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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

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very good

105 Reviews
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Reviews: 105
Hads: 305
Avg: 3.83
pDev: 19.06%
Wants: 17
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-20-2008

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Photo of bitterthebetter
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

ok, so this just came out in bottles in prt, so I finally remembered to snag one tonight, but had to run to catch the bus, so it did get jumbled around, but I let it sit in my fridge for 45 mintues before I cracked it, and it was still a very delicious beer after that, so I can only surmise what it tastes like without the turbulence

poured into a quart mason jar, pours a cloudy, deep golden orange with bubbly, belgian style massive head that formed a mesa on the rim of the jar.

rich, big spicy, resiny, floral, slight dried apricots, and a dash of carmel at the end. super inviting, almost earthy aroma with a dash of pine too

solidly crisp and resiny hops upfront, with numerous hoppy layers floating around such as spicy, somewhat grassy (in a good way) dry pine, and a faint but mellow caramel and biscuity backbone. thick resiny/sticky pine dominates the finish, becoming a little dry, but enduring with solid balance and flavor

smooth upfront, but extremely well balanced hop flavors than really mingle well and create a very durable and enjoyable finish. it really tastes a lot bigger than its 75 IBUs, which is a really good thing at only 7.1 % ABV, it is really pretty meaty with the hops, but there is a solid yet sublte malt body

absolutely delicious after a hectic workday, and even with a 10 block job to the bus, it hit the spot. super enticing aroma with numerous layers to dig though, that all follow through and then some on the palate. finish is long, smooth, and it really sticks with you for quite some time, literally, but in a great way. this beer reminds me why I love IPAs so much, excellent, I will be buying another tomorrow and letting it settle for at least a day, if I can wait that long

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Photo of cbros
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type- 22 ounce bomber poured into a mug. Got this as an extra in a trade madhombrewer.

A- Pours an orange ting with a white finger white lace. There is a small amount of cling after the pour. There is a fair amount of carbonation activity present after the pour.

S- I am getting a strong presence of citrus followed by a hoppy backbone. Behind both of these smells is a subtle alcohol smell.

T- The citrus hoppy flavor continues in the taste. The combination is very well balanced and the taste ends with again a subtle alcohol flavor. The ABV is fairly high for an IPA and you can certainly tell in tasting this beer. Overall a very well balanced and tasty IPA. Just what I would expect from a West Coast IPA.

This was an extra in a trade from Ben. I wanted a 6 pack of Ninkasi Tricerahops and I was lucky enough to have this West Coast IPA thrown in. Even though I have never had anything from Oakshire before I can tell that they make solid beers. This is a very solid IPA, nothing overly mind blowing but a good beer nontheless. I would certainly like to have more options from Oakshire and I would certainly have this IPA again if given the chance.

Thanks Ben.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.68/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber. Deep burnt orange in colour, large frothy,thick,creamy off white head. Very hoppy,floral and pine mostly scents Piney,lemony..dried lemon flavours, little candy sugar and a nice balancing maltiness. Very nice on the palate..indeed so easy to quaff..a true summer IPA. Good drinkable IPA.

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Photo of roadhouse
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber into a pint glass

Poured a mostly clear orange color with a slight haze to it. A one inch off-white head sits atop which fades to a cap and leaves some very nice lacing.

Aroma was dominated by (surprise) juicy citrus hops. A bit of a spicy herbal character and a touch of pine goes along. Very slight sweet malt presence but it's hard for it to break through the hops.

Taste was again dominated by the citrusy hops with some grapefruit and orange rind being most prominent. A hint of some pine with the slightest malt sweetness showing up for a second. Finish is dominated by lingering hop flavors.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, good carbonation level, though nothing exceedingly amazing. Drinkable if you are a huge fan of IPAs, but like their Espresso Stout, I probably would have done better with a 12 oz. size or someone to split a bottle with.

A very nice IPA, which I had high hopes for seeing that Matt is now the brewer over at Oakshire. It's not as good as his Flossmoor IPAs, but very good nonetheless. Those are hard to top.

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Photo of RedDiamond
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Potent aroma and taste, like a whole disco full of hop cones just boogiein' the night away. They're floral and sexy and they sing in harmony. The flavor is a potent hop charm, but it's not so overpowering in any dimension as to compromise drinkability. Orange-citric notes abound from a body of dark, unfiltered pumpkin color showing low suds.

I had a pint of this only an hour after finishing a pint of Ninkasi IPA and it blew that bird out of the sky.

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Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
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