1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

Not Rated.
Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

230 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-20-2008)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Watershed IPA Alström Bros
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Ratings: 230 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of marine1975
marine1975

North Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -60.6%

03-06-2012 03:05:39 | More by marine1975
Photo of Beaver13
Beaver13

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%

12 oz can. Pours clear straw gold with a small frothy white head that goes to a thin film and laces the glass.

The aroma is subdued - stinky and metallic hops.

The flavor is subdued - some resiny hops that have decent bitterness. The mouthfeel is light bodied and kind of watery.

Overall, I liked this better on tap. The can is watery and subdued with not a lot of flavor.

04-20-2014 03:12:21 | More by Beaver13
Photo of Beercounter1
Beercounter1


2.75/5  rDev -27.8%

09-10-2012 04:32:23 | More by Beercounter1
Photo of womencantsail
womencantsail

California

2.78/5  rDev -27%

Thanks to Gil for sharing.

A: The pour is sort of orange in color with a soapy white head.

S: Sort of a soapy aroma with toasted bread and sweet toffee and caramel malts. A bit of citrus and pine hop character with just a very mild herbal note to it.

T: Sweet malt all the way with quite a bit of bread, toast, and toffee. There is a fairly minimal hop flavor. Herbs and citrus peel with a little bit more soap and perhaps even some pine sol.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation.

O: Soap and floor cleaner are not preferable flavors in any beer.

09-04-2011 01:10:06 | More by womencantsail
Photo of BabaYagaRIS
BabaYagaRIS

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -27%

For the style this beer did not hit the spot as expected with bitterness and flagship carbonation, seeking the missing strong presence of finishing hops was not hit first in the finish department for this dance.. A little dry a little piney and royally florally and the ladies didn't sing it home. Could have a couple of these with no complaints.

10-12-2013 05:32:09 | More by BabaYagaRIS
Photo of ktrillionaire
ktrillionaire

Florida

2.95/5  rDev -22.6%

A - It pours an orange-amber hue, and is capped wit a healthy bit of off-white foam which, while persistent, is too slippery to deposit lace.

S - (intentionally left blank. I am not sure where the aroma addition went, but it isn't here.)

T - The taste is lemon-y and caramel-malty and has a bit of astringent-sweet duality going on, as found in, say, lemonade, or pink grapefruit with sugar atop.

M - Sticky and slick.

O - Not a huge fan.

05-07-2011 04:52:19 | More by ktrillionaire
Photo of jbeervt
jbeervt

Vermont

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-20-2013 16:14:34 | More by jbeervt
Photo of leftoverburrito
leftoverburrito

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.3%

05-08-2013 03:06:04 | More by leftoverburrito
Photo of mfield14
mfield14

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.3%

03-15-2014 00:22:10 | More by mfield14
Photo of TubaDan
TubaDan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -21.3%

08-11-2014 03:33:33 | More by TubaDan
Photo of Hoolihan
Hoolihan

Oregon

3/5  rDev -21.3%

02-10-2012 06:44:50 | More by Hoolihan
Photo of biercycle
biercycle

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -21.3%

04-08-2012 23:00:41 | More by biercycle
Photo of AgentZero
AgentZero

Illinois

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%

A - Orangish beer with a white head that had a decent amount of lacing on it.

S - Citrus with just a touch of resiny hops. Mostly it's sweet around a caramel, but light, malt backbone.

T - Too much caramel makes the taste feel heavy on this. There is some citrus notes with some bittering hops, but it's pretty pedestrian.

M - Moderate carbonation with medium body.

O - Not a particularly good beer, needs more hops presence and to seem a little less heavy. Also a little too sweet for my liking with too much focus on the malts profile.

05-16-2011 00:20:36 | More by AgentZero
Photo of RJLarse
RJLarse

Washington

3.05/5  rDev -19.9%

I bought a bomber of Watershed IPA in a bottle shop. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a pale gold color, clear with a bit of chill haze. topped with a creamy white head.

Smell is faint, a sweet citrus and floral aroma.

Taste is balanced, with a cereal presence up front, and a light citrus flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry bitter aftertaste.

Overall a drinkable but average IPA. I would have it again, but there are better IPAs out there.

04-28-2013 23:25:35 | More by RJLarse
Photo of N3rdM3t4l
N3rdM3t4l

Oregon

3.11/5  rDev -18.4%

Bomber into stwndard pint.

