In this beer blog, we are going to get into the first beer from my beer trade with my friend Matt from the East Coast. I have been wanting to try this beer and I was pretty excited to get a few bottles. It is Widmer Brothers Upheaval IPA. If you read my earlier beer blog posts on their beers, you know the history of this West Coast craft brewery. If you have not, please, read them to get to know Widmer Brothers. Let us get into Upheaval IPA.
It has a cloudy copper color with a constant white head on this India Pale Ale. The aroma has a heavy citrus to slight grapefruit notes. The taste profile of this medium to full body beer is a carbonation citrus notes with a dry hoppy finish. It is pretty drinkable IPA but I find myself sipping it.
Here is a description from their website (www.widmerbrothers.com):
Upheaval IPA is the result of our brewers’ relentless pursuit of the perfect IPA. With more than two pounds of hops per barrel, Upheaval IPA unleashes a huge hop flavor and aroma with serious bitterness and balanced finish. Brewed with wheat, the result is a hazy, bold IPA that’s Unfiltered. Unexpected. Unapologetic. Uncompromised.
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Closing, this is an awesome brew. I really enjoyed it. I just find it funny. When I make this trade with my friend, package finds its way into my market but it is still a drive. I am cool with that because now I can pick up a six-pack. I love big malty backbone with some Northwest hops. It has a nice bold and powerful hop character but nice enough to make it drinkable beer. Widmer Brothers did it again. They pushed the limits of craft beer. This is the new standard of IPA’s. I highly recommend this beer. Go get some! Drink it! Enjoy it! Metal it! \m/
Bill DJ Weiser