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Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

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Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

227 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

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Ratings: 227
Reviews: 89
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 15
Gots: 11 | 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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Andrew24

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

04-26-2014 01:42:41 | More by Andrew24
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GilGarp

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz can served cold into a shaker pint glass.

Watershed IPA is a pale golden color with surprisingly good clarity for the style. It has about an inch of head and settles fairly fast. Some lacing is left behind.

Aroma is pleasantly fresh and hoppy with a nice blend of pacific nw hops and the citrusy west coast varieties.

Flavor is bitter but well judged for an IPA. Malts are there to support the hops with just enough sweetness. Hops provide fresh orange zest and pine notes.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated with good IPA balance.

Overall a very solid version of the style. Not sure why it doesn't get the love on BA.

Serving type: can

04-25-2014 03:41:13 | More by GilGarp
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Beaver13

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -37.7%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

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.

Serving type: can

04-20-2014 03:12:21 | More by Beaver13
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utopiajane

New York

3.61/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours with plenty of particles floating so hazy and with a fat fluffy head of bone white foam that leaves good lacing. Nose is sweet floral, a bit of citrus, and some tropical fruit like pineapple. Whiff fo alcohol on the nose. The malt promises to be there with a touch of honey and a bit of bread on the nose. Some light sweet herbal and a light sweet earthiness too. taste is very nice. It has a bit of weight to the mouthfeel from malt and some fruity and floral hops. The tropical sweetness meets a bit of earthy grapefruit rind and the hops finish it with a firm bitter. In the drink the malt has a presence and a bit of weight to it. As the beer warms it smells like fruit punch and drinks lovely. It's a bit peppery in the finish which is so unique for an IPA.

Serving type: can

04-19-2014 23:36:37 | More by utopiajane
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aquazr1

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

04-19-2014 02:58:55 | More by aquazr1
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Valley_Town_Sipper

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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. . .

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 01:33:41 | More by Valley_Town_Sipper
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serebeerdrinker

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

04-14-2014 00:41:58 | More by serebeerdrinker
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snohojimbo

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

04-07-2014 19:59:38 | More by snohojimbo
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

not exactly the resin bomb you expect from some of the northwest breweries, but a darn good, and mighty sessionable ipa, even at almost 7% abv, its still a beer i can easily down plenty of. lighter in color than many, i pick up on a bit of pils malt right away, coupled with an aggressive but generic hopping, cascade and some columbus if i had to guess, but its hard to say, some C varietals for sure. watershed is a good name, as this has a mineral laden groundwater or runoff property to the water profile, makes it interesting with all the hops. pine driven, well hoppy, medium bitterness, and a punchy freshness that makes it stick despite a relatively clean finish for the style. what i love about oakshire in general is the honesty of it all. a blue collar approach (from what i gather) that presents high quality beer at reasonable prices. not sure what more we can ask for really. good ipa that wage work can afford, i support that to the highest degree.

Serving type: can

04-04-2014 03:33:49 | More by StonedTrippin
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +4.7%

03-31-2014 05:17:31 | More by Erik-P
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puboflyons

New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the bomber bottle. Sampled on March 30, 2014.

The pour is pale yellow with a slight haze and a modest white fizzy head. The head never really goes away even though it becomes a ring.

The aroma is of milder floral and more forward earthy hops. Toasted biscuit malts kick in to give it that certain character. Generally clean and crisp on the nose.

Light to medium body with some acidity.

Like the nose I get a touch of biscuit malts that quickly erupt into the the floral and earthy hop notes one comes to expect fro IPA. There are better IPA's out there but this one is decent and should appeal to fans of IPA's.

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 21:27:20 | More by puboflyons
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ADTaber

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-26-2014 01:14:35 | More by ADTaber
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OnryAndMean

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-16-2014 17:48:19 | More by OnryAndMean
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mfield14

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.5%

03-15-2014 00:22:10 | More by mfield14
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KlayWey

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-09-2014 20:57:24 | More by KlayWey
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ortie

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

03-06-2014 01:02:37 | More by ortie
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Focusf111

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

03-05-2014 02:17:24 | More by Focusf111
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Eighty

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

02-24-2014 21:49:08 | More by Eighty
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DOCRW

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-22-2014 17:43:22 | More by DOCRW
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tom10101

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-17-2014 02:25:48 | More by tom10101
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ThreeFishes

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

02-09-2014 03:09:26 | More by ThreeFishes
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redfox405

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-31-2014 07:28:01 | More by redfox405
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Boomblaze

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bought this beer in a can and poured it into my top hops glass. The beer pours a beautiful light amber with a nice one inch head that dissipates quickly. The beer does not leave much if any lacing on the glass. The nose is a nice spicy grass; it’s not super strong but gives you a good idea of what this beer is going to taste like. And the beer tastes exactly like how it smells with those grassy & citrus hops backed up by light bread malts, really a great balance going on here. There is mild carbonation that is smooth on the tongue and goes down nice and easy. Overall this is a very pleasant IPA that is reminiscent of some of the Oregon hoppy beers I’ve had in the past.

Serving type: can

01-23-2014 02:26:07 | More by Boomblaze
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BierJager89

California

4.49/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Opaque orange with a white head.

S: Lots of orange, sweet mango and tangerine in the nose.

T: Starts off with a touch of orange, then orange peel, pine, then sweet nectary tangerine and mango in the finish.

M: Medium bodied and smooth for an IPA.

O: A really good IPA. Definitely recommended.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2014 17:10:21 | More by BierJager89
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Jas45678

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

01-13-2014 03:30:37 | More by Jas45678
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
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