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Shotgun Willie IPA - Peekskill Brewery

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Shotgun Willie IPA
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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.11
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 8
Gots: 4 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

t0rin0, Mar 02, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Thorpe429, Mar 13, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of DrunkinYogi
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

DrunkinYogi, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Billolick
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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...

Billolick, Dec 12, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

BARFLYB, May 18, 2013
Photo of plaid75
4.48/5  rDev +9%
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.

plaid75, Oct 11, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.98/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

beertunes, Nov 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

iL0VEbeer, Sep 02, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

tobelerone, Jun 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

xnicknj, Nov 04, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Griffith, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Durge
4.43/5  rDev +7.8%
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!

Durge, Mar 05, 2013
Photo of ColForbinBC
4.08/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

ColForbinBC, Mar 09, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

CheapBeerBuzz, Nov 14, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

petermethot, Sep 14, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -20.9%

Gatordaddy, Aug 25, 2014
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3/5  rDev -27%

jenray, Jun 13, 2012
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4.3/5  rDev +4.6%

millerbuffoon, Sep 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

SadMachine, Aug 28, 2014
Photo of DrinkSlurm
4.23/5  rDev +2.9%
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.

DrinkSlurm, Feb 13, 2012
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3/5  rDev -27%

david18, Dec 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev -2.7%

ThePorterSorter, May 17, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Chugs13, Mar 10, 2013
Photo of dar482
4.53/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

dar482, Jul 15, 2013
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Shotgun Willie IPA from Peekskill Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.