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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

234 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 234
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

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

70 IBU

(Beer added by: ElGordo on 12-24-2008)
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

02-15-2012 21:04:03 | More by sharpski
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egrace84

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

06-27-2014 06:06:26 | More by egrace84
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -13%

22 oz bottle from Roth’s Vista Market, Salem. $3.50 Clear amber coloured ale with a nice frothy,thick,cream coloured head. Very nice hoppy aromas..slightly resinous and spruce like. The 6 malts certainlly appear in the taste..chocolaty,roasty and are matched by the resinous hopping..giving a very nice balanced yet complex flavour. Under carbonated and actually quite thin for such a subtantial ale..but OK An OK beer but i get the feeling it lacks something.

10-22-2011 18:26:38 | More by Reidrover
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.55/5  rDev -13%

Thanks to VoodooImpStout for sharing this one at jmgrub's birthday tasting.

Pours a clear dark orange with a foamy beige head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, caramel, and herbal hop aromas. Taste is much the same with a herbal hop flavor on the finish. There is a medium amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is drinkable but smells better than it tastes in my opinion.

02-26-2013 03:06:24 | More by UCLABrewN84
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coastiefish

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

22 poured into tulip

A- Great clear cherry ruby color. Light foamy head gathering mostly at the sides of the glass

S - sweet, fresh hops, (sweet) fruit and floral

T - Hops give off a nice floral perfume touch of spiciness too. The hop character makes this beer one of the edgier winter brews Ive ever tasted. The malt lends a little sweetness to round it out. The spice lingers a bit.

M - Very thin and clean, dries fairly quickly

D - I think the spice gives it meaning to be a winter brew, but I wish there was a bit more malt profile to give the body a touch more solidity.

10-15-2010 02:20:50 | More by coastiefish
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Elimination

Oregon

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%

A copper amber red with a little bit of white head that vanishes quick

Smell is sweet hops, a tad spice and Carmel

Taste is a bit more bitter than the smell slight citrus a bit of spice to it and some fused alcohol

Mouthfeel is light and filled with a good carb drink is good but I wasn't to wowed by this.

10-29-2010 19:55:19 | More by Elimination
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souvenirs

British Columbia (Canada)

3.73/5  rDev -8.6%

650ml bottle, $5.99 + deposit at BC Liquor Store at 8th and Cambie, Vancouver.

A: warm golden brown with about a finger of head and good retention.
S: grapefruit and other citrus, plus a more general fruitiness. Some sweetness.
T: grapefruit, malt, moderate but not overwhelming bitterness.

Based on the name, I was expecting a winter warmer. I see the it's listed on here as an American amber / red ale, which is definitely more accurate. I think I need a beeradvocate.com app so I can check out beer info from the liquor store before I make my purchases! This wasn't bad, but it certainly wasn't what I wanted.

Would I get it again? I wouldn't seek it out, but I definitely wouldn't turn it down either.

06-21-2013 00:21:09 | More by souvenirs
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chossboss

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-01-2014 08:56:00 | More by chossboss
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-13-2014 02:10:31 | More by jason_nwx
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fivetime

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-22-2013 06:41:58 | More by fivetime
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djeucalyptus

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

pours a cloudy orange gold hue with a thick creamy finger-thick head that slowly recedes to snowflake lacing dancing across the surface that leaves fair amounts of lace down the glass.

aroma is pungently fruity, citrusy, and herbal hops. Pine comes through strong with a bit of caramel malt sweetness.

Hops!!! bitter, bitter, and more bitter. a bit of citrus, a bit of pine, and some herbal notes, but they somehow all cancel eachother out into an almost clarified bitterness. caramel malt yields enough sweet malt to balance (relatively) and there are hints of spices, vanilla, and maple sugar.

mouth is clean and crisp. a touch on the thin side but the ample carbonation makes up for it. solid mouthfeel.

All in all, this is one hoppy beast. The hop profile isn't quite my favorite, as it's so close to pure bitterness that my palate almost gets blown into oblivion. not that it's a bad thing. I could only drink one of these, but it's certainly a solid brew that's definitely enjoyable.

12-20-2010 17:48:12 | More by djeucalyptus
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510a

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-02-2013 22:14:31 | More by 510a
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Docrock

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-08-2013 17:14:04 | More by Docrock
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Hugonaut13

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-15-2013 04:04:00 | More by Hugonaut13
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dvsbizzyb

California

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

09-11-2013 06:07:14 | More by dvsbizzyb
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anteater

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

02-28-2013 21:21:09 | More by anteater
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HarmonMW

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-13-2013 22:18:22 | More by HarmonMW
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loren01

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

03-09-2013 17:26:02 | More by loren01
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cbnz

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

11-27-2012 20:55:10 | More by cbnz
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PZBREW

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

06-11-2013 17:52:57 | More by PZBREW
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craigreno

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

10-31-2012 03:08:25 | More by craigreno
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Kylemif

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

01-02-2014 20:45:22 | More by Kylemif
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mdavidson

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-23-2012 04:06:13 | More by mdavidson
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oriolesfan4

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

12-06-2013 16:37:00 | More by oriolesfan4
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tastymug

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

05-24-2014 00:28:52 | More by tastymug
Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 234 ratings.