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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (23615) - 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 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Oakes (16969) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Draught at Zekes 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. Ive had a lot of these.1

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16347) - Dublin, California, USA - AUG 16, 2012
Golden color with a white head. Interesting blend of citrus hops and spices. Heavy on the anise, pepper, ginger, and cinnamon. The other aromatics are there, but less so. Decent tea aroma. A hint of sweet malt in the background. The flavor has a nice hoppiness to it with mild to moderate bitterness. As with the nose, heavy anise, pepper, ginger, cinnamon, and tea. The finish is fairly bitter, which is likely augmented by some of the spices. Really interesting and different.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (14891) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from Malt and Vine. Pours light amber with a creamy/fluffy white head. Holy crap Batman. Theres 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 Im 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 cant distinguish the clove - except maybe for a little "burn". Damn but this is good stuff. Its 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ratman197 (14372) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
djd07 (13689) - Houston, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2012
Bottle. Pours a cloudy orange with small off white head. The aroma is floral hops and pine. Thin mouthfeel with a sweet hop flavor and light spice finish. Easy to drink a very good spice from Widmer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Drake (13303) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 21, 2012
12 ounce bottle from a Kroger. Pours a clear amber color with a medium sized frothy white head. Good head retention. Aroma of tea, ginger, clove, grapefruit and caramel. The taste is tea, spices, ginger, grapefruit, pale malts. Medium bodied. Interesting.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
bu11zeye (13020) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 13, 2012
(12oz bottle) Pours a clear yellow body with a small white head. Aroma of grass, cinnamon, anise, and ginger. Flavor of cinnamon, florals, pepper, anise, grass, clove, pine, and citrus.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerandBlues2 (12841) - Escondido, California, USA - MAR 29, 2012
Tap at Maxs. Pours clear dark gold with a small, fizzy white head, short retention with spare lacing. Aroma is cookie and biscuit malt, spices, grassy and spicy hops. Flavor is medium hops and bitterness, supporting malt, spices, fruity esters and a dry finish. Light body and warmth, medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (12612) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAY 14, 2013
Pours a slightly hazy golden color with a medium fizzy white head that evaporates quickly to an outer ring. Small patches of lacing on the glass. Aroma of hops, spice and malt. Medium-bodied with flavors of herbal hops, peaches and malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a hoppy and spicy aftertaste. Decent overall.

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