Shaddock IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA

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87
very good

216 Ratings
THE BROS
88
very good

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Ratings: 216
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | 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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Photo of justinlaz
5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of Cluker
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Billolick
3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle. Jun 20 12 on the front label, bottling date?
Pours clear lighter almond amber. The head is light tan loose and lasting. Leaves respectable thicker lacing.

Grapefruit and hop resins on the nose. Moderatly pungent.

The grapefruit theme continues onto the palate providing bright citric flavors and biting dryness. Nice IPA especially if you are like me and love a grapefruit forward attitude in your AIPAs.

Photo of JoeyDante
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of gregu2
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bsp77
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.

Appearance: Rich gold with thin white cap and minor lacing.

Smell: Grapefruit, pine and spice from the hops. Just a touch of toasted malt. Sweet, spicy and a little tart.

Taste: Doesn't seem as hoppy as the aroma, as the toasted malts are more apparent. Grapefruit is also fairly apparent as expected, but not quite as fresh or tart as expected. Light pine and spiciness. Somewhat bitter.

Feel: Creamy and dry but a trifle thin. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: Decent IPA, but the taste is simply not quite as rich as I hoped for. Nice IPA on a hot day.

Photo of jpbebeau
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of SFC21
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of barczar
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a brilliantly clear deep golden color with a solid one inch cream head that dissipates quickly into a pool of foam.

Grapefruit, resin, fresh cut grass, and a bit of dank basement complement a slightly sweet, subtle caramel malt aroma.

Flavor is somewhat bitter throughout, lacking malt sweetness. Grapefruit underlies the profile, fairly tart, carrying into a fairly bitter, piney finish. Notes of resin are fairly subtle in the background. Notes if lemon emerge as it warms.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation. There's a bit of astringency at the finish. It leaves the palate clean.

Overall, somewhat lacking in flavor complexity, compared to the aroma. It's a bit of a one trick pony, with grapefruit taking center stage.

Photo of tobelerone
3.83/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A decent enough IPA from Widmer Brothers, on tap at Top Hops, NYC. Lightly hazed golden colored body with a small, slowly settling white head and nice enough lace. Aroma is highly citrusy; lots of grapefruit, peel, juice, and pith, citra hops give a slightly catty twist to the nose. Some pine and gently sweet grainy malt.

Taste is all about the grapefruit; it’s pretty vivid, juicy, and moderately bitter. The pith and peel flavors linger in the mouth after the swallow. Muted sweetness and grainy malt character, drying finish. Again a touch of pine mixed in under all the citrus. Not super complex or nuanced but the addition of the grapefruit makes the hops pop a bit and give this a vivid and fresh flavor that’s pretty appealing.

Medium to slightly light bodied; solid carbonation; just a little bit of creaminess in the feel. Goes down nice and easy. A tasty and drinkable IPA for grapefruit fans. Not a world-beater by a pleasant surprise nonetheless.

Photo of JimmyTango
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of ArrogantB
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bottled June 05 so not old but not quite off the bottling line fresh either. Bright orange yellow, so-so head, scant lace. Smells like grapefruit (surprise) and hops, citrus. Taste is grapefruit, hops, a hint of malt to hold it together. Very, very easy drinking IPA and I thought it would be good since I liked the X-114 IPA. Overall, I'd buy this again. Not the hoppiest IPA but hoppy enough.

Photo of elgiacomo
3.45/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottled May 9, 2012. Served at around 40-45F.

Pours mostly clear golden amber with a two finger white head that leaves some lacing and recedes to a small foamy cap.

Aroma starts dank, herbal and a bit musty, then I can pick up a little of the the grapefruit peel, floral hops, some bready malt. Good to very good strength.

Flavor is grapefruit, orange, citrus, some caramel and bready malt in the middle with a decent bit of sweetness, moderate bitterness on the finish with a touch of alcohol.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, oily, yet a bit creamy, moderate carbonation.

Nice easy-drinking IPA. Good flavor, aroma is a bit odd with the musty notes, though.

Photo of BigTrubble
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of siege06nd
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a nonic pint...

