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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

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very good

249 Ratings

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Ratings: 249
Reviews: 93
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 11.58%
Wants: 16
Gots: 18 | 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)
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Photo of calmond72
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

calmond72, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of rahbuckeye
4/5  rDev +5.3%

rahbuckeye, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of amnesia85
4/5  rDev +5.3%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.55/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Slightly hazy golden color with one finger of head that had decent retention before settling to a thin cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma is a surprising amount of sweet smelling malt. The hops add some citrus, possibly lemon, and herbal aromas.

On the sweeter side of the IPA spectrum, especially for an American IPA. Hops give some citrus and herbal qualities. Bitterness seems moderately high. Alcohol cleanses the palate in the finish.

Has good carbonation for an IPA. Light and fine bubbles that give just enough life to the beer.

I would of liked more hop flavor to accompany the bitterness. Otherwise an enjoyable beer.

morimech, Apr 01, 2012
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a slightly cloudy red orange amber. One finger white head and lacing. Nice appearance. Aroma of aromatic hops, citrus, light fruit and light malt. Sweet citrus and malt, followed by nice hops and a hoppy, light malt finish. Nice flavor progression and pleasant to drink. Somewhat understated, but worth trying again.

LiquidAmber, Mar 15, 2012
Photo of Rutager
4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy amber-gold with a small, bubbly white head.

Smell. Nice toasted light grains, piney hops and a little cedar.

Taste. Good hit of bitter piney hops with those nice toasted light malts I was smelling. Good ballance, slight sweetness, abv well hidden. Pretty nice.

Mouthfeel. Medium body, medium-low carbonation.

Overall. Nicely surprised by this random grab from a recent Portland beercation.

Rutager, Mar 14, 2012
Photo of marine1975
1.5/5  rDev -60.5%

marine1975, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jtosch
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

jtosch, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
3/5  rDev -21.1%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of mixmastermike76
4/5  rDev +5.3%

mixmastermike76, Feb 09, 2012
Photo of scootpolute
3.43/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

1 Pint, 6 FL OZS...brown bottle...

Appearance: Hazy orange/copper beer with a patchy cream off-white foam head that clings to the sides of the glass.

Smell: Very pronounced grapefruit hop aromas, spicy with background sweet malts and a faint bready grain aroma.

Taste: Hmmm...not exactly what I was expecting from the smell & appearance...Funky soapy flavor, which could be crazy hops?! Then, mellows out to a smooth and creamy with a relatively weak-body. The initial taste is a strange soap/hop mix on the palate! Some spicy, leaf and grass flavours pull-thru, then are followed by an alcohol presence and spiciness. The malt in this beer is faintly present but gets lost in hops/soaps weirdness. Beer finishes with residual hop spice and faint malt sweetness, with the last touch of weird soapy flavor.

Notes: I'm not sure about this beer? I've sure had better. 7.10 % abv.

scootpolute, Feb 07, 2012
Photo of portlandmonk
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

portlandmonk, Jan 24, 2012
Photo of strongaf
4/5  rDev +5.3%

strongaf, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of doughanson78
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

doughanson78, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of pixieskid
4/5  rDev +5.3%

pixieskid, Jan 08, 2012
Photo of WertMaker
4/5  rDev +5.3%

WertMaker, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of CoryR
4/5  rDev +5.3%

CoryR, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of flagmantho
4.33/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: murky orange hue with plenty of haze and a nice cap of frothy tan foam. Looks like a good West Coast IPA.

Smell: earthy and biscuity. Hops are big but balanced and appealing, mostly earthy with citrus and other fruity notes tucked nicely around the edges. I quite like it.

Taste: biscuity and earthy but bitter and very nicely hoppy. This is probably my favorite beer that I would call "biscuity". The hops start out earthy and then reveal their fruitier characteristics; the bitterness at the end is dank and satisfying. This isn't the hoppiest or most bitter IPA out there, but it appeals to me in a way which is hard for me to articulate. Just fantastic.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and concomitant creaminess. Good.

Overall: this might be my favorite Oregon IPA ever; it is certainly in my top 5 Oregon beers. Usually I disdain "biscuity" beers, but the hop combination here is just exactly my cup of tea. Fantastico!

flagmantho, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

twelveinches, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev +5.3%

thewimperoo, Dec 10, 2011
Photo of cosmicevan
4.13/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

thanks to MADhombrewer for this one!

a - opened the bottle and filled my capt lawrence taster tulip. poured a really murky orange with a steady line of visible carbonation. nice classic 2 finger plus of classic frothy chunky ipa head. lacing clings to the glass in chunks. really attractive.

s - subtle hops. mildly sweaty. orange peel. very subtle. clean.

t - some decent orange peel hopping then a slap in the face of thick piny sticky bitterness.

m - medium bodied. finishes very bitter and really cools my mouth. refreshing zing at the end. the mouth is actually the highlight for me. leaves such a nice feel and glow in my mouth.

o - overall a nice ipa. nothing earth shattering, but if this was available locally i'd probably have it every now and again. mouth is amazing and makes this one worth a try for any fan of ipas.

cosmicevan, Dec 07, 2011
Photo of SRossman
4/5  rDev +5.3%

SRossman, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of ipafool
4/5  rDev +5.3%

ipafool, Nov 29, 2011
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 249 ratings.