Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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2.83/5 rDev -23.5%
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.
12-27-2011 23:45:52 | More by MsRif
3.03/5 rDev -18.1%
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.
08-29-2010 23:23:03 | More by froghop
3.18/5 rDev -14.1%
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.
01-30-2010 21:29:04 | More by illidurit
3.23/5 rDev -12.7%
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.
06-27-2010 21:09:34 | More by beertunes
3.25/5 rDev -12.2%
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.
03-02-2009 22:25:17 | More by warmstorage
3.28/5 rDev -11.4%
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.
05-16-2011 16:57:14 | More by notchucknorris
3.31/5 rDev -10.5%
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.
03-05-2014 05:39:45 | More by mactrail
3.38/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
09-10-2009 01:19:55 | More by Reidrover
3.38/5 rDev -8.6%
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.
02-11-2011 01:16:31 | More by aaron12
3.45/5 rDev -6.8%
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.
01-08-2012 20:26:42 | More by Rifugium
3.48/5 rDev -5.9%
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.
08-08-2011 11:19:11 | More by dgilks
Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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