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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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397 Ratings
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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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-30-2008)
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Photo of lordofthewiens
4.21/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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!

lordofthewiens, Mar 30, 2014
Photo of SD-Alefan
4.44/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a Sam Adams glass.
Thanks BeerKangaroo for this one!

What a lovely beer, beautiful orange-gold color and, thanks to my aggressive pour, a nice foamy and lasting head that mounds nicely above the rim of the glass. It dissipates to some lovely and long-lasting lacing.

A great aroma goes a long way towards making a beer among my favorite IPA's and this one is very nice. This isn't quite up there with some of my all-time favorites but it's excellent. The pine hits me first and then some nice floral notes and a bit of citrus, maybe a little pineapple as well.

The taste is top-notch. I'm hit straight off with the pine, then a mix of pine and and citrus and a little bit of the sweet malt backbone (which becomes more pronounced as the beer warms a bit). There is a piney resinous taste that lingers at the back of the tongue. Yeah, the bitter sticks around, in a very good way.

There is a fair amount of carbonation here but it serves to keep the taste buds alive for the next sip. There is a little lingering stickiness that is not at all unpleasant.

This is a very nice IPA that, were it available to me, I would buy regularly. Excellent.

SD-Alefan, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of NWer
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pint served in a nonic at Laurelwood Public House & Brewery.
Pared with their absolutely fantastic Brat sandwich.
This beer is a worthy representative of the West Coast IPA style.
Poured a shade darker than golden nice head retention.
Fruity, balanced, mild hoppyness makes this a very drinkable and enjoyable experience.

NWer, Mar 18, 2011
Photo of oberon
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a imperial nonic a deep burnt orange tinged amber with a large two finger fluffy crown that really took a long time to settle,leaving broken globs of foam.Big juicu ctrus fruit aromas,I mean they come out in a blast,some caramel malt is thrown in but the big grapefruit and tangerine aromas steal the show.Wow that is one smooth beer,it glides down effortlessly,no rough edges at all,very nice.More resiny hop flavor on the palate than in the nose to go along with the citric element,the caramel/biscuit malt base really holds up well to the hops,as it warms a tinge of sweet alcohol shows itself.A damn fine left coast ipa,I expected it to be good,it was great.

oberon, Sep 23, 2010
Photo of sonicbloom
5/5  rDev +18.8%

sonicbloom, Monday at 09:23 PM
Photo of Vipin
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

Vipin, Sunday at 07:06 AM
Photo of KCBeerNerd
4/5  rDev -5%

KCBeerNerd, Oct 18, 2014
Photo of alu_boh
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

Smooth and yummy IPA. Can't even tell it's 7.5%

alu_boh, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of kvgomps
4/5  rDev -5%

kvgomps, Oct 03, 2014
Photo of memphischas
4.25/5  rDev +1%

memphischas, Oct 01, 2014
Photo of sgn4779
4.25/5  rDev +1%

sgn4779, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of qcghost
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%

qcghost, Sep 26, 2014
Photo of regspeir
3.75/5  rDev -10.9%

regspeir, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of BodyPolitic
4/5  rDev -5%

BodyPolitic, Sep 23, 2014
Photo of NWHopinator
4.25/5  rDev +1%

NWHopinator, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of kjouyoumjian
4.36/5  rDev +3.6%

kjouyoumjian, Sep 22, 2014
Photo of tjcamm
4.25/5  rDev +1%

tjcamm, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of Gobblegon
3.92/5  rDev -6.9%

Gobblegon, Sep 19, 2014
Photo of jshusc
4.25/5  rDev +1%

jshusc, Sep 18, 2014
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3.6/5  rDev -14.5%

KurtHershey, Sep 17, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +1.7%

ScurvyDogs, Sep 16, 2014
Photo of Shroud0fdoom
4.15/5  rDev -1.4%

I received this in a trade with woemad. Thank You again buddy!

I wanted to try this brew for a long time now. I got it! This brew pours gorgeous! Honey tone with almost a burnt orange tinge. Nice white head. Let's smell this brew! First hits of tropical fruits and floral notes, then a hit of nice honey wheat malts. Very dense on the aroma. Time got the taste test! Very resinous with the flavors going toward juicy over-ripped pineapple and hints of passion fruit. Some red papaya with grapefruit pith and leaves a nice clean bitter finish. Malts are honey sweetness with some wheat cracker powder. Very nice! The feel is medium bodied with par carbonation.

Overall: This brew is very good! Enjoyable to boot and finishes so clean it aches for another sip! Could I kill a four or six pack of this? Yes I could! Am I glad I tried this brew? Yes, yes I am! Would I want more when it comes out again? You betcha! This brew is recommended!

Shroud0fdoom, Sep 15, 2014
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3.88/5  rDev -7.8%

SteveB3014, Sep 13, 2014
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4.46/5  rDev +5.9%

SteeleWright, Sep 12, 2014
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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.