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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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Photo of vincicle
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I am unfortunately reviewing this beer slightly after I had tried it on a recent trip to portland since I could not remember the brewery and couldn't find it for review. It was so excellent though that I felt I should comment. Being hops season just berfore my visit, I was lucky to enjoy the bounty that is Oregon hops and IPAs. This was an exceptional example of the style, and I am sad to hear that it will no longer be readily available but only seasonally brewed when the hops are available in the right quanities in the future. This is a straightforward IPA with very little maltiness and a complete balanced floral amora and taste of of NW pacific hops. Drink it while you can.

vincicle, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of dgilks
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear amber colour with a small light tan head. Fair head retention

Bold hoppy nose with some great piney, grassy notes and some citrus. Good.

Very light malt with a big dose of bitterness and resinous hops. A solid “workhorse” IPA.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Good.

A really solid IPA with good flavour and very easy to drink.

dgilks, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of kingcrowing
3.53/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber poured into a wine glass.

Pours a clear Brite amber with a small white head with a lot of sticky lacing. Nose is very fresh and Brite its hoppy and herbal.

Taste is quite bitter and a bit medicinal but still very enamel ripping. Mouthfeel is sharp and crisp with a good bite on the end.

kingcrowing, Oct 12, 2011
Photo of Kegatron
4.2/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Laurelwood Public House & Brewery (Portland, OR) on 9/4/11. Served in a pint glass.

Pours a slightly hazed copper, with a ½ finger of bright-white head. This retains with a rich creaminess, nearly staying at about a ½ finger when swirled, and leaving back some robust swathes of sticky lacing. The aroma smells floral, and a little dank, with some lightly juicy grapefruit character, while notes of pine and spice fills out the edges. There’s a touch of sweet grainy malt underneath that melds nicely with that grapefruit flavor. This has a SOLID West Coast feel to it here in the nose.

The taste keeps things going, with fresh grapefruit character and pine that spread out zesty bitterness and plenty of sticky resins out into the mouth. There is also a hefty dose of sweet grains present that does help balance some of the bitterness out, yet still manages to keep itself in the background and keep the focus on those fresh hop flavors. The finish is a little rough around the edges, with more of gritty pithiness and dry resins that stick. It’s not too bad but does detract just a bit at the end. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a sharp and lively feel throughout and an underlying slickness that helps smooth this out across the back. The overall carbonation is coming off as a little too sharp at times but things do even out a bit as this warms. Alcohol gives this a touch of heft but is well hid here for the most part.

I had heard good things about this one and it didn’t disappoint, with a lot of fresh and powerful hop character that should more than meet anyone’s expectations for a staple brewpub IPA. Especially one looking for one done in the West Coast style. Workhorse indeed. I’d love for a local place to always have this one on tap.

Kegatron, Sep 28, 2011
Photo of boralyl
4.3/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - It pours a clear light copper color. It produces a small creamy white head that has some nice retention and leaves some excellent lacing.

S - The aroma has a nice floral nose along with citric notes. There is some light sweet malt present as well.

M - Medium in body with moderate carbonation.

T - The taste consists of floral hops and grapefruit with a tiny bit of orange. There is just enough malt sweetness to provide some balance, without getting too in the way of the hops. It finishes with a medium bitterness.

This is an excellent west coast IPA. It's full of hops flavor, yet still provides some balance.

boralyl, Sep 25, 2011
Photo of aficionado
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 2 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ommegang Chalice - Thanks BuckeyeOne

Murky orange-yellow body, 1 finger head, crazy lacing, and a ton of chunky dark brown and light brown sediment. Looks bad. I actually strained it and that got rid of the dark brown bits, but still left behind lighter chunks.

Smells of grapefruit juice, fresh cut herbs, and lemony candies. Smooth and easy drinking yet it has a bitter edge of grapefruit followed by notes of semi-sweet caramel. The smoothness of this IPA is why it gets such high points on taste. Needs more dryhop. Reminds me of a mixture of Smuttynose Finest Kind with Ipswich IPA but way better than the latter and less malty. Nice and citrusy, but not clean and crisp. Feels like juice and tastes rather juicy. Very fine, moderate carbonation goes almost unnoticable.

aficionado, Sep 17, 2011
Photo of route66pubs
3.65/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours a relatively orange / copper color, very clear and pretty bubbly

S - Citrus aroma, mostly orange.

