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Rise Up Red - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

104 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 104
Reviews: 53
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 9.44%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: RedDiamond on 07-12-2009)
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GarrettMD

New York

3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red clear color with half a finger off white head that thins to a layer of bubbles relatively quickly.

S - Very nice roasted malt aroma, good piney hop smell to compliment.

T - Roasted malts are the majority of the taste with the pine hops showing up less than in the aroma. Not too complicated of a taste, but that's what HUB sticks to.

M - Medium bodied with good amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter with a nice nutty taste.

D - Very drinkable, nothing too complex, very well balanced. Good representation of the style.

Serving type: growler

08-13-2010 03:39:58 | More by GarrettMD
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StJamesGate

New York

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale amber with a web of tan froth.
Floral and waxy lemon Cascade nose with some sour caramel.
Salted toffee, a big whack of crystal malt, and then pine sap, orange rind, and nectar hops.
Caramel comeback and bitter linger.
Light, slightly clingy, metallic.

A bit thin, the hops barely hold up, and it’s too strong to session. Still, I do believe the 60 IBUs, and it’s flavorful enough to hold your interest if you do stick with it. Works as a substitute for dull IPAs.

Serving type: can

03-10-2014 23:14:50 | More by StJamesGate
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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Hazed reddish copper, great lacing

SMELL: Toasted bread, citrus rind, mint, hay, caramel, spice, figs, yeast

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, toasted bread, hop bitterness, buckwheat honey, earthy, orange rind, nutmeg, evergreen, faint alcohol warmth, dried plums, peppery, grainy, semi-bitter finish

An all-around solid and very well-balanced American Red Ale with that PNW trademark lien to hops. Organic as well, which seems to be no longer a trend but perhaps a life-choice for some. Thankfully for them, they have beers like this. Great job on this one!

Serving type: bottle

11-27-2013 22:58:27 | More by BeerAdvocate
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with the appropriate red tint; fine one finger off-white head with great retention a lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuit, slightly bready malt, citrus and light pine hops, light spicy fruits. Flavor is nice biscuit and bready malt, light citrus and pine hops, citrus juice, grapefruit. Finishes with grapefruit and grassy hops. Medium bodied with decent carbonation in the mouth feel. A nicely balanced, fruit juicy red ale that is not that hop forward, but has a nice lingering citrus hop finish. Slightly sweet and a bit citrus forward, but well done.

Serving type: can

08-01-2013 02:56:20 | More by LiquidAmber
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jera1350

Minnesota

3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color from a can. Thick cap of foam that reduces down to a ring with some lacing.

The nose is on the lighter side and tends to be a bit more malty than hoppy. There is a nice little pine hop presence in there.

Malty, a little caramel, mild bitterness, pine needle, earthy and a little bit of toast and nuts. More of the pine in the finish.

Very soft and smooth feel. Drier finishing.

Good beer overall. Nice drinking red with a little boost in the hop department. I like that it's organic and convenient in a can.

Serving type: can

06-21-2013 02:41:10 | More by jera1350
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LampertLand

British Columbia (Canada)

3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hopworks Urban Brewing 'Rise Up RED' a NW Red Ale @ 5.8% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $9

A-pour is a dark amber with a good size off white head leaving a patchy lace along the stein

S-Cascade & Centennial hops

T-crisp & smooth tasting , with just a hint of bitterness at the end

MF-good carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok/good beer , bit pricey for a bomber

prost LampertLand

Serving type: bottle

06-14-2013 18:50:58 | More by LampertLand
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harrymel

Washington

3.89/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Canned: hard to tell based on info on bottom of can

It's a toasted amber with a solid quilt of protein tan foam. Smells of tea, some resin hops, lots of crystal malts, not much else. Has that Special B smell. Has that Special B flavor, some tea, some caramel, a bunch of bitter with grassy hop character. Full bodied for the style with low carb and a wet finish. Nice amber if you ask me.

