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Rise Up Red - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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88
very good

120 Ratings
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Ratings: 120
Reviews: 55
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.18%
Wants: 4
Gots: 6 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

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

Availability: Summer

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-12-2009

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5/5  rDev +27.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of ccrida
4.45/5  rDev +13.5%
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.

Photo of Docer
4.43/5  rDev +13%
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!

Photo of Kegatron
4.42/5  rDev +12.8%
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.

Photo of Hoptometrist
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Photo of Bookseeb
4.37/5  rDev +11.5%
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.

Photo of cbarrett4
4.35/5  rDev +11%
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!

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4.35/5  rDev +11%
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.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.32/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

Photo of ralree
4.3/5  rDev +9.7%
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.

Photo of vkv822
4.28/5  rDev +9.2%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of GilGarp
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of joemcgrath27
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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

Photo of cratez
4.22/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

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Rise Up Red from Hopworks Urban Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 120 ratings.