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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

205 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 205
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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vkv822

Oregon

3.98/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into snifter.

The appearance is a clear amber with slight copper hues and a nice foamy off-white head.
The aroma is a delicious mix of fruity citrus, resiny pine and floral hops. The flavor is similar to the nose, though a nice bit of malt sneaks into the beginning, but is soon taken over by strong hop notes. There is a decent amount of alcohol presence, but does not become over-powering. The mouthfeel is oily and medium bodied with a very nice amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable DIPA, though it does seem a bit stronger than 9% alcohol.

Serving type: bottle

05-14-2010 03:05:30 | More by vkv822
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

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

Washington

4.43/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Yay, had on-tap finally for lunch today....

- Rather clear copper amber... small white head, mild to little lacing....

- Huge citrus smell.. some pine, and floral notes... a hop forward monster with subtle caramel and roasty grain scent....

- Wonderfully smooth and balanced double IPA... huge citrus hop, some pine.. caramel and roasty flavors...

- Not sticky or overly oily which is shocking to me... not even all that dry.... almost a thirst quenching IIPA... if that makes sense!

- Huge huge marks on drinkability... might be too hoppy for some... but this hides any sign of being 9.2% alcohol by far.... certainly zesty and fruity.

Serving type: on-tap

08-26-2009 22:12:55 | More by Docer
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-20-2013 02:58:39 | More by artoolemomo
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avaldivia

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

07-28-2012 22:18:42 | More by avaldivia
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ricecracker420

California

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter shaped glass

Pours brownish amber, pretty clear, very little head, but looks like a lot of small, slow, fine carbonation going on in there. Smell is honeysuckle sweet with a lot of piney hops, some orange blossom floral. Smells good, but a little muted (maybe not the beer's fault -- I'm a little congested).

Taste is very bitter, lots of grapefruit rind flavor, overpowers most everything else. There's some of the floral and honeysuckle sweetness in there somewhere. Opens up a little as you get into and it warms up a bit.

Mouthfeel is quite dry. Overall, a good beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2011 00:15:49 | More by snaotheus
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MaseFace

Kentucky

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-23-2012 23:26:19 | More by MaseFace
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BarrytheBear

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle generously shared by El Douchous, or as we call him around here, Duane.

Pours a slightly cloudy medium orange with slight retention and some stick.

Smells of caramelized apples

Tastes much the same with a lingering bitter rind finish along with smack of blood orange. Malts serve as a healthy support system by propping up the firm fruits.

Carbonation on the low end with a medium bodies feel makes this drink a bit syrupy

Overall, a pretty good double

Serving type: bottle

04-30-2011 01:05:53 | More by BarrytheBear
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sharpski

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

02-15-2012 22:31:04 | More by sharpski
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DaftCaskBC

British Columbia (Canada)

4.05/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Hopworks in Portland Oregon.

A: 1/8" cream coloured head over cloudy reddish amber liquid.

S: Citrus hops, malt, and yeast.

T: The taste is peppery and malty with a bitter flavor and a dry finish.

M: Medium level of fine carbonation.

O: A good Imperial IPA with high IBUs.

Serving type: on-tap

07-19-2011 06:57:57 | More by DaftCaskBC
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kbrown

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

09-02-2013 01:00:56 | More by kbrown
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virinow

New York

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-06-2013 13:34:55 | More by virinow
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Rand_ale_Thor

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-11-2013 14:57:22 | More by Rand_ale_Thor
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-01-2013 13:10:20 | More by meatyard
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vande

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

10-28-2012 00:38:05 | More by vande
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

07-23-2013 00:28:24 | More by bluckbeyes
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

08-08-2013 06:08:11 | More by ArchEnemyBrew
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moonknight31

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-23-2013 18:17:59 | More by moonknight31
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IpeeA

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

04-23-2013 11:46:44 | More by IpeeA
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-12-2012 01:50:49 | More by johnnyboy76
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djre4orm

Virginia

5/5  rDev +19%

10-04-2012 15:55:29 | More by djre4orm
Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 205 ratings.