Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Reviews by 1234Jack:
4.23/5 rDev +2.2%
Subtle hop aroma, just right, not too overpowering.
Orange-golden, head makes itself known. Transparent, no noticeable cloudiness.
Hop taste, not too grassy, with aftertaste like marijuana. ;)
Feel is refreshing and crisp. Lingering bitterness on the back-sides of the tongue.
Each taste seems better than the first... It leaves a fresh palate, which invites another sip.
Bottle design is attractive and... urban.
11-25-2012 04:40:11 | More by 1234Jack
More User Reviews:
3.85/5 rDev -7%
Another Pacific NW IPA to try...oh darn.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear light to medium golden with a bit of orange hue,a well defined but quick to fade white head atop.Amarillo hops show themselves in the nose lending a dose of resin along with light citrus and oddly enough I picked up some hay,maybe from the two kinds of pilsner malt?Lightly toasted with definent citrus hop flavors on the palate,not really in your face hop attack but well pronounced,quite bitter in the finish.This is a pretty good IPA,(compared to Laurelwood Workhorse not so much)its hops seem a bit subdued and has that organic beer thing going on...dont ask me what it is I just can tell.
09-23-2010 21:09:33 | More by oberon
4.58/5 rDev +10.6%
22oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Rimmed with a thick white lace, slightly hop hazed golden amber color. Massive citric hop nose, from pulp to rind with some other suggestions of evergreen ... exactly where it should be for the style. Bitterness is pretty hefty ... 75 IBUs is very believable and right at the edge but not going overboard. The flavor from the hops is amazing with orchard citric ranging from rind to juice to blossom. Maltiness spikes here and there but seems to want to break through the most in the finish with a slight toasted breadiness. Alcohol is modest but warming with a quick toss in of fruitiness. Hops never lose their grip on the palate, finishes bitter and semi-dry.
Wow, what a killer IPA this is ... as I said, the hops are right on the verge of being over the top though if they were a little bit I would not mind. Balanced? Sure, for the style while pushing the envelope a bit.
05-19-2010 00:41:53 | More by Jason
4.29/5 rDev +3.6%
At the brewery, real cool, almost glowing orange. Tons of cascading lace when you have it on tap. Killer hop aroma. A plethora of hop varieties in the dry hopping I would guess.
Beautiful display of hops on the tongue, bitterness is just about perfect, not grating, not just a long boil, but massive hop mouthfeel, green, vegetal, could tell me it was a fresh hop ale and I'd believe ya. Hops shine despite a solid malt presence, this one isn't light in that department. To get that orange, in a single, just nice man, so nice. Pine is huge, citrus is large. Pine trees and tangerine together again. Dry finish.
A must for all hopheads.
EDIT: 4/13: I've had this so many times lately that were not as good when fresh or something. I dunno. Great stuff at the brewery, not so great in cans,bottles etc. . .
05-17-2011 23:51:03 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.05/5 rDev -2.2%
Big light off white head settles into a nice lacing above a clear copper-bronze colored beer.
Citrus, pine, and fresh grass hops aroma that seems to be on the lighter side.
Nice hops taste that is not overwhelming but definitely there with some citrus, some pine aspects and a little bit of fresh grass attributes, giving this IPA a pleasant IPA taste.
A dry slightly bitter hops taste aspect to the aftertaste of this medium bodied beer.
A decent beer definitely worth a try if you are into IPA's or the Portland beer scene.
05-20-2013 20:36:21 | More by LXIXME
4.51/5 rDev +8.9%
Bottled on date??
Estimated calories - 198/12oz
Purchased through LetsPour
Price - $9.00/bomber
Pours a deep golden color with just a slight hazey presence. If you like head (who doesn't) this one won't let you down. Big three finger soapy head from the start with polka dotted lacing all around the glass. Sediment free and mann, what a looker...
Aroma is not lacking in citrus fruit. Pineapple, grapefruit and orange followed by biscuit, pine resin and a hint of caramel malt. The combination of ingredients fits well here. A little on the light side but pleasing enough.
The flavor follows the nose with the Centennial and Cascade hops contributing to that juicy fruit flavor. The caramel malt adds a nice balance and puts the breaks on the hop bite keeping this on the sweeter side as far as IPA's go.
The mouthfeel is fresh and clean resulting in a highly drinkable, dare I say sessionable beer. The body has a medium feel with little to no carbonation. A noticeable hop bite is present along with some stickiness but in the end it finishes surprisingly smooth.
Overall this is a solid IPA and one I'll be enjoying regurarly, especially during the hot months. Well balanced, low abv and quite refreshing. Thumbs up.
02-03-2013 01:04:46 | More by 05Harley
4/5 rDev -3.4%
22oz bottle, very Portland hippy-dippy, but I won't hold that against them, until the goods are uncovered, at least.
This beer pours a clear medium golden amber hue, with two fingers of puffy, loosely foamy off-white head, which takes its time melting away, leaving a broken wall of thin sudsy lace around the glass.
It smells of peppy grapefruit, orange rind and pleasantly generic tropical fruit, with a smidgen of pine resin, and some mildly bready caramel malt. The taste is somewhat brash citrus and pine needle hops, a touch of pineapple and peach orchard fruitiness, a kind of doughy, and biscuity caramel malt, and a bit of warming alcohol.
The carbonation is moderate, just a wispy prickliness here and there, the body on the light side of medium weight, but smooth and fairly viscous. It finishes clean and mostly dry, the pine and weedy hops most evident in this morass.
I rather enjoyed this IPA - the initial hop surge mellows to a more balanced affair - finishing this bomber off was no big deal - mental note to check this out on draft, if I'm ever given the option.
07-10-2010 05:28:47 | More by biboergosum
4.7/5 rDev +13.5%
From the 16 oz "pounder" into an English pint glass results in a hazy light orange body under a nice one inch fluffy head that recedes slowly, after that it's pretty still.
Aroma is outstanding with juicy tropical fruit and grapefruit rind riding on a slightly sweet smelling breakfast bread.
Taste is all about the balance here, bitter,sweet, fruity, fresh bread. It comes together like a nice scenic painting, pleasing in the overview more than it's particular parts.
Juicy on the aftertaste.
A super nice brew in a very nice format. Bravo
10-07-2012 02:03:18 | More by mudbug
4.35/5 rDev +5.1%
Special thanks to bro-in-law Jeff!
Bomber served cold in a pint glass.
Hopworks IPA is a very hazy golden orange color with smooth white head. It settles slowly but leaves some nice lacing behind.
Aroma is very big on citrus hops. Candied citrus peel with lots of lemon and orange. Grapefruit too.
Flavor is really nice too - a great west coast hop-forward IPA. The same citrus from the aroma comes through in the well-balanced flavor.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied and good carbonation. Balance is very good for a big hoppy IPA. There's just the right amount of sweetness.
Overall an excellent IPA and one I wish I could get around here.
01-23-2011 04:01:59 | More by GilGarp
Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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