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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

509 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 509
Reviews: 175
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
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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3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into tulip

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden-amber, 1 finger head isn't exactly ample, but retains nicely and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Hops front and center with some perfumey citrus and tropical fruit, a bit piney and dank too, hint of sweet caramel maltiness in the background mingling nicely.

Taste - More balanced that I thought given the nose: Hops are still up front with ample citrusy grapefruit, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, and musty dank pine needle. Backing the big-time hopping up is a malt backbone that complements the hops really well: bready, toasty, and clean with a good hit of caramel sweetness to balance perfectly. Finishes fairly dry with some pine resin bite and moderate bitterness.

Feel - Carbonation level is on the low side, creamy smooth medium body. Could use a touch more carb to add crispness in my opinion.

Overall - Simply a damn good IPA, and good enough to be outstanding in a sea of average-good IPAs. The hallmark of this beer, as with most great beer, is outstanding balance. When you add to that a tasty hop blast (Citra/Mosaic/Amarillo mix perhaps?), you just can't go wrong with this NW IPA.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | 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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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 509 ratings.