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Rise Up Red - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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88
very good

59 Reviews
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Reviews: 59
Hads: 137
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 8.12%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Amber / Red Ale |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Summer

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Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-12-2009

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Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +12.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bomber poured into my Samuel Smith's imperial pint glass, Rise-Up Red is pale, ruddy caramel with a fluffy light tan head that leaves foamy lace.

Smell is resinous hops, pine forest and cedar, minty well.

Taste is full and satisfying, with the hop flavor dominating the clean, cracker flavored malt. More citrus in the flavor, with moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, dry, oily.

Drinkability is very good. Great amber ale, full flavored but smooth, well hopped for the local palate. Get it while it's fresh. (534 characters)

Photo of Docer
4.43/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

My first tasting at the OBF!

- Great clear dark amber/brown color... subtle head, bubbly, with a bit of reddish lacing...

- Nice smooth buttery malt, rich... creamy... roasty.. sweet... lots of bittering citrus.. pine....

- Smooth and light, but yet complex balance and flavor... truly a malt masterpiece with a perfect compliment of bittering and smooth pine/citrus...

- Light, clean, slightly dry... but good!

- Super good red.. and light, not over the top... and almost perfect... a great flavorful session red! Hopworks is never a let down! (549 characters)

Photo of Kegatron
4.42/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap @ the Hopworks Urban Brewery (Portland, OR) on 9/4/11. Served in a mug.

Pours a clear amber, with a ½ finger of off-white head. This retains with a rich foamy creaminess, which leaves back a sudsy cascade of lacing that quickly slides down the sides of the glass. The aroma smells freshly flora, piney, and spicy, set against a backdrop of juicy grapefruit and some deep underlying sweet caramel malt, which combine to give this a rich hoppy twang. Man, this is dry and flavorful in the nose, with a perfect Pacific Northwest feel to it.

The taste continues this and is quite assertive on the palate, with a lot of bitter grapefruit and sticky resins. I mean the hop flavors are just full-on here, but are tamed a bit by a sticky backbone of sweet caramel and toasted malt. The overall profile definitely puts the hops at the forefront here though, with an aggressive finish of dry pine and spice that coats the mouth. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with sharp and prickly feel to the carbonation that matches up well with all of that hoppiness, but then some underlying slickness does help keep this more smooth and slick feeling in the long-run.

I tried this since it was recommended to me by a local the previous night and I’m glad I listened! This was a fantastic American Amber, with just the type of awesome West Coast hop presence to it that I had been craving and it packed a ton of well balanced flavor into its sub 6% body. Man, this really hit the spot and is one of the best types of the style that I’ve had in a while. (1,550 characters)

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.38/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from a tallboy can into a nonic glass

A- Poured auburn red with frothy off-white head that left tons of splashy lace that coated pretty much the whole glass

S- Big biscuity malts, citrusy, piney, and earthy hops. Very aromatic

T-Big bready and biscuity malt backbone, explosion of citrusy, piney, and earthy hop character in the middle of the sip that leaves some nice lingering bitterness. Nice malt sweetness is balanced with an assertive bitterness on the finish.

M- Smooth and creamy. Medium body, pretty soft mouthfeel with some prickly carbonation. Very dry and pretty refreshing

O- A really awesome red ale. Big hop character, big malt character, balanced and bold in flavor. (695 characters)

Photo of Bookseeb
4.37/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Appearance has an amber red color supporting a dissipating cream head and spotty lace. Smell has a sweet citric malt aroma with light floral hop. Taste again with the sweet malt married with a nice balance of hops. Mouthfeel having a medium viscous feel with good carbonation. Overall a very nice NW red. (304 characters)

Photo of cbarrett4
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Tasted from tap at HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewery). Liked so much I bought and filled a growler!

Gorgeous reddish amber hue. Good foam and lace. Smells like a very nice red ale, full of fresh hops and a hint of roasted nuttiness. Some subtle malty and red fruit flavors on palate. The level of astringency and acid is well balanced. Very fresh, good body, and great to sip. Tasted with 10 Hopworks beers and this one went into my growler! (436 characters)

Photo of andrenaline
4.35/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another gem from my western BA partner.

A - Pours a nice dark amber colour with a slight haze, finger of head with solid retention and some sporadic lacing.

S - Sweet citurs hops, lemon iced tea and caramel apple.

T - The leafy citrus hops come through off the top followed by bold caramel and toffee flavours. Surprisingly intense, but extremely well balanced. Probably one of the best examples of the style I've had to date.

M - Medium bodied, but velvety smooth going down and nice and wet on the finish.

