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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.


3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gururyan (609) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Not too great, more like a beer tea, would like some of the older rotators to come back.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
thechandler (577) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a medium copper color with a light white head. Aroma is spicy and resiny with a strong bouquet of hops. Flavor is much bolder than I expected. Good strong hop flavor with a definite spice flavor...anise, ginger, cardamom. Another impressive release from Widmer.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
arondee (564) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stevencon (447) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
From bottle I forgot about ~1 year old and from memory. Foam spilled out as soon as I uncapped. Pours hazy copper with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malts and grains, floral hops, and chai tea. After slowly enjoying first sip Iím surprised how good it tastes. Starts malty grain followed by floral hop bitterness. The beer finishes with a chai tea that lingers on the palette. Spices I taste include ginger, clove, cardamom, chocolate, anise, and black tea. Very drinkable especially considering the age. Not really an IPA but still tasty.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTron (376) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Pours a hazy yellow with a thin white head and decent lacing. Aromas of some dough and malts but pretty weak. Good bit of maltiness in this one with some rye qualities and some cinnamon coming through. Alcohol is masked pretty well but it does have some warmth when it hits the belly. Overall a decent offering but nothing spectacular by any means. Next...

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (345) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
Nice spices on the nose, tea, reminds me of vienna sausages. Color of a traditional IPA. Average head. Taste is fairly round. Do taste some of the tea in the flavor profile. Unique, and kind of slipped in there, unpungent if thatís a word. Definitely something different. Enjoyable, but probably not the beer for everyone. Enjoyability 4/5.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (323) - Seattle, Washington, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear gold yellow with light white head and some nice lacing. Aroma of sweet malts and light spices. Very nice taste, the spices really help balance out the hoppy bitterness of an IPA. I liked this better than most IPAs.

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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Jrwhitney6 (311) - - FEB 16, 2013
From tap. Orange color, with 1 finger head that sticks around for a while. Floral nose (not strong). Hops very present, along with some spices (maybe a touch of nutmeg?) along with a bitter finish. Ok. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FURLYSURIOUS (263) - Orono, Minnesota, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Well this is a pretty fuckiní weird concept. A spiced IPA? The other day I saw an IPA brewed with lager yeast and didnít think it could get any weirder. Clearly, I was wrong. Luckily I got this one pro bono from my brotherís bottle shop. Poured from bottle to tulip: It pours kind of a pear gold with a short lived finger of white head that fades to a ring. Pretty good lacing. Donít get much in the way of spice in the nose... sprucey citrus takes control. Maybe a hint of garlic or something? So, yeah... this is where it gets weird. Itís like a Christmas ale had drunken sex with a bottle of Goose Island IPA. This is utterly strange. Very intriguing and I do enjoy being challenged by a beer but this is pretty far out. Overall, itís nice to see that Widmer isnít just gonna play it safe forever. Glad to have had the chance to try it.


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