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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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385 Ratings
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Ratings: 385
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 88
Gots: 46 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-30-2008)
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Thank you BeerKangaroo for this great IPA.

In a pint glass the beer was a hazy orange color with a medium-sized white head. There was a good deal of lace.

Mostly citrus and floral aroma. A little bit of pine. Sweet malt background.

Grapefruit taste. The pine came out more in the taste, and there was less of a flowery taste. Caramel.

A nice hoppy, sweet IPA. Send me more, Adam!

lordofthewiens, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Thanks BeerKangaroo for this one!

What a lovely beer, beautiful orange-gold color and, thanks to my aggressive pour, a nice foamy and lasting head that mounds nicely above the rim of the glass. It dissipates to some lovely and long-lasting lacing.

A great aroma goes a long way towards making a beer among my favorite IPA's and this one is very nice. This isn't quite up there with some of my all-time favorites but it's excellent. The pine hits me first and then some nice floral notes and a bit of citrus, maybe a little pineapple as well.

The taste is top-notch. I'm hit straight off with the pine, then a mix of pine and and citrus and a little bit of the sweet malt backbone (which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms a bit). There is a piney resinous taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. Yeah, the bitter sticks around, in a very good way.

There is a fair amount of carbonation here but it serves to keep the taste buds alive for the next sip. There is a little lingering stickiness that is not at all unpleasant.

This is a very nice IPA that, were it available to me, I would buy regularly. Excellent.

SD-Alefan, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint served in a nonic at Laurelwood Public House & Brewery.
Pared with their absolutely fantastic Brat sandwich.
This beer is a worthy representative of the West Coast IPA style.
Poured a shade darker than golden nice head retention.
Fruity, balanced, mild hoppyness makes this a very drinkable and enjoyable experience.

NWer, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a imperial nonic a deep burnt orange tinged amber with a large two finger fluffy crown that really took a long time to settle,leaving broken globs of foam.Big juicu ctrus fruit aromas,I mean they come out in a blast,some caramel malt is thrown in but the big grapefruit and tangerine aromas steal the show.Wow that is one smooth beer,it glides down effortlessly,no rough edges at all,very nice.More resiny hop flavor on the palate than in the nose to go along with the citric element,the caramel/biscuit malt base really holds up well to the hops,as it warms a tinge of sweet alcohol shows itself.A damn fine left coast ipa,I expected it to be good,it was great.

oberon, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of Gobblegon
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%

Gobblegon, Yesterday at 07:44 PM
Photo of jshusc
4.25/5  rDev +1%

jshusc, Thursday at 01:40 AM
Photo of KurtHershey
3.6/5  rDev -14.5%

KurtHershey, Wednesday at 11:25 PM
Photo of ScurvyDogs
4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

ScurvyDogs, Tuesday at 02:17 AM
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

I received this in a trade with woemad. Thank You again buddy!

I wanted to try this brew for a long time now. I got it! This brew pours gorgeous! Honey tone with almost a burnt orange tinge. Nice white head. Let's smell this brew! First hits of tropical fruits and floral notes, then a hit of nice honey wheat malts. Very dense on the aroma. Time got the taste test! Very resinous with the flavors going toward juicy over-ripped pineapple and hints of passion fruit. Some red papaya with grapefruit pith and leaves a nice clean bitter finish. Malts are honey sweetness with some wheat cracker powder. Very nice! The feel is medium bodied with par carbonation.

Overall: This brew is very good! Enjoyable to boot and finishes so clean it aches for another sip! Could I kill a four or six pack of this? Yes I could! Am I glad I tried this brew? Yes, yes I am! Would I want more when it comes out again? You betcha! This brew is recommended!

Shroud0fdoom, Monday at 12:33 AM
Photo of SteveB3014
3.88/5  rDev -7.8%

SteveB3014, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of WAbeerfiend
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Hops: Citra, Galaxy, El Dorado, Columbus.
Malts: Great Western 2 Row, Crystal, Dextrin.
80 IBUs.
07.22.14 Bottle date.

Poured from 12 oz bottle into tumbler glass.

A: See through amber. 2 finger head.

S: Loads of grapefruit, some pine. West Coast style for sure.

T: Orange, apricot, and mango dominate. Pineapple, hop resin, flower, and some spiciness too.

M: Crisp with enough carbonation.

O: A solid West Coast style IPA. I picked this one up after hearing good things, it being on lists of top IPAs and whatnot, and it was not disappointing. It's surprisingly refreshing and easy to drink, which seems weird with the 7.5% ABV. It's very well balanced and complex. It also has a really nice lingering pineapple sweetness.

WAbeerfiend, Sep 13, 2014
Photo of SteeleWright
4.46/5  rDev +5.9%

SteeleWright, Sep 12, 2014
Photo of KevMo84
4/5  rDev -5%

KevMo84, Sep 11, 2014
Photo of ryguy31
4/5  rDev -5%

ryguy31, Sep 09, 2014
Photo of Shawn_Money
4.72/5  rDev +12.1%

Shawn_Money, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of judkinst
4.25/5  rDev +1%

judkinst, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of Arkay
4.12/5  rDev -2.1%

Arkay, Sep 06, 2014
Photo of sloelco
4/5  rDev -5%

sloelco, Sep 03, 2014
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

IDABEERGUY, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of SitkaSteve
4.25/5  rDev +1%

I've never said anything about this until now.
Okay, well now I will.
The appearance was a nice golden amber color with a decent one finger white foamy head leading to a decent lacing.
The smell was exceptionally floral and citrusy bittersweet.
The taste took the floral and citrusy aspects to combine more than nicely.
The mouthfeel was sharp but not too overbearing, its an AIPA that lives up to the Northwest style of AIPA.
Overall, so glad to come at this again, as I've had this several times. Ya know, this lives up to its somewhat under-hyped-ness.

SitkaSteve, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of mabermud
4.21/5  rDev 0%

A - Deep orange.
S - Juicy fruit
T - Balanced hop and sweet, tropical fruit flavor. Semi-crisp.
M - Medium carbonation and density. Smooth and juicy.
O - World-class, all-around, balanced IPA. A Pacific Northwest favorite.

mabermud, Sep 03, 2014
Photo of JimForsythe
5/5  rDev +18.8%

JimForsythe, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of jpolet
4.34/5  rDev +3.1%

jpolet, Aug 30, 2014
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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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