Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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3.95/5 rDev +6.8%
Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.
A: Clear, light amber color with less than one finger of eggshell-tinted foam head. Medium lacing remains on the glass.
S: Resin-laced caramel, restrained bread, slightly buttery.
T: Begins off-dry, with rich toasted malt and candied orange peel. Acidity is very mild into the middle where flavors turn slightly drier, but with some of the aromatic qualities of maple syrup. The finish is mildly bitter, excellently complemented by metered herbaceous spice and honey.
M: Thin to medium viscosity, resinous but otherwise balanced on the palate, with low carbonation.
D/O: This stock ale is an exemplary rendition of the American amber style, if a bit strong. It shows that balance and restraint can be an interesting quality in and of itself. With the exception of one small-batch sour, this is HUB's best beer yet encountered.
07-15-2013 20:09:53 | More by beagle75
3.7/5 rDev 0%
Pours red-tinges amber with a fading head.
Malty aroma of bready melanoidin malt and spicy hops. Somewhat faint.
Similarly malty flavours with more bready malt and golden syrup, along with a bit of nutty malt. Finishes sweet with a little booze and a mild bitterness.
Could use more carbonation and a lighter body.
02-14-2013 10:15:34 | More by CrazyDavros
4.75/5 rDev +28.4%
Halfway between a brown ale and an IPA. I would say, if I had to categorize it, that it's a pale ale more than a "strong" ale. The alcohol is there but it's more muted than you might expect.
Another well-executed brew from HUB.
It would be great to see this in 6-packs as it's a really great beer.
01-26-2013 02:28:28 | More by MadeInOregon
British Columbia (Canada)
4.1/5 rDev +10.8%
A: like an brown/amber beer bottle
S: fresh, light, pineapple, green grape; green leaf
T: refreshing, slightly bitter finish, not a strong hop character; well balanced malt/hops; very appealing; surprised that it's 6.9% alcohol-- no heat or heaviness at all.
M: medium bodied
O: a really nice "house" beer. I love beers with lots of character and big flavours but sometimes I just want a simple likeable good beer -- and this is it.
01-06-2013 02:24:36 | More by EspressoGuy
4.35/5 rDev +17.6%
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.
11-16-2012 03:43:43 | More by smakawhat
Deluxe Organic Ale (DOA) from Hopworks Urban Brewery
84 out of 100 based on 97 ratings.