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RATINGS: 160   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 Coastís 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 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mar (5260) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JUL 10, 2012
Such a nice change from a general IPA, ad try donít lie about the spice! Good for one but too intense for a second back to back.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Butters (4047) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Clear pale amber with small white head and lots of small bubbles like champagne. Smells sweet, and lightly floral, like honeysuckle. Flavor is more "spiced". Clove and cardamom, star anise. Tasty and interesting with a hop bitter bite on the finish. good stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
Aurelius (5094) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Fresh, fruity, biscuity AIPA aroma. After it warms, it reminded me of biscuits and marmalade. Average bottle and label. Mostly (if not) clear orange brew. Just weird - not unpleasant, but weird. Peppery, bready, good bittering. I will finish this one, but if Iíd had a sixpack then five would have ended up as marinade - because they would be good for that. Or mac and cheese sauce base. Or braising cabbage. Itís just not wonderful drinking. A starchy mouthfeel, with a hoppy and black pepper aftertaste. Widmer swings, Widmer misses.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
beerguy101 (5359) - Newark, California, USA - JUL 5, 2012
Sampled on 7/5/12. This IPA pours a slightly hazy orange gold color from a 12oz bottle. Medium sized white foamy head, with decent lacing and nice retention. The aroma is fruity and sweet, spicy and hoppy. A medium bodied IPA. The malts are fruity and sweet, orange and orange peel. The hops are grapefruity and piney. The spices and there are lots of them, Malty Assam Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Black Pepper, and Cardamom, really mix well with the hops. I keep picking up something slightly different each sip. Good carbonation. I have really enjoyed this series of beer. Some more would be nice. Mouthfeel is full and round. Finish is clean and smooth. Aftertaste is slightly bitter.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a clear yellow golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is herbal tea and other spices. The taste is very interesting. It reminds me a little of a stone beer I had with Yams recently but thereís no yams here. All of the flavors mix together in a nice, somehow drinkable beer. Itís really surprisingly good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21690) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Draft. Hazy gilden yellow color, large fluffy white head, great lacing. Aroma of freshly cut wet grass. Taste is bright grass and pine. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
dwaggs2 (1297) - Jefferson City, Missouri, USA - JUN 23, 2012
Bottle. Poured a darker orange color with a smaller white head left some lacing on the glass as it went. Aroma was pine and spruce. Flavor was spice and hops. Longer finish. Hops in there. Decent beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (11961) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tea, ginger, clove, grapefruit and caramel. The taste is tea, spices, ginger, grapefruit, pale malts. Medium bodied. Interesting.

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