Watch Man IPA | Empyrean Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Empyrean Brewing Company
Nebraska, United States
empyreanbrewingco.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by lawlerj on 05-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ratings:
121
Reviews:
26
Avg:
3.48
pDev:
14.94%
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
For Trade:
0
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Photo of dkemp713
3.68/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of andrew8626
3.88/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MrUse
3.44/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HoppyBastard
3.7/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a Shaker pint glass, there is no "best by" date that I could find.

APPEARANCE: pours a very dense, hazy, dark gold color with larger bits of sediment floating about, a one-finger off-white head with excellent retention and significant lacing on the glass, the head slowly dissipated until a thin broken layer of small bubbles remained, medium carbonation (i think?)

SMELL: very faint to the nose, some flowers and bread but not much else.

TASTE: initially sweet caramel then a nice light, citrus grapefruit note, the hops really linger in a good way, some spice.

PALATE: medium body and carbonation.

OVERALL: this is a good tasting beer and I would have it again, the smell is underwhelming but otherwise a very enjoyable beer, it's more of a citrus and flowers IPA and I really like the way it looked too, unfiltered with all the sediments present, I enjoyed this and would recommend to anyone who enjoys the IPA style.

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Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TreyIsWilson
3.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a cloudy golden orange with a two-finger sturdy white head.

S - Aroma is sweet malts and light citrus.

T - Flavor starts with sweet caramel malts upfront followed by some earthy hops and a light amount of citrus.

M - Light bodied with medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is watery with a dry finish.

O - An okay IPA. Light and very easy drinking.

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Photo of Savan
2.83/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 1 | taste: 3 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.25

Poured with 1/2 inch of frothy cream coloured head with a hazy depth of grapefruit below... sediment floats about (meh its just protein :D ) This smells like nothing??? Taste is light, but and under hopped ... this would make a good session ale. Watch Man IPA has a good feel about it .... perfect actually! Overall... A good beer to take with you to the lake.

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Photo of Mlkluther
3.37/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of couchsitta
2.91/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of sgttibbs
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mikerieder
3.46/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of WDJersey
3.55/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SinjaminBentek
2.71/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of Beer187
3.72/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ovaltine
3.5/5  rDev +0.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Eaglefan344
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.13/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

A-An orange blonde malt hue with moderate carbonation

S-I smell more of the malt than I do of the hops so by smell alone it does not live up to the IPA billing.

T-I think this beer misses the boat. At first you taste the malt, which has body and bread type character to it, and then there is a mild and I mean mild hop presence. I think this beer falls more into the category of an IPA.

O-It's what I would consider a good but not very memorable pale ale.

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Photo of Kark
3.51/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of megamick
3.58/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of NCMatt
3.59/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of MtOrion
2.76/5  rDev -20.7%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
3.6/5  rDev +3.4%

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Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
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