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Title: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: skyler on June 13, 2011, 07:42:16 pm
So Widmer recently dropped the underwhelming "Broken Halo" for a series of "seasonal" IPA's. I don't know any more than that and that the current release, "X-114 IPA" is incredible. This is a really outstanding beer. I have had it several times now, and it is just full of fruity, juicy, hop goodness - probably my favorite easy-to-find-anywhere beer right now. I just thought I should share.

X-114, btw, is named for the "experimental" hop used for flavor and aroma. If that's the chief hop I am tasting, it tastes like a mix between Nelson Sauvin and Summit.
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: hoser on June 13, 2011, 08:30:44 pm
The experimental hop at the time was x-114, it has now been renamed the hop we all know and love as Citra!  Hence the name ;D
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: Pinski on June 13, 2011, 09:03:26 pm
Agreed. I took a sixer of the x-114 to a party a couple weeks ago and really enjoyed it. Big Citra flavor and aroma, not harshly bitter. I don't miss Broken Halo.
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: dannyjed on June 27, 2011, 05:01:52 pm
agreed, a great beer and I can get it in OH
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: Pinski on June 27, 2011, 05:28:19 pm
Try the new Nelson Imperial IPA if you can find it. Wow. Delicious.

I have to brew something with Nelson Sauvin hops now.
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: phillamb168 on June 28, 2011, 03:20:28 am
Try the new Nelson Imperial IPA if you can find it. Wow. Delicious.

I have to brew something with Nelson Sauvin hops now.

Just loaded 28 grams each of Nelson, Simcoe and Amarillo into my Pliny clone for dry hopping. You're welcome to stop by for a taste in a couple weeks :-D
Title: Re: Widmer X-114 Rotator IPA
Post by: tschmidlin on July 02, 2011, 01:42:06 am
I think is the first all citra beer I've had.  The flavor is . . . interesting.  It's not unpleasant at all, but it's a little distracting because it reminds me of something specific that I enjoy.  But not necessarily something I want to taste in my beer. ;)