T - Orange and grapefruit in the taste, not a ton more, from front to back.

M - definitely good carbonation leading to a crisp refreshing feeling at the front of the mouth, and good bitterness at the back leaving that "popping" feeling all the way through

O - nothing at all wrong here, and nice overall complexity, but nothing horribly memorable, either. Would I have it again? Certainly. Would I go out of my way to get another? Nope.

route66pubs, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance is a golden amber, has a nice thin head that leaves a decent amount of lacing
Smell is Citrus
Taste, A nice aggresive hop hit at the beginning that smooths out very nicely, no alcohol detected, I have had 7.5% IPAs that felt a tad hot, this one does not. Citrus with some nice pine and resin.
Mouthfeel is light to medium light,
This front end of this IPA leads you to believe that it is going to finish extremely dry but it does not. Very nicely balanced.

HopDiggityDawg, Aug 28, 2011
Photo of Hojaminbag
4.25/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Workhorse IPA has a light, golden-orange body with about two fingers of beige head. The head is frothy and thick, and it leaves some good lacing.

The aroma is immediately citrusy and hoppy, with a hint of grass as well. Toasted and caramel malts round things out.

Workhorse IPA is an IPA that I assumed was buoyed by high local ratings, but that was before I tasted it. This is a very good American IPA. Hops lead things off right away, with a good amount of power to them. Bright citrus flavors, with other light fruits also making an appearance in the form of grapefruit, tangerine and a bit if pineapple. A resiny flavor follows, and the bitterness is somewhere between moderate and high, but without being overwhelming. The malt profile is noticeable, but it clearly plays a supporting role. Lightly toasted flavor and a bit of caramel, not especially sweet.

Bitter, oily, the carbonation is a touch above average. Good feel overall.

Workhorse IPA is definitely a very nice West Coast IPA that is worth giving a try if you can get your hands on it. The malt profile is noticeable, but there is no heat or sweetness, and the hops definitely take center stage.

Hojaminbag, Aug 25, 2011
Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Standard pour yields a big two finger head into my standard pint glass. The head is completely white and is actually pretty creamy, fluffy, and pillowy looking. Lacing looks decent, but well see how it goes throughout the beer. Head retention is pretty damn good so far, I still have one and a half fingers of head left. The body looks pretty standard but also very nice, the carbonation looks just about perfect, just a little bit over medium. The body is your average orange with hints of yellow in the color. The beer is pretty cloudy, as a good IPA should be, I can just barely see a few things on the other side of this beer. Overall it's a really excellent looking beer, one of the nicer IPA's I have seen in quite some time, really perfect on the appearance so far, the head is still hanging in there too. We'll see how the lacing goes, but this looks freaking awesome so far! Smell is just as amazing, HUGE citrus and hops on the nose, man they just punch you right in the face. The hops smell more potent than in some double IPA's, and the citrus is just enormous, hopefully it's not too much. There is a little bit of malt to balance things out, but really I don't expect the malts to make too much of a presence. There is some sweetness and a little bit of alcohol present on the nose. Overall this ber smells freaking amazing, it's exactly what an IPA should be, and it's super generous on the hops, my only concern is that the citrus, and maybe even the hops will be too much. Either way, it's an awesome smell, no doubt about that. Well....the taste is really not what I was expecting at all. It's not nearly as hoppy, citrucy, or crisp as I was hoping for. It's still an awesome taste, just not an amazing one. It has a nice hop character, and a nice malt note, along with a little bit of sweetness, and a tiny tiny alcohol flavor to it. They actually do a really nice job of hiding the alcohol, considering it's 7.5%. I really don't get a whole lot of that citrus that I was getting on the nose, it's mostly just a well balance of hops and malts, obviously with the hops being more dominant. It's a very conservative taste, it's more of a standard, but very good IPA, where it could have taken some chances and tried to be a really amazing IPA. It's still a really good taste, just not all it could have beer. For sure a great beer to turn to if you want a good IPA, no complaints, it's just not "world class". The mouthfeel on IPA's continues to disappoint, in a beer this hoppy, I want a crisp and refreshing beer, with some bite. Well this beer is pretty flat and bland on the mouthfeel. The appearance lead me to think that the carbonation would be perfect, but it's far from it. The appearance made me think the carbonation was a little above medium, well the carbonation in reality is for sure low. The body is for sure big enough for the style, but it doesn't have the carbonation to back it up. I don't want this beer to be hugely carbonated, but something more than this....I mean this is pretty bad in terms of carbonation. It's too bad too because the carbonation is really ruining the mouthfeel for me, the body is big enough, and it has a little bit of hop crispness, it just doesn't have the carbonation. Overall an ok mouthfeel, if the carbonation was there it would really be awesome, but since it doesn't have it....it's just ok. The drinkability isn't bad, like I said they do a good job of covering up that 7.5% ABV. It's also a tasty beer, and there isn't much stopping it from being an easy drinker, good drinkability. Overall this is a damn good beer, a little all over the place in the different categories and rankings, but it's a solid beer. It was a few hairs away from being excellent in smell, taste, and mouthfeel. As it stands now, great smell, great taste that could have been amazing, and a mouthfeel that is ok and could have been really good with carbonation. This is a beer that if they tweaked it just a tiny bit it would be amazing. As it is now though, very good IPA.