O - I really enjoyed this one. Typically, the red ale is nothing mind blowing, but if all red ales tasted like this, then the style would probably "Rise Up" in popularity. Do yourself a favour and grab a bottle. (724 characters)

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.32/5  rDev +9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Comes out of the tap a dark coppery golden with a thick, yellow-beige head. Rich, malty aroma has a spicy undertone. Mouth-filling malty flavor has tones of cloves and fruit as well as hints of caramel and hops. Smooth, fizzy texture leaves behind a fruity finish. (264 characters)

Photo of ralree
4.3/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Deep red. 1/8-finger head. A bit cloudy.

S: Delicious grapefruit. Lots of hops. Wonderful.

T: Bready grapefruit, is pretty good, but too light. Hops are good, but could be stronger. Great for someone starting reds or IPA. Could definitely be more flavorful.

M: Dry, non-astringent, medium-light body

D: Goes down great, especially with a meal. (350 characters)

Photo of vkv822
4.28/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into pint glass.

Pours a nice amber color with a foamy tan head. Has nice citrus hop note aroma with a good malty bread base. The flavor is a nice hoppy start with good biscuity backing. A bit more hoppy then I would expect from an amber, but in nothing but a positive way, as it does not take from the malt flavors.
The mouthfeel is a dry, light to medium body, with nice carbonation. This is a very drinkable and sessionable amber, I would go so far as to say my favorite I have tried thus far. (509 characters)

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pint sized can served cold into an imperial pint glass.

Rise Up Red is a suitably reddish amber color with a slight haze. The head is somewhat thin and short lived.

Aroma is hoppy and sweet with a citrus candy character. Nice and fresh but no recognizable date stamp.

Flavor is more malty and balanced than I expected given the aroma. The hops are still there but they have a rich amber malt base to compete with.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated. Well balanced and enjoyable.

Overall a very good American red ale. Hoppy without being overly so and nicely balanced. (589 characters)

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - a swampy reddish brown, solid tan head left a nice consistent lace ring
S - pleasant mix of citrus, earthy, toasty, and sweet aromas, very enticing
T - strong earthy hops with undertones of citrus, strong bready and toasty malt backbone, light musty hint
M - medium to heavy body with lower carbonation, a nice consistent hop bitter through finish
O - i love the fact that they've upped the ante with two hop varieties on this, comes across more like an ESB, which is one of my favourite styles, this beer is a must (519 characters)

Photo of cratez
4.22/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

650ml bottle purchased by my dad at The Brewery Creek Liquor Store in Vancouver, British Columbia. Shared with mrmanning. Pours a brilliant, hazy copper red with amber hues, a thick ring of cream white head, and dots of lacing on the tulip. Smell is orange peel, citrusy hops, Clementine, some spices, sweet fruitiness (lychee?), perfume, very bright and floral, pink grapefruit, quite resinous. Taste is light toasty graininess up front, blood oranges and caramel in the body, with a pithy, citric, and lingering hop bitterness to end. Mouthfeel is slick, oily, medium, and juicy. Finishes dry and bitter, but the hops don't smack you in the face like an IPA or DIPA. In fact, just as one would expect of a true American amber, this beer is exceptionally balanced. At 5.8% ABV, Rise Up would be a regular session brew for me if I had consistent access to it. A solid effort from HUB. (884 characters)

Photo of wordemupg
4.17/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bomber poured into tulip 6/9/11

A clear reddish amber with a three finger cream colored head that quickly falls to a thin film that leaves only a couple random patches of lace

S some caramel to go with loads of leafy and citric hops

T mimics the smell quite well with some grapefruit rind and pine I didn't smell, I like the combo of earthy citrus with a little sweetness pretty tasty stuff

M medium bodied with just the right amount of carbonation, leaves a little behind without turning your mouth to sandpaper

O pretty solid stuff going on here, if you like a hopped up Red Ale this one will work for ya

when in doubt add a shitload of hops and there you have it, I don't like paying 8$ a bottle but this one was worth it, try it if you get the chance (767 characters)

Photo of BJam
4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is exactly what I'm looking for in a North West Red Ale. From it's crisp hoppy bitterness, sweet piney aroma, and beautiful red glow, not to mention it's Organic. Would make a great session beer for this spring and summer. Hopworks comes through once again. (262 characters)

Photo of RedDiamond
4.12/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Succulent, resinous aroma, sustained head retention, and assertive bittering with alt-like undertones contribute to a russet colored ale with an appealing wooden nuttiness. Turbid and zesty. Rise Up Red is further testimony to Hopworks resilience and reliability. (263 characters)

Photo of biboergosum
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber, very 'Red Dawn' reminiscent imagery on the label.

This beer pours a moderately hazy, medium copper amber hue, with two solid fingers of puffy, bubbly, and loosely foamy off-white head, which leaves a consistent wash of dripping painted lace around the glass as it evenly settles.

