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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

528 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 528
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 87
Gots: 43 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.60% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: John_M on 10-19-2007

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Durge
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A very cloudy, dusty tan-yellow color with a thin but blanketing white foam skin on top and lots of lacing. The nose gets a solid hit of citrus hops and dusty cereal grain. Great blend with a malt backbone! The flavor is consistent with the aroma bringing sweet oat/rice grain with a sharp citrus-grass. I get oak malt and maybe a little evergreen. Real nice hop brew here with a medium-light body, a crisp feel thanks to a pretty delicate but effective carbonation. Hop heads will enjoy this very drinkable IPA. I loved it!

Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore Area BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden amber color with a ring of off white head clinging to the glass.

Smell: Sweet with some citrus peel hop notes. I'm also getting a fruity citrus note separate from the hop bitterness.

Taste: I thought this was a bit sweet for an IPA. There is a hint of a flavor that reminds me of an herbal tea. The bitterness builds towards the end and you end up with a good balance.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a finish that is very dry.

Overall: This wasn't a super hoppy IPA, but I thought it was interesting. I enjoyed the note that reminded me of herbal tea. I'd have more.

Photo of ejhansen7
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of marct
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of DoktorZee
4.54/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bomber in a small pint tasting glass. No obvious best before date on the bottle, but lots of other interesting information! New arrival in the local speciality store so it should be fresh!

A - copper in color, clear with a very frothy white head that leaves caked lacing around the glass. Very fluffy head that never quite resolves and leaves lacing all over the glass.

S - one of the finest smelling IPAs I've ever had the enjoyment of sniffing; stunning citrus and floral notes with just a hint of rich maltiness behind it. Slight grassy undertones. INTENSE.

T - bitter, but not excessively so; quite balanced in its hop attack with equal parts lemon peel and grassy hops. Very solid malt underneath just barely gives a sweet toasty note before the enduring bitterness coats the mouth. Finish is a combination of pine resin and citrus.

M - medium bodied but with less carbonation than the fluffy, clinging head would suggest. I expecting serious effervescence but the light to medium carbonation leaves the finish creamy and a bit juicy.

Really tasty IPA; the star for me was absolutely the nose on this beer. If anything the taste didn't quite live up to its intensity (initially), but the clean and balanced bitterness provides a delightful enduring memory to this beer. This is a "must try" for IPA fans.

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2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of profondo
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of Scotchboy
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pint can (awesomeness) into a pint glass -

A: Pale-ish gold in color with a creamy off-white head with tiny bubbles.

S: Straight up floral grapefruit, tangerine and citrus, juicy and rindy, with a slight suggestion of herbals hops.

T: Unfolds with flavors of citrus and light grapefruit bitterness with a ghostly flash of malt sweetness...dry hints of pine follow as this beer finishes dry and clingy. Hints of malt throughout.

MF: Creamy but dry body, moderate mouthfeel.

O: Not spectacular but very solid IPA. 16oz cans is a huge plus. Pretty balanced taste, and quite drinkable.

Photo of Gtg642
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Skye1024
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of mudbug
4.67/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From the 16 oz "pounder" into an English pint glass results in a hazy light orange body under a nice one inch fluffy head that recedes slowly, after that it's pretty still.
Aroma is outstanding with juicy tropical fruit and grapefruit rind riding on a slightly sweet smelling breakfast bread.
Taste is all about the balance here, bitter,sweet, fruity, fresh bread. It comes together like a nice scenic painting, pleasing in the overview more than it's particular parts.
Juicy on the aftertaste.
A super nice brew in a very nice format. Bravo

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 528 ratings.