philbertk (1873) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 17, 2011
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company--X-114 IPA--Rotator IPA Series--Teaser IPA--Shaddock IPA--Collaboration IPA--The "X" Stands For Awesome--Lively Hop Flavor, Fresh Finish. 6.20% ABV. 50 IBUís.
2011 4 oz. Taster at Fremont, Seattle Hop Scotch Spring Beer & Scotch Festival April 1st, 2011. Lacy white head. Clear thin bright light gold color. Very aromatic citrus citra hop front. Dry crisp herbal light caramel body. Astringent earthy hop spice bitter citra end. Wow hops! A little unbalanced, but tasty. (3.0 / 5.0)
2011--12 oz. Bottle. 6.20% ABV. 50 IBUís. (3.75 / 5.0) No sediment. Big foamy mild lace white head. Clear bright retty thin dark gold color. Very aromatic citrus floral hop fruit aroma front. Crisp clean thin mild sweet pale caramel malt body. Crisp clean thin mild sweet malt body. Crisp hop spice refreshing end. Thin texture. Smooth citrus hop flavor. Clean and Nice. Sampled 4/9/2001. Purchased 6-Pack for $7.79 at Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle on 4/9/2011
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company "X-114 IPA--Rotator IPA Series--Teaser IPA--Shaddock IPA--Collaboration IPA--The ""X"" Stands For Awesome--Lively Hop Flavor, Fresh Finish" 2011 12 oz. Yes 6.20% 50 3.75 / 5.0 IPA No sediment.Big foamy mild lace white head.Clear bright retty thin dark gold color.Very aromatic citrus floral hop fruit aroma front.Crisp clean thin mild sweet pale caramel malt body.Crisp clean thin mild sweet malt body. Crisp hop spice refreshing end. Thin texture. Smooth citrus hop flavor. Clean and Nice. 8 $7.79 0 Fred Meyer--Ballard, Seattle 4/9/2011
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - APR 15, 2011
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Clear golden with a pure white, dense head. Aroma of grapefruit pith, flowers, other fruity citrus, and some light malt in the background. Flavor is bitter grapefruit flavored hops with a malt flavor that comes in at the end. Medium body with average carbonation and a slightly rough, abrasive mouth feel. Good IPA from Widmer, just not sure Iím as big a fan of the Citra hop that everyone else seems to be.
Beardface (1517) - Eugene, Oregon, USA - APR 14, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Various six packs purchased at places around town. Pours the color of apple juice with a moderate but quick fading white head. Aroma is a pure burst of citrus hops. Very similar to Drifter but without the caramel malt backing. Very one note aroma. Taste is also very citrus, but with a bit of pepper as well. I quite enjoyed this one at first, but itís started to fade a little bit towards mediocrity for me as I drink more. Still a decent beer, but I much prefer Drifter and KGB.
LtDan (1785) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - APR 12, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Appearance: Pours a translucent amber gold with a head that subsides to about 1/8 inch of off white foam.
Aroma: A big burst of grapefruit and orange zest along side some noticeable floral notes.
Taste: Danky citrus, slightly sweet malt alongside fairly dry pale malt, finishes bitter. The bitterness doesnít linger, but invites you back for another sip.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, moderate carbonation that takes a backseat to the bitterness.
Overall: Above average, fresh, smells great, looks great.
boFNjackson (4110) - Portland, Oregon, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle... Poured pale golden with a white head. Aroma of citrus, resinous black papper spice, and dank earthiness. The hops were something else here. Bitter, but light and balanced. Clean mouthful with an easy going finish. Hops had lots of dirty, resinous spice, with some biscuit malt sweetness too.
Beerona97 (2397) - Washington, USA - APR 11, 2011
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours clear gold with a nice frothy white head that has good retention. Aroma of nice crisp citrus and floral hops, also peach/plum/stone fruits in general. Taste is good, some grassy bitterness and a lot of floral and spicy hops with lemon/orange peel. Bitter finish is of moderate length. Pretty light bodied overall, crisp, easy drinking. Nice smooth carbonation.
Reid (1860) - Salem,Oregon, Oregon, USA - MAR 26, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2011 Yes it made it out of the Gausthaus!
12 oz from a 6-pack from Roths Vista Market, Salem. $6.59
Typical light orange coloured IPA body, head is huge,rocky off white.
WOW the aroma is huge resiny,spruce very fresh and in your face.
Taste is very starange for the average IPA, what can be descibed as fresh hop juice tea..veryb low carbonation..like i said like hop juice.
Weird..i liked it butvlack of carbonation-TOTALLY does not lend to likability.
On second thoughts this is just a mess.. Terrible
Gooney (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAR 14, 2010
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap at Widmer - Light color for an IPA. Spicy hoppy aroma and flavor. This is a very nice IPA. Iíll be interested to see if this one makes it out of the Gasthaus.
neepsntatties (1177) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 14, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Had this on tap at Widmerís brew house in Portland, OR during Zwickelmania weekend 2010. Colour... copper-amber with no head. Nose... very resinous hops with hints of grapefruit skin. Palate... nice burst of hops up front, slightly sweet and bitter with generous citrus and a lengthy finish. Nicely done!
Dickinsonbeer (5077) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JAN 9, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
GABF 09. Pours a nice light copper- deep golden with a fluffy white head. Aroma is extremely resinous and sappy with tons of big thick oily citrus so weed like and sappy that it almost seems spicy- orange zest and oils- pine and light malt. Flavor is also very tacky sappy citrus oil, limonene laden, pine and green with almost a hairy dank weed thing going on that almost turns it into weed juice- light malt profile but provides a decent backbone- seemed much stronger than 6%. Great representation of CITRA hops.