Shaddock IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

BA SCORE
86
very good
219 Ratings
Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States
widmer.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
X-114 IPA brewed with Grapefruit peel

Added by cbarrett4 on 07-28-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
219
Reviews:
67
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
11.2%
 
 
Wants:
7
Gots:
9
For Trade:
0
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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3.68/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle labeled july, consumed december

when held up to the light it's a golden yellow with an amber hue. smell is light crisp lemon, grass, grain, sweet malt, alcohol, honey. taste is more sweet malt, with the lemon grass hops there as well.

decent easy to drink ipa. would like to have a fresher bottle sometime.

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of puboflyons
4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From the 12 fl. oz. bottle stamped 08:37NH-JUN2012. Sampled on December 8, 2012 so I don't know if the June 2012 date is a bottling date or an expiration date.

The pour is pale copper to orange with the slightest haze and a fuzzy white head.

The aroma is pleasantly hopped with floral notes galore and a slight pale malt or bready ester.

The body is pleasingly medium with a creamy feel on my tongue.

The taste is very much like the aroma with a decent dose of floral hops through and through and a lingering, but modest bitterness at the end. This is a well done American IPA.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of tone77
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of grapefruit, hops. Taste is hoppy, some bitterness, a bit of grapefruit, kind of mild. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a very drinkable and pretty good beer.

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3.89/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a US tumbler pint glass.

A: The beer is a light gold color, with a very thin white head that fades quickly and leaves a thin lace on the glass.

S: The aroma contains very fruity citrus, piney hops and light caramelized malts.

T: The taste starts out sweet with a strong grapefruit-led citrus sweetness that is quickly followed by a strong but not over-powering hops bitterness. The hops presence is on the thin side for the style but brings a good balance. The after-taste is slightly sweet and slightly sweet.

M: Crisp and smooth, medium body, medium carbonation, finish is slightly sticky.

O: Tasty, goes down easily, not too filling, decent kick, good representation of style, it’s a solid beer to drink for a while but there are others in the style I would choose first.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Lagunitas mason jar.

So, thanks to Wikipedia, I discovered that shaddock refers to grapefruit. And Soviet missiles. Fair enough. This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger or so of off-white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit peel, decidedly sweet caramel, and a touch of pine resin. The taste focuses on the pine and the grapefruit (particularly the peel here), with the caramel fading a bit, though still sticking around with a diminished sweetness. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a fairly dry finish. Overall, a solid IPA, nothing too major or anything, but one that's generally enjoyable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a pint glass
A: Aggressive pour yields 1 finger of tight, just off-white head with good to great retention. Crystal clear brass colored liquid. Nearly perfect.
S: Man Candy - candied pineapple, hint of grapefruit, mango, passion fruit. Slight ginger maybe. Slight boozy ester underneath knocks it down from perfection.
T: Tart and bitter grapefruit peel right up front. Some faint biscuit in the open as well. Slight ester with faint cardboard afterwards in the middle. Very bitter; a bit more balance would be nice. Later sips become balanced. Grapefruit rind is still the dominant flavor. Slight lime is present maybe.
M: Strong bite up front, but it fades into the background later on. Creamy even after a while.
O: Quite enjoyable. I'd order another and buy 6. I'm glad the balance increases with time. Isn't necessarily better than X-114, but it's damn good!

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
3.84 out of 5 based on 219 ratings.
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