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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brandon1989 (497) - Euless, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
from notes: pours copper with some slight hazziness and a slightly off white head. the aroma is banana, cloves, banana bread, pumpkin spice. the taste is pumpkin spice. slight banana clove, not very biter and the alcohol is very hidden. fruity but not sweet. this is a very good beer!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alphadelic (2164) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A healthy amber. This just has the most amazing spicy, floral nose I have ever encountered. Hints of sweet jasmine, zingy lemongrass an some peppery savoury notes. A fabulous progression of flavors and the bitterness of the hops and tea play off of one another dreamily. This is a really impressive brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14077) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours clear gold with off white lacing. Lots of spice on the nose: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. Full-bodied palate is hoppy but well balanced with a great spice presence on the back palate and the finish. This is a Really enjoyable fall beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2283) - Coeur dí Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 21, 2012
12 oz bottle bought at Fred Meyer in CDA, ID. Aroma is grapefruity hops along with the spices--I detect the clove first and foremost, then, a lttle fainter, the ginger and pepper. Pours hazy orange with a medium dissipating white head. The bittersweet taste shows definite ginger and tea. Prickly carbonation with a medium body. Iím really impressed with this. Very creative!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (15617) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
a unique take on an IPA, which is a breathe of fresh air these days. Nice orange pour with small white head, good lacing. Aroma is resiny hops, floral in nature, with deep, rich spicy notes, if i didn’t know additional spices were added i wouldn’t have been surprised to think this was just hops, the spices kind of bring forth the already spicy tones that hops can have. Flavor is balanced, notes of caramel malt, sweet sticky hops, nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice. -Fish!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CheersMate (1340) - Portland (Sellhood), Oregon, USA - FEB 11, 2012
12 oz. bottle, out a mixed pack, from the stoí. Hazy, coppery orange color. Head is thin and wispy. The aroma smells of a little tea, ginger, and clove. Iím getting a little cardamom, too. Fairly nuanced aroma. There is also a citrus-y hop aroma that comes through, and melds fairly well with the aforementioned aromas. This is a fairly nice smelliní IPA. Taste is cardamom, ginger, soft black pepper, and subtle tea flavor at the end. The citrus hop flavor is there the entire time. There is a subtle pepper bite coming from this. This beer has a great texture. Iím fairly pleased with this, and I think Widmer did a fantastic job. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ttrunk (57) - California, USA - APR 23, 2012
The aroma was good. I liked the hops with the spices. I I enjoyed this beer.

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