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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

484 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 484
Reviews: 172
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 10.17%
Wants: 85
Gots: 34 | 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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5/5  rDev +21.1%

intoxabroad, Sep 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

powdersoldier, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

dvsbizzyb, Sep 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Nunya, Sep 08, 2013
Photo of LambicPentameter
3.91/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no discernible dating for freshness or bottling. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - About as beautiful as you could expect an IPA to look. A foamy two-finger head of yellowish cream color that retains for quite awhile. Eventually disappears leaving fantastic, bubbly sheets of lacing like Lorraine Swiss cheese. Over time, the sheets transform into a sticky mess of cobwebs. Body is a glowing hazy orange body with mango flesh colored highlights and amber hued shading.

Smell - Hints of floral bouquet are dragged behind a dominating nose of citrus and tropical fruit, with some faint but pleasantly biting astringency. There is also a bit of herbal, almost vegetal quality that seems to come through very faintly. Not bad, but it somehow doesn't fit with the fruitier elements.

Taste - Very bold and hop-forward, with some pine needles and resin now complimenting citrus zest and grapefruit flesh, and again an herbal, garden-like characteristic. Here, the vegetable profiles are a little less forward than in the smell, and there is a faint caramel-like sweetness that makes a brief appearance--almost the way sweetness is fleeting on kettle corn.

Mourthfeel - Juicy and effervescent with a highly drinkable, refreshing quality to it. Finish is mostly dry and the body is medium.

LambicPentameter, Sep 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

schopenhauerale, Sep 07, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Jameswoody, Sep 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

sjanowiak, Sep 02, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

kbrown, Sep 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

Greels, Aug 31, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

ezperkins2, Aug 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -15.3%

Zuidman, Aug 21, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

stogirelli, Aug 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

nanandtomfitz, Aug 14, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

Drknight, Aug 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +9%

adhallick, Aug 07, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

wlynch, Aug 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

johnnyboy76, Jul 30, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +15%

Metaltildeath, Jul 24, 2013
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3/5  rDev -27.4%

enznevr, Jul 19, 2013
Photo of kagent777
4.13/5  rDev 0%
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.

kagent777, Jul 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

markcp, Jul 11, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Rand_ale_Thor, Jul 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -3.1%

kyrlos, Jul 06, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kmat10, Jul 05, 2013
Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 484 ratings.