Oxbow Brewing Company

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Oxbow Brewing Company
Maine, United States
India Pale Lager (IPL)
Ranked #10
Ranked #10,131
4.07 | pDev: 6.88%
Jun 23, 2023
Feb 15, 2020
Seaworthy is a pale lager dry-hopped with Centennial and Amarillo hops.
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Rated: 3.77 by PaleAleWalt from New York

Jun 23, 2023
Rated: 3.5 by TMoney2591 from Illinois

Jun 20, 2023
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Rated by pathman from Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
12/03/22 can @ The Bop Stop
Dec 04, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Apr 16, 2022
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Reviewed by Gajo74 from New York

4.11/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a clear dark golden color with visible carbonation. A thumbnail length moussy head retains well, displays lacing.
The nose is herbal and dank thanks to the dry hopping. Aromas of bready malt, sweet biscuit, fresh cut flowers, grass, pine, orange, grapefruit and peach.
A sweet and crisp bready malt backbone displays notes of cracker and honey, and is balanced by grassy and piney hops bitterness. Notes of grapefruit, lemon, peach, white pepper and floral spices.
Medium bodied and moderately carbonated. The mouthfeel is clean and crisp but with some malty fullness. The finish is dry with lingering herbal and resiny bitterness.
An enjoyable well hopped lager. I would have again.
Mar 17, 2022
Rated: 4.19 by Ben1313 from New Hampshire

Feb 14, 2021
Rated: 4 by alexsergio from New York

Jan 03, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by NastyNorseman from New York

Dec 17, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by WillieThreebiers from Connecticut

Sep 26, 2020
Rated: 4.06 by Skabiski from Maryland

Aug 15, 2020
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Reviewed by ChipChaight from New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Can from the brewery in Portland during 2020 Maine trip. Pours an almost clear golden orange with a fluffy white head, smell is citrusy and grassy with a hint of caramel/biscuity malts, taste is doughy malt candy with a nice mild grassy bitterness on the finish, fell is light to medium with nice carbonation. A nice lager with a hint of extra hop bite.
Aug 13, 2020
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Reviewed by GreesyFizeek from New York

4.37/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
This one pours a clear golden yellow color, with a small head, and lots of lacing.

This smells a bit grainy, in a good way, with tea-like and peppery hops, lemon, and melon.

This is really thirst-quenching and refreshing, with a really crisp hop bite on the end - lemon peel, tea, black pepper, a bit of grassiness. It's got that clean Amarillo bitterness that I really dig. There's not much fruity hop character, maybe a little bit of lemon peel, or soft melon.

This is very light bodied, but with a very clean bitterness and a very high level of drinkability.

I've recently rediscovered Oxbow lately, and I've been very happy with what I've tried.
Jun 29, 2020
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Reviewed by ScaryEd from New Hampshire

4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Poured from a 16 oz can into a shaker pint.

Pours a cloudy gold color with a finger of sudsy white head. The head leaves a huge crown of lacing as it quickly settles into a ghostly thin sheet.

The aroma is exceptionally grainy, and modestly yeasty, with some faint citrusy floral hop notes. A touch peppery. Smells like a brewery and I'm all about it.

The flavor is very floral, with plenty of citrusy hop notes; namely grapefruit, orange and lemon zest. The middle is full of cereal grains, freshly baked bread, and lager yeast. Finishes earthy and peppery with a hint of pine.

The feel is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Very clean and smooth, with a dry finish.

Overall, this is a great hoppy lager. The ale hops definitely shine, but don't overpower. This is an exceptionally well-balanced brew, that has managed to restrain the "IPA" side to put it on equal footing with the Lager side. It's very hoppy, yet clean, crisp, and very dry.
May 31, 2020
Rated: 3.74 by MrDarcy from Massachusetts

May 31, 2020
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Reviewed by oberon from North Carolina

3.83/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours into a half liter stein a clear shimmering golden with a full one finger bone white head that settles pretty quickly into a soapy-like mass.Mainly overripe tropical fruits and floral notes in the nose,a slight drying toasted grain element emerges as it warms a little.A decent shot of grapefruit rind on more bitter than expected palate,very dry....Like very dry,some earth and ore bitterness in the finish.Wow the flavors seem alot different the the aromas,I like bitter but the flavors didn't meld with the aromas much.I still like it,just took a few drinks to get it together.
May 28, 2020
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Reviewed by VelvetExtract from Massachusetts

3.76/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Can. Always a fan of Oxbow offerings. Even though they are usually quite pricey. This India Pale Lager (boy did this style cool down) pours clear with just a bit of chill-haze. Thicker head really dwindles into a patchy balding hairline of white fuzz. Islands of lace. Aroma is lagery, I think. Really smells like an IPA(L) from about 7-8 years ago. Pale malts, heavy handed on hops, bitter. Flavor is more of the same. Strong pine and grass hops with a sweetness from the malt. The sweet quickly dries out. It can be caught leaving an arid sensation and whispering notes of lager yeast and alcohol. Overall, a fun brew. One that would probably get more acclaim a handful of years ago. Wasn't necessarily expecting this beer to be such a hop bomb; not complaining.
May 08, 2020
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
A: The beer is slightly hazy dark golden yellow in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short white head that left a large patch of bubbles on the surface, a narrow collar around the edge, and some lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of grapefruit and orange citrus are present in the nose along with hints of floral hops.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus along with notes of floral hops and hints of grapefruit. There is a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied, very clean, and a bit dry on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is a nice IPL that delivers a lot of aromas and flavors of hops in the clean natured mouthfeel of a lager.

Serving type: can
Apr 20, 2020
Rated: 4.03 by ElGallo from New Hampshire

Apr 02, 2020
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Reviewed by mickyge from Massachusetts

4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Canned on 2.21 opened 3/ 29 best consumed 6 months from date 6.5 abv centennial and Amarillo dry hopped Czech styled lager with pils and Vienna malts
Poured golden yellow semi see through with a thin head and slight lacing
Aroma is lemon and orange rind and a bread yeast like note
Taste is crisp and follows nose
Mouth feel is full and medium carbonated
Finishes somewhat dry and astringent
This one would do well in the summer months, crisp and fairly light, with lemon rind notes. Nice beer
Mar 29, 2020
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Reviewed by Sheppard from Massachusetts

4.53/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Pours a deep golden. Maybe not crystal clear, but I can read letters through it. There is a zesty floral bouquet. Often, lagers suffer in this category, but this one is opulent in its aromatics. Delicate and herbaceous with a bouquet of floral and citrus. It's drying, herbal, zesty. There's enough bready body to support this pad against what would be a hop assault. Another keeper from Oxbow.
Mar 28, 2020
Seaworthy from Oxbow Brewing Company
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 22 ratings