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Shaddock IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA

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BA SCORE
87
very good

210 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 210
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 7
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
X-114 IPA brewed with Grapefruit peel

(Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 07-28-2010)
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Tiernan

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

10-17-2012 05:04:59 | More by Tiernan
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Beermasterjarrett

California

2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

04-02-2014 05:59:52 | More by Beermasterjarrett
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kojevergas

Texas

2.8/5  rDev -28%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

21:04 WA May 01 2012. 6.2% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired as part of a six pack at a local Ralph's market a couple days ago and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served fresh from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of bland white colour, no real cream, bad thickness, and below average retention. No lacing at all. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not very appealing.

Sm: Oily somewhat piney hops. Clean malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Piney oily hops over top clean malts. It's a bit too oily, but at least the hop bitterness isn't overwhelming as in so many IPAs. Heavy on the grapefruit, but I wouldn't call it citrusy per se. Fairly pleasant to drink but also rather simple. No real layering is present. No yeast or alcohol comes through. It's balanced and built alright. A very straightforward piney IPA. It doesn't try for much, but it's not bad.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Quite oily. Nice thickness. A bit too wet on the finish, flirting with watery. Adequately carbonated. Complements the taste in a general sense. Certainly not tailored to it.

Dr: A simple little IPA to satisfy fans of grapefruit and pine. Too oily for my tastes, but fans of the style will enjoy it. It's far from exemplary. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's fairly priced as an import. A decent offering from Widmer, but nothing unique or special.

A poor candidate for aging.

Would pair decently with spicey food or a more aggressively flavoured pasta.

Low C

Serving type: bottle

05-21-2012 07:26:22 | More by kojevergas
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crobinso

Colorado

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-27-2012 01:25:06 | More by crobinso
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ONN8

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

08-03-2012 02:51:52 | More by ONN8
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djtomain

Florida

3/5  rDev -22.9%

05-28-2012 17:33:25 | More by djtomain
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jratt79

Ohio

3/5  rDev -22.9%

11-18-2012 01:07:04 | More by jratt79
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hickmancase

California

3/5  rDev -22.9%

05-28-2012 19:45:54 | More by hickmancase
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vfgccp

New York

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-22-2012 02:25:15 | More by vfgccp
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kstacks

Utah

3/5  rDev -22.9%

09-08-2012 02:36:39 | More by kstacks
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Belittle

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.9%

04-29-2014 17:18:35 | More by Belittle
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HalfFull

California

3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Pours a clear golden with a light apparent carbonation. A forced pour does yield a decent cap but it is short lived and light in nature. Light carbonation deters a bit through the pint.

Clean citrus hop aroma though not getting much of the grapefruit other than through the foam which unfortunately doesn't stick around too well. Pure citrus though with no real resinous aspect to the aroma and flavor. Offers a light bitterness and very pale malt body and seems a slight bit spicier on the finish and aroma than the X-114.

Overall an easy drinking summer IPA.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2012 03:08:22 | More by HalfFull
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mrskunk

Connecticut

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-09-2012 18:56:43 | More by mrskunk
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olliegaff

North Dakota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

01-18-2013 02:26:07 | More by olliegaff
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IchLiebeBier

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: Golden, clear; medium frothy head, long lasting

Aroma: Slight malt and bread; overwhelmingly grapefruit; candy sugar

Taste: Malty, hoppy bite on start; quickly moves to grapefruit notes in the mid; finishes hoppy and bitter on the end; lingering hops finish it out; pretty refreshing overall, but quickly tiring

Remarks: Did not score A, T, S, M at that time; disregard those scores

Serving type: bottle

06-15-2013 22:32:52 | More by IchLiebeBier
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cletusdog

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

12-31-2012 05:52:56 | More by cletusdog
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terence

California

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

08-13-2012 13:39:12 | More by terence
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MammothTarantula

Oklahoma

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

08-26-2012 23:27:17 | More by MammothTarantula
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PickwickHopz

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

04-13-2014 17:20:41 | More by PickwickHopz
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doughanson78

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

06-22-2012 05:20:40 | More by doughanson78
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BradMacMullin

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

11-03-2012 19:57:46 | More by BradMacMullin
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Tech_Savy


3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-11-2012 14:45:56 | More by Tech_Savy
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

09-20-2012 21:22:03 | More by SaxmanRick
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ZAP

Minnesota

3.28/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A-Golden colored...frothy white head

S-At first it is a perfumy, oily hop aroma....then spritzy citrus dimension follows...nice aroma but not hugely assertive.

T-I know they add grapefruit peel to this and that is exactly what I am tasting...a dry, grapefruit peel flavor...not particularly flavorful or interesting to me.

M-Very dry...enough malt to balance and decent enough body to this...

O-One of my least favorite of the Rotator IPA's...it's ok and drinkable but that's about it.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2012 04:12:51 | More by ZAP
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mikeg67

New Jersey

3.4/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle with May 2012 date. Pours hazy orange with a long lasting, foamy, white head and lively carbonation. Body is medium and crisp. Biscuit malt, earthy hops and some fruity and citrusy notes. Finish is long and slightly grapefruity. Quite mellow and interesting brew after aging.

Serving type: bottle

06-19-2013 13:23:11 | More by mikeg67
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Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.