Serving type: can

06-13-2013 07:59:02 | More by harrymel
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brentk56

North Carolina

4.06/5  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

Serving type: can

06-02-2013 19:03:52 | More by brentk56
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LXIXME

New Mexico

4.08/5  rDev +4.1%
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.

Serving type: can

05-20-2013 20:38:24 | More by LXIXME
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.11/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

05-10-2013 03:01:43 | More by DaftCaskBC
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Hoptometrist

Oregon

4.4/5  rDev +12.2%
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.

Serving type: can

04-15-2013 01:08:11 | More by Hoptometrist
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GilGarp

Colorado

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.

Serving type: can

03-29-2013 00:07:06 | More by GilGarp
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Bookseeb

Washington

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2013 01:22:41 | More by Bookseeb
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dbossman

Nebraska

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper hue with a big one-inch head; decent lacing

S: Slightly subdued but the hops do eventually come out: tea leaves, lemon, some grapefruit; there's a touch of a bready malty undertone; I just wish the aromas were a bit more pronounced

T: More pronounced flavors than aromas: hop bitterness with plenty of citrus and tea leaves; balanced by a bready malt backbone; really refreshing

F: Medium body and a touch sticky

O: I like this beer a lot; bready and hoppy and refreshing; my first beer from HUB and I will definitely be back

Serving type: bottle

10-12-2012 02:03:13 | More by dbossman
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fezmeister

California

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a slightly hazy orange-amber with impressive pillowy head retention. As the beer settled, the haze seemed to clear for a filtered look - interesting. Nose is grapefruit, pine, and a touch of sweet malt. Taste is similar, predominant in citrus and pine, with caramel malt balance. Finish is more bitter than maybe typical for an American Red; expected for and American Pale perhaps, quite mild to my IPA-ready palate. Hints of sour biscuits on the finish, too. A satisfyingly solid brew, nothing mind-blowing, but nice to drink. Not really labeled correctly as an American Red, but I see this site has taken care of that by re-classification.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2012 02:35:12 | More by fezmeister
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2xHops

Texas

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For you who want an organic beer, you can't go wrong with Hopworks Urban Brewery. They are consistent in their brewing, and

The hop flavor profile is substantial, and the beer is absolutely drinkable. The hops are just there, and there is not an aftertaste that will throw you off. The color and smell are jut right. You certainly can smell the pine emanating from the beer, which would signify that the hops are being used. It genuinely smelled very fresh.

For you who aren't a fan of the hoppy beers, this may not not be for you, but if you want a good red ale, then it's a great beer at a reasonable price. It's even more so if you are only shopping for organic beers, which usually are limited in selections.

Serving type: bottle

09-06-2012 03:22:19 | More by 2xHops
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superspak

Michigan

3.8/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy reddish orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice thick cap that lingers. Some good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, orange, toast, pine, herbal, floral, and earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance; quite a bit of sweetness, a little bit stale feeling. Taste of grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, pine, floral, orange, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, pine, toast, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of sweetness/bitterness; with a good overall balance and complexity of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good red ale. Nice hoppy flavor with good malt balance; very smooth to drink. Nicely enjoyable offering. Questioning the age of this though.

Serving type: bottle

09-01-2012 05:27:20 | More by superspak
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flexabull

California

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a nice and bright amber color with a pretty good off white head.

Aromas are malty, some tea, spicy breads, and an earthy pine like hop note.

Taste is a bit dry and crisp up front. Notes of caramel, brewed tea, spices, cereal grains, and bread. Finish is earthy and resin like, but the hop flavors aren't super strong. Pretty well balanced.

Mouthfeel is smooth and crisp, with nice carbonation.

Overall, a very nice take on the amber style. I like how this is hoppy but still contains the typical amber ale malt flavors.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 17:37:02 | More by flexabull
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Throwing aside the tired notion that amber ales should be malt-balanced with crystal and caramel malts, some brewers decide to go another direction. Strongly hopped and firmly malted, Hopworks shows how good American amber ales can be.

