Shaddock IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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4.35/5 rDev +11.8%
Poured into my slim goblet... Nice white head... decent lacing... The brew is clear golden.
Nose shows bunches of citrus and just hints of pale malt.
Good bitterness.... very balanced and drinkable IPA... tons of citrus notes and still never too bitter... light pale malt just carries the hops forever.. very fresh and very approachable....
Body and carbonation are pretty much spot-on. Dry and nicely hopped... Digging it for sure... I hope Widmer makes this a new always available brew.
05-31-2012 05:28:25 | More by JohnGalt1
2.8/5 rDev -28%
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.
05-21-2012 07:26:22 | More by kojevergas
4.4/5 rDev +13.1%
This tied for my favorite beer at GABF last night. I can't comment much on appearance based on the sampler cup, but the combination of Citra hops and grapefruit peel was amazing. The aroma was unmistakably Citra, but there was a nice amount of grapefruit in the flavor. I would have never thought of using them together but it worked perfectly. Definitely not a standard IPA but excellent nonetheless.
09-18-2010 15:59:06 | More by rjlemmon
3.63/5 rDev -6.7%
Tasted from tap at Oregon Brewers' Festival.
Clear golden hue, not hazy, good level of head. Smells better than it tastes. Lots of fresh hops and citrus. A bit over the top with hops, pretty much all you can taste. Finishes a little too rough and tannic. Overall a good beer but not a stand out compared to other local IPAs.
07-28-2010 22:22:25 | More by cbarrett4
Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 210 ratings.