less so. Decent tea aroma. A hint of sweet malt in the background. The flavor has a nice hoppiness to it with mild to moderate bitterness. As with the nose, heavy anise, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and tea. The finish is fairly bitter, which is likely augmented by some of the spices. Really interesting and different.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (5917) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 10, 2012
12 ounce bottle thanks to Mike. Pours a clear copper color with a medium white head. A nice nose of ginger and spices with sweet hops. A unique flavor with some spicy bite, light tea, ginger, oranges, lemon. Very smooth and good.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MikeJslc (741) - USA - AUG 10, 2012
Gold, clear, white head. Aroma: strong ginger and earthy/musty notes dominate, followed by citrusy hops. Flavor is less dominated by spice (but ginger pretty evident), allowing IPA base style to come through more, featuring citrusy and lightly resiny hops, grainy malt with some crystal malt and toasty notes. The balance of this beer as between the spice and base style improves as it warms, with the two working well together. Very interesting beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (5797) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - AUG 10, 2012
Clear golden color with ivory head. Pine, floral, sweet spicy herbal aromas. medium body, average carbonation. Nice hoppy pine, citrus flavors with herbal cumin, other spice on a solid pale malt base--good

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alobar (2761) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Clear amber color with no head. Aroma of hops, ginger, and cardamone. Sweet bicsuit and tea-like flavor upfront with ginger and cardamone, but a sharp hop bite at the end. First sip I did not like, but as the beer warmed, the spice became more present.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - AUG 5, 2012
Bottle from my bro - thanks ck1! Pours a very clear orangewith a white head. Nice lacing. I completely flunked the aroma test, not knowing any of the "ingredients" ahead of time. A thick, somewhat sweet spice and perhaps some caramel. I completely get ginseng and cardamon after KNOWING they were in the makeup. Nice aroma. Taste is of tea and sweet spices, with a definite malt presence although dialed back a bit. Syrupy and thick. Finishes with bitterness that is not very present otherwise. Probably an ipa over a spice beer. I enjoyed it.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Arayaga2 (1775) - portland, Oregon, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Hazy gold with a thin white head. Aroma is ginger with pepper and floral notes. Taste is like a mulled tea and cider, with some notes of sulfur on exhalation. $2

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (4821) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 19, 2012
gold pour with a white head. nose is spices, hops, citrus, and hot. nice on the palate, spices, hops, chewy, and a malty finish.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fata2683 (2176) - Tucson, Arizona, USA - JUL 15, 2012
Bottle pours light gold with medium white head. Aroma is big pine and dank hops. Flavor is light toasted malt with big notes of cardamom and black licorice. Interesting but good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2402) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Such a nice change from a general IPA, ad try don’t lie about the spice! Good for one but too intense for a second back to back.


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