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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

482 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 482
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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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -4.4%

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a medium haze and a nice effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: nice aroma of rich malt and funky, dank hops. There's a rich grapefruit buried in there, but it's not overpowering. I like it.

Taste: good malt flavor and a nice, citrusy hop character. Slightly sweet but well-balanced. Bitterness is smooth at the end. Pretty decent!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation. Decent, but not terribly creamy.

Overall: quite a good beer indeed, although I admit I'm not blown away by it. Still, I'd definitely have this again.

flagmantho, Jun 14, 2012
Photo of BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

BeerOps, Jun 13, 2012
Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

BillyTWilliams, Jun 11, 2012
Photo of Pretzels
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Pretzels, Jun 06, 2012
Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

abcramer, Jun 03, 2012
Photo of WesM63
3.58/5  rDev -13.3%

22oz bottle poured into a bells tulip

A: Pours a hazy amber yellow with a nice 2finger white head. Minimal head retention with excellent lacing.

S: Some hops (pine/resin), sweet malts and something I can't put my finger on. Kinda funky smelling. Maybe a hint of citrus.

T: Hops up front with a smooth malt middle and a slightly dry finish.

M: Medium body with Medium Carbonation.

O: I was expecting more. This bottle is a ~2months old, I imagine the flavors would be more profound if said bottler were newer. In it's current state, it is still very drinkable.

WesM63, Jun 01, 2012
Photo of Punkrckr281
5/5  rDev +21.1%

Punkrckr281, May 24, 2012
Photo of beereality
4.5/5  rDev +9%

beereality, May 22, 2012
Photo of crossovert
3.48/5  rDev -15.7%

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.

crossovert, May 20, 2012
Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

sansho, May 18, 2012
Photo of daysinthewake
2.75/5  rDev -33.4%

daysinthewake, May 17, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
2.48/5  rDev -40%

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?

BarrytheBear, May 17, 2012
Photo of Underdogbisco
4.5/5  rDev +9%

Underdogbisco, May 09, 2012
Photo of shand
3.68/5  rDev -10.9%

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours out a hazy orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is a nice mix of grapefruit and piney hops, with just a touch of that "dank" feel. The taste is nicely piney hoppy at first, but there's a touch of sharp metallic taste in the middle between the smooth, biscuity malts that throws things off the rails a bit here. I poured my second serving into a different glass in case it was a sanitation error on my part, but nope, there was a strong metallic taste. The metallic taste was amplified even further from the bottle. Perhaps a sanitation error at the brewery? It's still better than a lot of beers I've had, but it is a bit offputting.

That said, the drinkability is quite good. Maybe it was me trying to pin-point the metallic taste, but this beer went down very fast. It's a shame that there's an obvious problem with the bottle I got, since this is probably a very good beer otherwise. As it stands though, it's still a pretty good beer. I'd still recommend it.

shand, Apr 29, 2012
Photo of KDawg
3.63/5  rDev -12.1%

poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a medium orange color with a nice head.

Nice floral aromas along with hops and navel oranges. Very good aromatics with nice depth.

Medium bodied, but lacking some depth and a bit hollow along with flavors of oranges, grains and some hops.

A solid IPA, but a bit disappointing. I had high hopes for this, but it just lacked a bit of body and flavor

KDawg, Apr 28, 2012
Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Kopfschuss, Apr 27, 2012
Photo of superspak
4.23/5  rDev +2.4%

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours hazy golden straw color with a nice 1-2 finger fairly dense off white head with nice retention that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Some nice spotty lacing on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, herbal, floral, pine, lemon zest, bread, caramel, light mango, and honey-like sweetness. Very nice and well balanced aromas with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, orange, pine, herbal, floral, biscuit, toasted grain, honey, grass, and light caramel. Good amount of bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pine, herbal, floral, biscuit, honey, and caramel sweetness for a good bit. Fantastic balance of all flavors, not too much of anything. Great malt balance with the bitterness, and very pleasant to drink. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy, crisp, and smooth mouthfeel. Alcohol is very well hidden at 6.6% with hardly any warming noticed at all. Overall this is a highly excellent IPA. Great flavor balance, very smooth, and very enjoyable.

superspak, Apr 23, 2012
Photo of Lantern
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Lantern, Apr 22, 2012
Photo of kawilliams81
3.9/5  rDev -5.6%

Poured from a silk screen 22 oz bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- Pours a light orange with a 2 finger off-white head. Small wall of lacing remains atop the beer on the edge of the glass.

S- Faint citrus, predominantly orange and lemon.

T- Caramel malts, orange, grapefruit and some pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice faint creaminess to it.

O- Above average ipa. Glad I tried it, but won't seek out again.

kawilliams81, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

Hanzo, Apr 18, 2012
Photo of nomoon
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%

nomoon, Apr 16, 2012
Photo of Tiriansdoor
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%

Tiriansdoor, Apr 12, 2012
Photo of troutmask96
4.45/5  rDev +7.7%

So yeah I frolicked through the fields and picked bushels and bushels of fresh hops and cross-pollinated the flock to create baby bushels and then I strained, minced, and dry-hopped every last morsel until the perfect hop nectar was created and this is what I got.

Sweet...

troutmask96, Mar 31, 2012
Photo of draheim
4.43/5  rDev +7.3%

22oz bottle into a tulip. Pours a nice orange amber w/ a frothy off-white head that leaves a thin coating of lace.

Aroma is a really clean 50/50 mix of citrus and pine. Classic West Coast IPA goodness. A little muted, this one could be on the way downhill. But I've had it before and this one is a wonderful aromatic beast when fresh. Just has a really powerful, clean hop aroma.

Taste follows nose. Some nice dry biscuity pale malt with a dash of caramel malt, balanced by copious juicy tropical hoppy goodness. Really pretty straightforward, and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is clean, crisp, moderately dry.

Overall this is an outstanding IPA. I'd buy it regularly if it came in cans or 6-packs.

draheim, Mar 27, 2012
Photo of CliffBrake
4.4/5  rDev +6.5%

Thanks to Coreylag for the bottle. Cheers!

Slightly hazy light orange color with an off white head that leaves a curtain of lacing.

Light citrus aroma - grapefruit is prominent. Big hop flavor - lemon, grapefruit, with lots of pine and spice coming in. One of those hoppy beers that earns the descriptor "dank." Good malt base that supports and balances the hops, but otherwise lets the hops hog the limelight.

Juicy medium body with good carbonation. This is a delicious IPA. A new favorite!

CliffBrake, Mar 19, 2012
Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 482 ratings.