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

Kansas

3/5  rDev -12.8%

11-16-2013 04:07:14 | More by jaydoc
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zeff80

Missouri

3.88/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, citrus and roasted malt.

T - It tasted of bitter piney hops with a citrus kick. There was a nice burnt toast maltiness with some sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. Another solid brew from Empyrean.

Serving type: bottle

12-13-2012 02:50:52 | More by zeff80
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russpowell

Oklahoma

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BBD of Septmeber. Picked this up at Gomer's in Lee's Summit...

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Clears a bit as this warms, great head retention & lacing

S: Bready & fruitty, a little grassy

T: Bready, grassy, some lemony notes, plus pear notes. Some woody hops as this warms,
some biscuitty malt notes. Finishes grassy, fruitty & a bit of lemon

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, decent balance

An easy drinking AIPA, but nothing special

Serving type: bottle

07-16-2012 01:26:00 | More by russpowell
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.55/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a tasty, if intentionaly approachable ipa on tap at lazlos in omaha. the pour is clear golden with an inch of white head. looks like the other three empyrean beers i had with that meal. the nose is hoppy, but nothiing super bitter, high alpha, or particularly dank. a mild citrus profile, but its not a major hop bomb, a very drinkable ale more in the american pale ale tradition i think. flavor is identical to the nose, a refreshingly crisp beer, with a medium body and enough snappy carbonation. it does get a little filling though. i cant taste anything distinct about the malt bill, but it gives a little weight to this beer. its good not great, works with most everything on the menu, and is probably the best beer ive had from them aside from the vanilla porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2013 21:57:06 | More by StonedTrippin
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

2/5  rDev -41.9%

12-13-2013 06:52:15 | More by XmnwildX12
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.75/5  rDev +9%

08-07-2013 18:35:35 | More by LXIXME
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KarlHungus

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%

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

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with an attractive head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Very timid aroma. Slight citrus hop smell. A little woodsy with a hint of mint.

Flavor is better but still a little weak in the hop flavor department. I do get some citrus and herbal hints. However the bitterness is all there. Malt is relatively dry for an IPA and adds some cracker like flavor. Finishes bitter and dry.

Lighter body but has good carbonation for an IPA. Nice smooth, pleasant texture. Just wish the body had more heft.

A mediocre IPA. With shelves crowded with so many better IPAs, no real reason to revisit this one. Not really easy to drink either because there is little hop flavor payoff for the bitterness.

Serving type: bottle

10-28-2012 17:08:18 | More by morimech
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Whiskeydeez

Kansas

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-13-2013 16:26:58 | More by Whiskeydeez
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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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MinorThreat

Nebraska

3.75/5  rDev +9%

05-23-2013 16:53:16 | More by MinorThreat
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budgood1

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

pours out of the 12 ounce stubby bottle a cloudy apricot colour with a thin bubbly head and thin lace. restrained, albeit balance nose shows of some apricot, tangerine and grapefruit pith with a nice pale malt balance. the flavour profile is more balanced malt and hops...this has a decent amount of hop flavour and a lesser amount of bitterness. more tangerines and a touch of peach tea with a dry maltiness that lets the hop flavours shine on top of some residual pale maltiness. medium bodied with a juicy, scrumptious mouthfeel, almost bordering on puckering. this is a really drinkable IPA...it has a tremendous quenching aspect to it that sets it aside from other IPA's that are similar.

overall this is a solid, decent, workmanlike american IPA that delivers the goods without being over the top with blistering bitterness. i would drink this again, and would recommend persons in the upper midwest do the same. nice job empyrean!

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2012 22:41:02 | More by budgood1
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

01-13-2014 22:50:34 | More by bigbeers84
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bsp77

Minnesota

3.41/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into glass.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold with foamy white head.

Smell: Citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Definitely more floral than citrusy in the taste department. Some earthy and toasted notes. Finish is pretty bitter and the hop taste is not quite enough to make the bitterness worthwhile.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, nice dry finish. No problem with the mouthfeel.

Overall: American/English IPA hybrid that could use some more actual hop flavor. Still decent overall.

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 03:24:42 | More by bsp77
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Chucker17

South Dakota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-23-2012 06:07:03 | More by Chucker17
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev +1.7%

10-30-2013 03:27:58 | More by FreshmanPour77
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brandon911

Texas

4/5  rDev +16.3%

12-29-2012 04:54:47 | More by brandon911
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Eric908

South Dakota

3.75/5  rDev +9%

03-30-2013 19:42:32 | More by Eric908
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Cramerican

North Dakota

4/5  rDev +16.3%

07-29-2012 08:24:32 | More by Cramerican
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u2carew

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz stubby
A) Pours with a finger thick head. Settles to a thin lacing on top. Hazy copper body. Thin semi-sticky lacing on the drink down.
S) Orange. Grapefruit. Subtle Hints of pine.
T) Earthy hop bite up front. Underlying caramel malts but the hops are the dominate trait. Lingering hop bite in the finish.
M) Lightly carbonated. Medium body. Dry, gritty and tannic finish.
O) A good IPA. I'd drink another.

Serving type: bottle

09-11-2012 00:32:37 | More by u2carew
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JuicesFlowing

Kansas

3.56/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a beer mug.

Look: Hazy, cloudy orange amber. Lots of yeast bits swirling around. Soapy off white head that recedes to a film, decent lines of lacing.

Aroma: Bright hops with grapefruit mix with faint malts, some sweetness.

Taste: A good malty sweet caramel note to begin, then a drier, hop citrus body. Some spiciness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium body, slightly dry.

Overall: Doesn't taste bad, but majorly disappointed in all of the yeast sediment. Way too much.

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2013 23:39:30 | More by JuicesFlowing
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.48/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Dark apricot hue with a thin but steady head; lacing is great

S: Pretty malt heavy and fairly subdued for an IPA--some faint citrus and pine but mostly grassy, herbal grains

T: More balance in the flavors; it's malty and grainy; citrus hop flavor works well with the malts

F: Really creamy; great medium both feel

O: A decent IPA that luckily brings more flavor than the aroma does

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2012 03:41:37 | More by dbossman
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durlta

Iowa

1.5/5  rDev -56.4%

07-22-2012 23:33:36 | More by durlta
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ssjkyle

Nebraska

4.5/5  rDev +30.8%

07-14-2012 04:33:58 | More by ssjkyle
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -5.5%

06-27-2013 02:37:50 | More by marct
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Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
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