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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
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outstanding

332 Ratings
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 88
Gots: 28 | 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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route66pubs

California

3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a relatively orange / copper color, very clear and pretty bubbly

S - Citrus aroma, mostly orange.

T - Orange and grapefruit in the taste, not a ton more, from front to back.

M - definitely good carbonation leading to a crisp refreshing feeling at the front of the mouth, and good bitterness at the back leaving that "popping" feeling all the way through

O - nothing at all wrong here, and nice overall complexity, but nothing horribly memorable, either. Would I have it again? Certainly. Would I go out of my way to get another? Nope.

Serving type: bottle

08-28-2011 20:27:59 | More by route66pubs
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4.41/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Pours a clear amber with a three-fingered head; excellent lacing

Smell: Grapefruit and tropical fruit tones supported by a toffee base

Taste: Toffee with a hint of grape nuts underpinning the progression of fruit flavors; tropical fruit dominant (pineapple, custard apple and kiwi...perhaps a hint of mint) with building grapefruit tones; the grapefruit comes on even stronger in the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Now here is an IPA that brings a subtle but interesting malt bill to buttress all of the hoppy deliciousness; top tier by my standards

Thanks, mabermud, for the opportunity

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2014 18:17:55 | More by brentk56
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Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Alaska

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-21-2014 23:58:00 | More by youknowibill
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Kansas

4.14/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no dating that I can find. That said, the website I purchased this from declares that the bottling date was 5.28.14 and to drink by 7.28.14. Perhaps that information only comes on the case packaging. Poured into the Spiegelau IPA-specific glass.

Appearance - A beautiful IPA with many different hues at play. In the base of the glass--the ridged part that isn't as thick, there are hints of amber and lemon, with the slight haze not preventing light from filtering through the way it does on late afternoons when you can see the dust in the air inside your house. In the thicker part of the glass, it trends towards a more opaque apricot orange, with a ruddier hue directly beneath the massive frothy three-finger head that shadows the body. Retention is excellent, and as I drink it down, the stark white head leaves spotty rings of lace on the side of the glass.

Smell - Big, bright notes of citrus and tropical fruit along with some floral nectar overtones to give it some depth of character. Orange zest and pineapple are present alongside some slightly pungent, but not overpowering, grapefruit pith. And as noted, there is a slight floral quality here, giving the impression of clover or wildflowers with the juicier citrus notes.

Taste - The floral aspect seems to have gone by the wayside with the taste, being muscled out by big, fruity characteristics from the hop bill. Again with grapefruit and orange from the citrus family, and pineapple from the tropical side of things, but that is joined by some sweeter hints of mango. There is an herbal quality to the aftertaste that blends in with the hop bitterness. And while they are far from the star, I do get some pleasant grainy sweetness from the pale and caramel malts. Just enough to reassure that there is more to this drink than hop juice.

Mouthfeel - Medium-bodied with moderate carbonation and a luscious, juicy feel on the palate.

Overall, just a stellar West Coast IPA. I'm quickly becoming a huge fan of this brewery and will definitely make a point to seek out more of their brews. This one was a tasty, reasonably-priced beer that would stand up well to any of the best in style, I imagine.

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3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
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Poured from a 12oz bottle

A) Clear & dark-golden with hints of copper. Poured a small 1/2 finger head with a small amount of lacing that persisted throughout.

S) Bright aromas of citrus, peach, and pineapple with wafts of brown sugar

T) Hops very present on the tongue. Delightful tropical fruits and citrus. Malt comes in on the finish, resembling slightly burnt sugars. A bit of alcohol remains on the exhale. Wonderful balance.

M) Average thickness with good carbonation, semi dry finish. Very drinkable.

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4.45/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

It's a pretty color, but lacks a good head. The pour is a burnt orange color, mostly translucent. The head is only a finger thick and looks the part for about 20 seconds...then it starts to thin. The finale is an exceptionally thin, barely there lace.

It kills in the scent department. Both citrus and tropical fruits dominate. Orange, pineapple, peach mixed in with standard issue pine notes. Really impressive.

Scent characteristics carry over to the taste. Very fruity taste throughout, which is a bit different that most other IPAs where the pine oil cuts in. From midsip on, the pine does build, but it never completely masks the fruity flavors.

So gentle, so smooth. Very fruity with some sweetness and acid from the front of the tongue til the finish. You pick up the 80 IBUs of bitterness, but the fruity sweetness helps temper it from destroying the palate. Medium bodied. Crisp dry finish.

I'd never heard of this brewer until I started buying from Let's Pour, but now I'm glad to have tried this. It's really an exceptional IPA, and an amazing beer in general. Very easy to drink. The alcohol never shows its head. Really good stuff.

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.