The appearance turned out to be just perfect, probably the best looking beer I have ever gotten the pleasure to look at. The head started out huge, and is still hanging around even now that I am to the bottom of the glass. The head was also creamy and just looked amazing all over. The body was pretty standard but just....perfect. And the lacing was....man, freaking gorgeous, followed me all the way to the bottom of the glass and was a force to be reckoned with.

MaltsOfGlory, Aug 24, 2011
Photo of dirtylou
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle, purchased at Special Brews but available everywhere

cracked on a scalding 84 degree seattle afternoon

appearance: served in a brookyln lager shaker pint - clear, bright orange-copper body, light sticky white film

smell: tangerine, lemon zest, really nice hop profile, pineapple

taste: Why has it taken me almost 2 months to get around to this? Beautiful hop profile - tangerine, pineapple, fresh citrus, lemon zest. Light, refreshing, and wonderfully flavoured.

mouthfeel: low bitterness, light and full flavoured - 7.5% is buried

overall: great

dirtylou, Aug 22, 2011
Photo of Sky2625
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle to a standard pint glass (this reveiw from notes taken 8/6/11):

A - Poured a slightly hazy golden amber orange with 1-1/2 finger cream colored pillowy foamy head. Thick body on the pour. Head dissipated slowly and retained a 1/2-finger head with several dozen carbonation streams. Thick sticky lacing.

S - Lemony orange citrus hop, with hints of apple, and subtle green peppers.

T - Candied orange citrus hop to start. The sweetness flows into a mild bitterness, and finishes with subtly sweet citrus hop, and dab of honey, and very subtle peppery hints.

M - Medium thick body. Sharp sizzly carbonation at the front of the tongue. Refreshing, with a bit of heat at the front of the top of the tongue, but finishes a bit dry.

D - Mild bitterness w/ candied orange sweetness was well-balanced. Refreshing, but not thirst-quenching, Workhorse is a nice easy-drinking beer.

Sky2625, Aug 20, 2011
Photo of EgadBananas
4.45/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a pale orange color, with a light tan head that leaves great lacing. Aroma is chock full of juicy citrus, pine resins, floral, gassy hops and a very pleasant and complimentary sweet caramel malt backing. Bitterness on the taste is wonderfully intense, with big floral notes, grapefruit and a big dose of pine and sticky resins. Well balanced with a solid malt base. Feel is oily, slick and medium bodied.

Stellar IPA. Enough said.

EgadBananas, Aug 17, 2011
Photo of doughanson78
3.98/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Copper. Medium haze. Lots of sediment floating around. One finger dirty white head with larger bubbles. Decent retention and lacing.

S: Big grapefruit, some tangerine and oranges, apples, peaches. Light caramel malts.

T: Nice balance of sweet caramel malts and the citrusy hops throughout the mouth.

M: Medium bodied. Slightly sticky. Dry finish.

O: A nice IPA. Good balance. Crisp and refreshing on this hot day.

doughanson78, Aug 07, 2011
Photo of PDXHops
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Would have sworn I'd reviewed Workhorse before, but this is a beer that's always a pleasure to revisit. Bomber poured into a tulip. Hazy caramel with a fluffy and long-lasting off-white head. Plentiful streaky and soapy lacing.

Truth be told, Workhorse takes the malt a few steps beyond what I normally consider acceptable for a top-notch IPA. But, when you're dealing with an explosive hop profile like this, exceptions must be made. Crazy fruitiness in the nose. A big bowl of citrus salad, but also smoother and sweeter peach and pear. Moderate dose of pine. The hefty malt presence seems to lean more toward honey than caramel.

