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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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Ratings: 430
Reviews: 146
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 86
Gots: 56 | 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 +0.2%
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 +5.7%
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 +7.1%
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 +4.3%
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
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4.04/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%

Brewski, Yesterday at 02:03 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

GeorgeAKeim, Monday at 04:04 AM
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Ritinda, Nov 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

lillitnn92, Nov 20, 2014
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4.52/5  rDev +7.6%

Hopper163, Nov 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

baybum, Nov 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

rodmanfor3, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

crowellbw, Nov 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

teddyarrowhead, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of mverity
2.91/5  rDev -30.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Very light amber color, good lacing, medium collar, wisps. Aroma is muted earthy malt, some citrus and floral hops. Taste is bitter earthy hops, astringent as hell. Medium body and medium high carbonation.

mverity, Nov 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

BrewtalHonesty, Nov 10, 2014
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4.76/5  rDev +13.3%

enznevr, Nov 09, 2014
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1.44/5  rDev -65.7%

dirtygirlscout, Nov 09, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Deep copper orange in color with a slight haze. Poured with a short white foam that reduced to a billowy, rich cap that left thick sheets of sticky lacings down the glass. Aromas were a nice combination of light tropical fruit, fresh earthy mint, and a hint of pine. Smooth, creamy feel with a light tanginess in the middle and a clean finish. Solid sweet malty backbone in both aroma and flavor. Pine hop flavors with tangy mint and a  tropical fruit notes beneath. Mint flavors peak near the end as this finished cleanly with a lingering pine hop bitterness.

IronLover, Nov 08, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev -1.2%

Braz, Nov 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Drknight, Nov 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

GregSobo44, Nov 03, 2014
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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 430 ratings.