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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (910) - San Diego, California, USA - JUN 15, 2012
Poured from a bottle into a pint glass. Just under two fingers of head. Color was golden orange. Light white lacing on the top and sides that dissipated slowly in the middle and retained OK on the sides. Just a little bit of stuff left on the sides of the glass. Smelled lots of different flavors, all pleasant. Got citrus hops - orange, tangerine, lemon, lime and even some raspberry. Also some sweet floral notes, like a rose flavor. Some candy flavors, too, like Sweet Tarts or Smarties. Pretty potent on the nose. Tasted citrus hops up front, mainly tangerine, orange and lemon. But still got that raspberry/strawberry. Still got those Smarties taste and some sugary floral notes. Very bitter finish on the tongue after. After awhile, I got some spices. Seemed to be pepper or some kind of spicy taste. Tons of different flavors, very surprising. Light-to-average body. Oily texture. Average carbonation. Long bitter finish. Spicy hot feeling on the throat after. Not a bad beer overall. The smell may have been the best part and I almost pulled the trigger on a 4.5/9.0.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DANEgerous (92) - Texas, USA - JUN 13, 2012
Aroma: Hard to describe accurately, Notes of hops and grain with a verity of spices. Almost like a coffee shop that also sells craft beer Appearance: Pale orange, very clear snow white head Taste: unique but still very grounded. A typical balanced IPA with varying spice notes. Overall: I may give this a tad to much credit, but it is well mad and has charter

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4253) - Tampa, Florida, USA - JUN 11, 2012
The appearance is brassy with a large head. The aroma is very hoppy with pine, citrus, and herbs. There is also malt and a touch of tea and spice. The taste is like the aroma. The palate is smooth but not thick. Overall a nice beer but I wish it had more tea.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2019) - Richmond, Texas, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Clear amber with a small, short-lived off-white head that laces very lightly. Aroma of caramel, citrus, tea, and light spices. The taste is herbal and malty; a little sweet and a little more bitter. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Though the IPA in this is weak, it nevertheless is a fine beer, as the tea especially comes through quite nicely. High drinkability with balance.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
colinize (317) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Pours light amber. Clove and spice on the nose. Frothy head clings to the glass. Oddly sweet. Brown sugar. Spice. Bitter hops. The flavors don't mix well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ngeunit1 (1555) - San Francisco, California, USA - JUN 9, 2012
A - Pours a slightly cloudy golden-orange with a finger of frothy white head. The head fades down at a normal pace leaving behind some lace. S - Aroma is a mix of sweet caramel malts with some biscuit malts, citrus hops, some coriander and other spices, with a hint of tea. T - Starts off with sweet caramel malts with some coriander and other spices, and some citrus hops. Through the middle some light pine hops come through with a bit of bitterness and a bit of tea. The finish is a mix of sweet caramel and biscuit malts with some citrus hops, light bitterness, and some spices. M - Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Feels smooth with a dry, bitter, and lightly spicy finish. D - Very drinkable. Nice IPA with a nice malt and hop balance and some nice complexity with the other flavors.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2296) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Poured groin a 12 ounce bottle. Not picking up on the spices, aromas of citrus, slight pepper, floral. The flavor has spicing in it, notes of black pepper, citrus, floral, bready malts. Not a bad IPA, but I would not call it a spiced IPA.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dextermorgan (93) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 8, 2012
The aftertaste is so-so, but the finish is otherwise smooth and the beer is a solid option if you’re only drinking one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5834) - McKinney, Texas, USA - JUN 8, 2012
The beer pours a slightly orangish-yellow color with a white head. I get a ton of spice in the aroma. There is some cinnamon and clove that really come through strongly, as well as some orange notes from the hops. The flavor is very similar. The cinnamon and clove notes are once again present, with some orange and pine notes and a low amount of bitterness. There is also a decent amount of pepper in the flavor. Overall, all of these notes mix together surprisingly well and make for an enjoyable beer. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
simonlelo (8) - miami, Florida, USA - JUN 7, 2012 does not count
First time trying a widmer brother and came out liking it shot. The smell had a nice hoppy aroma, the appearance was a semi dark IPA, the after taste was somewhat of a weird taste but good, would definitely have another if I could.


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