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RATINGS: 157   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.36/5   SEASONAL: Series   IBU: 70   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Coast’s 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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4.5
brandon1989 (691) - 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!!

4.4
Alphadelic (2249) - Portland, Oregon, USA - FEB 25, 2012
A healthy amber. This just has the most amazing spicy, floral nose I have ever encountered. Hints of sweet jasmine, zingy lemongrass an some peppery savoury notes. A fabulous progression of flavors and the bitterness of the hops and tea play off of one another dreamily. This is a really impressive brew.

4.2
bhensonb (15753) - Woodland, California, USA - APR 18, 2012
Bottle from Malt and Vine. Pours light amber with a creamy/fluffy white head. Holy crap Batman. There’s 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 I’m 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 can’t distinguish the clove - except maybe for a little "burn". Damn but this is good stuff. It’s 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.

4.2
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - OCT 22, 2012
Pours clear gold with off white lacing. Lots of spice on the nose: cinnamon, cardamom, ginger and nutmeg. Full-bodied palate is hoppy but well balanced with a great spice presence on the back palate and the finish. This is a Really enjoyable fall beer.

4.1
poisoneddwarf (2646) - 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. I’m really impressed with this. Very creative!

4.1
Oakes (18794) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 6, 2012
Draught at Zeke’s 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. I’ve had a lot of these.1

4.1
IPAsavedMYlife (346) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - APR 16, 2012
Nice spices on the nose, tea, reminds me of vienna sausages. Color of a traditional IPA. Average head. Taste is fairly round. Do taste some of the tea in the flavor profile. Unique, and kind of slipped in there, unpungent if that’s a word. Definitely something different. Enjoyable, but probably not the beer for everyone. Enjoyability 4/5.

4.1
FishBizkit (234) - Camp Hill, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 1, 2012
a unique take on an IPA, which is a breathe of fresh air these days. Nice orange pour with small white head, good lacing. Aroma is resiny hops, floral in nature, with deep, rich spicy notes, if i didn’t know additional spices were added i wouldn’t have been surprised to think this was just hops, the spices kind of bring forth the already spicy tones that hops can have. Flavor is balanced, notes of caramel malt, sweet sticky hops, nutmeg, cinnamon. Nice. -Fish!


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