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Watch Man IPA - Empyrean Brewing Company

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78
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87 Ratings
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Ratings: 87
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 3.39
pDev: 16.81%
Wants: 2
Gots: 5 | 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%

jaydoc, Nov 16, 2013
Photo of zeff80
3.88/5  rDev +14.5%

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.

zeff80, Dec 13, 2012
Photo of russpowell
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

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

russpowell, Jul 16, 2012
Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

StonedTrippin, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -41%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

LXIXME, Aug 07, 2013
Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -11.5%

KarlHungus, Apr 15, 2014
Photo of morimech
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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.

morimech, Oct 28, 2012
Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Whiskeydeez, Mar 13, 2013
Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -11.5%

TX-Badger, Aug 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of MinorThreat
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

MinorThreat, May 23, 2013
Photo of budgood1
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%

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!

budgood1, Jul 06, 2012
Photo of bigbeers84
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

bigbeers84, Jan 13, 2014
Photo of bsp77
3.41/5  rDev +0.6%

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.

bsp77, Aug 05, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

Chucker17, Oct 23, 2012
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4/5  rDev +18%

brandon911, Dec 29, 2012
Photo of FreshmanPour77
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

FreshmanPour77, Oct 30, 2013
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3/5  rDev -11.5%

stephenjmoore, Aug 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Eric908, Mar 30, 2013
Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Hellpop65, Sep 23, 2012
Photo of Cramerican
4/5  rDev +18%

Cramerican, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of JuicesFlowing
3.56/5  rDev +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.

JuicesFlowing, Apr 20, 2013
Photo of u2carew
3.9/5  rDev +15%

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.

u2carew, Sep 11, 2012
Photo of dbossman
3.48/5  rDev +2.7%

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

dbossman, Jun 06, 2012
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Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
78 out of 100 based on 87 ratings.