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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 Coastís favorite style. The spices used in this beer include Malty Assam Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Black Pepper, and Cardamom.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (11779) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Draught at Zekeís on a lot of occasions. Golden amber and bright with a thin head. Heavily spiced nose with pepper, cardamom and maybe mace. Fresh, refreshing, with lots of fruity, floral spice, and earthy, bitter hops. The hops level is so perfect, and the spices go together with those hops so well, that this beer is just exceptionally easy to drink. Iíve had a lot of these.1

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (11760) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, cinnamon, anise, and ginger. Flavor of cinnamon, florals, pepper, anise, grass, clove, pine, and citrus.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jcwattsrugger (11002) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - MAY 22, 2012
12oz bottle pours hazy gold with an offwhite head. Aroma is spice, orange, some light malt. Taste is clove-spice, orange/pine hops, 2nd light malt. Interesting for one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10343) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from Malt and Vine. Pours light amber with a creamy/fluffy white head. Holy crap Batman. Thereís a lot going on with this aroma. And my brain has just decided it really smells like basil. Which I am very up on right now, cause Iím growing a lot of it. Or trying to. Damn bugs. Persistent inhaling reveals pepper and ginger aromas. Wow. Clarence should have opted for this instead of malmsey. Med body. Or better. Flavor is very spicy. I get the ginger, cardamom, pepper and maybe the anise. I canít distinguish the clove - except maybe for a little "burn". Damn but this is good stuff. Itís certainly bitter from hop, but the spice is just complexly over everything. I think you could marinate lamb in this and get a great result. Age this in white wine barrels and put it in 750s. And get the ABV up to 9 or 10. Good stuff here.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (9999) - Washington, Washington DC, 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (9918) - 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.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (9068) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Tap at Maxís. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, spices, grassy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt, spices, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (9024) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - FEB 24, 2012
Bottle poured a clear golden amber with a lasting off white head. Aromas of straw, cardomom, tea, grapefruit and pine. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of straw, tea, cardomom, grapefruit and light pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering spiced finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (8537) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - APR 24, 2012
Clear gold with a white head. Aroma hits with cardamom, lemon grass, fresh cut grass, lime zest. Flavor is spicy, lime, cardamom, pepper, yeast, grassy hops. Cool stuff!

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopdog (8521) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 9, 2012
On tap at Caponeís. Poured a golden color with a small sized head. Citrus with spices. Some floral hops. Personally Iím not too crazy about spices and this one leaned toward heavier spice beer vs. IPA.


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