Tuesday, January 17, 2012

Oakshire Brewing Watershed IPA

Type: IPA
Origin: Eugene, OR
Price: $4.99/22 oz
ABV: 7.1%
NSP: 9.23 (unscaled)

Beer #4 of the 2011 Portland BeerPlow. Oakshire is apparently a relative new kid on the block (yes, they're Hangin' Tough), opened in 2006. The website is impressively nondescript- it's pretty much 'This is our IPA, and it tastes like IPA.' The picture shows the head just a moment after the pour...where did it go? Who knows. The nose on this one's quite nice, really- well-balanced with good amounts of both malt and pine. The malt stays pretty strong on the flavor, but it's followed by a weird spoiled sour cream/cheese/butter (I guess dairy would be more succinct) thing. Something's just off. The finish isn't half bad, but man, that first spoiled shot just kills the whole deal. Maybe I got a bad bottle...but maybe I didn't. Not much more to say about it.

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