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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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
SHIG (4045) - Wasilla, Alaska, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle: Poured a orange with a bubble carbonated off white head. Aroma is spice and hops. Taste is a peppery spice with hops and fern to aloe middle. There is more pop of spice in the end that tingle the tongue.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6600) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JUN 17, 2012
Bottle:   Straw colored, a bit hazy, moderate to large foamy white head, spotty lacing.   Strong cardamom and ginger nose.   Not what I was expecting at all.   Slight cinnamon and pepper as it warms.   Odd beer, spicy more than it is an IPA.   Seems like a Pale Ale with an assload of spices.   Not sure what to make of this, seems like a fancy soapy/fragrant IPA.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate.   More IPA on the finish, but super fragrant.   Not bad, different, but this really needs to be put on wood or perhaps been on a bigger beer.   Interesting change at least.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BucannonXC5 (1163) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DANEgerous (96) - 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

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
nick76 (4322) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rougeau13 (2275) - 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.

   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

   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2716) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dextermorgan (97) - 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.

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