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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
89
very good

243 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 105
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 10.29%
Wants: 32
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Port_Seat
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

Port_Seat, Yesterday at 08:46 PM
Photo of mabermud
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This organic winter ale from Hopworks was poured from a tallboy. 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, Tuesday at 01:22 AM
Photo of rickrem
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

rickrem, Sunday at 01:59 AM
Photo of Sir_Goatman
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Sir_Goatman, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Mardomax
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

Mardomax, Oct 19, 2014
Photo of Arkay
4.16/5  rDev +2%

Arkay, Oct 16, 2014
Photo of MikeAllen
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

MikeAllen, Oct 10, 2014
Photo of Samwize
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%

Samwize, Sep 28, 2014
Photo of tjcamm
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tjcamm, Sep 20, 2014
Photo of JaredGolia
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

JaredGolia, Sep 02, 2014
Photo of PJBeav
4.44/5  rDev +8.8%

PJBeav, Aug 20, 2014
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3/5  rDev -26.5%

dfhhead25, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of frDan
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%

frDan, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of stevoj
4.1/5  rDev +0.5%
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
Photo of Metaltildeath
4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

Metaltildeath, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of SJbigtuna
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

SJbigtuna, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of egrace84
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

egrace84, Jun 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -14.2%

Duff27, Jun 27, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +16.4%

rybobales, Jun 17, 2014
Photo of jlindros
2.98/5  rDev -27%
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
Photo of rudzud
3.18/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Split with JLindros. Forgotten about in the cellar

A - Poured into a Kate the Great tulip a nice crystal clear amber hue with a thin one finger head that faded to leave light wisps.

S - Aromas of next to nothing, caramel, old hops, ugh.

T - Taste is well, awful. So so sad...hops are gone, light bitterness, caramel. Just old hops...A shame that this was forgotten about.

M - Mouthfeel is alright, lightly carbonated.

O - Overall this beer is a shame, had this for probably eight months...should never have waited this long for the beer. A shame.

rudzud, May 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

tastymug, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

DOCRW, May 07, 2014
Photo of jellikit
3.89/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: red. Slightly hazy. Medium, foamy head. Thick, persistent lacing.
S: slight malt. Low hop aroma (my can is 6 months old though). Sweet.
T: well balanced between sweet and dry. Bready. Malty. Alcohol (not too much). Medium bitterness at the end
M: medium carbonation. Medium body. Smooth.
O: this is a good imperial red ale. Will buy again.

jellikit, Apr 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

yeaprolly, Mar 14, 2014
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Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
89 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.