Watch Man IPA | Empyrean Brewing Company

Watch Man IPAWatch Man IPA
BA SCORE
26.2%
Liked This Beer
3.39 w/ 122 ratings
Watch Man IPAWatch Man IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by lawlerj on 05-26-2012

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#40,913
Reviews:
26
Ratings:
122
Liked:
32
Avg:
3.39/5
pDev:
15.04%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
2
Gots:
17
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 122 |  Reviews: 26
Photo of jaydoc
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

a tasty, if intentionaly approachable ipa on tap at lazlos in omaha. the pour is clear golden with an inch of white head. looks like the other three empyrean beers i had with that meal. the nose is hoppy, but nothiing super bitter, high alpha, or particularly dank. a mild citrus profile, but its not a major hop bomb, a very drinkable ale more in the american pale ale tradition i think. flavor is identical to the nose, a refreshingly crisp beer, with a medium body and enough snappy carbonation. it does get a little filling though. i cant taste anything distinct about the malt bill, but it gives a little weight to this beer. its good not great, works with most everything on the menu, and is probably the best beer ive had from them aside from the vanilla porter.

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Photo of zeff80
3.85/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a clear, copper color with a one-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of pine, citrus and roasted malt.

T - It tasted of bitter piney hops with a citrus kick. There was a nice burnt toast maltiness with some sweet caramel.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry, clean finish.

O - This is a nice IPA. Another solid brew from Empyrean.

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Photo of LXIXME
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of XmnwildX12
2/5  rDev -41%

Photo of russpowell
3.56/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

BBD of Septmeber. Picked this up at Gomer's in Lee's Summit...

Pours a semi-hazed apricot with 3+ fingers of cream colored head. Clears a bit as this warms, great head retention & lacing

S: Bready & fruitty, a little grassy

T: Bready, grassy, some lemony notes, plus pear notes. Some woody hops as this warms,
some biscuitty malt notes. Finishes grassy, fruitty & a bit of lemon

MF: Medium bodied, slight carbonation, decent balance

An easy drinking AIPA, but nothing special

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Photo of 22Blue
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of a77cj7
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Whiskeydeez
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Photo of pat61
3.75/5  rDev +10.6%

Spicy, herbal hops, citrus and light grains on the nose. Pours hazy gold with a 1” fluffy white head that produces intricate lace. Palate of light malts that become richer and more prominent as the beer warms. Underneath, an earthy woodiness, biscuit and nuts, with very light fruit in the background. The bitterness is firm but not harsh. Medium body and carbonation.

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Photo of WDJersey
3.55/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TX-Badger
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Hohnbaum
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Howlader
3.25/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of jzlyo
3/5  rDev -11.5%

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

Photo of Hellpop65
2.25/5  rDev -33.6%

Photo of KarlHungus
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of morimech
3.01/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours a slightly hazy pale amber color with an attractive head that had good retention. The head eventually settles to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Very timid aroma. Slight citrus hop smell. A little woodsy with a hint of mint.

Flavor is better but still a little weak in the hop flavor department. I do get some citrus and herbal hints. However the bitterness is all there. Malt is relatively dry for an IPA and adds some cracker like flavor. Finishes bitter and dry.

Lighter body but has good carbonation for an IPA. Nice smooth, pleasant texture. Just wish the body had more heft.

A mediocre IPA. With shelves crowded with so many better IPAs, no real reason to revisit this one. Not really easy to drink either because there is little hop flavor payoff for the bitterness.

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Photo of stephenjmoore
3/5  rDev -11.5%

Photo of Chucker17
3.5/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Photo of jpuetz
4/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of durlta
1.5/5  rDev -55.8%

Photo of bsp77
3.43/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Serving glass: Poured from bottle into glass.

Appearance: Hazy dark gold with foamy white head.

Smell: Citrus and floral notes.

Taste: Definitely more floral than citrusy in the taste department. Some earthy and toasted notes. Finish is pretty bitter and the hop taste is not quite enough to make the bitterness worthwhile.

Feel: Moderate carbonation, medium body, nice dry finish. No problem with the mouthfeel.

Overall: American/English IPA hybrid that could use some more actual hop flavor. Still decent overall.

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Watch Man IPA from Empyrean Brewing Company
Beer rating: 26.2% out of 100 with 122 ratings
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