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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

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:
Beer added by: cbarrett4 on 07-28-2010

X-114 IPA brewed with Grapefruit peel
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Photo of jimmah120
3.68/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

Photo of RangnaR
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of monnik
4/5  rDev +2.8%

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev +4.4%
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.

Photo of BeerHunter76
3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of bendukes86
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of cmeinz
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

Photo of TheManiacalOne
3.89/5  rDev 0%
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.

Photo of GarretD
4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of jratt79
3/5  rDev -22.9%

Photo of TMoney2591
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.25/5  rDev -16.5%

Photo of tbone1384
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of dfillius
4.25/5  rDev +9.3%
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!

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5/5  rDev +28.5%

Photo of buzzed
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of lcdawg
4/5  rDev +2.8%

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2.75/5  rDev -29.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

Photo of Halcyondays
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle,

A: Pours a light orange/amber with a medium white head, some solid lace.

S: Grassy, very green and weedy, dandelion greens, some pink grapefruit.

T: Lemon and citrus, definite grapefruit notes. A floral IPA, the citrus peel is heavy and is marked difference from what I'm expect from the nose. Solid malt character as well.

M: Medium-bodied, soft frothy carbonation though it can be crisp at times, fairly mild aftertaste for the style.

O: A well made IPA, I like the idea of actually adding grapefruit to the beer instead of just relying on hops. Good price, the IPA fan should pick this up.

Photo of zander4dawin
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer has a pleasant fruity nose on it and taste quite refreshing a smooth. Real easy drinking. I'd pretty much call it a hoppy witte beer the bitterness is very subtle. The taste notes are orange and grapefruit with a nice juiciness to it. Id really recommend it as a drinkable summer session beer with an easy drinking nature.

Photo of Mosstrooper
3.79/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from 12oz bottle into Duvel tulip glass.

Appearance: Hazy golden color with a slight orange tint with a small white head that dissipates quickly and leaves behind a ring of lace.

Smell: Tropical fruits, grapefruit and a bit of pine with just a hint of orange and biscuit.

Taste: Begins with citric flavors and rounded, earthy bitterness. Rounds out to biscuit and finishes with a strong piney bitterness that also has citrus peel notes.

Mouthfeel: Lighter in body with sharp carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: A pretty good IPA overall, but it just seems as though something is missing- I can't quite put my finger on it. Definitely worthy and drinkable, though.

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