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
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
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
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.
10-29-2011 04:51:24 | More by HuskyinPDX
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
3.45/5 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
09-29-2011 19:45:18 | More by Reidrover
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
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
Gearhead IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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