Deep russet red in color, the nearly maroon and mildly hazy beer builds a dense creamy head of off white, barley-stained head with tremendous retention and lace. Surprisingly, the early low carbonation yields very little foam character but the beer proves to be very creamy as it warms and generates more of a head and lace.

Firm malt aromas are not all caramel, but rather that of freshly kilned barley, bread crust, peanut brittle, and cola nuts. The complex malt and grain matrix provides the foundation for hop aromatics to shine. Grapefruit, pine, earth, grass, and citrus zest delivers a pithy scent that promises resin and zest.

The rich malt flavors do much the same for taste as it does for aroma. Crusted breads somewhat of crissant with buttered toast, toffee, cola, and brittle swirl to give impressions of Cracker Jacks candy with a hearty Grape Nuts earth character. Hoppy as hell with the resiny deliciousness of white grapefruit pith, orange zest, pine needles, and freshly muddled grasses; and then sappy resins in its bitter and dry taste to finish. The malts fall off substantially after the mid palate and allow the hops to dictate the finish much like IPA.

Medium bodied for most of the session, the full creaminess of stubbornly dissolved carbonation slowly releases and keeps the beer expansive and bready. Only late in the finish do the malts waiver and allow the dryness of piney hops, minty alcohol, and dry malt to conclude the beer in semi-dry fashion.

The highly drinkable ale reminds me of a less sweet and drier malt version of Rogue's Dead Guy Ale. But with a more confident hop balance, this beer steers away from sweeter palates and gains favor with hop heads.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 17:36:04 | More by BEERchitect
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HopHead84

California

3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5/1/2012

A: Reddish orange with a finger of beige froth. Nice head retention and some scattered lacing.

S: Strong caramel presence in the nose with lots of earth. Bready malt blends with grapefruit and a little pine.

T: Sweet bready malt with caramel. Very smooth and lightly metallic. There's a low earthy bitterness with restrained pine and grapefruit.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky.

Overall: A pretty good Red, though maltier than I prefer.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 23:31:10 | More by HopHead84
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ElGordo

Oregon

3.9/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a corny keg for the home system at the brewery. Pours a pretty orange-amber color with a couple of fingers of creamy off-white head that leaves a nice coating of lace on the glass. Aroma is big on caramel malt and a big dose of fruity hops, with notes if grapefruit and a touch of wood.
Palate is a nice balance between caramel malt and assertive, piney hops. Notes of oak, grapefruit, and mild pepper come through before the fairly dry, slightly chalky finish. Body is full and rather creamy, which is great for the flavors involved here. A solid, NW-style red ale for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

05-01-2012 05:24:37 | More by ElGordo
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joemcgrath27

Alberta (Canada)

4.2/5  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

Serving type: bottle

12-02-2011 02:36:54 | More by joemcgrath27
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JayQue

Virginia

4/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A really nice Red Ale...Purchased on-line from BeerTrek. Pours a slightly hazy amber color into my pint glass. Good size antique white head. Good retention, lots of lacing.

Aroma is floral and piney hops...not over the top DIPA variety, just right for an APA or Red Ale.

Taste is nicely balance. The hops are there and very flavorful, but there is a balancing caramel malt presence. A nice balance of sweetness and bitterness that makes this easy to drink.

Mouthfeel is crisp and rich enough. Easy on the palate but still some big flavors. I had this with my Thanksgiving dinner and it was just right. Another good West Coast hoppy beer!!!

Serving type: bottle

11-25-2011 01:35:12 | More by JayQue
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andrenaline

Ontario (Canada)

4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
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.

Serving type: bottle

10-22-2011 15:17:25 | More by andrenaline
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.43/5  rDev +13%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

09-26-2011 17:06:36 | More by Kegatron
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Rise Up Red from Hopworks Urban Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 104 ratings.