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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

349 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 349
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 87
Gots: 31 | 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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sergeantstogie

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I passed this up several times in the past two weeks just due to its ease of availability here in the Seattle area. Damn I was wrong!

The Workhorse poured a nice bright yet hazy orange/gold with a really fluffy 1 inch creamy head that left lace all the way down my pint glass.

The smell told me this was a really fresh IPA. Strong juicy citrus hops fill your head before you even take a sip.

The taste was initially a let down followed very soon by complete joy, evolved into a quite complex little IPA and ended on kind of bad note. (more on that later)

The juicy citrus hops I got in the nose were not initially matched by the bitterness on the first few sips. But after only a few minutes, they seemed to be getting along and playing nicely. After the beer warmed a bit, it ramped up to a very enjoyable and complex juicy citrus bomb (which I like) that made me wish it wasn't in the 8% range. For me a bomber in the 8% and higher range means I am either having one or getting hammered that night. Tonight was not a night to get hammered.

However, toward the end, after reaching near room temp, the last two sips had a slight urine flavor to them. Not sure if it is fair to mention since by then, it was really past its best serving temp, but I know I can't be the slowest drinker in the world.

The mouthfeel was great. Really thirst quenching and the head was light and creamy at the same time.

Overall, this was a damn good beer and one I will have a few more times before I leave and go back home.

Serving type: bottle

06-30-2011 07:14:10 | More by sergeantstogie
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Smell: Grapefruit and tropical fruit tones supported by a toffee base

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 349 ratings.