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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Ratings: 397
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 8.55%
Wants: 88
Gots: 51 | 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:
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(Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-30-2008)
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

GarrettB714, Nov 26, 2011
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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.

LamontCranston, Feb 23, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

JimForsythe, Aug 30, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

DrMindbender, Jul 13, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

67couple, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of BrianBack
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.

BrianBack, Feb 10, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

sonicbloom, Monday at 09:23 PM
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

seanwhite, Nov 14, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

cjpalist, Sep 28, 2013
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

bentreen, Dec 12, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

stormin909, Aug 14, 2014
Photo of jamdugan
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.

jamdugan, Jun 05, 2008
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

beerman73, Apr 17, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

Susanaoror, Jun 29, 2014
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

arlubash, Jul 27, 2014
Photo of CascadiaGrokker
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.

CascadiaGrokker, Sep 29, 2013
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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.

gkunkle, Feb 25, 2011
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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

Oakengroves, Mar 12, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

BraveMountie, Aug 10, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

CardsWinAgain, Apr 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

ms333, Jul 20, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

AleVana, Dec 23, 2012
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

nicework, Jul 15, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

MikeM417, Jul 18, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

Mike_Swearengen, Nov 14, 2013
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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.