There seems to be some toastiness to the malt, and it's not so much sweet as hefty. Don't mistake that for heavy, though; Workhorse is an exceedingly lively brew. Call it about a 7 for bitterness, but the hop flavor is ratcheted up to the end of the scale. More pine than you may expect, and in provides a nice contrast to the bountiful fruit cascade. Grapefruit zest, orange and tangerine flesh, sweeter peach, perhaps a touch of mango. Although it seems quite juicy midswallow, by the finish things are turning rather sticky.

Overall impression: Great IPA. I'll have to revisit this one on tap next time I'm in town (or perhaps get to the airport in time to secure a growler for the trip home).

PDXHops, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of MADhombrewer
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a gowler poured into a Laurelwood wine glass.

Appearance- Hazy golden color with a strikingly white head. Lots of beautiful lacing down the side of the glass. 4.5/5

Smell- Grassy and piney hop aroma at first then the malt character comes out, which lend a bready quality to the smell. 4/5

Taste- Bready, caramel taste first off with a nice grassy hop flavor right after. A good bitterness comes after the swallow. 4/5

Mouthfeel- A little thicker than I like my IPAs, but no real complaints here. 4/5

Overall- I have always liked this beer. I tend to like my IPAs a little drier and thinner, but this is a good, easy drinking IPA that I think I take for granted, since they are so close to me. 4/5

MADhombrewer, Aug 06, 2011
Photo of peacebone116
3.55/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Picked this beer up while visiting Bend, OR. Poured from the bomber into a tulip glass only a few days after purchase.

A: Lots of off-white head that sticks around for a while.--great lace that clings to the sides. Body is a light copper (a little darker than expected for the style) that is partly clear with a bit of sediment at the bottom.

N: Light pineapple and grapefruit, but not very powerful.

T/M: Oily and bitter with a somewhat heavy mouth-feel for the style. Tropical fruit notes are not as perceptible on the tongue as the nose, but there is a pleasant citric sweetness balancing the great resinous bitterness.

This is a pretty decent beer, but it is a little bit malty for an IPA, even by Oregonian standards--this is almost like an Imperial Red. Maybe not the freshest of bottles either, but regardless, the malt forwardness of this ale is a little out of my preferences.

peacebone116, Jul 21, 2011
Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bomber poured into a straight pint glass.

A: Golden amber in color with a nice white head of foam that leaves a good amount of lacing.

S: Aroma is of hops and sweet citrus fruits such as grapefruit and orange. Slight hint of cat urine present that lets you know that the hops are in full effect.

T: Incredibly smooth with a full bodied hop and citrus flavor. Hint of caramel and honey in the back.

M: Good carbonation and a full-bodied mouth feel. Slightly oily with just the right amount of bitterness.

O: This is a fantastic IPA that I've had numerous times in the past but never reviewed. At less than $5 at most chain grocery stores in the Seattle area, this is well worth picking up on a regular basis. Highly recommended.

distantmantra, Jul 14, 2011
Photo of sergeantstogie
4.38/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I passed this up several times in the past two weeks just due to its ease of availability here in the Seattle area. Damn I was wrong!

The Workhorse poured a nice bright yet hazy orange/gold with a really fluffy 1 inch creamy head that left lace all the way down my pint glass.

The smell told me this was a really fresh IPA. Strong juicy citrus hops fill your head before you even take a sip.

The taste was initially a let down followed very soon by complete joy, evolved into a quite complex little IPA and ended on kind of bad note. (more on that later)

The juicy citrus hops I got in the nose were not initially matched by the bitterness on the first few sips. But after only a few minutes, they seemed to be getting along and playing nicely. After the beer warmed a bit, it ramped up to a very enjoyable and complex juicy citrus bomb (which I like) that made me wish it wasn't in the 8% range. For me a bomber in the 8% and higher range means I am either having one or getting hammered that night. Tonight was not a night to get hammered.

However, toward the end, after reaching near room temp, the last two sips had a slight urine flavor to them. Not sure if it is fair to mention since by then, it was really past its best serving temp, but I know I can't be the slowest drinker in the world.

The mouthfeel was great. Really thirst quenching and the head was light and creamy at the same time.

Overall, this was a damn good beer and one I will have a few more times before I leave and go back home.

sergeantstogie, Jun 30, 2011
Photo of flexabull
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dull orange color, with not much of a head.

