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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

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very good

263 Ratings

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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 94
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.35%
Wants: 16
Gots: 23 | 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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3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

t0rin0, Dec 03, 2012
Photo of BrienVoll
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

BrienVoll, Dec 02, 2012
Photo of Hoptometrist
4.1/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on tap into a shaker glass at Track Town Pizza

A- Poured a very light orange, very clear with some visible carbonation, frothy head left glass coating lace

S- Big astrigent piney, grapefruit, and orange citrus notes. Very powerful and pungent aroma

T- Big piney, orange, and grapefruit notes. Very bitter and pretty astrigent

M- Very dry, prickly carbonation, medium body, a little sticky

O- This is a really nice and bitter IPA, pretty astrigent and very West Coast.

Hoptometrist, Oct 02, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From the hated and despised 22oz bottle format. Poured into 10oz goblet. Poured a lightly hazy orange-amber color with less than 1/2 inch of off-white head that had very good retention and lacing.

The aroma had some very nice citrus hops upfront, with some malt in a supporting role, making for a nicely balanced scent. A similar story on the tongue, bright hops upfront, malt smoothing things out in the middle, and a slightly lingering hop finish.

The body was good and clean, it was a bit fuller than than typical for the style, and had a slightly sticky finish. Drinkability was much better than average for the style, I would happily have a few of these. Overall, a better than average example of the style. A must try if you see it and probably worth working a trade.

beertunes, Sep 28, 2012
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

kylemckinnis, Sep 21, 2012
Photo of hoptitsbrews
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

hoptitsbrews, Sep 17, 2012
Photo of DefenCorps
3.9/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottle from the Whole Foods in Tanasbourne. Unfortunately, it doesn't have a bottled on date.

Pouring a clear copper with a dense off-white head with good retention and lacing, this is a nice looking IPA. The nose is decent. Moderately hoppy, this has a blend of pine, weed, herbal character and some nice grapefruit along with some tangerine. A definite crystal malt presence is noted. The hop character is also quite green and grassy, moderately chlorophyll-like. Quite nice.

The palate is better than i was expecting, given the nose. While crystal malt flavors are perceived, sweetness is minimal. Opening modestly hoppy with a blend of fruity hop flavors, a moderate bitterness and a mildly grassy character, this is nice. Quite juicy with a mild caramel sweetness and some crystal malt flavor without the sweetness, this beer is medium light in body and moderately carbonated. The grassy hop notes are distracting, but otherwise, this is a pretty solid ipa, especially at the sub $4 per bomber price point. Recommended.

DefenCorps, Sep 13, 2012
Photo of Beercounter1
2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

Beercounter1, Sep 10, 2012
Photo of WaydeRafnel
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

WaydeRafnel, Sep 03, 2012
Photo of RoryOMoore
4/5  rDev +5.5%

RoryOMoore, Aug 26, 2012
Photo of johnnyboy76
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

johnnyboy76, Jul 27, 2012
Photo of Bookseeb
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance of a hazy copper amber color supporting a thin dissipating head that leaves spotty lace. Smell is balanced well with sweet caramel malt, grapefruit and pine. Taste has the scense of aroma that has that nice balance of hops leaving a dry bitter in the end. Mouthfeel is a viscous medium with a good spike of carbonation. Overalll a nice well rounded blend of flavors that bring this IPA together.

Bookseeb, May 09, 2012
Photo of TheFlern
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

TheFlern, Apr 15, 2012
Photo of biercycle
3/5  rDev -20.8%

biercycle, Apr 09, 2012
Photo of calmond72
4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

calmond72, Apr 08, 2012
Photo of rahbuckeye
4/5  rDev +5.5%

rahbuckeye, Apr 06, 2012
Photo of amnesia85
4/5  rDev +5.5%

amnesia85, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of morimech
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
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 +2.9%
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 +10.8%
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 -60.4%

marine1975, Mar 06, 2012
Photo of jtosch
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%

jtosch, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of shelby415
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

shelby415, Feb 27, 2012
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

sharpski, Feb 15, 2012
Photo of Hoolihan
3/5  rDev -20.8%

Hoolihan, Feb 10, 2012
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.