It smells of creamy caramel malt, a bit of Toffifay, rather pleasant orange, grapefruit, and lime citrus notes, a spearmint spiciness, a touch of dark fruit sweetness, and further leafy, earthy hops. The taste is moderately sweet caramel/toffee malt, consistently assertive pine needle and citrus rind bitterness, musty tea, indistinct savoury spices, aided and abetted all by some herbal organics of the same nature (yeah, I don't know what that means either).

The carbonation is just a bit on the low and sly side, and kind of ethereally frothy, the body a slim medium weight, and decently smooth, given that meddling fracas of hop astringency. It finishes more sweet than otherwise, but not off-puttingly so - the base malt and over-reaching hops coming to a particularly modest detente.

I may have been inferring that Rise-Up Red is something akin to a DIPA, but no, this is actually just a pleasant amber ale, one subjected to the whims of a West Coast hop treatment - the extremities otherwise unknown in this style are suddenly here in spades, and enjoyable in their game-bringing. While not an Imperial Red (I do like the sound of that), given the restrained ABV, everything else points to yes - as in, yes, more please. (1,526 characters)

Photo of philbertk
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB RiSE-UP RED NW RED ALE--CARBON NEUTRAL--SUSTAINABLE ORGANIC BEER--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 5.80% ABV. 60 IBU's. (4.25 / 5.0) Sediment dusting. Fizzy thin lace off white head. Haze hint rich amber color. Toasted malt fruit ester rich floral Cascade hop front. Dry sweet crisp toasted biscuit caramel light hop pine fruit tangy body.Smooth creamy cloying malt dry citrus hop spice balanced tasty end. Smooth & Delicious. Sampled 8/8/2010. 2 @ $5.99 Each. (475 characters)

Photo of DaftCaskBC
4.1/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish amber liquid with 1/4" cream coloured head that left a nice lacing.

S: Lemon, grass, and sweet malt.

T: Hazelnuts, lemon, flowers, caramel, toffee, grapefruit.

M: Medium viscosity with an average level of carbonation.

O: Somewhat acidic, but drinkable west-coast amber that likely uses cascade and centennial hops. (329 characters)

Photo of brentk56
4.08/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a clear amber color capped by a tightly bubbled ecru head; nice retention and lacing

Smell: Balanced aromatics with caramel/fruity/biscuity malts and robust piney hops

Taste: The malts appear first and are almost like what you would expect from an ESB, with fruit and biscuity flavors enhanced by a bit of caramel; by mid-palate, the piney hops assert themselves aggressively and linger in the finish along with the malts, in a very balanced fashion

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: I am not the biggest fan of ambers but this one is quite good in that it has an interesting malt bill and adequate hop balance to keep the hop heads happy

Thanks, kemoarps, for the opportunity (723 characters)

Photo of LXIXME
4.06/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big light off white head settles into a nice lacing above a clear reddish copper colored beer.

Lightly roasted caramel grain malts aroma with a light citrus hops also coming through.

Full light roasted caramel malts taste with some hops backbone gives this beer a nice blend of the two.

A dryish aftertaste that keeps a light roasted malts hanging around with this medium bodied beer.

Pretty good stuff, sort of like Sam Adams Boston Lager meets west coast hops with good success. (484 characters)

Photo of mrjez
4.05/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Can from TNT Taisho.
L: pours a slightly cloudy caramel-red with a nice fluffy off-white head.
S: plenty of grapefruit, sweetened caramel malt.
T: strong citrus hop flavour, the sourness of grapefruit meshing nicely with the sweetness and malt.
F: has a bitter finish, almost spoiling the taste at first, but it settles and has a good creamy balance.
O: a satisfying IRA, plenty of bite with a refreshing citrus burst. (423 characters)

Photo of callmemickey
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Deep amber body. Slightly cloudy. Large fluffy off-white head. Good retention and tons of lacing.

S: Grapefruit, resinous pine, and sweet caramel malts.

T: Very much like the nose. Highly hopped up with grapefruit, orange, and pine. Plenty of malt shines through giving a nice balance from the caramel and lightly bready backbone.

M: Smooth, medium bodied. Resinous finish with moderate bitterness.

D: A very nice hoppy red. Its not Nugget Nectar, but you shouldn't hold that against it. (495 characters)

Photo of BDTyre
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice American red. Copper with a thick white head. Malty, piney scent. Almost like an American IPA.

Hoppy taste, with a mild maltiness. This tastes more like an IPA than a red ale, but that's probably just the northwest twist on it.

Mild carbonation, but I think it could be toned down a bit. Nice ale, but a bit hoppy for the style. (335 characters)

Photo of snaotheus
4.03/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a a 22oz giant mug

Pours a slightly reddish amber, clear, with a big fat head. Head fades fast. Smells rich and malty. Fruity and sweet.

Taste is surprisingly bitter, roasty malts. Bitterness reminds me of Arrogant Bastard, actually.

Mouthfeel is nice, light, dry. Overall, I'm surprised, I think this is a pretty darn good beer. (356 characters)

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88 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.