Gearhead IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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4.47/5 rDev +20.5%
Appearance - bright orange, transparent, big white head that recedes nicely followed by generous lacing
Smell - lots of hops, pine, floral and citrus
Taste - citrus and floral hops, pine and grapefruit notes, light malt body
Mouthfeel - well carbonated, medium body, oily finish with some mild lingering dryness
Overall - as the temporary replacement to Workhorse (due to a proprietary hop shortage) there is a lot to live up to but I think this beer is an incredible NW style IPA and definitely a go to in my book
11-19-2011 04:15:24 | More by djbreezy
4.35/5 rDev +17.3%
A pint at the Heathman Hotel bar on 4/16/12.
Clear amber tinged with a dense fluffy head. Decent amount of lace. Resinous aroma with plenty of tropical fruit. Clean front with a decent amount of licorice-like bitterness middle and finish. Malt sweetness does a decent job at keeping this one from going over the top. Active carbonation and medium body. Makes a good everyday IPA.
04-17-2012 04:16:12 | More by LittleDon
4.15/5 rDev +11.9%
22oz. Bottle poured into Portsmouth Brewery pint glass
A: light amber, translucent, almost no head
S: pine, hops
T: peach, tangerine, malt sweetness
M: citrus hops followed by a moderate maltiness with a dry crisp finish
O: I was expecting more bitterness from an IPA, which made it a pleasant surprise. The malt really comes through and has a great earthy quality. The hops compliment the maltiness very well and I'm glad it's not as bitter as I was expecting. The pine aroma is definitely my favorite part of this beer. And for $4.50 a bomber it's a pretty good deal.
12-12-2011 00:19:12 | More by BeforeNoon
4.1/5 rDev +10.5%
Poured into an impy nonic a dull copper color with a frothy 1/2 finger white head atop that left a few broken rings of lace behind as it settled slowly.Left coast grapefruit and piney hop aromas,almost basic American IPA
in nature but it fits the style to a T,light sweet boozy alcohol is in there as well.Citric hops and sweetish alcohol on the palate,the hops are big but so is the sweetness behind it,almost like overripe drunken fruit, maybe a small DIPA in style.A damn good ipa that seems bigger than what it is in my opinion.
12-23-2011 00:08:36 | More by oberon
4/5 rDev +7.8%
Had this on tap at 15 ave hophouse. Served in a slender pint glass.
Appearance- Orange color reminiscent of the inside of a pumpkin with an off white head. Great lacing. 4/5
Smell- Heavy grassy hop aroma. Malt background as well. Smells like it has a good substance to it. 4/5
Taste- Sweet caramel malt is first and a sizeable, grassy, hop biterness second. It finishes with more malt flavors. 4/5
Mouthfeel- I normally don't like an IPA with this much of a mouthfeel, but this works for some reason. 4/5
Overall- Good beer. A bit malty for my taste, but good none the less. 4/5
09-11-2011 15:03:06 | More by MADhombrewer
4/5 rDev +7.8%
A: Poured a burnt orange color with good carbonationleaving a nice white cap
S: Mainly fresh citrus and pine needles
T: The pine is the most pronounced note at first, foillowed by citrus and then a balance is reached between the two. A little bit of caramel, nice hop bite, finishes a bit slick
M: Medium body, taste, well carbonated
11-04-2011 16:26:49 | More by barleywinefiend
4/5 rDev +7.8%
A: Very clear light amber with a mild head.
S: Very densely citrusy. Wreaks of resin and cascade.
T: Great. Again very dense and resinous, bolder than the nose yet still light in body esp as it gets toward the bottom of the glass.
M: Light! Especially for a considerably dense hop pungency.
O: Sick extra. Oregon IPA? Shouldn't have expected anything but greatness.
10-09-2011 01:46:15 | More by CharlieMurphy
3.9/5 rDev +5.1%
Appearance: Auburn. Orange-red. Thin head. Thin, short-lived lace.
Smell: light. Malt is Sweet. Hops are Floral.
Taste: Hops are citric. Malt is medium and body is there. Good balance.
Mouthfeel: Great carbonation. Nice body.
Overall: Good beer. Alcohol, malts and hops are balanced.
08-29-2012 04:43:35 | More by jellikit
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
- Darker caramel copper color.. mostly clear, and a couple fingers of frothy white foam.. settles to a large foamy ring, and some scattered pockets creating a thin blanket. Not quite the west coast look I was looking for. Little dark like an Amber.
- I can see they were really aiming for the citrus aromas here. First off I get a huge lemon-like zest punch right to the face. Lots of pine, citrus, and herbal aromas. Nice caramel malt backing.. bready, and slightly sweet. Piney hops really show up front.
- Very balanced. Certainly plentiful with northwest hops. Lots of pine, citrus, and grassy zest. Rides nicely with a subtle and not-too-sweet caramel malt backing. Easily stands out as a unique IPA. Almost a tea-like quality to it. Not bad.
Mouth Feel: (4.0)
- Overall it is a well carbonated medium bodied brew. It's dry. I like dry. The finish really leaves the tongue feeling dry but yet the watering continues for more because of the zesty fresh tasting hops. Resinous (as stated on the bottle) is true. Slightly sticky. Chewy a little.
- Overall this is a very solid and well balanced IPA. Does it stand out from many? Yes of course. But it doesn't rise above like I would expect it to. Though very solid, and certainly holds up to many of the other local offerings around. It isn't the west coast style light colored biscuity IPA I was looking for, but it certainly has some unique and zesty aromas. Certainly does display some talent in brewing.
09-23-2011 04:00:53 | More by Docer
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
22oz bottle into pint glass.
Pours a cloudy dark, burnt orange with frothy off white head. There is quite a bit of visible floaties, which while having no effect on any other aspect of the beer does keep me from giving a higher grade in appearance.
The nose is quite piney upfront, with some citric and tropical fruits in the backing. Also a fair amount of biscuity malt backing.
The taste follows the nose quite well, with a good balance of pine and citric fruits on top of a malt backbone.
Nice full body with pleasant carbonation.
A very well balanced IPA, nothing spectacular but still quite enjoyable overall.
11-13-2011 03:03:57 | More by vkv822
3.88/5 rDev +4.6%
Thanks to HuskyinPDX for hooking me up with this one. Cheers!
Hazy orange amber color with a big frothy, rocky head that leaves plenty of lacing. Even a careful pour produces too much head.
Light, pretty aroma of orange, tangerine, and pine. Flavor is of citrus and pine hops - pleasant but restrained, with an earthy bitter finish. It sounds good, but it is a little understated.
Light-medium body with a juicy feel and good carbonation.
A nice balanced IPA that doesn't distinguish itself in any particular way. But it is pleasant, balanced and easy to drink.
03-21-2012 01:47:22 | More by CliffBrake
Gearhead IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.