Beer Review: WIDMER BROTHERS UPHEAVAL IPA

Beer Review: WIDMER BROTHERS UPHEAVAL IPA
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Widmer Brothers BrewingIPA0N/A

Introduction

Widmer Brothers Brewing presents their Upheaval IPA, a brew crafted with a medley of six hop varieties and three different grains, including wheat. This concoction not only pays homage to the robust Northwest-style IPA but also embodies Kurt and Rob Widmer’s unapologetic commitment to innovation.

Appearance

The Upheaval IPA pours into a goblet with an enticing amber-tinted gold hue, offering a fairly clear body. However, it lacks a significant head, leaving behind only a thin film of white.

Aroma

The aroma is a blend of pine resin and citrus essence, with a subtle floral undertone adding depth to the olfactory experience.

Taste

Upon sipping, one encounters a bold presence of abrasive bitter chinook-like hops, followed by a citrusy twang that emerges amidst the initial bitterness. The malt profile leans towards the dry side, culminating in an earthy finish.

Mouthfeel

The mouthfeel of Upheaval IPA is characterized by its rough texture and full-bodied nature, with a modest level of carbonation contributing to its overall profile.

Overall Assessment

Widmer Brothers Brewing has crafted a highly drinkable IPA with an enticing aroma. While it showcases their adeptness in brewing IPAs, the Upheaval IPA might benefit from a more pronounced head and a slightly smoother mouthfeel to elevate the drinking experience further.