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Watch Man IPA - Empyrean Brewing Company

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Watch Man IPAWatch Man IPA

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81 Ratings
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Ratings: 81
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.44
pDev: 15.99%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company visit their website
Nebraska, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: lawlerj on 05-26-2012)
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TheQuietMan22

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Serving type: 12-ounce bottle. The notched, “BEST ENJOYED BY” month is “JAN.”

Appearance: Poured into a pint glass. The color is hazy honey amber. A little more than a finger of fluffy, off-white head left a spotted, bubbly lacing, a ring around the edge, and trails of foam along the glass.

Smell: Very faint scents of grapefruit, orange, and pine. The strength improves a little as the beer warms, though. However, a hint of Tang becomes apparent. There is also a nice pale malt, caramel, and toffee foundation.

Taste: Very nice, full-bodied mouthfeel. The taste is pretty weak but mostly mirrors the aroma: grapefruit, orange, lemon, pine, pale malts, caramel, and toffee. The bitterness is adequate and lingers on the taste buds after each sip. No Tang, thankfully.

Drinkability: It is pretty good. There are better IPAs, and hopper pale ales, but it will do.

Serving type: bottle

01-17-2013 05:01:24 | More by TheQuietMan22
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BearMittens

Nebraska

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

07-25-2014 04:07:41 | More by BearMittens
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2Cents

Nebraska

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-23-2014 05:09:47 | More by 2Cents
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Howlader

Alberta (Canada)

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

07-20-2014 15:53:40 | More by Howlader
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dradair

Missouri

3/5  rDev -12.8%

07-20-2014 01:40:56 | More by dradair
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JamesMN

Minnesota

3.38/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Got this from a friend who traveled to Nebraska. Best by September 2014.

Appearance: Golden/copper color and quite hazy. Brilliant off-white cap of suds.

Aroma: Bready grain, wheat, and just of hint of smooth citrus.

Taste: Lots of bitterness upfront that lends an earthy flavor. Hop-dominated with some bready, slightly sweet malt undertones. Packs quite a punch for 58 IBUs but is easily palatable. There is also a flavor that I can only describe as home-brew funk. Maybe from bottle conditioning? Not sure and it's not necessarily a bad thing. The flavor as a whole, eathy/citrusy hops and floury malt, is not alright but a little watery and one-dimensional. At 6% ABV I expect a little more depth. Smooth finish and good balance in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel: Just under medium in body with average carbonation for the style. Decently smooth and drinkable.

Final Thoughts: It's always a gamble trying a beer you've never heard of, but the joy of experiencing something new makes up for any loses. Watch Man IPA is good for anyone in search of solid earthy bitterness. Would I drink it again? Unlikely.

Serving type: bottle

07-14-2014 03:06:52 | More by JamesMN
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cmoore32


3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

07-10-2014 02:11:18 | More by cmoore32
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lionnusmb

Iowa

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

06-11-2014 03:05:12 | More by lionnusmb
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New York

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

06-02-2014 19:25:08 | More by dtomes
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tbone64

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

06-02-2014 00:42:54 | More by tbone64
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Illinois

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

04-16-2014 00:31:47 | More by alostplot
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

04-15-2014 02:25:11 | More by KarlHungus
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Arizona

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Taperwookie

Colorado

2.75/5  rDev -20.1%

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Mplsbrew

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

02-25-2014 00:44:06 | More by Mplsbrew
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ddavison

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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LeeryLeprechaun

Colorado

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Beer pours pale golden in color with a small head. Carbonation is okay. Beer is slightly hazy.

Aroma is of pine and spice. No malt aroma. No aroma from the yeast. The pine is very clean and green smelling.

Taste is bitter, hop bite lingers in the finish. No malt in the flavor and no yeast notes either. Finish is somewhat dry.

Mouthfeel is a little on the thin side.

No flaws in this beer, pine hops are okay. Nothing all that exciting. Although this beer does not have a lot going on it would make a great session beer. The hops are not too bitter and the beer is fairly light and crisp.

Serving type: bottle

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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

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Iowa

3.75/5  rDev +9%

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Spattastic

Colorado

2.5/5  rDev -27.3%

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Washington

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Minnesota

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Walletsworth

North Dakota

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Nivek43

Minnesota

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Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.