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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

206 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 206
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 60
Gots: 9 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.20% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Docer on 08-26-2009)
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Reviews by goatgoat:
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goatgoat

Arizona

4.35/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into Sam Adams pint.

Pours a hazy burnished copper and gold. Moderate tan head with no lace. Big hop aroma, a slap of citrus, grapefruit and some pine. Taste starts strong, the bitter comes in quick, big and clean. Feel is resiny, chewy. Tasty.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2010 19:27:32 | More by goatgoat
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510a

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-18-2014 05:18:13 | More by 510a
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Siriusfisherman

Montana

4.54/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep, clear gold with a thin white head and good lacing. Very little carbonation streaming from the bottom.

A: Pungent hop aromatics of pine resin and tropical fruit with pear, grapefruit and tobacco complexities. The malt is noticeable in the form of a clean toasted biscuit character, and the alcohol is noticeable as well adding a sweetness that enhances the tropical fruit notes (amarillo).

T/M: Firm bitterness upfront, very smooth, that moves into fresh hop flavors of tropical fruit, pear, pine and earthy tobacco, and a nice biscuit and nut malt backing. The body is moderately full and the finish lingers with a tinge of sweetness the pulls the tropical flavors through to the end. Very little palate wear for such a strong DIPA.

Overall, a fantastic Imperial IPA that is as balanced and drinker friendly as you will ever find. Hopworks has found perfect harmony between malt and hop, if I were to choose a DIPA that would be the best to introduce to a first time drinker, this would be the one. It pulls off a fantastic balance between bitterness, hops, and malt that would likely be enjoyable to even those unfamiliar with hops. I will always pick up a few bombers if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2014 06:00:19 | More by Siriusfisherman
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HoppySeb

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-09-2014 19:13:13 | More by HoppySeb
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sunshinethewolf

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

05-05-2014 04:04:23 | More by sunshinethewolf
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mpenning13

Ohio

3/5  rDev -28.6%

04-18-2014 00:46:26 | More by mpenning13
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Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

04-11-2014 22:08:13 | More by leftoverburrito
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HopTopher2014

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

04-02-2014 03:34:09 | More by HopTopher2014
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Paincane

Georgia

4.06/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Hazy copper body w/ light tan head. Pretty lacing and good head retention.
S: Citrusy and floral hoppy aromas with caramel malt notes.
T: Beautifully balanced malt backbone and crisp hop bitterness & finish.
M: Balanced body with crisp back end.
O: A great big DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-14-2014 23:31:02 | More by Paincane
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Kurmaraja

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

03-07-2014 03:27:33 | More by Kurmaraja
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Eighty

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-24-2014 21:47:46 | More by Eighty
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Mphis

Tennessee

4/5  rDev -4.8%

02-01-2014 05:43:21 | More by Mphis
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-31-2014 03:19:26 | More by ricecracker420
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Piddmeista

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-27-2014 21:20:05 | More by Piddmeista
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CoolEthan

California

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

01-27-2014 18:41:33 | More by CoolEthan
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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-27-2014 07:38:39 | More by akang
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California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-27-2014 06:05:58 | More by SocalKicks
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Smarty_Pints

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-27-2014 03:30:53 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

01-27-2014 03:11:00 | More by Braz
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KTCamm

New Jersey

4.31/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22 oz. bomber into a perfect pint glass. 1/7

Pours medium amber, cloudy, some foam on top. Lots of lacing. Spiky pine citrus nose that bursts from the glass. Light sweet malt, subdued floral paired with a pine back.. All expertly balanced below the malt. Light and powerful. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2014 13:08:52 | More by KTCamm
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switzer

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

01-18-2014 06:19:05 | More by switzer
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fitius5150

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Kylemif

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

01-02-2014 20:46:21 | More by Kylemif
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Tucquan

Pennsylvania

4.34/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2014-01-01 in Columbia, PA

A - Mostly opaque dirty orange with a 1/4-finger off-white head and moderate lacing.

S - Fresh red grapefruit, pine, hop cone floral. A nice potpourri of hop aromas. It's not real strong but it is very pleasant.

T - Nice burst of orange citrus flesh and zest up front, light but balancing bread and caramel malt flavor, flavorful leafy-vegetal/tobacco. Finishes at first like an alcohol-infused orange candy drop but this quickly yields to significant but not overpowering bitterness. These flavors really work for me.

M - Thick body and light carbonation. Syrupy (not cloying), resinous, lightly prickly, substantial, coats-the-mouth in a great way.

O - I really enjoyed this holiday-gifted beer. Very satisfying and a great way to say hello to 2014. This is my favorite so far from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

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Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 206 ratings.