A Hopwork Orange - Blue Mountain Brewery

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A Hopwork OrangeA Hopwork Orange

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Ratings: 60
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 10.03%
Wants: 2
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
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Virginia, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: DavidHume on 05-17-2014

Our orange-infused IPA will be available in cans March 2015! Light crystal malt with a heavy hand of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops complemented by natural orange flavoring.

65 IBU
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Ratings: 60 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Treyliff
3.91/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into Blue Mountain can-glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a small creamy white head that retains long after the pour, with carbonation bubbles continuously shooting to the top

S- earthy and piney hop aroma up front, orange runt candy & grapefruit peel, sugar coated dried orange, light sugary malt

T- big shot of juicy orange flavor up front, quickly followed by piney & earthy hops, faint underlying sweet malt allows the hops to shine, orange peel/zest proves refreshing finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish, high drinkability

O- very refreshing IPA that goes down very easy for 7%, hopefully this will be available in the summer

Photo of obywan59
3.96/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Golden to verging on orange with a 2 finger off white head that leaves attractive lacing.

The aroma is of grassy/piney hops with orange and orange peel. Refreshing.

Taste of bitter hops set off by llight pine and floral aromatics, with a substantial accent of orange. Probably the best tasting orange beer I've sampled.

Light in body, but still a light syrupy coating. Crisp with moderate carbonation. A little drying. Slight warmth of alcohol, but the alcohol is well hidden. Fairly easy drinking.

I really like this beer. I hope it's still available later this year, I imagine an orange flavored IPA would make for a great summer brew.

Photo of uvachief
3.88/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12oz aluminum can into a glass. Golden orange color with little head. Not clear but slightly cloudy but seemed to clear up after a few minutes. Aromas of citrus, mainly orange, hints of lemon and hops. Taste is like a west coast ipa. More citrus than hops. Clean and crisp. Smooth. Delightful IPA.

Photo of fishguyac
2.77/5  rDev -28.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pretty hoppy for my taste.

Photo of argock
3.75/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint glass at Beer Run (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Amber with short 1/2-finger off-white head with decent retention and a couple of thin lines of lacing.

S: Fairly lush overall aroma with juicy orange and grapefruit hop aromas meeting a mostly light crystal and pale malt aroma with mild graininess and light caramel notes. No significant yeast esters.

T: Full-flavored but not terribly complex with a nice citrus and floral hop character, with orange and grapefruit, light honeysuckle, and carried along with light caramel ale maltiness. No yeast or alcohol features. Bitterness is light-medium.

M: A bit creamy with medium-full body and light carbonation relatively.

O: A good beer but a little subdued for BM's first venture into AMerican IPA territory.

Photo of Jimmys
2.54/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can best by July 2015.

A: blondish, orange hazy brew.

S: struggling with this aroma a bit. cant really find much of anything really. a little bit of artificial orange juice.

T: tastes like orange tang in a beer. very artificial and not very good. bitter.

M: moderate carb on a medium body.

D: read above. I didn't enjoy this, I found the orange flavor much too artificial to enjoy it. pass.

Photo of MattR2014
4.15/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Now available in cans and at 7% and 65 IBUs. Have had on draft and now in can. The new recipe is great!

Photo of DukeofRixeyManor
4.48/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Very Hoppy with after taste of orange peel.

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A Hopwork Orange from Blue Mountain Brewery
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