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Gearhead IPA - Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Gearhead IPAGearhead IPA

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BA SCORE
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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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RoryOMoore

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +1.1%

06-01-2012 01:14:30 | More by RoryOMoore
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bumchilly25

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

05-09-2012 03:19:41 | More by bumchilly25
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scootpolute

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -17.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

One Pint 6 FL OZs...Poured into a tulip glass.

A: Clear brassy hue…Leaves behind some fluffy rings of lacing.

S: Wheat, caramel, ripe pear, Orange citrus, lemon juice, light florals and grass.

T: Upfront there is pineapple… lemon juice followed by leafy, dried grass, lightly toasted bread, clean caramel notes mid-palate. Finishes with pine and grassy floral…drying finishes…

M: On the fuller side of medium bodied, juicy, crisp and bitter, with a strong wheat aftertaste.

O: An OK American IPA...Acturally suprised since the last two Laurelwood's I've had (Workhorse double IPA and the Hooligan Brown were so good)...Hmmm...this was disapointing :~( Chasin' Cheers :~)

Serving type: bottle

05-06-2012 22:38:55 | More by scootpolute
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blandle12

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

05-03-2012 05:59:35 | More by blandle12
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LittleDon

Texas

4.35/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: on-tap

04-17-2012 04:16:12 | More by LittleDon
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +21.3%

04-04-2012 22:35:24 | More by muchloveforhops3
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morimech

Minnesota

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2012 22:06:27 | More by morimech
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LaPlaya

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

03-25-2012 17:29:56 | More by LaPlaya
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CliffBrake

New Hampshire

3.88/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-21-2012 01:47:22 | More by CliffBrake
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ScreamForMe

Washington

3/5  rDev -19.1%

03-03-2012 03:26:29 | More by ScreamForMe
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mrkinnex

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-29-2012 15:21:23 | More by mrkinnex
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shelby415

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-26-2012 08:16:57 | More by shelby415
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kickerofelves

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +14.6%

02-25-2012 05:30:18 | More by kickerofelves
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Hoolihan

Oregon

4/5  rDev +7.8%

02-19-2012 00:19:31 | More by Hoolihan
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-18-2012 10:27:41 | More by ithinkimasofa
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-15-2012 21:04:33 | More by sharpski
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EinWeizenbitte

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%

02-08-2012 03:09:45 | More by EinWeizenbitte
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Vancoubeer

Washington

3.58/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I have had my eye on this not because of the fact that I love IPAs but its a local brewer that tends to make some pretty good beer. After the pour, it formed a very sticky white head and had a burnt orange color and was filtered...lame...but there is a lot of hop haze and it is not a see through beer. Looks nice. The smell was well average. It smells like the way an IPA should. Nothing special but it does have a bit of that hop citrus smell as indicated on the bottle. The taste is much better than the smell. Yes there is this citrus flavor in the beer and the bitterness is very low. Indeed it does have bitterness but very low for the style of IPAs I like but this is very nice. It has an average mouthfeel. Its not too sticky but it has that medium mouthfeel that has a very pleasant citrus after taste that lingers due to the stickyness but its not as high as others in the market. I would like to try this on draft before I rate it higher than 3.5. Its above average. Its good and its worth getting bottled but there are better in Portland, Oregon to seek out. However I am not disappointed.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2012 04:55:27 | More by Vancoubeer
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jaidenjb

Ohio

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-25-2012 00:50:53 | More by jaidenjb
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edwardkersh

Oregon

3/5  rDev -19.1%

01-17-2012 20:03:15 | More by edwardkersh
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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!

Serving type: on-tap

01-04-2012 03:23:34 | More by Rifugium
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woodenbones

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

01-04-2012 01:50:02 | More by woodenbones
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-23-2011 00:08:36 | More by oberon
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twelveinches

Washington

4/5  rDev +7.8%

12-15-2011 06:59:48 | More by twelveinches
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BeforeNoon

Washington

4.15/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-12-2011 00:19:12 | More by BeforeNoon
Gearhead IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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