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Ace Of Spades - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

222 Ratings
THE BROS
100
world-class

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Ratings: 222
Reviews: 80
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 9.29%
Wants: 61
Gots: 13 | 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 +8.1%

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 BeerAdvocate
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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.

BeerAdvocate, Jan 11, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

NWer, Jan 19, 2013
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

If this ain't becoming one of my favorite breweries in the world. . .

Big orange pour, looks great, perfect 1.5 finger head gets all clumpy. Aroma was so great, as close to perfect as one can get, amarillo, maybe summit and simcoe as well throughout. Big pine and citrus all over the place, nose, palate etc. . ..

Same with the taste, on par with anything from the all time greats just about. Hid the alcohol extremely well. Was so refreshing every drink, I found myself quite under the influence after this one. Chased it with a Pliny. Would trade Pliny for this since its almost twice as expensive. I really loved this beer, the keg of it was crushed at Hopfest, just as good if not better than the bottle version.

Beerandraiderfan, Sep 23, 2010
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Canti4341, Oct 18, 2013
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Taken from notes on 3.11.11

22oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

I love the hidden skull on the playing card.

A - Pours a slightly reddish-orange with a thick 2-finger creamy head.

S - Smells of piney hops and grass.

T - Pine up front with a nice citrusy finish and after taste.

D - Nice bitterness and ver creamy and smooth.

O - Loved it!

HuskyinPDX, Jun 01, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

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Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 222 ratings.