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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

523 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 523
Reviews: 178
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 87
Gots: 41 | 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:
Beer added by: John_M on 10-19-2007

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Photo of sansho
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of daysinthewake
2.75/5  rDev -33.3%

Photo of BarrytheBear
2.49/5  rDev -39.6%
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?

Photo of Underdogbisco
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of shand
3.7/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Photo of KDawg
3.65/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Kopfschuss
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of superspak
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Photo of Lantern
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of nomoon
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of Tiriansdoor
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of troutmask96
4.45/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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...

Photo of draheim
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.

Photo of CliffBrake
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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!

Photo of fitius5150
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of PerHops
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Browsing through a washington beer store I totally ignored this one. The label is a bit tacky, which I guess is why I didn't pick it. Then I told the bartender what I was looking for and he recommended this. AWESOME. Lots of grapefruit on the nose. A little spicy, a little floral. Flavors were consistent with the smell, but had a nice balance between the hops and the busquity malt. Awesome lacing, carbonation, etc. Very, very good IPA that I hope to get another bottle of before I go back to california.

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -15%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

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4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 523 ratings.