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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

207 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 207
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 61
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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wlynch

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

08-06-2013 18:09:22 | More by wlynch
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henrisimo

New York

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-06-2013 17:47:16 | More by henrisimo
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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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SnifterWorthy

Michigan

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

Poured from a bomber to a snifter

Appearance:
Deep, dark amber, with some haze. finger-tall off-white head that quickly dissipates into a subtle lacing.

Aroma:
Not as intense as the bottle suggested, which was a major disappointment. As it warms, strong fruit flavors start to present themselves. There is a sweetness to it that reminds me of those sugared orange slice gummies I ate as a child. Overall, the smell is of citrus and sugar, with the 9% alcohol content hiding far, far away.

Taste:
Oranges come to mind again, some tangerine notes, and malty sweetness that makes this beer taste akin to candy. It is hard to describe the complexity of the flavor because I find it dualistic; simple oranges and sugar, but somehow so much more.

Mouthfeel :
This is what a DIPA should feel like. Thick, tongue-coating, sticky, some prickle on the back of the tongue from carbonation, and ending with a pleasant after-burn of hop bitterness and alcohol warmth

Overall:
Initially, I was very disappointed; the beer tasted like stagnant, bitter malt-water. As it warmed, however, the citrus started to shine. If I were to happen by this beer again, I think I'd keep it out of the fridge, and drink it at cellar temp. I didn't seek this one, but I'm glad to have found it. I still can't get over the resemblance to orange slices....

Serving type: bottle

08-05-2013 20:55:21 | More by SnifterWorthy
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brodericksloth

Oregon

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

I don't usually drink "Organic" beers but this one does not dissapoint. Initial full citrus hop flavors from Cascade hops. Aromatic with bitter kick from the Amarillo. 100+ IBUs. Complex mouthfeel and aftertaste. very full on the flavor scale. NO alcohol burn but truly a Imperial IPA at 9%. Overall very pleasing clean and full.

Serving type: on-tap

08-04-2013 19:21:10 | More by brodericksloth
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HopChef44

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

08-03-2013 02:48:25 | More by HopChef44
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bluckbeyes

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Iowa

3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

07-11-2013 16:52:30 | More by markcp
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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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JReites

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

07-05-2013 02:43:03 | More by JReites
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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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beagle75

Iowa

3.18/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from a bomber into a shaker pint glass.

A: Slightly hazy, light reddish-amber color with less than one finger of off-white foam head. Light lacing remains on the glass in the form of a narrow upper band, but little else.

S: Rich, clove-spiced fruitcake occasionally suggests cola, vanilla, and orange zest. No alcohol is detected.

T: Begins off-dry, with grainy caramel malt and dark orange citrus hops aromatics. Other early flavors include muted baking spices and umami. While never entirely absent, aromatic coniferous foliage takes a few beats to develop, but ultimately comes on strong by the end. Faintly smoky cherry fruit emerges in the sweeter middle but does not stay long. Moderate bitterness is featured in the finish, with crystal malt and grapefruit peel to linger on the palate. No alcohol is detected.

M: Medium viscosity, syrupy and acidic on the palate, with moderate carbonation.

D/O: While not in possession of what might be considered a clean sensory profile for the style, specific yeast influences are not evident in this rather schizoid DIPA. Not really a hop-bomb, it seems to try to cultivate sophistication from the breadth of qualities it displays, but doesn't really own any of them.

Serving type: bottle

07-03-2013 18:48:55 | More by beagle75
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Pjvanvox

Oregon

4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

07-01-2013 20:58:17 | More by Pjvanvox
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-27-2013 19:13:32 | More by mdaschaf
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

Oregon

4/5  rDev -4.8%

06-15-2013 03:07:51 | More by anteater
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g_jenkins

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-14-2013 06:23:16 | More by g_jenkins
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jera1350

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-12-2013 23:51:00 | More by jera1350
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Kopfschuss

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

06-08-2013 22:31:09 | More by Kopfschuss
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DarrenStory

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

06-05-2013 03:06:16 | More by DarrenStory
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SMITHAND

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

05-17-2013 20:11:36 | More by SMITHAND
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Asics

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

05-10-2013 11:23:35 | More by Asics
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Ribsandwhiskey

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

05-02-2013 03:02:03 | More by Ribsandwhiskey
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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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meatyard

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

04-01-2013 13:10:20 | More by meatyard
Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 207 ratings.