Wittales (762) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAY 7, 2012
Appearance was clear copper gold with creamy lasting huge 3 finger white head, lacing. Aromas where sweet malt with loads of spice ie. pepper, ginger , cloves with soft citrusy hops breaking in too , no alcohol present. Taste was lemony hops, spicey clove ginger with anise or cinnamon.Solid mild malts backbone. Palate was smooth creamy carbonation with medium body and average length spicey hoppy caulky finish. Different, I like it... Daytonbeer (730) - Ohio, USA - MAY 16, 2012
Pours reddish gold with white head and nice lacing. Aroma is hoppy with tones of clove and anise. The taste is complex, but alittle unpleasant with funky bitter aftertaste. Good to try, but not something I would go back to. gururyan (727) - Stillwater, Oklahoma, USA - MAY 29, 2012
Not too great, more like a beer tea, would like some of the older rotators to come back. Brandon1989 (660) - Lewisville, Texas, USA - FEB 26, 2013
from notes: pours copper with some slight hazziness and a slightly off white head. the aroma is banana, cloves, banana bread, pumpkin spice. the taste is pumpkin spice. slight banana clove, not very biter and the alcohol is very hidden. fruity but not sweet. this is a very good beer!! 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.
arondee (601) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - JUL 3, 2012
Pours a clear yellow golden color with a nice white head. Aroma is herbal tea and other spices. The taste is very interesting. It reminds me a little of a stone beer I had with Yams recently but there’s no yams here. All of the flavors mix together in a nice, somehow drinkable beer. It’s really surprisingly good. thechandler (593) - Charleston, West Virginia, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Pours a medium copper color with a light white head. Aroma is spicy and resiny with a strong bouquet of hops. Flavor is much bolder than I expected. Good strong hop flavor with a definite spice flavor...anise, ginger, cardamom. Another impressive release from Widmer. stevencon (522) - Sarasota, Florida, USA - FEB 14, 2013
From bottle I forgot about ~1 year old and from memory. Foam spilled out as soon as I uncapped. Pours hazy copper with white head that dissipates quickly. Aroma of malts and grains, floral hops, and chai tea. After slowly enjoying first sip I’m surprised how good it tastes. Starts malty grain followed by floral hop bitterness. The beer finishes with a chai tea that lingers on the palette. Spices I taste include ginger, clove, cardamom, chocolate, anise, and black tea. Very drinkable especially considering the age. Not really an IPA but still tasty. Jrwhitney6 (496) - - FEB 16, 2013
From tap. Orange color, with 1 finger head that sticks around for a while. Floral nose (not strong). Hops very present, along with some spices (maybe a touch of nutmeg?) along with a bitter finish. Ok.
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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...