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Abominable Winter Ale - Hopworks Urban Brewery

Not Rated.
Abominable Winter AleAbominable Winter Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

278 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

(view ratings)
Ratings: 278
Reviews: 108
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.11%
Wants: 38
Gots: 23 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ElGordo on 12-24-2008

Made with Cascade, Centennial, and Chinook hops and six organic malts.

70 IBU

This is a Winter IPA.
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1.5/5  rDev -63%

DRAIN POUR!!! False advertising, this is not a winter ale as labeled, its an uber bitter palate destroying IPA, hopworks should be shamed for misleading unsuspecting consumers expecting a winter ale. Yet it rates outstanding on this forum? WTF? This is yet another overhopped run of the mill northwest IPA. Isn't it bad enough the market is flooded with slight variations of the same mediocre IPA, let alone try to pass them off as winter ales? I paid for a winter ale not for hop lock jaw. For those wanting something resembling a winter ale this beer is an astringent acidic light colored hop bomb drain pour. So why are all reviewers letting this slide? Other beers that don't fit the style get slammed, oohh but if its a trendy hop bomb it gets a free pass. The integrity of beer advocate is increasingly questionable. And heres the kicker, they want $4 a can for this gag inducing fraud. Pay up, lockstep trend following cookie cutter brewery hop drones, make yo mastas rich.

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3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This organic winter ale from Hopworks was poured from a tallboy into a snifter. 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.

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Abominable Winter Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 278 ratings.