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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

244 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 244
Reviews: 81
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.52%
Wants: 64
Gots: 17 | 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:
Beer added by: Docer on 08-26-2009

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy deep orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of mango, pineapple, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a balanced malt profile; and good strength. Taste of mango, pineapple, orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, floral, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop flavors; with a well balanced malt backbone and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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3.72/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Served chilled into a fluted tulip.

Pours a rich copper/amber color with a quarter inch of light beige head that quickly recedes leaving light surface layer and lacing.

Aromas of caramelized sugars and citrus.

Flavors of the aforementioned caramelized sugars along with candied orange peel. Hints of pine and floral notes, as well. A full range of hop flavors.

Moderate to heavy mouth feel with light carbonation and sweet finish. Lingering bitter aftertaste.

Overall a nice representation of the style, with a complex hop profile and sweet body.

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SnifterWorthy
4.4/5  rDev +4.8%
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....

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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.

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

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4/5  rDev -4.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 244 ratings.