Oedipus IPA
Gilgamesh Brewing

Oedipus IPAOedipus IPA
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American IPA
Ranked #6,326
Ranked #39,906
3.58 | pDev: 13.13%
Gilgamesh Brewing
Oregon, United States
Oedipus IPAOedipus IPA
Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 46 | Log in to view all ratings and sort
Photo of Blak
2.17/5  rDev -39.4%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

22 bottle. Great foamy head. Light color for an IPA. Mouth feel is thin for style. Taste is terrible for an IPA. Sour lemony flavor. Mild bitterness.

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Photo of LeRose
2.91/5  rDev -18.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Nice looking pour. Deep golden yellow with white foam on top.

The smell is vaguely piney, vaguely citrus fruit, a little butterscotch note, mild bready malt. A little medicinal note, but not the dreaded bandaid more like aspirin.

The taste follows except there is an enormous wallop of bitterness that just dominates the taste. Too much bitter, not enough of the other notes.

Feel is medium body, a bit of a burn.

Overal, this beer seemed quite unbalanced with such dominating bitterness (not in a good way). I would pass on this one.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.3/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Picked up a 22 oz bottle and decided to try my first beer from this brewer. It looks good, deep amber in color & a slight haze. Dense off white head that leaves a solid film and moderate lacing. Not much to the aroma, if you smell it when it's cold. Once it warms up a bit the subtle caramel malt and orange citrus come thru. Still nothing spectacular. The flavor lacks character, it's not that it's bad, it just is really kind of bland. It's a bitter, malted beverage. There is some grapefruit and pine notes there, but they don't do much for me. I could drink it, and I am not saying I'd be tortured, but it's not one I would choose to drink. A watery mouthfeel and bitter aftertaste. Nothing to recommend in my opinion.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.05/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Bottle split with friends last night.

Mostly clear light copper with a dense, off-white head, this looks solid. The nose is decent, a blend of pine and citrus without much pungency or bite. There's cooked fruit and a little caramel malt present. The palate opens with a little bitterness, some hop flavor, again, a blend of cooked oranges, a little pine and some mild grassy character. Mildly sweet, though not offensive, this beer finishes a little sweet, a little hoppy and utterly lacking in focus or definition. OK

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Photo of hreb
3.89/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle served in pint glass. Beer pours perfectly golden and nearly clear, forming a very large white head. Citrusy, fresh, NW C-hop aroma. Columbus maybe? Bright, NW IPA flavors, not overly bitter, with simultaneously a crisp finish and creamy mouthfeel. A little bit thin through the middle. I'm very happy with this.

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Photo of vkv822
3.47/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Pours a dark golden with a foamy white head.

Classic resiny, citric hops, with a solid caramel malt backbone.

Nicely done, though I found the malt backbone a bit heavy at times

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.69/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a coppery amber with a thin off-white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma is an unusual biscuity malt and light citrus, grassy hops, mildly vegetal. Flavor starts biscuity with citrus hops, then seems to fade away until roaring back with a lingering, almost resinous citrus and grassy hop bitterness. Medium bodied. A somewhat idiosyncratic American IPA with a interestingly different malt body and an interesting but not very differentiated hop component. I liked the hop flavors in the finish and this grew on me as I drank the glass. Nice for a change of pace in IPAs.

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Photo of mactrail
3.35/5  rDev -6.4%

Color is a golden orangey with a big foam in the New Belgium snifter. Interesting aroma of cedar and straw with some piney hops. Pleasant malty warmth to start. Some pine with the grapefruit peel taste. Moderately bitter with a touch of walnut skins.

Overall this is a typical roughhouse IPA with a lighter body and plenty of hop acidity. More bitterness than is needed in the long aftertaste. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at New Seasons Market in Portland.
4.0 3.75 3.25 3.5 3.25

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Photo of Spikester
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Clear pale amber with two fingers of off white head that has some staying power. Fair lacing.
Smell is unusual for a Northwest IPA. Not bad just different. Slight medicinal quality and a hint of butterscotch syrup.
Taste is hop bitterness with a fair amount of sweetness from the malt. After further sniffing I do get a hint of tropical fruit but very faint.
Some pink grapefruit is starting to come out in the flavor as it warms.
Mouthfeel is a bit thin and low carbonation. Medium wet bitter finish.
Don't know what to say in summary. Probably need to try a fresh one on tap at the brewery.
I asked my son to smell it for me and his take on the aroma was it had some Belgian character.
Newer review with some bumps in rating 11/03/2015.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.02/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

22 oz bottle from "Roths Sunnyslope Market" in S.Salem. $4.99 Never seen a bottled Gilgamesh beer and had kinda lost track of this Salem brewery in the last year as more stuff got going in town. Typical pale orange colour for an IPA, head is large and substantial (white). Strange subdued aroma..resiny/powdery hop..some green onion,honestly not attractive. Taste is better mainly because it has a tremendous caramel malt backing..hops are still rather powdery, it works kinda but not a wonderful experience. Mouth feel is fine for style. Had my hopes up as i have had great stuff from Gilgamesh..but this is a wee bit of a let down.

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Oedipus IPA from Gilgamesh Brewing
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 46 ratings