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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

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BA SCORE
85
very good

284 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 284
Reviews: 101
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 17
Gots: 28 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-20-2008

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Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of smakawhat
3.15/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

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.

Photo of Brad007
3.36/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Pours a nice mild gold color with a whitish hue at the bottom and a thick, frothy head into my glass.

Light and fluffy with a good balance of citrus and pine in the nose. Label says that it's their take on the PNW IPA.

Tasty with just the right amount of bitterness. A touch of pine and grapefruit. Crisp. Seems fairly fresh too.

Lingering buttery malt with the pine and grapefruit flavors. Carbonation isn't too high, which aids in a seamless transfer to the throat.

I like this. It's very balanced. Though it's not a DIPA, it reminds me a bit of heady topper in a sense.

Photo of Hopmodium
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of st9647v3
4/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of weerezboy
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of chugamugofsud
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.16/5  rDev -16.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of AshleyKing
4.33/5  rDev +14.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

OK, here is a new beer in the poor but getting better Alaskan beer selection. Hadn't seen it so I must try.

Nice clear, light amber with nice head. Pity most of the hops fade once they get up here. Not this one: good hop on the nose immediately, and very clear pine on the aroma side with the fading citrus on the bittering side.

Thanks for the hops. Sometimes lower 48 IPAs are just past the aroma gifts by the time we get em.

Photo of virinow
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of InfernoBoss
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of DenverLogan
3.92/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle obtained on the road in Oregon within the past three months (I think)!
Poured in a chalice...medium size bubbles...gold color.
Aroma of citrus hops, pepper, wheat.
Significant carbonation and mouthfeel.
Flavors of hops, but with no malt shortage...rich and bold, challenging and tasty. Let's do 5 minutes...
OK...five minutes have gone by...shared with another good taster...head hangs on nicely, lotsa lace...big aroma of spicy hops, fresh baked bread, dark amber malts, creamy, and a rough and tough finish, but tasty!

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.13/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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.

Photo of Idris
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Clear, honey-orange brew with a solid crown of tight white bubbles and very well carbonated. Very nice looking beer! Pleasing aroma, with piney hops dominant, and some honey malt characteristics present in the tail end of the the nose. Malt is more assertive in the beginning of the palate than I anticipated, with an astrigent, biting bitter coming in toward then end. I found the mouthfeel to be odd...a bit thin, yet a slight stickiness.

Photo of SJPatrick
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Kevlee722
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of fredmugs
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of AleVana
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

Photo of ChugginOil
3.8/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly cloudy straw color with at least 3 inches of white head. Moderate lace.

The nose has some sharp piney hop notes. There is a bit of pineapple and mango followed by a sweet malty scent to balance things out.

The flavors incorporate the aromas noticed. Pine and pineapple/mango hop flavors are bitter and tasty. There is quite a bit of sweet malt that outdoes the hops by just a bit.

The mouthfeel is clean, crisp and medium bodied. Low carbonation.

That Oregon water is working nicely here. The near balance makes for a pretty solid ipa.

Photo of t0rin0
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

Photo of BrienVoll
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.12/5  rDev +8.7%
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.

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.

Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
85 out of 100 based on 284 ratings.