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Gearhead IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Gearhead IPAGearhead IPA

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BA SCORE
84
good

61 Ratings
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Ratings: 61
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.71
pDev: 10.51%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MADhombrewer on 09-11-2011)
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Texasfan549, Oct 05, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

jaydoc, Dec 14, 2013
Photo of oberon
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.

oberon, Dec 23, 2011
Photo of Rifugium
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

First had: on tap at Laurelwood Public House, Portland, OR

Poured orange-brown, with a small cap of white head; very nice lacing. Aroma was big with citrusy hops. A blast of citrus taste up front, slightly piney afterwards, light fruits, and a crisp, dry finish. Medium body, and quite drinkable. Nothing that hasn't been done before, but a very nice IPA nonetheless!

Rifugium, Jan 04, 2012
Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

GClarkage, Jul 08, 2014
Photo of oriolesfan4
3.13/5  rDev -15.6%

Another one of my LetsPour west coast IPA bombers. This one is way too out of balance for my liking, way too heavy on the hops with nothing to back it up. Leaves too much of a cloying sweetness in the mouth and is mouthpuckeringly bitter. Still drinkable (if you love hops like I do) but they really need to work on this one to appeal to the masses and fit in with the large amount of other IPAs available.

oriolesfan4, Jul 29, 2012
Photo of lacqueredmouse
3.45/5  rDev -7%

Had on-tap at Collins Pub in Seattle.

Pours a golden orange hue with a filmy, white head. Very minimal, patchy lace. It has a decent weight to the body and fine carbonation as a result. A bit generic, but not bad overall.

Nose is a deep, bland citrus with some caramel undertones. There's a touch of lemon custard tart, some husky grain and a hint of deeper earthiness. It's OK, but very similar to any number of other generic IPAs.

Taste is similar to the aroma, in that it doesn't offer anything pronounced or exciting. Citrus rind, pithy, some earthy grain notes and a touch of carbonic acidity. Coupled with all this is a really pronounced and slightly too forward bitterness, giving ashy tobacco on the finish. Very generic, and not all that good. Feel is exceptionally light, even more so than usual for a generic IPA.

Overall, yes, it's an IPA. And it's not bad. But it's exceptionally dull. What's more the bitterness builds to a level that's a touch offensive—or at least, it's a bitterness that's not earned; one without purpose and drive.

lacqueredmouse, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of barleywinefiend
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

O: Good

barleywinefiend, Nov 04, 2011
Photo of smakawhat
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

Pours a cloudy/hazy orange to more brown amber body, with an off white three finger head. Very good retention on this, with some aggressive lacing. Pretty good looking.

Nose is malt brown sugar, and not very hoppy. Mild sense of milk chocolate and a little bit of green herbal tea.

Palate brings a doughy creamy biscuit sense with a little wet body feel. Some light skim milk sensations, toasted light brown sugar, and a faint earthy dry hop quality on the finish. Herbality comes out a bit, with a mild milk astringency quality. Aftertaste brings most of the hop profile, not the mid palate. Very tea like.

Overall not a bad beer, but not crazy about it either.

smakawhat, Oct 09, 2012
Photo of rab53
3/5  rDev -19.1%

rab53, Dec 02, 2011
Photo of JohnGalt1
3.53/5  rDev -4.9%

Picked this up tonight at Brewforia on the way home from work..

Capped it with a LOUD POP!! Startled me and scared the shit out of the cats. Poured into my HotD goblet... huge off white head... great lacing and retention... the brew is very slightly hazed orange.

Nose is pithy citrus hops with some background maltiness... pretty standard, but smells pretty fresh.

Hops have more of a piney presence... but still plenty of citrus... a touch more malt/caramel malt than I normally like, but it is pretty balanced across the board.

Carbonation seems a touch high... body is about right..

Meh.... Okay... I probably won't buy a bottle again, but I certainly would have it on tap the next time I am in PDX.

4/3.5/3.5/3.5/3.5

JohnGalt1, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of beertunes
3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

Served in straight pint glass. Poured an attractive coppery gold color with just a thin cap of white head that had decent retention and lightly moderate lacing.

The aroma had a solid malt base and the expected blast of citrusy hops that typify PNW IPAs. The flavors had the same features, with the big hops showing upfront and on the finish, some pine/floral hops in the middle, and the mildly sweet malt offering both support and counter-balance.

The body was just on the fuller side of typical for the style, and I like that. Drinkability was good, I rarely have more than one IPA in a row and would have a couple of these. Overall, a good, solid, well made example of the style. If you want to know what PNW IPAs are like, you could do worse than using this beer as a guide. Worth trying if you see it

beertunes, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.83/5  rDev +3.2%

Picked up a 22oz bottle tonight.

A - Pours a slightly hazy, darker orange with a finger and a half light tan head. Good retention and lots of lacing.

S - Very Piney, that is all!

T - Pine, and citrus and malts balanced background.

D - A touch bitter. High carbonation, average body.

O - Well balanced, easy drinking ipa.

HuskyinPDX, Oct 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

twelveinches, Dec 15, 2011
Photo of morimech
3.58/5  rDev -3.5%

Date of 01.11.12 on the label. I sure as hell hope that is not a best by date.

Pours a clear bronze color with a nice two finger of head that had excellant retention before settling to a thick cap. Moderate amount of sticky lacing is left down the glass.

Aroma of hops that is a combination of citrus and herbs. Also pick up a little sweet malt.

To this drinker this seems like a throwback IPA. Much more malt in the flavor that adds noticeable sweetness. Moderate amount of citrus hop flavor. Bitterness seems moderate as well.

Good amount of heft to the body and nicely carbonated.

Nothing really exciting about this IPA. Certainly nothing wrong with it either. Solid and worth a try.

morimech, Apr 02, 2012
Photo of Reidrover
3.45/5  rDev -7%

22 oz bomber from Roth’s Vista Market,Salem. $4.99 Rather dark amber for an IPA but with a pretty eggshell wite head..thats thick and bubbly. Nice hoppy aromas, resiney,piney..nice Taste is like the aroma, but with a good malt balance,semi sweet finish. Ok on the palate but for my tastes it was rather under carbonated. Pretty average IPA really

Reidrover, Sep 29, 2011
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

beerpadawan, Aug 26, 2012
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4/5  rDev +7.8%

shelby415, Feb 26, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

bumchilly25, May 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

CoryR, Nov 19, 2011
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3.25/5  rDev -12.4%

2beerdogs, Aug 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

RoryOMoore, Jun 01, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

Hopmodium, Jan 13, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

BeerOps, Jul 23, 2012
Photo of beagle75
2.7/5  rDev -27.2%

Poured from a bomber into a tulip glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light amber color with one finger of white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass.

S: Plenty of lightly toasted grain, some acetaldehyde, but very little hop presence.

T: Begins barely off-dry, with soft bready malt and weak piney hops. Malt takes on a rye edge during the middle, but hops are still mostly unaccounted for. Nor are they very noticable at the end, since this beer is only mildly bitter. Acidity is mostly restrained throughout.

M: Thin to medium viscosity, wet and fairly smooth on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: A hyper-mediocre IPA, this is a disappointment coming from Laurelwood--the brewer of the the excellent Workhorse IPA. It smells like Ballast Point Sculpin that has set on the shelf too long (yes Southern California, there are places where that happens!), but tastes like an amber blended with a thin tea of Columbus hops.

beagle75, Jul 14, 2012
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Gearhead IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 61 ratings.