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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

Not Rated.
Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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182 Reviews

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Reviews: 182
Hads: 580
Avg: 4.11
pDev: 18%
Wants: 90
Gots: 66 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 10-19-2007

No notes at this time.
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Reviews: 182 | Hads: 580
Reviews by kagent777:
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4.14/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle with no freshness date that I see, but a reassuring story about how they are saving the planet :( Thanks for the bottle Myke! Poured into my beer goblet drank while eating some burger sliders on wheat buns.

Appearance: A nice looking golden copper color with a compact white head the width of one finger. Wonderful lacing.

Smell: Pine is the dominant hops characteristic. Citrus fruit (oranges, mostly) lingers behind the pine. Nothing from the grain bill in the nose

Taste: A very solid IPA. Balanced hops and body from the beer itself. The hops are prominent with being over bitter. This is a pretty tasty beer. The hops do take front stage here. A tiny bit of alcohol in the taste.

Mouthfeel: Body is big without being syrupy. Flavors coat the mouth very well.

Overall: I like this one quite a bit, and of course wish that I could get it here.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of Spikester
4.22/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I can't believe I haven't rated this beer I have had it so many times. Clear amber orange with three fingers of thick white head that lasts about ten minutes. Plentiful lacings.
Smell is floral and fruity. A bit of malt sweetness.
Taste is big fruity pink grapefruit some tropical fruit and plenty of hop bitterness. A bit of hop resin character slides in toward the end. Really a bold and tasty IPA.
Mouthfeel is dry bitter with a good amount of carbonation.
Overall a fine IPA that I can buy almost anywhere. Thanks HUB.

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Photo of mabermud
4.11/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

L - Clean, light amber body. White sticky head.
S - Light tropical fruit.
T - Light tropical fruit.
F - Nice.
O - I should not have had that Megafauna before this...

A fine organic IPA.

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Photo of bsonk
4.71/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Hopworks IPA- 6.5% abv

A: very orangey amber with head that stays in a lazy sud layer on top.

S: Orangey hops, breadiness.

T: Complex, fruity flavor. Sweet citrus and bitter peels, with breadish malt backing. Well balanced.

M: juicy, sweet malt lingers on the tongue. A little bitter to drink quick but it’s complex enough to chill with for a bit.

O: One of my go to beers living in inner SE PDX just minutes from the brewery. Brewed very close to here and widely available around. Very citrusy and complex but also balanced. 4.75/5.

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Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of Jason
4.57/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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Photo of SierraDrinker
4.04/5  rDev -1.7%

Photo of SuperbikeShaun
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev +3.4%

Photo of GarrettB714
4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Smurple
3.52/5  rDev -14.4%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of chickenm
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.3/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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. . .

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Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of AnEscapedMind
4/5  rDev -2.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.5%

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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.

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Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -2.7%

Photo of 05Harley
4.51/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

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.

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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 182 ratings.