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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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BA SCORE
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343 Ratings
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Ratings: 343
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.79%
Wants: 87
Gots: 29 | 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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GarrettB714

California

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-26-2011 07:18:44 | More by GarrettB714
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LamontCranston

Washington

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A- Copper/orange without much foam

S-Hoppy//piney/citrus tones that quell the hop tones

T-Tastes almost exactly as it smells, upfront hop tones quickly dulled by pine and citrus tones, very drinkable, I honestly don't taste much malt in this beer, mild malty tones lost somewhere in the hops/citrus, but I do enjoy it very much.

M-Sort of dry, the right amount of bubbley, I dig it

O-I have a special place in my heart for the Laurelwood Workhorse IPA, they've just recently began bottling it into 6 packs. This beer has an amazing hop complex with a perfect piney/citrus balance... I've honestly never tasted a beer that stacks up. Perhaps it's the fact that I live really close to brewery and drink them as they've just finished brewing, but damn, this is one FINE beer. Laurelwood has outdone themselves with this amazing beer, highly recommended. Can't wait for the bros review, just make sure to order it from the brewery so it's fresh. Nothing beats a fresh workhorse.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 20:17:04 | More by LamontCranston
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DrMindbender

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%

07-13-2014 04:26:08 | More by DrMindbender
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67couple

South Carolina

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-17-2011 16:27:19 | More by 67couple
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BrianBack

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

A: hazy burnt orange amber colored body; a finger's worth of head is about all and dies at a nice pace leaving a nice foamy clingy lacing

S: sweet / bitter grapefruit, pine, floral scents through the hops, malts do present themselves but it really takes a while

T: bright sweet citrus aftertaste and a dry citrus yet piney finish, sweet citrus and pine with some nice floral notes

M: light to medium, somewhat sessionable and leaves a nice bitter harshness

O: This is the beer that I prefer to drink every single day. Every time I have something different or the store is out I'm reluctant to purchase anything else because nothing compares. There are many # 2's but this is my #1.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2014 23:09:38 | More by BrianBack
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +18.8%

11-14-2011 16:37:08 | More by seanwhite
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cjpalist

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.8%

09-28-2013 04:57:47 | More by cjpalist
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bentreen

British Columbia (Canada)

5/5  rDev +18.8%

12-12-2011 00:46:28 | More by bentreen
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jamdugan

Oregon

5/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Workhorse is a true West Coast IPA, featuring over-the-top hop flavor and aroma. Three separate dry hop additions in the fermenter make this one of our hoppiest beers to date.
7.5% ALC by Volume.

A- Bright orange with a frothy sitcky head. Heavy lacing down the whole glass.

S- Smells like it tastes! Huge hop aroma. Sweet grapefruit, orange and tangerine.

T- Citrus! Grapefruit, Tangerine dominate. It's extremely well balanced, and the alcohol is deftly concealed.

M- Sweet and dry up front with a oily hoppy bitterness in the end.

Overall- Overall: A truly masterful example of fine brewing skill. IMO, this is the holy grail for hopheads. From talking to the brewers, this beer is made with Amarillo, Simcoe, and Centennial hops. I've had just about every IPA in Portland. The Workhorse is probably the best IPA in town.

Serving type: on-tap

06-04-2008 23:57:43 | More by jamdugan
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beerman73

Pennsylvania

5/5  rDev +18.8%

04-17-2014 00:57:50 | More by beerman73
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Susanaoror


5/5  rDev +18.8%

06-29-2014 02:57:07 | More by Susanaoror
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CascadiaGrokker

Oregon

4.85/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is one of the premier IPA's out there. For less than $5 a bomber, this is a steal!

It has all of the characteristics of a great IPA: super grapefruit, spruce needles, tropical fruit, and floral notes accompany biscuit malts to make up the ideal IPA.

Serving type: bottle

09-29-2013 04:59:59 | More by CascadiaGrokker
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gkunkle

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a transparent copper/ amber color with a small white head, that leaves slight lacing. Some carbonation is visible. Smells strongly of citrus hops, a lot of orange hits the nose right off the bat, great smell. Taste starts with the citrus hops (a little more of a grapefruit flavor now) then you get a touch of malts then it ends with a pine hop resin flavor. Mouthfeel is medium with slight carbonation. It drinks really easy, but be careful of the 7.5% ABV as it is quite well hidden. This is a great example of pacific northwest beer, well made, great strong hop flavor without being a punch in the mouth.

Serving type: bottle

02-25-2011 21:50:51 | More by gkunkle
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Oakengroves

Oregon

4.83/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

A - A light copper with minimal foam.

S - Very light, piney hop scent with minor fruity tones.

T - Delightful upfront hops that are counterbalanced with a pine and citrus flavor. The beet is very floral and hoppy. Very delightful.

M - Very carbonated but smooth. Enjoyable!

O - One of the best commercially available Northwest style IPAs. Very reasonably priced. This is an outstandingly balanced IPA that is a great example of Northwest, piney IPAs. An excellent choice that I have enjoyed many times before and will enjoy again!

Serving type: bottle

Serving type: bottle

03-12-2014 03:06:56 | More by Oakengroves
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CardsWinAgain

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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ms333

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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AleVana

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

12-23-2012 00:43:05 | More by AleVana
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nicework

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-15-2014 18:30:08 | More by nicework
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MikeM417

Connecticut

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-18-2014 03:25:41 | More by MikeM417
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Mike_Swearengen

Ohio

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

11-14-2013 03:17:44 | More by Mike_Swearengen
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JBeags7


4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

07-14-2014 23:24:38 | More by JBeags7
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Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

03-14-2012 23:12:46 | More by guajolote
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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

05-28-2014 06:54:42 | More by BigJYoungblood
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matto4444

Missouri

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

02-12-2014 06:22:51 | More by matto4444
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Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 343 ratings.