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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

233 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 233
Reviews: 104
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 31
Gots: 8 | 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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Braz

Washington

4.28/5  rDev +4.9%

Pours a dark reddish color with really bubbly white head that sustains for at least a minute or so. Smells of caramel and burnt sugar, also citrus notes and pine resin. Great balance of bitter and sweet. Good dose of hops for an amber. Definate citrus flavors going on here too. Body is very good and is lightly carbonated. I'm not sure what is wintery about this, and think it could be offered year 'round.

01-02-2013 07:08:20 | More by Braz
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FondueVoodoo

British Columbia (Canada)

4.08/5  rDev 0%

A: A hazy rudy brown with a finger of creamy head, just a raft of mirco-bubble retention.

S: Sweet candy grapefruit and malts mingled with citrus and a pine resin. No hint of yeast or breadiness, alcohol absent. Smell reminds me of a caramelized grapefruit candied peels.

T: Up front with grapefruit and pine resins hop profile, but closely followed by well balanced sweet malts. I'm not getting the traditional spices that are present in other winter beers, however the skilled balance of malts and hops is the defining taste profile.

M: Carbonation presents some pin pricks but the creamy mouth feel is noticeable smooth and thick. I wasn't expecting this level of creaminess considering the hop notes on the scent, a nice surprise.

O: This is enjoyable and very drinkable, it could be labeled as a Imperial IPA or an ESB on account of the hops and malt mix. I don't necessarily think of a winter ale given that I'm not picking up an winter spices on the nose or palate. The skilled mix of malts and hops that produce a creamy taste and feel with tangy grapefruit and pine notes are especially enjoyable.

12-30-2012 03:23:44 | More by FondueVoodoo
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2xHops

Texas

4/5  rDev -2%

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

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-30-2012 02:15:59 | More by elcrawl
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demuzik

Oregon

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%

An enjoyable winter ale on the hoppy, fruity side - just what you need if you've OD'd on too many spiced/flavored warmers.

The mouthfeel is almost surprisingly thick for an under 8% beer... but the flavor is very well done. Balance of a hoppy fruit basket with plenty of malt undertones; totally piny yet fruity, spicy, and bready.

The color is brown and clarity is a little below average.

Worth at least a try during the colder months.

12-30-2012 00:40:45 | More by demuzik
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SnatchyMcPants

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

12-29-2012 19:51:13 | More by SnatchyMcPants
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JonPablo

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

12-28-2012 18:06:30 | More by JonPablo
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-23-2012 13:49:39 | More by Kopfschuss
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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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BeerNW

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -2%

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


5/5  rDev +22.5%

12-20-2012 06:27:26 | More by zachhg
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adkieffer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-17-2012 23:07:58 | More by adkieffer
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wembly13

West Virginia

4/5  rDev -2%

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

California

4/5  rDev -2%

12-15-2012 08:52:17 | More by InfernoBoss
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ithinkimasofa

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2012 03:03:52 | More by ithinkimasofa
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Lethargy99

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

12-11-2012 01:23:58 | More by Lethargy99
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axman

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

12-10-2012 06:47:01 | More by axman
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4ster

Ontario (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

12-09-2012 03:15:53 | More by 4ster
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jnoelani

Washington

4/5  rDev -2%

12-05-2012 03:42:07 | More by jnoelani
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -2%

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

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

11-27-2012 07:44:32 | More by Bonis
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cburns48

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

11-26-2012 15:15:19 | More by cburns48
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schnarr84

Alberta (Canada)

4/5  rDev -2%

11-23-2012 22:55:11 | More by schnarr84
Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 233 ratings.