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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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230 Ratings

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Ratings: 230
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 9.57%
Wants: 61
Gots: 14 | 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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Photo of Siriusfisherman
4.54/5  rDev +8.6%
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.

Siriusfisherman, Jul 06, 2014
Photo of HoppySeb
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
Photo of sunshinethewolf
4.75/5  rDev +13.6%

sunshinethewolf, May 05, 2014
Photo of mpenning13
3/5  rDev -28.2%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
Photo of leftoverburrito
3.25/5  rDev -22.2%

leftoverburrito, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of HopTopher2014
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

HopTopher2014, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
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.

Paincane, Mar 14, 2014
Photo of Kurmaraja
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

Kurmaraja, Mar 07, 2014
Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
Photo of Mphis
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Mphis, Feb 01, 2014
Photo of ricecracker420
4/5  rDev -4.3%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
Photo of Piddmeista
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

Piddmeista, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of CoolEthan
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

CoolEthan, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of akang
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

akang, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -4.3%

SocalKicks, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Smarty_Pints
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Braz
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

Braz, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of KTCamm
4.31/5  rDev +3.1%
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.

KTCamm, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of switzer
3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

switzer, Jan 18, 2014
Photo of fitius5150
4.25/5  rDev +1.7%

fitius5150, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of Kylemif
4/5  rDev -4.3%

Kylemif, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Tucquan
4.34/5  rDev +3.8%
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.

Tucquan, Jan 01, 2014
Photo of schopenhauerale
4/5  rDev -4.3%

schopenhauerale, Nov 29, 2013
Photo of jaydoc
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%

jaydoc, Nov 28, 2013
Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 230 ratings.