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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: 12 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

frDan, Aug 11, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

DIPAFAN, Aug 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

dleiner, Aug 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

y3llo, Jul 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

cherche, Jul 27, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Jul 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

510a, Jul 18, 2014
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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

HoppySeb, Jun 09, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +13.1%

sunshinethewolf, May 05, 2014
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3/5  rDev -28.6%

mpenning13, Apr 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

leftoverburrito, Apr 11, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

HopTopher2014, Apr 02, 2014
Photo of Paincane
4.06/5  rDev -3.3%

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
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

Kurmaraja, Mar 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Eighty, Feb 24, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Mphis, Feb 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

ricecracker420, Jan 31, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Piddmeista, Jan 27, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

CoolEthan, Jan 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

akang, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

SocalKicks, Jan 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

Smarty_Pints, Jan 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Braz, Jan 27, 2014
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4.31/5  rDev +2.6%

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