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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

235 Ratings
THE BROS
92
outstanding

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Ratings: 235
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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

tjcamm, Yesterday at 11:54 PM
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4.2/5  rDev +2.9%

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

PJBeav, Aug 20, 2014
Photo of dfhhead25
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
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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
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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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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

brewtalthrone, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of tone77
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A thanks to the creator of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a cloudy, medium brown color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of malts, spices, some sweetness. Taste is good, malty, spicey, a touch of hops, balanced and flavorful. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a high quality beer.

tone77, Feb 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

mrchrisray, Feb 22, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear ruby orange, some carbonation, two finger head with some lacing.

S-Caramel, nice malt, earthy hops, pine, grass.

T-Similar to the nose, caramel and earthy. Nice hop presence and some bitterness.

M-Medium bodied, nice carbonation.

O-Not a traditional winter ale, more hoppy than spicy, but well balanced. Just a solid Red Ale.

rlee1390, Feb 13, 2014
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3.79/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle like the one pictured here into an American pub glass. A "winter ale" according to the label but no other style info is given. This brew is a dark orange amber to light brown color, with a pretty pungent grapefruit/orange rind aroma from C-hops ... Cool, was not expecting that degree of citrus and pine on the nose. There is a dark malt undercurrent as well, with butterscotch, faint molasses, and dark fruit. Nice aroma that recalls a red IPA albeit rather less aggressive than some of these beers. Taste closely mirrors the nose, featuring a decent blast of orange oil, grapefruit flesh and rind, hemp resin, and spicy menthol coupled with brown sugar, dried apricots, and raisins. Not particularly toasty or roasted. Somewhat thicker than many red ales I've had, coats the mouth, leaving an oily residue that causes the IBUs to accumulate a bit as you go ... Again, very nice. The alcohol is almost completely hidden. Low to moderate carbonation and does finish more crisp and clean than expected. I've had a few scrumptious red ales lately and this one holds its own.

CalgaryFMC, Feb 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -8.1%

chossboss, Feb 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

Fuzzycuffs, Jan 30, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.2%

NickThePyro, Jan 30, 2014
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Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 235 ratings.