Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Reviews by smakawhat:
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Poured from the bottle into a pint (nonic) glass at 52 degrees as instructed (50-55).
Pours a nice orange amber, hitting the glass and making a real foamy off tan head. Four fingers deep, and settling down to three with very good retention and top. Body is a bit dull and goes more to a dull orange/rust and brown color. Kind of dull looking otherwise not too bad.
Nose is real impressive. Fruit powder sugar of cherry. Light herbal tea hop notes. Light maple syrup sweetness. Maybe even a little bit of marmalade orange sensations also. Quite unique and appetizing!
Palate hits with a real nice juicy fruit character. Chewing gum like fruit hubba bubba, tea like aromatic bitters mixing with sweet malts and light maple syrup also. Bouquet brings all the notes to the palate nicely. A bit of powdered cinnamon toast quality and bready brown crust on the finish too. Body has moderate carbonation, even some depth but a very light feel to it strangely enough.
This is my first Hopworks brew I've had and so far I am very impressed.
Serving type: bottle
11-16-2012 03:43:43 | More by smakawhat
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3.31/5 rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Handsome rich amber color, clear, with a nice foam in the tall glass. Plenty of carbonation, and a decent beery mouthfeel.
A huge sugary caramel flavor seems to dominate the initial taste, followed by the bitter twang of hops. This is oddly sweet, though it has an interesting spiciness to go with it. Moderate hoppiness with some dank and leafy notes. Some dark medicinal bitterness at the end.
Another organic oddity with a taste of bitter squash soup. Why is alleged organic barley so peculiar? It's OK for some sipping but gets tiresome after a glass. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Wine World and Spirits in north Seattle.
Serving type: bottle
03-05-2014 05:39:45 | More by mactrail
Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) from Hopworks Urban Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.