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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

248 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 106
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 11.06%
Wants: 33
Gots: 14 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
Made with Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops and six organic malts.

70 IBU

This is a Winter IPA.

(Beer added by: ElGordo on 12-24-2008)
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Johnsonjoeyb, Nov 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

DaveRinn, Nov 16, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

teddyarrowhead, Nov 13, 2014
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1.5/5  rDev -63.1%

DRAIN POUR!!! False advertising, this is not a winter ale as labeled, its an uber bitter palate destroying IPA, hopworks should be shamed for misleading unsuspecting consumers expecting a winter ale. Yet it rates outstanding on this forum? WTF? This is yet another overhopped run of the mill northwest IPA. Isn't it bad enough the market is flooded with slight variations of the same mediocre IPA, let alone try to pass them off as winter ales? I paid for a winter ale not for hop lock jaw. For those wanting something resembling a winter ale this beer is an astringent acidic light colored hop bomb drain pour. So why are all reviewers letting this slide? Other beers that don't fit the style get slammed, oohh but if its a trendy hop bomb it gets a free pass. The integrity of beer advocate is increasingly questionable. And heres the kicker, they want $4 a can for this gag inducing fraud. Pay up, lockstep trend following cookie cutter brewery hop drones, make yo mastas rich.

snuffconformists, Nov 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

NJB145, Nov 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

Port_Seat, Oct 29, 2014
Photo of mabermud
3.96/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This organic winter ale from Hopworks was poured from a tallboy into a snifter. The body appears a deep amber with a reddish hue. The head recedes to a thin white film with a halo around the ring. There is an aroma of candied fruit and hops. This tastes like a watered down Hawaiian Punch with carbonation and some hops for bitterness. It feels somewhat flat, also smooth, with medium carbonation.

Overall, a decent beer from Hopworks. It gets better as it warms. Would I have this again, probably, it isn't bad. However, I will say, with the large selection of beer available to me, it might be awhile before I have this again.

On the plus side, it is organic.

mabermud, Oct 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

rickrem, Oct 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

Sir_Goatman, Oct 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

Mardomax, Oct 19, 2014
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4.16/5  rDev +2.2%

Arkay, Oct 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

MikeAllen, Oct 10, 2014
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3.92/5  rDev -3.7%

Samwize, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

tjcamm, Sep 20, 2014
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4.2/5  rDev +3.2%

JaredGolia, Sep 02, 2014
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4.44/5  rDev +9.1%

PJBeav, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.3%

dfhhead25, Aug 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

frDan, Aug 11, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Wonderful citrus/grapefruit aroma. Clear amber with thick fluffy head. Mildly bitter (again with more grapefruit) melds perfectly with the malt. This is a great beer. Slight alcohol warmth for those colder winter days, but doesn't impair the drinkability

stevoj, Aug 04, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

Metaltildeath, Jul 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

egrace84, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14%

Duff27, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

rybobales, Jun 17, 2014
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2.98/5  rDev -26.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Split with rudzud but guess we forgot about it a while ago.

Very little head, little lacing, hazy amber reddish orange color.

Nose flat malts, reddish amber malts, very very light grassy lemon grass hop thing,

Taste is horrible, bad old malts, sweet mess, no real hops with flash of bitterness, sourness, cardboard, etc. Finish is mild earthy spicy hops bitterness but bleh mostly, sticky flat meh.

Mouth is med bod, little syrupy, decent carb.

jlindros, Jun 02, 2014
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Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.