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

230 Ratings
THE BROS
80
good

(view ratings)
Ratings: 230
Reviews: 90
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 11.55%
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: 230 | Reviews: 90 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of Boomblaze
Boomblaze

Massachusetts

4.08/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

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

California

4.49/5  rDev +17.8%

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.

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

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

01-13-2014 03:30:37 | More by Jas45678
Photo of Wukk
Wukk

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-30-2013 23:47:27 | More by Wukk
Photo of throwerbri
throwerbri

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

12-28-2013 05:23:26 | More by throwerbri
Photo of SpasmWaiter
SpasmWaiter

Vermont

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

12-18-2013 00:11:03 | More by SpasmWaiter
Photo of Todd
Todd

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-15-2013 06:04:33 | More by Todd
Photo of tbeq00
tbeq00

California

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

12-11-2013 02:25:31 | More by tbeq00
Photo of TheSooz
TheSooz

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-27-2013 23:56:59 | More by TheSooz
Photo of comrade_tony
comrade_tony

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev +5%

11-27-2013 23:03:07 | More by comrade_tony
Photo of New_Northerner
New_Northerner

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-25-2013 04:24:38 | More by New_Northerner
Photo of Mole_Playing_Rough
Mole_Playing_Rough

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-23-2013 03:53:33 | More by Mole_Playing_Rough
Photo of comradekyle
comradekyle

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

11-22-2013 23:07:50 | More by comradekyle
Photo of ScaryEd
ScaryEd

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

11-10-2013 03:24:28 | More by ScaryEd
Photo of stokeliosis
stokeliosis

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

11-03-2013 21:21:52 | More by stokeliosis
Photo of GreenMountainBoy
GreenMountainBoy

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

11-02-2013 22:17:24 | More by GreenMountainBoy
Photo of ethanmc12
ethanmc12

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5%

11-01-2013 03:37:14 | More by ethanmc12
Photo of rrock44
rrock44

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

10-20-2013 06:57:23 | More by rrock44
Photo of VelvetExtract
VelvetExtract

Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -1.3%

A-I will lump the can into appearance. I hate this can. I forgot I put it into my fridge and when I noticed it again I thought someone left a rogue Miller High Life in there. The beers looks fine though. All orange and foamy and such.

S-Very zesty citrus medley. Pungent grapefruit, light lemons maybe even lime? It's got some pop to it, but not much in the way of complexity. Tangy orange juice.

T-Stressed grapefruit to the max, underlying pine. Oranges. After a few sips I get accustomed to its sneakily portly malt bill.

M-A truly bitter cup of 'the creature'. This one lingers in its bitterness. No booze. Relatively easy to drink.

O/D-A solid IPA. This one won't enlighten you with its intricacies but it's got plenty of pop.

10-15-2013 01:56:43 | More by VelvetExtract
Photo of Chris-MOC9
Chris-MOC9

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

10-13-2013 04:37:00 | More by Chris-MOC9
Photo of BabaYagaRIS
BabaYagaRIS

Washington

2.78/5  rDev -27%

For the style this beer did not hit the spot as expected with bitterness and flagship carbonation, seeking the missing strong presence of finishing hops was not hit first in the finish department for this dance.. A little dry a little piney and royally florally and the ladies didn't sing it home. Could have a couple of these with no complaints.

10-12-2013 05:32:09 | More by BabaYagaRIS
Photo of BigJYoungblood
BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-08-2013 23:13:17 | More by BigJYoungblood
Photo of MinorThreat
MinorThreat

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-05-2013 18:02:35 | More by MinorThreat
Photo of soccerman7
soccerman7

Vermont

3.98/5  rDev +4.5%

Poured into a Harpoon Leviathan. Thanks Josh

A- Nice thick, sticky head. Beautiful appearance.

S - Citrus notes up front. Not as sharp or pronounced as I thought. Rather subdued. Pleasant though.

T - very nice flavor. Just on the side of bitter in terms of balance. Great hop character. Malt is nicely in background. A slight honey note. Deceptive on abv.

M - Slightly thicker mouth than use to for style. Smooth though. Pleasant carbonation.

O - an excellent beer. Well balanced for the style and deceivingly drinkable. Would love this on the shelves here.

09-22-2013 20:31:36 | More by soccerman7
Photo of 80x2HopHead
80x2HopHead

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

09-16-2013 16:59:28 | More by 80x2HopHead
Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
86 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.