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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewery

Watershed IPA

Overall: 8.5/10 by 3 dudes

Dudes: 8.6/10

Trend: 8.5/10 over past 5 reviews

Style: American IPA

ABV: 7.10%

IBU: 75

Season: Year Round

Have Another: 100%

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355 beers rated with a 7.9 average
  • 8.4/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 9 | L: 8 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: Pale gold.
  • Orange gold.

    Enticing big malt backone with full grapefruit notes, then herbs. Definately inviting.

    Huge hopped up flavor of grapefruit and pine. Almost tingly mouthfeel from all the hops. Well balanced, not much malt sweetness. And definately not too heavy in viscocity. And no hop bite.

    Not like any other big hopped IPA. Smooth and subtle for a hugely hop brew. You've got to like grapefruit. But shows there's variation in the IPA arena.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 21:51:32
  • Tasted: August 25, 2011 by rich
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
113 beers rated with a 8.2 average
  • 8.3/10 have another
  • A: 8 | T: 8 | L: 8 | M: 9 | O: 9
  • Color: 9
  • Aroma, like the label says, western IPA. Simcoe in there? A "C" hop for sure, Cascade?

    Translucent amber. Thin clingy lace. No apparent head.

    Clean bitterness, great hop profile. A lot of flavor, but bitterness isn't over whelming. Some malty sweetness balances the hop.
  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 21:46:55
  • Tasted: August 25, 2011 by Retrofit
  • $0.00 for 12 oz. bottle
1,141 beers rated with a 7.8 average
  • 8.7/10 have another
  • A: 9 | T: 9 | L: 9 | M: 8 | O: 8
  • Color: Deep Gold
  • Pours slightly cloudy topped by a thin white foam that has minimal retention. Lacing sheets before spotting after it seeks the level of the liquid.

    Aroma floral, orange, grapefruit, and some wood but I could be confusing this with something else. Interesting but hard for me to distinguish.

    Taste is a sweet up front but not by much. Middle brings some bread(?) while the end is all hops. Grapefruit, floral, and orange show up with grapefruit bitterness hitting the in the finish.

    Light end of medium body with medium carbonation which might be even bigger. Dry.

    Each beer I have by this brewery makes me want to have another. The balance of the aroma and flavor make for a interesting brew. Enjoy!
  • Reviewed: Thursday, August 25, 2011 at 21:39:47
  • Tasted: August 25, 2011 by scot
  • $0.00 for 22 oz. bottle
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Beer Notes
  • A Northwest style India Pale Ale highlights the flavors and aromas of our region’s best hops. Crisp, clean, dry and refreshing, this dry hopped IPA is very smooth and easy to drink.
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