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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 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10883) - 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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
carbidetoolguy (5) - York, South Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2012 does not count
Very enjoyable IPA with a nice copper color and good head retention. The aroma of the hops and spices are excellent when opening the bottle. The complex blend of hop bitterness with the spices have a nice aftertaste. I will be purchasing this selection again.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (21680) - Charlotte, North Carolina, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (13432) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HighlanderOne (1238) - York, SC via NJ, South Carolina, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Poured from bottle. Aroma of ocean, pepper and bread. Clear gold, lively head. I taste pepper, banana, spice, hops (which blend very nicely), sweet malt. Crisp feel. Good stuff.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
scarletfire65 (1336) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 5, 2012
Tasted at NYC Craft Beer Festival. Complex aroma with rye, caraway, citrus, coriander, distant cinnamon. Dry spicy finish. Very nice, out of the box.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JStax (5478) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2012
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Appearance is a translucent copper roughly the color of a freshly steeped cup of tea. White head of foam with decent retention. Aroma is really quite interesting. If you aren’t into spiced beers, this probably isn’t one for you, but if you are, this one is quite nice. Lots of Alice in the aroma with a heavy influence from the tea used, it comes through quite nicely and cuts through the bitterness of the IPA. I could handle drinking a few of these. Taste is semi-sweet with a dry, herbal finish. As odd as it sounds, this is a great porch beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8112) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - APR 30, 2012
Fuck City!! .. Pours a medium gold .. great head, lacing is decent .. . nice level of spice, balanced in that regard .. light to medium mouthfeel, good bitterness level .. . long finish .. . good stuff .. . . throwing grenades in the house!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
reggiedunlop (3675) - The dub c, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 20, 2012
Pours a clear gold with a medium white head. Aroma has notable ginger and clove...fascinatiing...some scents im not used too but pleasant. Flavor follows suit...clove, ginger, cinnamon but still hoppy with good bitterness...black tea is faint but present. Mouthfeel is medium/full with a spicy/piney finish that lingers...fascinating and tasty.

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