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 Coasts favorite style. The spices used in this beer include Malty Assam Black Tea, Ginger, Cinnamon, Clove, Star Anise, Black Pepper, and Cardamom.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bookman10 (1074) - Osseo, Minnesota, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Its actually a lot better than the list of ingredients might suggest. Though perhaps theres just a bit too much black pepper (a similar problem faced by Furthermores Knotstock). Pours a fairly clear golden yellow with thin to no head. Aroma is a strange mix of spices that smells a bit like a fancy English tea. Flavor is a bit dominated by the pepper, but the other elements do come through, particularly the cinnamon, anise, and ginger. And then there are the hop and citrus elements of an IPA. Overall, its interesting but just a bit too busy for me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beershine (5224) - The Sunshine State, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2012
Draft at zekes. Orange copper. Small head. Aroma of desert spices, sage, rosemary, basil, thyme, oregano. Not getting the Asian spices at all! Flavors follow, making for a mediterranean/California desert spice essential oil bomb that has a fun flavor profile and works for me even if just as a novelty. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2475) - Coeur d 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. Im really impressed with this. Very creative!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
paultheguru (644) - Parker, Colorado, USA - MAR 21, 2012
Nice tea and spice flavor...mostly clove and nutmeg. Great Ipa characteristics...pine hop notes, bright vibrant color. Impressive for Widmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4661) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Pours a clean golden yellow with one finger of off white head. Nose is spicy and citrusy, interesting aroma. Notes of juniper/sweet spruce and evergreen. Resinous and lightly bubble gumish flavor. Lots of evergreen character. Dry and piney palate with spicy finish. I dug this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
mjg74 (3077) - La Mesa, California, USA - MAR 19, 2012
Bottle from BevMo. Decent hoppy nose. A bit of spice is noticeable as well. Good amount of spice up front. A decent hop kick in the finish. Quite interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
vyvvy (6309) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - MAR 17, 2012
Pours crystal clear copper with an off-white head. The aroma definitely lets you know this is a spiced IPA with spices all over the place along with some hoppiness. However, there is a buttery aspect that could be diacetyl. Medium crisp husky body with a decent amount of carbonation. Starts with a bit of caramel malt, but that is quickly overtaken with the spice and tea aspects. Those flavors really dominate the beer. There does seem to be some spicy and hints of pine from the hops, but they are fighting to be tasted at all. Ive like the others Ive had from the Rotator series, but this one didnt work for me. It sounded interesting, but the spices are just too much for me here.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
improvjock (328) - 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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TomTron (452) - 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...

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
boozedude (2228) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAR 16, 2012
Good stuff...clean spice mild fruit aroma.... Pours amber. mild hopos and well played mild fruit taste...good stuff

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