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Rise Up Red - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

119 Ratings
THE BROS
86
very good

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Ratings: 119
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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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.

Photo of theveganbrewer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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 rao2100
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of adkieffer
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of 4ster
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of dbossman
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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

Photo of BeerOps
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of Aleforme
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of fezmeister
3.88/5  rDev -1%
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.

Photo of 2xHops
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.

Photo of thefullpython
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of JMBSH
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
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.

Photo of flexabull
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.

Photo of Rathakem
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of schopenhauerale
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

Photo of chickenm
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of schnarr84
4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

Photo of throwerbri
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of mettkea
4/5  rDev +2%

Photo of Duder9
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

Photo of BEERchitect
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.

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3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

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4/5  rDev +2%

Rise Up Red from Hopworks Urban Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 119 ratings.