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Shaddock IPA - Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA

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BA SCORE
86
very good

66 Reviews
THE BROS
88
very good

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Reviews: 66
Hads: 217
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 7.79%
Wants: 7
Gots: 9 | 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:
Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 07-28-2010

X-114 IPA brewed with Grapefruit peel
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Reviews: 66 | Hads: 217
Photo of mactrail
3.92/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Mellow, fruity, and tart hoppy beer in the lighter style. Attractive amber color in the Affligem chalice. Decent head and plenty of carbonation. Usual well-made Widmer product. Aroma of citrus and biscuits.

Not as bitter as you would expect with the citrus peel bonus. Fairly rich with a pleasant malt flavor. The grapefruit is truly distinct. It has that touch of sweetness with the tart that is so likeable in fresh grapefruit. While fairly sharp, it's not overly acidic. The tap version seems to be more bitter and more hoppy.

Totally drinkable beer with a unique flavor. I think it should be categorized as a Fruit Beer. Not hoppy enough to satisfy the hop fiend, and the grapefruit flavor is so prominent. But I think it's plenty hoppy and plenty bitter for my taste. From the 22 oz bottle bought at Olive Tree in Ocean Beach. (833 characters)

Photo of ZAP
3.32/5  rDev -13.8%
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. (489 characters)

Photo of Arithmeticus
3.97/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured chilled in flared glass.

A: clear orange color; slight head, drops down easily; good carbonation; rich, complex flavor
S: spices yield to bubblegum and sweet malt aroma; persists nicely
T: very strong grapefruit with secondary bubblegum flavor; strong bitterness, not very sweet; good complexity and firm spicing

Not bad IPA; a bit dry (344 characters)

Photo of jsprain1
3.52/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A- pours a nice honey color, head retention is pretty solid at one finger. A couple dribbles of lacing.
S- The aroma is really solid with big citrus and grapefruit aromas. Allegedly this is brewed with grapefruit peel so that likely provided a big boost here.
T- Initially it had a good grapefruit flavor, ever so slightly sugared. But the flavor cuts off way too soon. The finish is... dull and leaves a lot to be desired.
M- Light body, but as mentioned earlier, it doesn't leave the flavors on the tongue long enough.
O- I was surprised to see this clock in at 6.2%, because as good as the flavors are, this one doesn't have the legs throughout the whole sip. That said, it is one of the best smelling beers I've come across lately. (735 characters)

Photo of olmatty
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clean light orange with a white head. Smells of grapefruit zest and piney and citrus hops. Flavor is well balanced between hops, grapefruit and middling malt body. A dry finish. Balance is key here with grapefruit rind apparent, but not overwhelming. I'm really enjoying my fourth encounter with this rotating IPA. (322 characters)

Photo of jzeilinger
3.55/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a bright medium orange gold color, nice thick head, very clear and crisp looking.

S - Earthy, grassy, light pine, and grapefruit over top of some grainy maltiness. The grapefruit nose is pungent

T - Biscuity, grainy, herbally, sweet earthy malt for most of the sip until the very end where the piney grapefruit comes on like a freight train. The hops in this beer hit your palette quite hard (and this bottle is already over a month old). The malt and hops balance each other until the very end.

M - Thick medium body, gentle carbonation, leaves a coating of citric bittersweet in the mouth.

O - I wasn't digging the smell at all in the beginning because it initially smelled like cat piss. My senses finally kicked in and it reminded me of similar nuances I got from a homebrew using all citra. The bitterness is big and it got better as it warmed up; but be forewarned, it's a total grapefruit smack down. (922 characters)

Photo of TheSixthRing
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance - Pours a semi-hazy golden color with a good finger's worth of head, average retention, and resulting lace that's thin but sticky.

Smell - A nice grapefruit aroma. Sweet. Ruby-reddish.

Taste - Predominately grapefruit. A solid bready malt character gives this a steady backbone, but doesn't detract from what this beer is about, which is all grapefruit.

Mouthfeel - Medium body. Carbonation lends to a nice bit on the lips and tongue. Goes down fairly smooth.

