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Shaddock IPA | Widmer Brothers Brewing Company

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86
very good
67 Reviews
Shaddock IPAShaddock IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
Oregon, United States | website

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
Reviews:
67
Ratings:
219
Avg:
3.84
pDev:
20.31%
 
 
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Photo of secondtooth
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Brewed with grapefruit peels, this IPA pours a clean light amber, with a pleasant 2-finger head and neat loopy lace on the glass.

The nose? I get, not surprisingly, bitter grapefruit, and the taste is quite similar. It's dry, but even with the grapefruit infusion and the hops, Widmer have balanced this well with malts. I enjoyed this one.

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Photo of Docer
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: (4.0)

- Pours a nice clear copper amber with a fluffy white head. The two fingers of head stick around a bit, and settle with thick lace in the glass, and a thin spotty blanket over the brew. Clean and nice looking.

Smell: (4.0)

- Nice earthy and herbal hop with a citrus punch to the nose. Light grapefruit from what must be both the fruit, and the hop. A nice sweet grainy malt is present. Seems rather spicy and earthy as well. Good hop highlights with this one.

Taste: (4.0)

- Very balanced and tasty brew. The hop bitterness melds well with the lightly sweet caramel and biscuity malt. Pine, grass, and earthy hops are up front, and yet finish with a nice citrus and spicy flare. There is a slight grapefruit taste, but not very much. It's hard to tell the difference between it, and the hops. Perhaps I could use even a little more grapefruit.

Mouth Feel: (4.0)

- Overall this is a light to medium bodied brew, very well carbonated and easy to drink. It is just a touch cloying and dry from the hop bitterness, and leaves the mouth watering for more. A refreshing summertime number.

Overall: (4.0)

- Solid brew, and great for a sunny summer afternoon. It drinks well, has wonderful hop flavors, and is very well balanced. I just wish there was a little more grapefruit kick to it. From what I remember at the Oregon Brewers Festival a couple years back, it indeed had more grapefruit then.

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Photo of Provalov
4.59/5  rDev +19.5%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Golden light-brown, poured into a Widmer 16oz. glass with two finger head that dissipates slowly. Significant lacing. Note: The last glass poured from the growler 24 hours later still had significant head -- nice retention.

S: Widmer got this so right. The combination of Citra hops and grapefruit peel works a special magic. Big grapefruit nose. Clean, fresh-sliced aroma, some pine, other citrus.

T: Classic APA boldness. A slap of hop flavor from the start that stays as a backbone. Very strong, juicy grapefruit rind bitterness. Malt is present, maybe caramelly, but is overcome by satisfying resinous hoppy flavor.

M: Moderate oily hop feel. Body is quite full with great carbonation and no apparent alcohol.

I could drink this one all summer. It's one I hope Widmer doesn't leave behind, but instead gives a recurring role.

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Photo of JohnGalt1
4.32/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into my slim goblet... Nice white head... decent lacing... The brew is clear golden.

Nose shows bunches of citrus and just hints of pale malt.

Good bitterness.... very balanced and drinkable IPA... tons of citrus notes and still never too bitter... light pale malt just carries the hops forever.. very fresh and very approachable....

Body and carbonation are pretty much spot-on. Dry and nicely hopped... Digging it for sure... I hope Widmer makes this a new always available brew.

3.5/4/4.5/4.5/4.5

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Photo of kojevergas
2.79/5  rDev -27.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

21:04 WA May 01 2012. 6.2% ABV confirmed. 12 fl oz brown glass bottle with standard pressure cap acquired as part of a six pack at a local Ralph's market a couple days ago and served into a conical Guinness pint glass in me gaff in Los Angeles, California. Reviewed live. Expectations are average given the brewery.

Served fresh from the refrigerator and allowed to warm over the course of consumption. Side-poured with standard vigor as no carbonation issues are anticipated.

A: Pours a one finger head of bland white colour, no real cream, bad thickness, and below average retention. No lacing at all. Colour is a clear copper. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show. Not very appealing.

Sm: Oily somewhat piney hops. Clean malts. A mild to moderate strength aroma.

T: Piney oily hops over top clean malts. It's a bit too oily, but at least the hop bitterness isn't overwhelming as in so many IPAs. Heavy on the grapefruit, but I wouldn't call it citrusy per se. Fairly pleasant to drink but also rather simple. No real layering is present. No yeast or alcohol comes through. It's balanced and built alright. A very straightforward piney IPA. It doesn't try for much, but it's not bad.

Mf: Smooth and wet. Quite oily. Nice thickness. A bit too wet on the finish, flirting with watery. Adequately carbonated. Complements the taste in a general sense. Certainly not tailored to it.

Dr: A simple little IPA to satisfy fans of grapefruit and pine. Too oily for my tastes, but fans of the style will enjoy it. It's far from exemplary. Hides its ABV well. I wouldn't get it again, but it's fairly priced as an import. A decent offering from Widmer, but nothing unique or special.

A poor candidate for aging.

Would pair decently with spicey food or a more aggressively flavoured pasta.

Low C

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Photo of rjlemmon
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This tied for my favorite beer at GABF last night. I can't comment much on appearance based on the sampler cup, but the combination of Citra hops and grapefruit peel was amazing. The aroma was unmistakably Citra, but there was a nice amount of grapefruit in the flavor. I would have never thought of using them together but it worked perfectly. Definitely not a standard IPA but excellent nonetheless.

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Photo of cbarrett4
3.65/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tasted from tap at Oregon Brewers' Festival.

Clear golden hue, not hazy, good level of head. Smells better than it tastes. Lots of fresh hops and citrus. A bit over the top with hops, pretty much all you can taste. Finishes a little too rough and tannic. Overall a good beer but not a stand out compared to other local IPAs.

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Shaddock IPA from Widmer Brothers Brewing Company
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