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Shotgun Willie IPA - Peekskill Brewery

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Shotgun Willie IPA
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80 Ratings
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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.65%
Wants: 8
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Peekskill Brewery visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.20% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our tribute to Willie…Shotgun Willie IPA’s aromas of cantaloupe and gooseberry come directly from New Zealand’s Nelson Sauvin Hops. Rye and wheat contribute to a distinct dry grain flavor. Pouring pale straw in color with full hop character, this is unlike any IPA you’ve had before.

(Beer added by: Billolick on 12-12-2011)
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-02-2013 22:59:03 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-13-2013 22:39:29 | More by Thorpe429
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-14-2013 05:07:33 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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Billolick

New York

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Enjoyed two fresh pints of this one on tap at the brewery.

One of the first brews created by the new brewer, Jeff O'Neal of Ithaca Brewery fame.

Pours lighter tangarine, under a frothy off white head, that leaves generous webs of lace and sheeting

Fruity and pungent hopped up nose.

This is a hoppy, fruity, big and bold IPA, that curreently is tasty quite fresh. Melon, grapefruit, berries, hops, some pepper on the back end, a lot going on here and its all good stuff. Hoppy goodness, fruity intrigue and complexity....no doubt this is the best beer I've ever had from PBC. Bartenders were saying they have been selling a ton of this stuff, it's easy to understand why...

Serving type: on-tap

12-12-2011 00:50:21 | More by Billolick
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

02-16-2013 14:04:02 | More by DrunkinYogi
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

05-18-2013 17:34:14 | More by BARFLYB
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plaid75

New York

4.48/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured a hazy dark straw hue with a one finger foamy white head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured balmy tropical fruit hop aromas.

The taste was likewise balmy with elements of pineapple and grapefruit. Soft round malts detected as well.

The mouthfeel was full with a residual bitterness.

Overall a smooth and tasty utter hop bomb.

Serving type: on-tap

10-11-2012 18:37:46 | More by plaid75
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beertunes

Washington

3.98/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

A huge thank you to CaveDave for sending this beauty along. Poured into straight pint glass. A sharp hiss as the growler was cracked open, and a lightly hazy straw-gold beer was poured. About an inch of fluffy, white head topped the beer, and had decent retention and very good lacing.

A nice lemony hop scent filled the OKComputer's kitchen when the cap was popped, and in the glass a gentle grain scent was underneath that big blast of hops. On the tongue, that very light malt presence was barely noticeable under the avalanche of fruity hops, and I thought I had a bit of pine at the back as well.

The body, while a bit thinner than I like in the style, was very crisp, clean, and smooth, with a nicely dry finish. Drinkability was excellent, we agreed that we would drink the hell out of this brew were it local to us. Overall, a very, very good beer that borders on excellent. A must try if you see it.

Serving type: growler

11-03-2013 16:40:27 | More by beertunes
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -3.1%

11-04-2013 18:40:40 | More by xnicknj
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tobelerone

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +9%

06-23-2013 00:43:47 | More by tobelerone
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Durge

Connecticut

4.43/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A clear, yellow gold color with a giant white pile of foam on top and gobs of lacing. The aroma is citrus with hay/grass sharpness and an interesting swampy yeast. The flavor is hopped up with salt water taffy citrus intensity. Relatively simple but make no mistake, this is one bitter brew with lots of flavor. The body is medium-plus but the carbonation is fairly aggressive and makes for a very lively, refreshing feel that really delivers the bite to your tongue. But there is also a creamy quality to this exceptional IPA . This definitely lived up to expectations and would have to be among the better IPA's I've had the pleasure of drinking!

Serving type: growler

03-05-2013 17:14:20 | More by Durge
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ColForbinBC

New Jersey

4.08/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

On-tap at the brewpub

A burnt orange body with a good amount of cloudiness from the rye. A thin off-white cap clings to the sides and leaves some spider web lacing behind.

Heavy handed on the rye, nice. Dry, grass seed like rye notes with some citrus and pine. Notes of grapefruit and lemon poke through with a touch of alcohol creeping in on the back end.

The flavor hops are a little restrained on the palate. The rye is not bashful, rising to center stage with some earthy notes and a touch of citrus. A moderately bitter finish is pretty damn dry and filled with earthy, grass seed-like spice.

Medium bodied, lower carbonation, which seems to work pretty well.

Love the big rye profile, very good nose, but lacking in a little hoppy flavor towards the end of the palate. Well-made rye ipa. I enjoyed this.

Serving type: on-tap

03-09-2013 03:40:35 | More by ColForbinBC
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Griffith

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -3.1%

01-27-2014 22:54:24 | More by Griffith
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CheapBeerBuzz

California

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

11-14-2013 04:02:00 | More by CheapBeerBuzz
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jenray

Texas

3/5  rDev -27.4%

06-13-2012 02:33:24 | More by jenray
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4.23/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at the PB. Poured into standard pint. Slightly cloudy orange/golden. Nice head with lacing retention.
Smells of bitter fruity hops. Taste is of a nice hop bite with citrus and fruit. You really get the hop flavor without it being too bitter. Its a very mild IPA, but full of flavor. Really tastey. I cant wait to have again. Great brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-13-2012 13:47:53 | More by DrinkSlurm
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david18

New York

3/5  rDev -27.4%

12-29-2013 15:52:58 | More by david18
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

03-10-2013 20:11:24 | More by Chugs13
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ThePorterSorter

Missouri

4/5  rDev -3.1%

05-17-2013 02:29:35 | More by ThePorterSorter
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mltobin

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

05-21-2014 01:36:27 | More by mltobin
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dar482

New York

4.53/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

The beer comes in a clear gold yellow color.

The aroma has light citrus, grapefruit.

The flavor follows, but with a lot of white grape and white wine notes. This is my first single hop Nelson and it's really interesting and refreshing. There's maybe a hint of the rye in the back, but also a pine bitterness.

A really easy drinking beer. The light malt backbone really works well with the grape notes from the Nelson. A surprising beer for how interesting it is.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2013 03:58:12 | More by dar482
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WeisGuy

New York

4.5/5  rDev +9%

02-18-2013 00:43:05 | More by WeisGuy
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sneaks2210

New York

4/5  rDev -3.1%

07-27-2014 02:03:35 | More by sneaks2210
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brystmar

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

10-25-2012 15:56:50 | More by brystmar
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DIPAFAN

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

02-17-2014 18:47:05 | More by DIPAFAN
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Shotgun Willie IPA from Peekskill Brewery
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