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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Abominable Winter AleAbominable Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

229 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 229
Reviews: 103
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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bigeyedfish89

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

01-02-2012 17:24:50 | More by bigeyedfish89
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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

12-20-2012 14:53:10 | More by BeerNW
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -2%

02-26-2013 05:47:04 | More by drewone
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jaidenjb

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%

12-14-2011 02:10:03 | More by jaidenjb
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -2%

01-23-2013 04:43:51 | More by SocalKicks
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jbakajust1

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

01-20-2012 03:12:11 | More by jbakajust1
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Amber with an off-white head, some retention & lace.

S: Huge american hop aroma, very leafy/grassy, pine and citrus rind, hints of toffee & fruit.

T: Hops are upfront and all the way through. The Simcoe really shines (very grassy & leafy), some citrus rind, nectarine and pine, hints of toffee, solid bitterness, alcohol is subtle.

M: Well-attenuated, moderate body... actually seems a little thin for the style & season.

D: Like hops?

Serving type: bottle

12-26-2010 04:53:17 | More by Derek
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

11-30-2012 00:37:38 | More by thebigredone
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seanwhite

Massachusetts

4/5  rDev -2%

11-14-2011 17:10:03 | More by seanwhite
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oregone

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

12-20-2012 07:28:08 | More by oregone
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Kakaraht

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Pours a light amber color with a thumb of thick white head with good retention.

S: Very malty, a little bitterness from the hops, and a slight spice note.

T: Sweet caramel malt and a nice bitterness from the hops, this is more a red ale than a winter, it has no spice notes at all. The hops do give a nice range of citrus flavors.

M: Medium body low carbonation and a very sharp warm feel.

D: Good drink, will buy again.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2011 01:30:00 | More by Kakaraht
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davegray

California

4/5  rDev -2%

12-18-2013 09:25:55 | More by davegray
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superspak

Michigan

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours crystal clear reddish copper color with a nice 1-2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings on the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, orange rind, orange zest, pineapple, pine, caramel, floral, grass, bread, honey, and hop earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of hop notes; with a great hop/malt balance. Taste of big grapefruit, orange zest, pineapple, pine, orange rind, caramel, floral, grass, honey, bread, and light earthy pine spiciness. Fair amount of pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, pineapple, pine, caramel, honey, bread, floral, grass, and light earthy pine spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Damn nice balance and complexity of hop flavor; with a great hop/malt balance; and zero cloying flavors present after the finish. Medium carbonation and body; with a moderately creamy and sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is very well hidden with hardly any warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice red ale. Very nice balance and complexity of hop flavor with great malt balance; and dangerously easy to sip on. A very enjoyable offering.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2013 06:48:19 | More by superspak
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wembly13

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-16-2012 15:16:47 | More by wembly13
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flagmantho

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium red-orange hue with a haze-free body and a moderate effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy light-tan/ivory foam with a hint of a reddish cast. Quite good.

Smell: clean citrusy hop nose with a base of lightly caramelly malt. I like the composition here; hops are fresh and malt is free of biscuity aroma.

Taste: hoppy flavor with citrusy and lightly piney/resiny character. Malt is somewhat caramelly and somewhat bready with that definite crystal malt flavor. A good execution of a hoppy red!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a very good carbonation and a concomitant creaminess. I like it.

Overall: a very good amber ale indeed. I'm usually not too keen on the style, but this beer is tasty and executed well, and I'd have it again in a pinch.

Serving type: can

01-05-2013 03:11:26 | More by flagmantho
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2xHops

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

12-30-2012 02:42:52 | More by 2xHops
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Greels

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

12-08-2013 03:23:56 | More by Greels
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muchloveforhops3

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

01-23-2013 07:41:15 | More by muchloveforhops3
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CB2maltygoodness

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -2%

12-02-2013 06:48:38 | More by CB2maltygoodness
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beesy

Ohio

4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a standard pint glass. Thanks to ArchEnemyBrew for this one!

A - pours a fairly clean, beautiful medium copper color with a one finger khaki colored head that disssipates quickly.

S - aromas of citrusy hops, some grassy notes. A slightly sweet aroma.

T - hoppy. slightly sweet and citrusy up front with a fair amount of grass. There is a a nice, slighlty coarse, firm hop bitterness that lingers slightly on my palate. There's a coarser hop bitterness that takes over mid palate that fights with the sweeter, more citrusy, cleaner hops up front, which makes this an interesting beer. Fairly crisp. A little bit of what I can only describe as an unusual yeast profile about 3/4 the way though.

M - A medium mouthfeel that is enough to stand up to the hops and abv, but doesn't become sweet.

D - fairly easy to drink, sneaks up on you!

Overall, a pretty nice beer I'm glad I was able to try. Fixing the yeast taste about 3/4 way through would go a long way in making this very good beer even better.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2012 01:17:34 | More by beesy
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duceswild

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

12-06-2013 18:34:59 | More by duceswild
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -2%

12-16-2013 03:33:36 | More by BillRoth
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IanSpindler

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

02-26-2013 21:40:25 | More by IanSpindler
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CoryR

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

11-19-2011 04:18:35 | More by CoryR
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zduerr

British Columbia (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

04-21-2013 19:27:12 | More by zduerr
Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 229 ratings.