A: clear honey gold color. A half inch of white head that fell to a sparse cap with a thick ring around the glass.

S: pretty standard ipa nose. Grassy with a little bit of fruit. A slight tropical note but mostly citrusy. Maybe pineapple in there. A little bit of the malt body.

T: runs the gambit of ipa flavors. Grassy floral hop that leaves a pleasant bitter on the palate. Not overpowering. The malt body is well hidden.

M: lighter than it should be as far as body goes. Kinda slick actually. Feels a little oily.

O: typical NWIPA less agressive than other ipa from Eugene OR, for that I am glad.

01-29-2013 05:27:09 | More by N3rdM3t4l
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

3.14/5  rDev -17.6%

Copper and orange colored pour, good near 1" head on it, predominantly white in color, small bubbles. Very bitter aroma, but not dropping a lot of citrus, pine or tropical fruit notes to it. Just bitter. Sweet malt.

Taste, very bitter, but again, easily establishes itself as something far from an elite level ipa. All bitterness, little flavor. Tweekers are looking at this wondering how much copper wire they can strip out of it. Lots of sticky caramel malt to it, thankfully, not heavy, but not really working with the high bitterness that lacked any decent amount of dry hopping, or at least never used any aroma or proprietary hops. They went old school with C hops I suspect, which can make a damn good ipa, but it needs a kick up on the mouthfeel, taste and aroma.

Found this one to be way too bitter and astringent without supplying much in the way of taste. Too many superior options out there.

02-13-2013 02:54:04 | More by Beerandraiderfan
Photo of smakawhat
smakawhat

Maryland

3.14/5  rDev -17.6%

Poured from the bottle into a Dogfish Head Ale glass. Bottle date indecipherable.

A really nice texbook orange amber body, all the same color throughout it seems. Head makes a creamy two fingers with a good settling one finger puck on top. Rings of lacing, and some large collar like bubbles underneath. Just the faintest carbonation which travels real fast in the middle.

Biscuity malts, crisp sense a bit on this too, but there is virtually no hop presence. A little bit of grain hides in the back, with a sense of dry flour.

The malts dominate on this one, with just a little hint of wet palate. Flavors are fleeting, and there's next to no hop flavor on this. A little bit of pine on the finish and herbal tea presence. Light bitterness coats the mid palate a bit, but honestly not much to speak of.

Either this bottle is really old, or it's more likely just not doing it for me. Hard to say, but this really tastes and smells like something is missing. Drinkable and fine, but for the hop heads another one to pass on.

03-13-2013 22:42:19 | More by smakawhat
Photo of ChainGangGuy
ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.18/5  rDev -16.5%

Appearance: Pours a cloudy, deep copper-toned body with a sporadic, skittish, white head.

Smell: Simplistic, one-dimensional malt base, just a hint of pale malts, really, with some floral, resinous, lemony hop scents on top.

Taste: Lightly sweetish pale malts with a low, dull breadiness to it. Dash of stale lemon peel, vague notion of spice, and a hint of birch tree bark peel. Medium bitterness. Some inclusion of dry maltiness on the bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light body. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Personally, I found it to be a bit bland in the flavor department.

09-08-2011 16:52:44 | More by ChainGangGuy
Photo of ScaryEd
ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-10-2013 03:24:28 | More by ScaryEd
Photo of dipso123
dipso123

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-13-2013 00:10:41 | More by dipso123
Photo of Smurf2055
Smurf2055

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

08-08-2013 16:04:53 | More by Smurf2055
Photo of BeerNW
BeerNW

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-30-2013 13:45:50 | More by BeerNW
Photo of Zbeetleman
Zbeetleman

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

07-09-2013 05:24:14 | More by Zbeetleman
Photo of BDeibs
BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-03-2014 04:12:09 | More by BDeibs
Photo of Valley_Town_Sipper
Valley_Town_Sipper

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

I'm not overwhelmed nor underwhelmed by this straight forward IPA. . . Pours light in its color and a little murky while pushing just the slightest of citrus aromas. Beats you up good with a solid bitterness. Other than that though, it is steady she goes. Preaching 70 IBU's and 6.7 ABV, the Watershed IPA trends average right across the line. Better than a fair share IPA's, but I fear it doesn't do enough to stand out and may be in the end forgettable. . .

04-19-2014 01:33:41 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
« first ‹ prev | 1-25 | 26-50 | 51-75  | next › last »
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.