Watershed IPA | Oakshire Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Oakshire Brewing
Oregon, United States
oakbrew.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 07-20-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
335
Reviews:
108
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
11.26%
 
 
Wants:
19
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45
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Ratings: 335 |  Reviews: 108
Photo of BabaYagaRIS
2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

For the style this beer did not hit the spot as expected with bitterness and flagship carbonation, seeking the missing strong presence of finishing hops was not hit first in the finish department for this dance.. A little dry a little piney and royally florally and the ladies didn't sing it home. Could have a couple of these with no complaints.

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Photo of BigJYoungblood
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of MinorThreat
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of soccerman7
3.97/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a Harpoon Leviathan. Thanks Josh

A- Nice thick, sticky head. Beautiful appearance.

S - Citrus notes up front. Not as sharp or pronounced as I thought. Rather subdued. Pleasant though.

T - very nice flavor. Just on the side of bitter in terms of balance. Great hop character. Malt is nicely in background. A slight honey note. Deceptive on abv.

M - Slightly thicker mouth than use to for style. Smooth though. Pleasant carbonation.

O - an excellent beer. Well balanced for the style and deceivingly drinkable. Would love this on the shelves here.

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Photo of 80x2HopHead
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of ssteakley
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

The excellent smell is almost immediate. The color reminds me of some beefy beers I had in Tourquey England. Cloudy deep color. First few taste had a good bitter aftertaste hanging around After consuming 1/2 glass I raised my initial rating. This one will grow on you.

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Photo of Jameswoody
4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

Photo of JMScowcroft
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Oakshire Brewing - Watershed IPA, poured into a DFH Spiegelau IPA glass.

Look - Pours a hazy copper amber with a glorious big bubbly soapy head that leaves chunks of lacing behind.

Smell - Only slight on the sweet malt, otherwise spice and resiny hop is at the forefront.

Taste - Subdued sweet caramel malt with a blast of pine and resin hops, terrific!

Mouthfeel - Rests dry and bitter. Slight malt hot boozy but not over the top. Good drinkability.

Overall - I was pleasantly surprised with this brew. Nice clean hop bitter blast AIPA. Well done!

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Photo of MLaVioletteJr
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of ejane
5/5  rDev +30.9%

Photo of marct
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TwoTrees
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of dipso123
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of rab53
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of Derek
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of Sarlacc83
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Canned goods.

A: Cloudy orange color with a firm foamy head. Decent legs.

N: Lots of tangerine, mango, and papaya in the nose. Crystallized sugar sweetness. Very, very fruity. Not complex, but very nice.

T: Quite bitter and leafy. Almost murky. Very biscuity. Not a ton of flavor comes through here, however.

M: Very, very dry. Lots of hop resins, but it’s not as clean as I’d wish for.

O: A perfectly adequate and enjoyable IPA. There’s not much to complain about, but at the same time, it’s missing an extra complexity to take it over the edge.

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Photo of Smurf2055
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of BeerNW
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of Hendry
4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to my friend Mike for bringing a selection of bombers to our tasting: I finally made my way to reviewing Watershed IPA.

Cloudy orange-copper pour with a one finger soapy white head,lots of sticky lacing in the Lawson's tulip glass.

Piney hops with some orange and grapefruit tones,hop forward with a slight malt sweetness detected.

Taste is a mirror of the aroma with loads of citrus/pine on the palate, a lingering bitterness at the back.Very slight malt sweetness to balance the hops out, nicely balanced.

Light side of medium mouthfeel, crisp dry finish, brisk carbonation.

Solid example of the style, Watershed is nicely hopped with present but low lying malts. The orange/grapefruit vibe is there, and it is a smooth drinking enjoyable IPA that is recommended.
So far, my favorite Oregon IPA.

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Photo of elcrawl
3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

Photo of BRYeleJR
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Photo of beagle75
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a 12 oz. can into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, brassy golden color with two fingers of persistent white foam head. Heavy lacing remains on the glass.

S: Juicy grapefruit citrus with a steadfast backbone of grainy pale malt that exhibits light toastiness.

T: Begins slightly off-dry, with unctuous mixed citrus and mild pine hops aromatics. Flavors are out of focus and generally inconsistent, with a flavor akin to airborne dust that is tied to the pale malt. The second half of the flavor profile is more predictable--in an acceptable way--as long-lasting bitterness swells on the palate, leaving a strong herbaceous impression.

M: Medium viscosity, slightly resinous on the palate, with low carbonation.

D/O: A traditionalist American IPA, this beer has enough Centennial hops qualities to keep the mainstream IPA enthusiast interested. That said, flavors were unable to live up to the assertive and interesting smell, which required the palate some time to become acclimated.

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Photo of OregonGrown7
4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Watershed IPA from Oakshire Brewing
3.82 out of 5 based on 335 ratings.
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