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Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA

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BA SCORE
94
outstanding

429 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 429
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.48/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sampled September 2011
A steady pour into my New Belgium globe glass produces a one-finger thick, pale tan colored head. The beer is a red-copper / pale amber color that shows a clear, bright orange-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells a bit metallic (sort of like wet tin) from a distance, this is still evident close up, but here it mixes in with a mix of sweet tea like crystal malt, toasted biscuit, lots of sticky caramel and toasted spicy grain character (that is typical of crystal malt). The dominant malt is backed by a soft hop character that contributes notes of pine and grapefruit. This is definitely on the soft side for an IPA.

The beer is bitter as it first hits my tongue, this mixes in with a pine like character and in the finish a metallic character that seems to be contributed from both the hop character and the ample crystal malt character. There is also some grapefruit zest notes and other swet citrus zest flavors here, though they aren’t nearly big enough for this beer to scratch my IPA craving. The finish has a biting, fairly substantial bitterness to it that lingers for some time on the palate and even has a touch of astringency to it. The malt character is not quite as noticeable as the hop character, but it certainly contributes substantially to this beer; notes of metallic crystal malt, toasted / brown-sugar biscuit character, spicy whole grain character and definite sweet tea character.

Definitely not my preferred type of IPA; there is a bit too much focus on crystal malt here, some of this is likely accentuated from some oxidation and age, but this still isn’t nearly hoppy enough for my tastes. Still this is not bad and is enjoyable enough to finish off a 22oz of this.

Gueuzedude, Feb 12, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

On tap at Laurelwood in PDX. Part of a taster tray.

A finger of offwhite head, copper-clear body. Lice lacing.

Faint, faint hops on the nose.

Nutty, vegetal hops with a piney finish.

Smooth, nice mouthfeel.

A nice accessible IPA, but not much else.

zaphodchak, Dec 31, 2011
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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
94 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.