While this looked blah, it makes up for it with the nose. Hard candies, green floral resins, with some sweet orange, and citrus hops. Smells very good.

Taste is bitter up front, kind of grassy, with some creamy caramel malts, and light sweetness. Beer then finishes with some pine and resiny bitterness, and hints of orange.

Mouthfeel is good, full and smooth.

Overall, this is a solid IPA, it doesn't pour all that well, but after that, everything is good. I enjoyed this one, and would happily order it again.

flexabull, Jun 18, 2011
Photo of scootpolute
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours cloudy amber, chunks of hops that twirl around and eventually settle, with thick white head...with brownish chunks of hops- some great lacing.

S - Hops and lots of sweet citrus - grapefruit and orange...VERY SWEET!

T - BOOM!!! A sweet hop lovers dream...Crazy hopiness with very sweet & pine-like flavour.So smooth...SO GOOD!!!

M - Great carbonation, I like the fullness. In parts a bit 'too' fruity/sweet.

D - This one goes down as one of the best!!! Yet not considered an Imperial (Double) IPA?! I think it's pretty close, actually better than many of the 2x’s I've had. At first the brown hoppy head residue was kind of a turn off, but later acted as a reminder for what a rustic, full, awesome IPA this beer is...The way it should be.

Serving type: bottle…Goin’ to look for a tap ASAP!!!

scootpolute, Jun 14, 2011
Photo of goblue3509
4.05/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a clear amber color with a one finger head which gives way to sheets of lace up and down the glass. Great looking beer. The aroma is of piney hops and citrus hops with a toffee backbone. Nice big and inviting aroma. The taste is much of the same, up front you get a nice piney taste with a slight citrus bite as well. In the middle you get a toffee and caramel malt backbone with just a touch of a sweet honey flavor at the end. The mouthfeel is moderately carbonated. Overall it is a solid ipa, nice nose and taste keep you interested while the great look draws you in.

goblue3509, Jun 11, 2011
Photo of Reidrover
4.33/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz bottle from N.Salem Fred Meyers. $4.79 Nice hazy deep orange ale with a fabulous thick /rocky head..cremem coloured. Good hop aromas floral and slightly herbal. Very nice taste to this on..its hoppy but also very fruity ..lemony/citric bittersweet,good malt backbone. Nice and drinkable on the palate..not too thin though and well carbonated..nice medium bitter after taste Overall an excellent example of a more balanced PNW IPA.

Reidrover, May 30, 2011
Photo of Reagan1984
4.47/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another of the bottles that made the trip home from the Northwest. Also a little tip of the cap to three years of membership on BA. Just noticed today was the day!

This is pretty much the perfect looking pint. 2 fingers of creamy/foamy/sudsy off white head. The beer is a lightly hazy dull amber beer that screams fresh & local. The entire inside of the glass is a sheet of lacing. ONE BIG LACE ;-)

Aroma is fresh and yet very light. Herbal, floral notes a bit grassy & green. Citrus with a nod to some lemon peel. Nice.

This is 7.5%? Wow, hides it very well. Again, fresh is the word here. The ingredients work so well together here. A touch of honey, lots of fruit, a touch of pine at the end. Some herbal notes. The malt/fruit notes provide a base, but this is all about the fresh hop notes and bitterness. All components play well together.

Body is light, fresh and bright. Carbonation is so subtle you hardly notice, but it provides a brightness to the overall flavor.

Very nice. My last two times in Portland, I’ve driven past Laurelwood. Next time I am stopping. Well built standard IPA.

Reagan1984, May 14, 2011
Photo of iadler
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle poured into a pint glass, courtesy of vkv822. Thanks for this Vince!

A- Pours a clear amber with a fluffy two finger head and leaves some great lacing.

S- Lot's of pine, grapefruit, lemon, mandarine and some toffee malt

T- Good amount of pine hops with some citrus notes upfront. Toffee malt follows and finishes with some honey. Finishes dry and hides the 7.5 abv very well.

M- Medium carbonation that has a slight oily and resiny mouthfeel. Quite drinkable.

O- Wish there was some more citrus notes but a great offering from Laurelwood. Very well balanced and quite refreshing due to this humid Chicago weather. This is my first beer from Laurelwood, but am excited to try their DIPA. Thanks again Vince!

iadler, May 13, 2011
Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 397 ratings.