Overall - Yes! There it is, Widmer Rotator series! Finally! Loads better than it's Rotator counterparts. O'Ryely and Spiced IPA were horrendous. The X-114 was average. This one delivers. I was hesitant to try another in the Rotator series... now I've only got one to go, the Falconer, and I shall do so without the fear that was instilled within me by the O'Ryely and Spiced IPA. (854 characters)

Photo of vkv822
3.82/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12oz : tulip snifter

Clear golden orange with a medium, short-lived white head.

Pine notes upfront, complimentary citric notes.

Lots of pine in the taste, some citric.

Medium body, prickly, medium carbonation.

A well done IPA. Prominent, tasty pine hop notes. (264 characters)

Photo of RJLarse
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought a six pack of Shaddock IPA in a grocery store. Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a bright gold color, clear, lightly carbonated with a fluffy white head.

Smell is a light pine and citrus aroma

Taste is a malt presence up front, a sweet bread flavor, and a light citrus flavor on the finish.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean, with a dry mildly bitter aftertaste.

Overall a very drinkable IPA. The l;able says it is the X-114 IPA brewed with grape fruit peels. I liked the X-114 and this is as good. (506 characters)

Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed with grapefruit peels, this IPA pours a clean light amber, with a pleasant 2-finger head and neat loopy lace on the glass.

The nose? I get, not surprisingly, bitter grapefruit, and the taste is quite similar. It's dry, but even with the grapefruit infusion and the hops, Widmer have balanced this well with malts. I enjoyed this one. (342 characters)

Photo of Docer
4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a nice clear copper amber with a fluffy white head. The two fingers of head stick around a bit, and settle with thick lace in the glass, and a thin spotty blanket over the brew. Clean and nice looking.

Smell: (4.0)

- Nice earthy and herbal hop with a citrus punch to the nose. Light grapefruit from what must be both the fruit, and the hop. A nice sweet grainy malt is present. Seems rather spicy and earthy as well. Good hop highlights with this one.

Taste: (4.0)

- Very balanced and tasty brew. The hop bitterness melds well with the lightly sweet caramel and biscuity malt. Pine, grass, and earthy hops are up front, and yet finish with a nice citrus and spicy flare. There is a slight grapefruit taste, but not very much. It's hard to tell the difference between it, and the hops. Perhaps I could use even a little more grapefruit.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- Overall this is a light to medium bodied brew, very well carbonated and easy to drink. It is just a touch cloying and dry from the hop bitterness, and leaves the mouth watering for more. A refreshing summertime number.

Overall: (4.0)

- Solid brew, and great for a sunny summer afternoon. It drinks well, has wonderful hop flavors, and is very well balanced. I just wish there was a little more grapefruit kick to it. From what I remember at the Oregon Brewers Festival a couple years back, it indeed had more grapefruit then. (1,419 characters)

Photo of Provalov
4.59/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden light-brown, poured into a Widmer 16oz. glass with two finger head that dissipates slowly. Significant lacing. Note: The last glass poured from the growler 24 hours later still had significant head -- nice retention.

S: Widmer got this so right. The combination of Citra hops and grapefruit peel works a special magic. Big grapefruit nose. Clean, fresh-sliced aroma, some pine, other citrus.

T: Classic APA boldness. A slap of hop flavor from the start that stays as a backbone. Very strong, juicy grapefruit rind bitterness. Malt is present, maybe caramelly, but is overcome by satisfying resinous hoppy flavor.

M: Moderate oily hop feel. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol.

I could drink this one all summer. It's one I hope Widmer doesn't leave behind, but instead gives a recurring role. (836 characters)

Photo of JohnGalt1
4.32/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

3.5/4/4.5/4.5/4.5 (511 characters)

Photo of kojevergas
2.79/5  rDev -27.5%
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 (1,812 characters)

Photo of rjlemmon
4.34/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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. (401 characters)

Photo of cbarrett4
3.65/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (327 characters)

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Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 66 ratings.