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Pig War - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
82
good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.58
pDev: 10.34%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
English Imperial IPA with Wilamette and Cascade hops from San Juan Island estate. 80 IBU

(Beer added by: barleywinefiend on 12-02-2010)
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

qcghost, Sep 25, 2014
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2/5  rDev -44.1%

sharpski, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

PretzelCity, Jul 14, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

GClarkage, Jul 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

tjcamm, Jun 02, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

DOCRW, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

TaborTime, Jan 10, 2014
Photo of kemoarps
3.83/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A frosty looking ruddy amber. Cloudy, except at the edges where it thins out a bit. Frothy cream head. Good retention, solid lacing.

The nose starts vinous and sweet. Very green. Bright with a belgian yeasty fruitiness

A good bit of juicy hoppiness finishes with a fruity skylight finish. The texture and body of the wheat become apparent

I love me the Pig War and memories of Cattle Point from HS, and this is an enjoyable IPA, but I wouldn't... start... a war... over it (nice)?

kemoarps, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

dmorgan310, Nov 02, 2013
Photo of mactrail
3.81/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Clear golden color with a modest head. Foams up nicely with every pour. Light body with a pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. Light and lemony with a tangy, malty background. Some sweet malt and the sharp hoppy oils. Warm and fragrant taste with a hint of fruit and the slightest vegetal dankness. Bitterness is more of an afterthought, so it's not the typical hop blast. A very drinkable and friendly IPA.

Brewer rates this at 60 IBUs. From the 16 oz can bought at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

mactrail, Sep 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev +11.7%

Asics, Sep 22, 2013
Photo of snaotheus
3.8/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle code is 146 01 0651, near as I can tell. Label is different than pictured (currently, picture is blue, this is primarily green and yellow). Also, ABV according to label is different than listed on this beer (6% on label, 8% according to BA). Label says it's supposed to be a White IPA, which I understand is a semi-made-up style.

Pours pretty clear, golden with a bit of an amber tinge, smallish pale head that seems like it'll leave some cool lacing (based on the clumping along the glass). Small amount of fine carbonation. Smell is flower, mild, citrusy, a little grass.

Taste is a bit piny, a hint of banana, citrus bitter. A little grassy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and airy and nice. Overall, pretty good beer.

snaotheus, Sep 12, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

jds16, Sep 03, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

moonknight31, Aug 23, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Hopmodium, Aug 04, 2013
Photo of ccrida
3.71/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bomber poured into my Bier Stein snifter, Pig War is clear gold with an off-white head leaving light foamy lace.

Smell is candied citrus hops, orange marmalade, moderate, some resins.

Taste is fine, it's a decent if generic PDX IPA. The wheat, ehh, I guess it's there, it's clean and bright, some fresh cereals, but this is an IPA, and the flavor forward, low bitter citrus hop bill is the star.

Mouthfeel is very foamy, soft, light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, it's an easy drinking IPA but unremarkable. Overpriced, I doubt the cheaper wheat would make a difference in taste.

ccrida, Jul 26, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

510a, Jun 15, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

harrymel, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of beertunes
2.94/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Evil 22oz bottle format poured into 9oz pilsener glass. What's up with the weird hamster on the label? How come a Washington brewery didn't jump on this idea. Perhaps the old San Juan Brewing did. The beer was a hazy/lightly cloudy yellow with about 1/4 inch of white head that had very low retention and lace.

The aroma was pretty nice, mostly floral hop forward, on top of some light grains and with a hint of citrusy hops at the back. The flavors were pretty similar, and somewhat disappointing. Very light-to almost no malts, the hop tastes were all kind of blurred together, nothing really distinctive. The hops did linger on the back end though, so there's that.

The body was far thinner than I like in the style, there was bit of sticky sweetness that lingered longer than was enjoyable. Drinkability was OK, I thought a 22 was more than I wanted, 12oz would been enough. Overall, OK but, not really worth a lot of trouble to get. If you see it on tap, it's worth a shot.

beertunes, Feb 20, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

bluckbeyes, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of Rutager
3.84/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Appearance. Pours a very hazy honey-amber with a thin white head.

Smell. Floral, slightly earthy hops and citrus fruits with some toasty light grains and a tough of caramel.

Taste. Dry, earthy, and lightly herbal hops with a little citrus rind and some toasty light malts. Not much sweetness here. I wasn't sure how "English" this was going to be going by the smell, but I get it now.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with smooth, medium carboantion.

Overall. A nice dry IPA with some interesting english style hops and a touch of citrus that gives it a little zip.

Rutager, Jan 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +4.7%

wembly13, Jan 09, 2013
Photo of LiquidAmber
3.85/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, light pineapple and sweet malt. Flavor is bright citrus hops and citrus rind, mild sweet malt, finishing with citrus and pine hops, slightly floral. Medium bodied. A nice neutral malt body that is supportive, but allows the hops to shine through. Not a hop forward, intense IPA, but one that presents the hops distinctly on the tongue. I really liked this. Note that this bottle clearly states 6%, not 8%, so perhaps the ABV has been changed for this year.

LiquidAmber, Dec 15, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -9.2%

t0rin0, Oct 14, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -2.2%

Rathakem, Aug 08, 2012
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Pig War from Hopworks Urban Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 34 ratings.