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Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA)Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA)

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 10.54%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Strong Ale |  6.90% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ccrida on 03-27-2008)
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bdk1417

Texas

2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

01-01-2014 20:49:29 | More by bdk1417
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MsRif

Pennsylvania

2.83/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Had on-tap at HUB in Portland, OR. Poured a lovely cooper/amber color with a thin off-white head that left spotty lacing towards the top of the glass. Had an aroma of grains, sweet malts and a touch of earthy hops. Taste had slightly more pronounced hop flavor that was mostly drowned out by the malts. Not really well-balanced and really one-dimensional. I simply did NOT like this one and I've never had an American Strong Ale that tasted like this.

Medium-bodied with low carbonation. Maybe I should try this again...the only real "miss" that I had from HUB.

Serving type: on-tap

12-27-2011 23:45:52 | More by MsRif
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g_jenkins

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

06-14-2013 06:21:25 | More by g_jenkins
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projhex

California

3/5  rDev -18.9%

11-15-2011 20:06:32 | More by projhex
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guajolote

Oregon

3/5  rDev -18.9%

01-15-2012 23:48:08 | More by guajolote
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froghop

Washington

3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

pours a semi-cloudy dark amber-red a small off white head, and good lacing.

smell is of malt, a little sweetness, and caramel.

taste is slightly oily, sweet, caramel, an organic background, malt, and some hops in the back, ends with a slight organic funk aftertaste.

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2010 23:23:03 | More by froghop
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illidurit

California

3.18/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy Guy411. Pours a clear dark gold/amber color with a thin beige froth. Aroma is heavy on iced tea crystal malt character, with some perfumey hops. Flavor is again crystal malt with some breadiness and vague fruity hops. Light bitterness. Drinkable but possibly not fresh.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2010 21:29:04 | More by illidurit
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beertunes

Washington

3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not really sure how a sub-7% beer gets listed as a "Strong Ale", but, whatever. This my first beer from HUB and basically this is a hoppy Red Ale. This beer has a nice copper color with just an inch of off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

A nicely hoppy aroma isn't overpowering and has a bit of malt in the background. There is a bit more of a malt presence on the tongue and the hops dominate.

The body is decent, but on the thin side of either style. Drinkabiloity was good, but I think I'd get bored quickly with this beer. Overall, a decent beer that's worth your time if you see it.

Serving type: bottle

06-27-2010 21:09:34 | More by beertunes
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markcp

Iowa

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-11-2013 16:51:54 | More by markcp
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evilkorova

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-30-2012 02:41:51 | More by evilkorova
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-19-2013 00:46:56 | More by ygtbsm94
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warmstorage

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: medium to dark amber, moderate off-white head, leaves moderate to significant lacing rings. Nice.

Aroma: grainy malt, a slight hint of alcohol, and very light earthy hops. Not remarkable.

Taste: distinct malty grainy sweetness, some earthiness. Minimal hop character. Kind of unremarkable.

Mouth: relatively full and flightly slick. Sticks around for a while. A small alcohol note.

Overall: meh. My least favorite of the HUB beers I've had. Kind of muddled and unremarkable. Kind of like an attempt at Arrogant Bastard, but without the hop body. Drinkable, and I wouldn't turn it down if someone offered it, but HUB has much better stuff to offer.

Serving type: on-tap

03-02-2009 22:25:17 | More by warmstorage
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

07-26-2014 03:31:18 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

12-04-2013 22:32:07 | More by oriolesfan4
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notchucknorris

California

3.28/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Slightly cloudy burnt orange color with a 1/2 finger tan head.

S: It took a lot of effort to pick up much of a smell in this one. After I put it in a snifter, I could pick up some faint aromas of dried mango, orange peel and burnt manzanita wood. There are interesting smells here, they're just hard to get to.

T: The taste was pretty thin as well. Lemon and a bit of hop sourness but not much of a hop bite. The hops seemed a bit faded to me. Big bready malts on the finish. Glad I got to try this, but I probably wouldn't rush to try another.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2011 16:57:14 | More by notchucknorris
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mactrail

Washington

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
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 oz bomber, Dang all froth with a careful pour..I hate these types of bottled beers. After the froth monster calms down it appears to be a murky brown ale, with still a huge tan head..thick and bubbly. Aroma? quite subdued but i get English toffee malt hints.. Taste is mainlly malty,,sweet ,caramel, fudge.Little hop in the end lucky i like sweet malt-bombs! Palate is just fine for style, thick yet smooth, goes down well ,sweetness isnt too cloying. Over all a nice enough beer but does not distinguish itself.

Serving type: bottle

09-10-2009 01:19:55 | More by Reidrover
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aaron12

Washington

3.38/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

dry hops, fades into light malts... weird, i really don't know what this beer is...? american strong ale? ok, but i don't know about that. it's almost like an imperial pale ale, or a strong esb. i like it, but it's confusing. not the strongest nose, light hop smell, it smells like an ipa. you don't taste the alcohol, and the malt comes in at the end. well... for those days when you want to drink something easy, but still get a buzz, (from something that's still classy) this will do the trick.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2011 01:16:31 | More by aaron12
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

3.45/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

First had: on tap at HUB, Portland, OR

Poured a darker amber color with a small cap of off-white head; minimal lacing. Good balance of caramel malts and citrusy hops in the aroma, notes of light fruit. Not as much balance in the taste; sweet malts, citrus, apple skins, with some fresh hops in the background. Sticky, medium body, nothing tremendous, but drinkable nonetheless.

Serving type: on-tap

01-08-2012 20:26:42 | More by Rifugium
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dgilks

Australia

3.48/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Clear dark amber colour with a creamy white head. Great lacing.

Nutty caramelised malt aroma. There's also some fruity yeast notes. At the same time the aroma is a touch dull.

Creamy caramel malts with a dose of earthy hops in the finish. A touch bitter but balanced towards the malt.

Medium-full body with moderate carbonation. Nice.

A decent beer but the aroma and flavour don't have anything special about them. A little dull.

Serving type: on-tap

08-08-2011 11:19:11 | More by dgilks
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chossboss

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

02-01-2014 08:55:11 | More by chossboss
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LXIXME

New Mexico

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

05-20-2013 20:44:20 | More by LXIXME
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SamuelR

California

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

06-26-2014 05:40:39 | More by SamuelR
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rogerthegill

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-05-2012 03:57:57 | More by rogerthegill
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

10-06-2012 00:25:09 | More by kylemckinnis
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Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) from Hopworks Urban Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.