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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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93
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288 Ratings
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Ratings: 288
Reviews: 134
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%


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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caskstrength

Minnesota

4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

thanks ramnuts.

Darker than I expected. Looked a bit like Furious, which got me a bit excited.

Smells are wonderfully west coast IPA in character. cit.. pin... you know how it goes.

tastes are what I hoped for. Straightforward citrus and pine, enough malt to keep things rational. Some buttery notes in the malt, wonder if those wouldn't be there fresh off the tap line in Portland.

Mouthfeel keeps the streak going. No off flavors. Crisp and clean with some welcome resin.

I have a sense this would be insane fresh out of the brite tank and in my glass. ISO: flight to Portland.

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2010 02:57:57 | More by caskstrength
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Handsome orangey amber color with a decent foam iin the Ciney snifter. Aroma is deliriously fruity. It smells like mango nectar with flowers and I like what emerge077 said, papaya and honeysuckle. Pleasantly sudsy in the mouth.

Some warm malt and plenty of sweetness. This is a juicy fruit bomb that brings the word "luscious" to mind (second time this week with the Wingman Tripel). This is one of the fruitiest IPAs I've had. Bitterness is pretty restrained, though you wouldn't mistake it for anything but a whole lotta hops. Scratchy bitter aftertaste but the aromatics are still with you.

Seriously spicy and for a few sips I thought it wasn't as acidic as a lot of hop-heavy IPAs, but it becomes increasingly sharp. Still, it's an outstanding IPA worth trying especially at it's moderate price. From the 22 oz bottle bought at The Market in Anacortes, WA.

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
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Fantastic aroma. Plenty of fresh, wet hops, stone fruits , tropics, floral and dankness.
The appearance is no slouch either, with it's fluffy dense head and a beautiful orange amber color.
Taste is quite good with tons of hoppy freshness. It's tropical and fruity and piney malts balance nicely with a frresh sweet bitter finish.
A surprise find and excellent decision on my part, don't you agree.

Serving type: bottle

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Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!
Quick review from written notes.

Bright golden orange color, tight cap of white foam that leaves behind sudsy lacing.

Pungent hop aromas of honeysuckle and papaya, sticky dank maryjane funk.
Light feeling with a clean lingering hop bitterness, resinous and hoppy with flavors of bitter greens and dried citrus. Very drinkable with an expressive hop character. I'd seek this out again for sure.

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 220z bottle into a pint glass.

A: beautiful orange amber color with 2 fingers of ivory head. Decent lacing.

S: piney hops with faint citrus.

T: well balanced hops, citrus,and pine. Slightly bitter, but not over so. Older bottles will be more bitter.

M: mild carbonation, but smooth.

O: I love this IPA. It's always a go to if I'm in need of a trusted favorite. Well balanced, decent price, and now in 12oz bottles. A great NW IPA.

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Maine

4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
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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!

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 288 ratings.