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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

450 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 450
Reviews: 170
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 10.14%
Wants: 85
Gots: 24 | 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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dvb

Washington

2.3/5  rDev -44.4%
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.

Serving type: can

06-30-2013 00:58:47 | More by dvb
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

2.48/5  rDev -40.1%
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?

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2012 01:41:01 | More by BarrytheBear
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duceswild

Maryland

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

11-04-2012 16:53:03 | More by duceswild
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daysinthewake

California

2.75/5  rDev -33.6%

05-17-2012 04:50:42 | More by daysinthewake
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RyanCave

Oregon

3/5  rDev -27.5%

12-25-2013 02:44:34 | More by RyanCave
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spamages

Michigan

3/5  rDev -27.5%

01-01-2012 08:04:23 | More by spamages
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tswater

Colorado

3/5  rDev -27.5%

04-17-2013 01:03:14 | More by tswater
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cysiam

District of Columbia

3/5  rDev -27.5%

08-06-2012 18:48:48 | More by cysiam
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enznevr

Washington

3/5  rDev -27.5%

07-19-2013 01:17:15 | More by enznevr
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BobCS

New York

3.08/5  rDev -25.6%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2011 00:45:54 | More by BobCS
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Fatjack


3.15/5  rDev -23.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

06-17-2012 05:45:23 | More by Fatjack
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Surf1

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-19-2014 01:16:46 | More by Surf1
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sukwonee

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-29-2013 09:01:52 | More by sukwonee
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KevMo84

California

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

05-31-2014 17:15:54 | More by KevMo84
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anteater

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

02-24-2013 03:06:40 | More by anteater
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marct

Nevada

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

11-09-2012 05:04:03 | More by marct
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Chou

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

05-04-2013 06:22:08 | More by Chou
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Shockmaster88

New York

3.25/5  rDev -21.5%

06-15-2012 21:13:58 | More by Shockmaster88
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elgiacomo

Georgia

3.4/5  rDev -17.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

07-02-2012 04:09:43 | More by elgiacomo
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froghop

Washington

3.45/5  rDev -16.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 01:08:28 | More by froghop
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crossovert

Illinois

3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2012 03:59:20 | More by crossovert
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

3.48/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a clear, dark golden amber; didn’t get much of a head, but this was a glass that had sat out for a bit. Aroma is seriously hoppy with a strong grapefruit undertone. Hoppy, piny flavor has a hint of sour citrus, mainly grapefruit with a touch of orange. Mouthfeel is fairly smooth and farly fizzy, and hoppy, grapefruit finish is slightly bitter.

Serving type: on-tap

07-10-2011 01:04:21 | More by Cyberkedi
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switzer

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

01-18-2014 06:19:46 | More by switzer
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PretzelCity

California

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

07-11-2014 07:35:27 | More by PretzelCity
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

03-23-2014 17:18:01 | More by jason_nwx
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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 450 ratings.