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Hopworks IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

525 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 525
Reviews: 179
rAvg: 4.12
pDev: 10.19%
Wants: 86
Gots: 42 | 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

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Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud, surprise date on the bottom of the can, 2/11/14, not the freshest.

Pours a decent slight creamy fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a fair rate, very light lacing, golden honey orange color.

Nose nice citrus, little orange and a mild creamy note brings a creamscicle like aroma, mild generic fruit and touch of apricot like, hint of a nice juicy malt base, touch of candied orange peel. It has a decent hop aroma but flashes of it fading, perhaps not as fresh as it should be.

Taste brings a decent malt base at first, caramel, little creamy, toasty reddish malt and faint toffee note with little sweetness but not much. Then hops, again citrus and generic fruit but not a ton of hops. Little candied orange, mild orange creamscicle again, touch of zest and grapefruit flesh which comes out more as it goes. Hint of resin. Finish is dry but a touch sticky, fair bitterness, little grapefruit fresh and orange zest, mild fruit, and a little sweet caramel malt.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, nice carb.

Overall decent, nice malt profile but doesn't play as well with the hops, which seems like they were better when fresh but decent hop profile.

Photo of Sintech
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LambicPentameter
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
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.

Photo of drpimento
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a good temperature with a nice foamy, frothy head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is very mild, hop, malt, grain. Flavor's like nose, bitter and carbonic tang in front with substantial residual malt sweet. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, long, and a bit boozy.

Photo of ssteakley
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This IPA is one for all....You have to drink a full glass to really appreciate the fullness of this beer. The second glass does the convincing. I am sure those who know this beer are proud of it. It is a bit funky but right on with the PNW culture for sure. IN just 8 short weeks I get it. Nike does not.

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed golden with a thin off-white head. Some rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of grapefruit, pine, lemon and peach. Nice hop aroma!

The taste is of citrus - esp. grapefruit - and pine. It has a grainy, almost grassy, bready support of the generous amount of hops. It has a bitter, dry finish.

The feel is not "thin" but but a bit too prickly for what I would look for.

A nice hop bill of Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade hops (stated on bottle) with an interesting malt support of Canadian pils German Munich and Caramunich malts. Different, interesting, and certainly enjoyable!

Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of RedDiamond
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good workhorse IPA; solid, reliable, and oozing with hops. The smell is of pinesap and garden herb with emergent fruit sugars upon warming. Hop flavor is prominent, diligent, elegant, though the beer is not overly bitter and still achieves malt balance and citric qualities. Its body is clouded orange-gold.

Cask conditioning did not especially enhance my serving, but I didn't mind. Carbonation and lather were suppressed but the mouthfeel didn't emerge with the relaxed silkiness of a cask pour.

Highly hopped but not overly hopped. And as a bonus, it's organic.

Photo of Fader
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice golden colour, cloudy, mediocre head, minimal lace.

S - Nice hoppy smell, with an amazing citrus aroma.

T - Great hop front end, flooded with great citrus flavor.

M - Good carbonation, smooth drink, slightly bitter.

O - Great beer, the northwest flavor does not disappoint, a top IPA

Photo of FosterJM
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1348th Review on BA
Bottle to Small tulip
22oz

Ordered via Letspour

App- Peach and tangerine orange with some yellows and a little bit of fading gold. Soft two finger head. Small cling and lace. The second pour yields an amazing layered cling and lace. Wow

Smell- Nice well rounded citrus with that dry hop small bitter and a little grainy earthiness. More citrus out of the bottle when cap popped. In glass a bit small.

Taste- Very unique beer. Has a lot going on for the style. That german malt plays well with the dry hopping with a small bitter. Backing damp citrus makes it a touch creamy as well.

Mouth- A bit of a thicker medium body with a semi creamy medium carbonation. Residual earthy resinous hops.

Drink- Very tasty and very layered. A lot going on in this glass. Was very balanced but not overboard. Couldve pushed the citrus a bit more.

Photo of scootpolute
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

1 Pint, 6 FL OZ. bottle into tulip glass.

A - Pours semi-cloudy golden/amber, with a fair white head...- some good lacing.

S - HUGE fresh Hops scent and lots of sweet citrus - some orange & grapefruit tones...

T - Smooth & Bright! A great hop kick at the top, followed by some sweet citrus (grapefruit & orange tones), then ending with more hops, bit of pine-like spices...Pleasant & refreshing!!

M - Great carbonation! There's a good fullness. Present, but not 'too' much fruity/sweet flavors...The final pine/spice balances the beer out wonderfully!

