Review: Oakshire Watershed IPA

Author: Jason Harris
March 19, 2016

Oakshire Watershed IPAFor today’s glimpse at a local beer, we head down to Eugene, Oregon to Oakshire Brewery. This beer has been around for a few years and is one of Oakshire’s more well known brews. While Eugene is most well-known for Ninkasi Brewing, Oakshire turns out quality beers on a consistent basis.

What does it taste like?

Oakshire Watershed IPA pours medium gold in color that has a slight orange hue – you can see through this beer as it leaves its one inch ivory head. Your nose instantly picks up on the strong-citrus smell accompanied by a hint of pine.

When you first sip this hop-forward IPA, the taste mirrors the smell as you first sense a grapefruit hoppiness and strong, bitter piney aftertaste. Because this beer has moderate carbonation, it amplifies the tangy and spritzy flavor.

The piney aftertaste dissipates really quickly, making the taste profile of this beer remarkable, in a word. This IPA is super dry, making it strongly appealing.

Should I buy it?

Absolutely. Pick up a bomber like I did, you won’t be disappointed if you like hop-forward beers!

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