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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

332 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 332
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.57%
Wants: 88
Gots: 28 | 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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Ratings: 332 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
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nesarebad

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-13-2014 01:10:25 | More by nesarebad
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Greels

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-12-2014 19:30:47 | More by Greels
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micromaniac129

Pennsylvania

4.29/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Fantastic aroma. Plenty of fresh, wet hops, stone fruits , tropics, floral and dankness.
The appearance is no slouch either, with it's fluffy dense head and a beautiful orange amber color.
Taste is quite good with tons of hoppy freshness. It's tropical and fruity and piney malts balance nicely with a frresh sweet bitter finish.
A surprise find and excellent decision on my part, don't you agree.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 13:29:53 | More by micromaniac129
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emerge077

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Thanks to Thomas & Jenny for sharing this one!
Quick review from written notes.

Bright golden orange color, tight cap of white foam that leaves behind sudsy lacing.

Pungent hop aromas of honeysuckle and papaya, sticky dank maryjane funk.
Light feeling with a clean lingering hop bitterness, resinous and hoppy with flavors of bitter greens and dried citrus. Very drinkable with an expressive hop character. I'd seek this out again for sure.

Serving type: bottle

04-12-2014 04:37:21 | More by emerge077
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JeffTheJuice

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-11-2014 02:50:02 | More by JeffTheJuice
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BurdockBoy

Oregon

4.6/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Poured from 220z bottle into a pint glass.

A: beautiful orange amber color with 2 fingers of ivory head. Decent lacing.

S: piney hops with faint citrus.

T: well balanced hops, citrus,and pine. Slightly bitter, but not over so. Older bottles will be more bitter.

M: mild carbonation, but smooth.

O: I love this IPA. It's always a go to if I'm in need of a trusted favorite. Well balanced, decent price, and now in 12oz bottles. A great NW IPA.

Serving type: bottle

04-10-2014 02:06:08 | More by BurdockBoy
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nosavingsaccount

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-07-2014 02:19:49 | More by nosavingsaccount
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linnymtu

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-07-2014 01:01:43 | More by linnymtu
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CardsWinAgain

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

04-05-2014 20:52:15 | More by CardsWinAgain
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grimey68

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-05-2014 17:44:20 | More by grimey68
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JPWestCoastIPA

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-05-2014 15:40:52 | More by JPWestCoastIPA
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IdrinkGas

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-05-2014 01:22:00 | More by IdrinkGas
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ironchefmiyagi13

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-04-2014 02:38:41 | More by ironchefmiyagi13
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Phobicsquirrel

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

04-03-2014 05:06:47 | More by Phobicsquirrel
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trentbent

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2014 23:21:42 | More by trentbent
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hoppymcgee

Connecticut

4/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2014 14:58:43 | More by hoppymcgee
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lordofthewiens

Maine

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!

Serving type: bottle

03-30-2014 19:02:45 | More by lordofthewiens
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facesnorth

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-28-2014 00:51:25 | More by facesnorth
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ayatsato

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2014 17:16:11 | More by ayatsato
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megamass

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-27-2014 04:24:14 | More by megamass
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RocketCityVol

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2014 01:52:59 | More by RocketCityVol
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sliks96

Illinois

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

03-20-2014 23:47:46 | More by sliks96
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surfbouy

Oregon

2.4/5  rDev -42.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.25

Appearance: Aggro pour into pint snifter gives a two finger head that dissipates into a very thin layer. Nice lacing and golden/copper color.

Aroma: Cat pee! Maybe some pine and citrus thrown in, but cat pee for sure.

Flavor: Follows the nose

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, decent balance on the tongue.

Overall: This was touted as being very comparable in flavor to PtE by the bottle shop guys. I’m here to refute that line of thought. Due to my location, I have the opportunity to drink a great deal of WCIPAs and this isn’t one of the better ones. I like many of Laurelwood’s other beers and was very disappointed I didn’t find my “poor man’s” Pliny.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 21:51:16 | More by surfbouy
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SD-Alefan

South Dakota

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-20-2014 20:48:17 | More by SD-Alefan
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thegerm87

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

03-19-2014 00:46:30 | More by thegerm87
Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 332 ratings.