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Shaddock IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA

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BA SCORE
88
very good

215 Ratings
THE BROS
89
very good

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Ratings: 215
Reviews: 66
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.05%
Wants: 8
Gots: 7 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

sachie23, Feb 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

j-rod18, Jan 31, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Served in a pint glass - 12oz bottle

I came to the party a little late on this one, I've enjoyed Widmer Bros Rotator series, but somehow missed this release. I got my first 6-pack in November and found another on the shelves in late december....oh well

A - Golden color, with 1 finger head and decent lacing

S - It hits you with the citrusy smell of grapefruit right off the pour. My mouth started to water before I could get the glass to my mouth.

T - Nice upfront grapefruit, a little malt in the middle and some hop bite at the end. I loved reading about the brewing and the use of the grapefruit peels in the process. I was already a fan of the X-114, so throwing a little grapefruit in the mix only upped the level of enjoyment for me.

M - Good mouthfeel, I like the carbonation as well.

O - This is a favorite IPA for me. I hope it comes back again, not sure where the company is going with this rotator series, if they will continue to experiment, or keep putting out the same. I really hope Shaddock makes a return, one of my favorite IPA's I've had in awhile.

eporter66, Jan 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

olliegaff, Jan 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

MA08, Jan 14, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +22.1%

MadeInOregon, Jan 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

cletusdog, Dec 31, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

CoolGuy42, Dec 27, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

jpd026, Dec 19, 2012
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3.7/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle labeled july, consumed december

when held up to the light it's a golden yellow with an amber hue. smell is light crisp lemon, grass, grain, sweet malt, alcohol, honey. taste is more sweet malt, with the lemon grass hops there as well.

decent easy to drink ipa. would like to have a fresher bottle sometime.

jimmah120, Dec 17, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

RangnaR, Dec 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +2.8%

monnik, Dec 09, 2012
Photo of puboflyons
4.05/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 08:37NH-JUN2012. Sampled on December 8, 2012 so I don't know if the June 2012 date is a bottling date or an expiration date.

The pour is pale copper to orange with the slightest haze and a fuzzy white head.

The aroma is pleasantly hopped with floral notes galore and a slight pale malt or bready ester.

The body is pleasingly medium with a creamy feel on my tongue.

The taste is very much like the aroma with a decent dose of floral hops through and through and a lingering, but modest bitterness at the end. This is a well done American IPA.

puboflyons, Dec 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

BeerHunter76, Dec 04, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

bendukes86, Nov 28, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

cmeinz, Nov 27, 2012
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3.63/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, hops. Taste is hoppy, some bitterness, a bit of grapefruit, kind of mild. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very drinkable and pretty good beer.

tone77, Nov 25, 2012
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3.9/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains very fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong grapefruit-led citrus sweetness that is quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The hops presence is on the thin side for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while but there are others in the style I would choose first.

TheManiacalOne, Nov 24, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

GarretD, Nov 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.9%

jratt79, Nov 18, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

So, thanks to Wikipedia, I discovered that shaddock refers to grapefruit. And Soviet missiles. Fair enough. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, decidedly sweet caramel, and a touch of pine resin. The taste focuses on the pine and the grapefruit (particularly the peel here), with the caramel fading a bit, though still sticking around with a diminished sweetness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a solid IPA, nothing too major or anything, but one that's generally enjoyable.

TMoney2591, Nov 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Eaglefan344, Nov 09, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

BradMacMullin, Nov 03, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

tbone1384, Nov 03, 2012
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4.23/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of tight, just off-white head with good to great retention. Crystal clear brass colored liquid. Nearly perfect.
S: Man Candy - candied pineapple, hint of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit. Slight ginger maybe. Slight boozy ester underneath knocks it down from perfection.
T: Tart and bitter grapefruit peel right up front. Some faint biscuit in the open as well. Slight ester with faint cardboard afterwards in the middle. Very bitter; a bit more balance would be nice. Later sips become balanced. Grapefruit rind is still the dominant flavor. Slight lime is present maybe.
M: Strong bite up front, but it fades into the background later on. Creamy even after a while.
O: Quite enjoyable. I'd order another and buy 6. I'm glad the balance increases with time. Isn't necessarily better than X-114, but it's damn good!

dfillius, Oct 30, 2012
Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 215 ratings.