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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

466 Ratings
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Ratings: 466
Reviews: 150
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 9.31%
Wants: 89
Gots: 72 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-30-2008

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4.07/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of my CanBIF 2013 haul. Thanks Boozecamel!

Poured from a bomber, no freshness info.

Appearance: Dark honey colored body, fluffy thick head, rocky topping and strong standing.

Smell: Floral, sweet hops, raw with some delicate fruit and peaches.

Taste: Sweet fruit, sticky, spicy notes, grassy a little, real plush.

Mouthfeel: Very well balanced, slight edge to the malt over the hops though there are glimmers of bitterness. Clean finish.

Overall: Not an intense hoppy one but the flavor grew on me and liked it quite a bit.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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3.55/5  rDev -15.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a good sized head that is a light yellowish white. The body is a typical IPA body, medium amber, a little hazy. The foam is dissipating fairly quickly while leaving behind a net of lacing.

Nose- This is warm and sunny, very inviting. Perfect for the first day of summer. Mostly citrus with some fruit but no pine detected yet. Lemon, orange, strawberry. I can see why they wait for certain hops to be available. This is a very specific aromatic profile. All citrus, no pine, no soap.

Taste- The first things that pop out are lemon and woody bitterness and earwax. It finishes with a mouthful of woody bitterness. There is some grapefruit but so far bitter hops are very dominant in this flavor profile. There is a lot of oak in this one. I can't detect any cedar as one reviewer noted. This is a very old school style of West Coast IPA. It hammers you hard with bitter hops. Mostly lemon, orange, and grapefruit for the non woody, non bitter notes. Other than that, there isn't much complexity. At this point, it's just another IPA in a sea of IPAs.

Mouthfeel- This seems a little too heavy and a little too carbonated for the style. There is a little syrupiness to it as well

Drinkability- The alcohol is muted but the dominance of bitter hops will prevent anyone from chugging this. It's above average but in field populated with good to exceptional IPAs, that is almost meaningless.

Overall- It's an above average IPA. It doesn't innovated. It's not that complex. It delivers bitters hop with lemon. If you're a bitter hophead, you'll like this one. If you like fruit and flowers, this won't do. If you want more of both, this really won't do either. It's about a B, maybe a B+.

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3.32/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Picked up a fresh bottle of this from the whole foods in downtown Seattle on a trip. Been meaning to try this beer for a while, and almost traded for it a while back. Honestly, I'm glad I didn't because I find that in the seriously saturated category of American ipas, this is very middle of the road.

Pours a nice hearty orange color with great head and retention. The nose is very average to poor: it has some bready malts and I struggle to find too much hoppiness, but it's there in the form of bitter grass notes if i literally get my nose all the way in the glass. The taste seems sort of like that ipa you would try at a local brewpub that is just a touch better than average: not too hoppy, but bitter enough, and malty in a very grainy way. Some orange rind or zest. Not too memorable at all unfortunately.

I was hoping this would be great, and I went into tasting it thinking it would be great and that might have tainted my review here, but overall I don't think this is really worth going out of your way for.

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There is much to like about this IPA. It has a very nice hop nose and the hop flavors on the tongue are distinct. However, it was not as well balanced as I prefer. Also, I didn't think it had anything about it that was unique. It is a solid, hoppy IPA that will please most.

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 466 ratings.