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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
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world-class

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Ratings: 205
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 59
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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5/5  rDev +19%

10-06-2012 02:40:52 | More by Kasabuske
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Oregon

5/5  rDev +19%

02-27-2012 01:46:44 | More by kylemckinnis
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Washington

5/5  rDev +19%

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Ohio

5/5  rDev +19%

08-31-2012 04:16:57 | More by DangerDawg
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noyellowfizzbeer

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +19%

08-19-2012 22:04:12 | More by noyellowfizzbeer
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ipafool

Oregon

5/5  rDev +19%

11-29-2011 06:51:04 | More by ipafool
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Gatordaddy

Maryland

5/5  rDev +19%

11-18-2011 22:24:38 | More by Gatordaddy
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djre4orm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

10-04-2012 15:55:29 | More by djre4orm
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slicknuss

Washington

4.85/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

I love this beer. This is one of my favorite DIPA's. The beer goes down very smooth, but you get a strong hop flavor as well. It is like melding the best of both worlds. An easy to drink, hop heavy beer. Whenever bombers of this beer come in to my local beer store, I am down there buying it ASAP. I just prefer to drink this beer whenever I can. This is everything a west coast DIPA should be.

Serving type: bottle

05-26-2011 23:23:02 | More by slicknuss
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getinked

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

06-26-2012 03:00:08 | More by getinked
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CanisMajor

Indiana

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-14-2013 00:33:22 | More by CanisMajor
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tomholland

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

01-26-2013 17:46:25 | More by tomholland
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-05-2013 01:55:42 | More by zekeman17
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Malaysia

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

12-27-2012 07:42:46 | More by rao2100
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sunshinethewolf

California

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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BigJYoungblood

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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adkieffer

Washington

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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Pjvanvox

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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BDTyre

British Columbia (Canada)

4.7/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Vibrant cloudy coppery-orange with a dense white head. Sweet, citrus fruit smell with some sugary malts. Very pleasant and aromatic, almost floral. Grapefruit, orange, brown sugar and raisins in the taste. A really good blend of sweet and acidic, almost like a fruit cocktail. Very smooth with no hint of alcohol even though it is 9.5%. Drinkability is limited only by ABV and bottle size.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2010 05:19:20 | More by BDTyre
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BeerisfoodLLC

Maryland

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On a tour of HUB we got to try a glass of this awesome DIPA directly from the source, fresh as it gets.

A - Slightly cloudy orange tinted, fair head.

S - strong bouquet of citrusy hops, slight malt sweetness to the smell as well.

T - One of the best imperial IPA's I have had. Well balanced, complex, very hoppy as expected, smooth.

M - Well carbonated, medium/heavy bodied.

I will seek this beer out anytime I am in Oregon. Bonus that its organic.

Serving type: on-tap

07-15-2011 01:22:49 | More by BeerisfoodLLC
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LiquidAmber

Washington

4.68/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Review from 3/2011 notes. Poured into a Black Raven pint glass. Pours a rich medium red orange amber. Nice color. Light head and lacing. Intense hop aroma with light fruit and malt. Pleasant medium body with sweet malt, grapefruit, light and dark fruit, a hint of caramel and like the aroma, intense floral hops. The base approaches a barley wine. Nice intense bitter aromatic hop finish. Well made and enjoyable. An absolute must buy each year.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2012 02:46:47 | More by LiquidAmber
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chumba526

Oregon

4.55/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This ale appears light orange with a two inch off colored white head that dissipates quickly.

It smells like a big bag of dank bud. There is a potent tropical fruit/ pineapple smell. It smells dank and slightly skunky but not in a bad way. There is a subdued caramel sweetness. I could sit here and smell this beer all day and night.

It tastes very fruity: there are hints of orange, pineapple, and other tropical fruit. There is a pleasant mild sweetness that comes with the fruity flavor. There is also a bud like dankness to the beer as well. All of these unique flavors lead to a palate wrecking bitterness. The bitterness however is not one dimensional. Traces of the citrus fruity flavor linger with the bitterness quite well. I am really digging this IIPA. The bitter citrusy dank flavor lingers for awhile on the palate. It is quite complex ale.

The carbonation is moderate low. It has a really nice mouthfeel that adds smoothness to the beer.

Though the alcohol is quite high this is very drinkable though it is very much so a sipper. It is one of the most complex IIPAs I have had for a while.

Though I have like most of the stuff I have had from HUB this beer gave me a new respect for HUB.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 01:07:26 | More by chumba526
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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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BeerAdvocate

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Review from BeerAdvocate Magazine Issue #41 (Jun 2010):

Hop-hazed pale amber, it's not lacking head retention, that's for sure. Ruby red grapefruit and blood orange rind from the hops; alcohol shows some fruit and malt shows caramel, making for an awesome aroma. What you smell is what you taste, but add in a heavy hand of bitterness. Tobacco and leather. A scraping bitterness that's fresh and pungent. Alcohol warms and lends a tropical fruit flavor. Bitter end with some trace maltiness. This beer is brewed to style and pulls no punches. Superb.

Serving type: bottle

01-11-2011 02:53:24 | More by BeerAdvocate
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Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.