Workhorse IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Reviews: 156
Hads: 532
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.05%
Wants: 92
Gots: 100 | FT: 0
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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: BeerZack on 03-30-2008

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
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+. (1,711 characters)

Photo of Dreadnaught33
3.32/5  rDev -21%
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. (1,023 characters)

Photo of D-Stylz
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (274 characters)

Photo of velosuds
4.32/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a growler filled at Raen Brew Brewporium into a clear pint glass.

A-Pours a golden-orange color with a two finger, bone white head with great retention and copious, sticky lacing. Very nice appearance.

S-Floral and citrus hops are very fragrant. Grapefruit and pine resin come to mind.

T-Grapefruit and resinous piney hops are aggressive and balanced by a biscuity malt backbone that doesn't get in the way. Another fine West Coast style IPA. Would like it better if drier and more honey flavor from a lighter crystal malt.

M-Very smooth and extremely well balanced. Carbonation is very good.

O-This is a very fine IPA, and one of the better brewed in Oregon. I have not had it bottled since I have heard it is better (i.e., fresher) on tap. And more affordable at $12 a growler from a fresh keg. (814 characters)

Photo of Gueuzedude
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. (1,742 characters)

Photo of zaphodchak
3.54/5  rDev -15.7%
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. (253 characters)

Photo of Sarlacc83
4.07/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, split 2 ways.

A: Rusty orange with a vanishing head. Slides off the glass.

N: Rustic pine, and the most grapefruit I've smelled in an IPA. Clementine orange and crystallized sugars. Has a cedar baseboard overture.

T: Pine, spruce, and conifer. Grapefruit and some pineapple to give it heft. Biscuit nature is drying. Lots of clementine. Hoh rainforest floor. Balance of bitterness hits the sweet spot.

M: Medium bodied, assertive without succumbing to imbalance.

O: Best IPA made in Portland and worthy of its national win several years ago. Balanced and complex. (581 characters)

Photo of vincicle
3.9/5  rDev -7.1%
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. (684 characters)

Photo of dgilks
3.97/5  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. (346 characters)

Photo of kingcrowing
3.53/5  rDev -16%
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. (302 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.22/5  rDev +0.5%
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. (1,787 characters)

Photo of boralyl
4.28/5  rDev +1.9%
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. (620 characters)

Photo of aficionado
3.96/5  rDev -5.7%
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. (790 characters)

Photo of route66pubs
3.65/5  rDev -13.1%
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. (549 characters)

Photo of HopDiggityDawg
4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
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. (470 characters)

Photo of Hojaminbag
4.23/5  rDev +0.7%
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. (1,166 characters)

Photo of MaltsOfGlory
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
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. (4,489 characters)

Photo of dirtylou
4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
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 (564 characters)

Photo of Sky2625
4.03/5  rDev -4%
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. (902 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
4.45/5  rDev +6%
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. (438 characters)

Photo of doughanson78
3.97/5  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. (456 characters)

Photo of PDXHops
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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). (1,332 characters)

Photo of MADhombrewer
4.03/5  rDev -4%
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 (707 characters)

Photo of peacebone116
3.55/5  rDev -15.5%
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. (890 characters)

Photo of distantmantra
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
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. (739 characters)

Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 156 ratings.