1. The wait is over! Download the BeerAdvocate app on iTunes or Google Play now.
  2. Get 12 issues / year of BeerAdvocate magazine for only $9.99!

Watershed IPA - Oakshire Brewing

Not Rated.
Watershed IPAWatershed IPA

Displayed for educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
86
very good

232 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 232
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.29%
Wants: 15
Gots: 15 | 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)
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Usefulness | Recent | High | Low | Top Raters | Read the Alström Bros Beer Reviews and Beer Ratings of Watershed IPA Alström Bros
Ratings: 232 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of BDeibs
BDeibs

Colorado

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-03-2014 04:12:09 | More by BDeibs
Photo of zhivago373
zhivago373

Quebec (Canada)

3.96/5  rDev +3.9%

had this one straight from the can and poured into glass.

in the glass, the appearance is a hazy orange with a soapy, thin head. nice lacing on the glass.

on the nose, lots of dank hops and citrus, some orange, pine, slight grapefruit and peach. tinge of cannabis scent, too. this beer smells great.

on the front of the tongue, a nice wallop of dank, piney hops followed by the sweet citrus, some orange and grapefruit follow. a slight malt backbone. dry finish, slight astringency. thinner mouthfeel and subtler flavors when poured into the glass.

i prefer this one from the can for taste. the beer smells amazing and the glass helps open that up, but the can preserves the hops and citrus flavors more. overall, a reall nice IPA.

05-01-2014 17:45:21 | More by zhivago373
Photo of atrocity
atrocity

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-29-2014 19:15:53 | More by atrocity
Photo of Asics
Asics

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

04-29-2014 04:53:06 | More by Asics
Photo of yeaprolly
yeaprolly

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

04-27-2014 05:28:25 | More by yeaprolly
Photo of Andrew24
Andrew24

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Colorado

3.93/5  rDev +3.1%

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.

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

Colorado

2.38/5  rDev -37.5%

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.

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

New York

3.61/5  rDev -5.2%

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.

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

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. . .

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

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

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

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev +5%

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

New Hampshire

3.54/5  rDev -7.1%

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.

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

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

New York

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Colorado

3/5  rDev -21.3%

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

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Kentucky

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev +5%

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

Quebec (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

02-17-2014 02:25:48 | More by tom10101
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 232 ratings.