GG (2039) - NorCal, California, USA - DEC 31, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12oz bottle -
Wow. A really, really nice find from Widmer and easy on the pocketbook. Looking forward if they continue to promote hop forward beers that are affordable. The beer pours out a light golden orange body, clear with a bright fluffy white head, with some staying power. It shows off the hops with clear notes of both pine and grapefruits with some support from light caramel malts (very light). Flavor is spot on with a direct showcase of dank, piney hops and some honey/pears showing up to keep the sweetness around. Really a treat for hop lovers and a great showcase for hops.
hotstuff (4069) - Indiana, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Rated on 9-28-2011 (Bottle) The appearance is a small white head with a short retention, slightly hazy pale yellow body, fizzy carbonation observed, and spotty amounts of lacing. The aroma is some caramel malt, pine, and citrus hops. The taste is lightly bitter, pine, citrus hops, and a suggestion of malt. This beer ends with a dry finish. The mouthfeel is light carbonation and this beer is light bodied. This beer is anything but overly hoppy tasting for the style. It needs more hops to make me feel like I am drinking an IPA.
Urban_Sprawl (4) - IRELAND - FEB 6, 2014 does not count
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Smells good, looks good, tastes good. Not remarkable but eminently drinkable. Crisp, hoppy taste with tart aftertaste.
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harrymel (1496) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A: pours an amber ale with brilliant clarity and a single finger of peanut head which falls father quickly to a sheet of the same. Spotty lace.
S: Citrus with a hint of artificial watermelon. Some underlying malts are subdued. interesting, but not special.
T: Sweet. This beer is sweet with a bit of bitterness. The hops are flavorful with citric tones and some resiny flavors. I can dig it. Alcohol is surprisingly sharp.
M: The mouthfeel is a bit heavy for my preference and still a bit sharp. Wet finish. Higher carb than preferred.
O: Not bad, a few tweaks and this beer could be pretty nice.
Serving type: bottle
jmarsh123 (163) - Indiana, USA - OCT 4, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a slightly hazy gold with a finger off white creamy head.
Smell is strong with citrus and some mango among other tropical fruit.
Starts off with a nice mango/citrus flavor. Very hop forward beer. Malts barely make an appearance and it finishes with a juicy wet mango bitterness as well.
Mouthfeel and carbonation are good.
Easy drinking good IPA, but nothing overly special about it. I like the mango flavor, but otherwise not terribly complex.
rumproasts (2847) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
bottle. deep golden with small head. light malt body. interesting hops. citrus and slight pepperiness.
Beergeek23322 (2226) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
January 2012. Bottle. Aromas of pine, yeast, hops and spice. Amber color with a white head. Spice, hop, light fruit and caramel flavors. Not bad.
pdx76 (616) - Portland, Oregon, USA - MAY 18, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On draught at breakside anniversary - clear golden color with thick white head. Nose of definite hop. Taste of floral hops with soapy aftertaste.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
NikkTwist (1583) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 5, 2012
3.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2013 Had on draft at Moriartys. Clear orange brown pour. Foamy white head that lasts and lasts. Combo of a black pepper spice mix and a big piney hop bite balanced with some caramel malt flavors. Stings a bit on the tongue, but thats not a bad thing. Despite the lightly chewy malt notes this is a big IPA.
sodakotakid (230) - Belle Fourche, South Dakota, USA - NOV 22, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
pours a nice orangish copper with a good head. Tastes strongly of citrus and piney hops, also has bits of floral and peper flavors.
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 10, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
This was a very interesting IPA, I think I like citra hops. Light yellow-orange with lacing. Smells kind of dank, good smell. The flavor is nice citrus, pine, dank. This may be widmer brothers best beer as far as Iím concerned and at 8.50 per sixer itís probably the best hoppy beer for the money around here.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 05-01-2011 03:57:09