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Watch Man IPA - Empyrean Brewing Company

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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 22
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.22%
Wants: 2
Gots: 7 | 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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Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
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.

Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%
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.

Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
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

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of morimech
3/5  rDev -11.5%
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.

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of budgood1
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
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!

Photo of brandon911
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of bsp77
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%
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.

Photo of stephenjmoore
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Eric908
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +18%

Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.56/5  rDev +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.

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