O- This is a 'good' IPA!! Sorry for the ‘edit.’ I originally had ‘great,’ but the second ½ beer proved to be ‘less-desirable' than the 1st (fast loss of carbonation, going flat, along with a soapy aftertaste)?! But at the first, immediately from removing the cap from the bottle, I enjoyed the fresh aroma of hops. I think the beer's balance is great (hops, fruity-flavor, pine/spice, carbonation, and last but not least, alcohol level).

Photo of Rutager
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance. Pours a hazy, light peachy gold. A finger of white, bubbly head that leaves a little lacing.

Smell. Light grains, yellow grapefruit and lemon and herby hops.

Taste. Spicy, herby hops! Some orange and grapefruit rind and a little anise.

Mouthfeel. Medium-light body with medium, smooth carbonation.

Overall. Nice IPA. And because it's organic, my future children should continue to have the correct number of appendages.

Photo of cbros
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving type- 22 ounce bomber poured into a mug. Got this as an extra from madhombrewer

A- Pours an orange/ straw yellow color. There is some good carbonation activty during and after the pour. There is a small one finger white lace that stays around till the end. There is also a fair amount of cling to the glass as well.

S- I am getting strong citrus flavors, more specifically grapefruit. I am also getting the hop notes that are present in the citrus flavors.

T- The flavor of hops and citrus/grapefruit come out in the taste as well. That citrus flavor is quickly overtaken by a bitter ending. Overall a good solid American IPA. In my opinion a little heavy of citrus but nothing that kills the experience.

I got this as an extra from Ben as I make my way through as many Pac NW IPA's as I can. As far as this one goes it is a solid IPA that has some good flavor but when compared with other IPA's from this area in my opinion it does fall a little short. I would like to try other offerings from Hopworks Urban and see how there other stuff stacks up.

Photo of BDTyre
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice, mild American IPA.

Orangey-amber with a very thin head. Colour is on, but almost seems a bit light.

Hops, definite scent of apricots and lemons. Very pleasing on the nose.

Rich hoppy scent, low malt presence. Grassiness, citrus and a bit of malt sweetness. A good example of a standard American IPA - high hops but not overwhelming.

Good carbonation, and very nice to drink.

Photo of LiquidBread219
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A= Straw yellow a little hazy, nice head a little hazy.

S= From the nose there was strong citrus notes, I also got a lot of "earthy" notes from this one.

T= Taste to me was more "earthy" didn't get a huge hop taste. Mainly earthy with a slight lemon taste.

M= Clean, crisp right amount of carbonation.

D= Pretty smooth very drinkable would be nice on a summer day.

Photo of DiabolikDUB
3.97/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz. Bomber into Pint glass.

Pours a glowing crystal clear orange with a half-inch bubbly white head that dissolves quickly into a fine layer around the glass. Aroma has sweet, caramel malt, orange peel and piney hops. Flavor has orange peel, more of that piney hop flavor that is tangy, caramel malt upfront with a lingering sweet, biting bitterness that coats your mouth. Its a medium bodied and slightly sticky. It seems very balanced and its very drinkable.

Photo of nkersten
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from bottle into imperial pint. Golden yellow with some amber hues and a tiny fizzy white head that settles into a collar with some lacing. Cool bottle, I like the totally random "ride your bike" logo. Smell is pretty subdued and balanced, pine and citrus hops with an equal amount of malty bread crust. Taste is an equal part bitter pine hops and biscuit malt. Not sweet at all, but the pilsner malt is very noticeable. Very resinous, but I would have liked to have tasted more of the amarillo. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and light carbonation, slightly heavy finish for the style. A very drinkable beer because of the balance. A very good IPA, I would love to try this at the brewery to get all the hop freshness out of it.

Photo of sprucetip
3.98/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From notes. Pale golden, clear, good head and retention, thick lacing. SMELL is More malty sweet than floral/earthy hoppy. TASTE strong sweet and malty base balances well with floral and slightly citrusy hop. Share bitterness in teh middle fades into mostly clean finish. FEEL overly fizzy/tingly detracts from otherwise pleasant texture, medium body, bit of lingering bitterness. OVERALL very tasty, feels a bit fuller than size would indicate. Sessionable.

Photo of hopdog
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

22oz bottle.

Poured a deeper and slightly hazy golden color with an averaged sized off white head. Aromas of pine, floral hoppiness, and some citrus. Some skunky weed too. Tastes of citrus, some floral hoppiness, pine, some spiciness, and some caramel in the finish. Medium bitter with a lighter sweetness in the finish. I found the body to be a tad on the weaker side. Light lacing left on the glass

Photo of Moose90
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chossboss
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of HoppySeb
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of stereosforgeeks
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 525 ratings.