Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

511 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 511
Reviews: 176
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.44%
Wants: 88
Gots: 38 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: John_M on 10-19-2007)
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Photo of dvb
2.3/5  rDev -44.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.25

A - Amber leaning toward yellow. Fluffy white head that disappears into nothing.
S - Not much here.
T - Not overly bitter, which is good, but it also doesn't balance out the bitterness is does have with sweetness. It lacks the citrusy hops I want in an IPA.
M - Thin and dry.
O - I won't be buying this one again.

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.48/5  rDev -39.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2

22 oz bottle courtesy of Aaron. Thank you! No freshness date...argh.

Pours a dehydrated yellow with a razor thin cover and some minimal soapy cling.

Smells, well, old. Yeast, crackers, and some soap. My sniffer tells me this may not be the freshest bottle. Either that or this is one weak smelling IPA.

Oregano and tin foil all over this beer. Sourdough bread, yeast of burden, and a finish of grass and leaves. Damn, this is disappointing. I had a buddy who'd frequent Portland often and he sang the praises of this beer. I sure don't see it. The metallic vibe is really distracting. What's up with this?

Distraction upon distraction upon a vain attempt to understand.

Please, please say this is an old bottle. Then again, why would I be happy drinking that?

Photo of duceswild
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of KevinAnthony20
3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

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3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of BobCS
3.08/5  rDev -25.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A: gorgeous crystal clear orange amber with a tall white head that falls to a lacy white ring

S: althought this beer has a reputation for a huge citrous presence, I am not getting a lot of that - hops seem more grassy and muted more than anything else

T: relatively malty balance for an IPA - hops are coming through at the end with some grapefruit and a clean bitter finish

M: med-full mouthfeel and just a bit warm - especially warm for the style

O: I'm really wondering how what I'm drinking matches up to what I've read about this beer - the comments and reviews by others seem all over the map (cloudy vs clear, hoppy vs malty, big vs little etc). I think this is a decent IPA, sort of middle of the road in most respects, balanced towards malt, and it seems much warmer than I'd expect from 6.6% ABV. Enjoyable, and with a very nice presentation, I'd be happy to drink a few of these.

Photo of Fatjack
3.15/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm big on IPA's (like many) and this time around I was less impressed than when I had it a year ago while dining at their brewpub in Portland, OR.

Definitely taste the pine in this IPA, perhaps from the Amarillo hops it has. Certainly a very serviceable IPA. A year ago I really enjoyed this beer on draft at the brewpub, but then again, pretty much all beer tastes better on draft at the brewpub.

There is a nice balance of hops here without much sweetness. Overall I like it a lot, but there are others I'd choose over this if the choice were there.

Photo of chriscam
3.24/5  rDev -21.4%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

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3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.28/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz poured to tulip

Pours a hazy amber. 1 finger of head disappears immediately. Hop particles, I assume, left in the bottom of the bottle

Faint citrusy aroma

First note is kind of grassy, Rounds out with a full sweetness and orange and sugar cookie. Decent bitterness and some resiny pine hiding in the aftertaste

Seems a little slick on mouthfeel... more carbonation would help

Overall: I really wanted to love this beer, but none of the elements struck me as outstanding. Head / head retention is an issue for me, and the initial grassy hit in the flavor is overpowering

Photo of elgiacomo
3.4/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, unsure on date. Nothing quite matches up with what I see on the Fresh Beer Only site...no hashmarks or printed date. Served at around 40F.

Pours lightly hazy orange/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves some sheets and spots of lacing behind and holds a small foamy cap.

Aroma is floral, some orange marmalade and apricot, hint of onion, good bit of bread and toast, a little caramel malt. Mild strength but gets stronger as it warms.

Flavor is orange/tangerine citrus, a bit of grapefruit rind, some apricot, some melon, bready/cracker malt in the middle with a hint of caramel, minute sweetness, solid bitterness and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat oily, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Pretty good IPA, but has its faults. Juicy hops in the flavor, average aroma that is kind of weird...toast, orange marmalade and onions...an odd combination. Flavor is nice, though.

Photo of froghop
3.45/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a semi-cloudy light amber with a small off-white head, and good lacing.

smell is of caramel, malt, hops, and citrus.

taste is creamy, malt, some lemon, some hops, a light organic back, caramel, and a few nuts, ends somewhat on the bitter side.

Photo of crossovert
3.48/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

650ml bottle. Love organic beer in bottles, keep it coming.

It pours a medium amberish gold. It is clear with some nice carbonation bubbles and a foamy white head.

The smell isn't what I would expect form a brewery called "Hopworks" Comon, I wanna be facefucked by hops. It has some hops in the smell in with light herbal citrus but it is mostly bready almost toasty malts and sugar.

The flavor is nice but again I'm not getting totally mouthfucked by hops but this is a nice upgrade from the aroma. It has a medium bitterness. Nice grassy almost spicy notes, some pine, grapefruit rind, lemon.

It is a good NW style IPA.

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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 511 ratings.