A. Pours a mostly clear goldenrod with a half finger of crisp, eggshell white head that sticks around for the long haul. Lacing is also very nice...juicy, gobby, and thick.

S. Candied citrus, some grapefruit, orange rind, and tangerine. Also some mild caramel malt. The problem is that the nose is very subdued, I really have to bury my nose into the glass to detect these aromas, and even then they are somewhat faint. Improves as it warms, but still rather weak for an IPA.

T. Follows the nose pretty closely. A lot of candied orange, light caramel malt, mango, and then some bitter grapefruit zest. Finish is fairly bitter and mildly astringent. Like the nose, the flavor profile is subdued. Not sure if it needs more malt backbone or if the hops are a little too "one-note," but it restrains the beer. That said, I like the hop profile on this, lots of those tropical citrus notes.

M. Crisp, refreshing, light-medium bodied.

O. Surprisingly good IPA here from a brewery I've never really paid much attention to for one reason or another. Hits some nice, clean citrus notes and the grapefruit peel provides a pleasing, if slightly thin, bitterness to the finish. Slightly drying and a 6.2% ABV may hold this one back from being a summer sessioner, but in a sea of pretenders, Widmers Shaddock IPA stands out. Thanks, Rhett, for the recommendation.

Photo of N3rdM3t4l
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Brown bomber into standard pint. Served chilled.

A: perfectly clear pale gold. About a finger of white head that fell to a very thin cap of tiny bubbles and a rather thick ring around the glass.

S: Woodsy slightly citrusy hops. Smells like an IPA. Not getting much of the grapefruit, only a small hint.

T: Opens clean with grapefruit and pale malt, proceeds into a solid malt body, and finishes with a big hit of hops. The citrus flavor from the hops starts and then it becomes bitter to finish. The flavor doesn't linger very long but when it is there it is good. Much better balance than the Spiced (the only other rotator T have had.)

M: Light for an IPA, I usually expect a slightly heavier beer with a bit more oilyness from the huge amount of hops. This is a god warm weather beer because it isn't too heavy.

O: All in all quite a good brew. I wish it had a bit more Grapefruit flavor but what is there complements the citra hops well. The combo of slightly fruity and lighter body makes this a great warm weather beer. Very happy with this one.

Photo of harrymel
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Nice yellow ale with a loose white foam that falls in a minute or two. Smells like grapefruit with some resin, but mostly grapefruit. Really a nice nose to me with the amount of fruit here. Flavor is bitter and, again, carries a profound amount of bittersweet grapefruit meat flavor. There are some bitter, grassy tones, but mostly the grapefruit is there with a hint of bitterness underneath and a slightly alcoholic temperature. Medium bodied with moderately hi carb and a forgetable finish. Nice beer, had two pints.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of jfcaa193
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Rhettroactive
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 7/4/12
*From notes

-- Shared a sixer with my Pops on the 4th --

A: Clean 14k gold. I'd prefer this to be unfiltered, but I digress. A good pour yields a 1.25 finger white head with decent lacing. Moderate retention. Not getting a big collar, but I'll live.

S: Wow. This is absolutely out of bounds. The grapefruit peel and citra hops jump out of the bottle the moment the top comes off. I pop the cap and BAM! It hits my nose like a Mac truck. Juicy. Sweet. Amazing.

T: The flavor profile isn't far behind. Lots of bone dry grapefruit from top to bottom. Then the citra hits. And they marry beautifully. Unlike Widmer's Citra Summer, this is very generous with the Citra hops. A bit bready on the back, more doughy then baked. Let this one warm a bit for all of the deliciousness to show itself, including some orange zest and crazy floral hop oil.

M: Not dense but decent. As with the appearance, I really wish this was unfiltered. It would add more to the body and complexity. As it is, it's alright.

O: I seriously can't believe how much I like this. Widmer's Shaddock IPA is crazy tasty. I'm not kidding. For you Citra beer geeks out there, you need to seek this out as soon as you humanly can. The grapefruit and Citra hops are the match made in beer geek heaven. I've stayed away from the CBA's beers too long. This one proves I need to venture into their collective portfolio more intently. Massive, big thumbs up.

Photo of TheBigBoy
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of En29356
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of boudreaux
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 216 ratings.