Watch Man IPA - Empyrean Brewing Company
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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
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
01-14-2014 23:05:58 | More by LeeryLeprechaun
Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
79 out of 100 based on 81 ratings.