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IPX Amarillo Single Hop - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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IPX Amarillo Single HopIPX Amarillo Single Hop

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BA SCORE
85
very good

34 Ratings
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Ratings: 34
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 7.33%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: HuskyinPDX on 05-25-2012)
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Hopmodium

Washington

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

05-22-2013 02:48:05 | More by Hopmodium
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Stiffler

Oregon

4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

06-03-2013 01:55:11 | More by Stiffler
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kylemckinnis

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

10-06-2012 00:24:34 | More by kylemckinnis
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flagmantho

Washington

4.14/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a touch of haze and a moderately strong effervescence. Head is a finger of pillowy ivory foam; I think it looks quite attractive.

Smell: strong, bright, citrusy Amarillos on top of a lightly sweet malt base. Uncomplicated, but enticing.

Taste: medium-sweet malt with plenty of fruity, citrusy and ever so slightly floral flavor in the middle. Bitterness is quite low, although hop flavor is just spot-on. I just love Amarillos; I could drink this all day.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a pretty decent creaminess. Not bad at all for the style.

Overall: man, like I said, I could drink this all day long. The light fruitiness of the citrus character and the overall balance of hops to malt make this a seriously quaffable brew. Low bitterness makes this a little more akin to an APA than an IPA for me, but still, just a fabulous brew.

Serving type: bottle

07-17-2013 01:56:12 | More by flagmantho
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claspada

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-26-2013 16:31:00 | More by claspada
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510a

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-15-2013 16:03:01 | More by 510a
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

60 IBU on tap at Hopworks on 5.22.12

A - Pours a light, cloudy orange with a small off-white head that hangs around for a long time.

S - Subtle hoppy grass and citrus. Very mild, but welcoming.

T - Pine and citrus. Not a typical hop bomb, but very welcoming and fresh tasting.

D - Good carbonation and a light body.

O - A very nice IPA. Reminds me a lot of Zombie Dust. Very crisp and fresh tasting.

Serving type: on-tap

05-25-2012 22:36:01 | More by HuskyinPDX
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-20-2013 01:09:08 | More by johnnyboy76
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artoolemomo

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-09-2013 19:15:36 | More by artoolemomo
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

4/5  rDev +4.7%

05-18-2013 23:29:38 | More by leftoverburrito
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.7%

08-10-2013 01:11:56 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Stephen_Purdue

Washington

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-22-2014 00:24:17 | More by Stephen_Purdue
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jera1350

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +4.7%

06-12-2013 23:41:27 | More by jera1350
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TheDrunkenDeer

Idaho

4/5  rDev +4.7%

02-15-2014 07:32:04 | More by TheDrunkenDeer
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LiquidAmber

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium golden amber with a fine two finger white head with great retention and lacing. Aroma of orange and tangerine citrus, citrus hops and light sweet malt. Light to medium bodied. Flavor is as advertised for Amarillo hops, a nice orange citrus with a long citrusy bitter finish. The malt is lighter than I prefer in an IPA, but it does allow the hop variety to present itself. The lighter malt bill causes a somewhat more astringent finish, but I'm satisfied to accept that to experience the hops. I would have rated this somewhat lower strictly as an IPA, but think HUB did a great job as a hop showcase. I look forward to more from the IPX series, because I've wanted to get more experience in hop variety taste.

Serving type: bottle

07-06-2013 04:06:40 | More by LiquidAmber
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Danomeister

British Columbia (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

08-04-2013 21:01:40 | More by Danomeister
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beerloverofbham

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-31-2013 22:39:02 | More by beerloverofbham
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g_jenkins

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-14-2013 06:16:13 | More by g_jenkins
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-28-2013 01:52:14 | More by spark3148857
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DarrenStory

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

06-05-2013 03:07:46 | More by DarrenStory
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twelveinches

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

07-26-2013 06:13:03 | More by twelveinches
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

05-23-2013 02:50:06 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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axman

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

12-10-2012 06:47:53 | More by axman
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Clear dark gold/light amber. Head is off-white with a dense bubble-structure. Slightly creamy. Drops to a super thin cap and collar. Some streaks and spots of lacing. Carbonation is a bit aggressive on the initial pour, but settles down after a minute.

Smell: Oh hey there Amarillo. Hop spiciness over the top of a straight up orange flesh and zest. Juicy orange coupled with a very light almost floral element. Malts are lightly bready with some caramelized sweetness. Not a ton of depth here, but the simple nature of it lets the hops do what they need to.

Taste: Light bready malts. Some underlying caramel malt sweetness. A hint of tasted malt. Hops are nicely spicy with some solid citrus. Orange zest and a lingering oily bitterness. Lightly floral. Warming drops some of the malt sweetness out, leaving a straight up Amarillo experience. Not the most aggressive thing out there, which is nice.

Mouthfeel: Medium to light body with a moderate carbonation. A bit dry on the finish. Easy drinking overall.

Overall: ARMADILLOS!

It's a solid single hop beer. It ultimately feels a bit one dimensional (to be expected), but Amarillo is a nice hop and manages to produce something worth drinking.

Serving type: bottle

08-01-2013 22:13:27 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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woemad

Washington

3.63/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle purchased at a local grocery store about a week ago. No obvious freshness date on the silk-screened bottle but I believe it’s fairly fresh.

Poured a cloudy, orangey amber color, with a modest, off-white head that left spotty lace.

Very citrusy in the nose, which is about what I expected. There’s some bready malt aroma as well, but it’s mostly the hop’s show.

The taste starts off as I expected, with a blast of citrus not unlike a glass of tropical fruit. What’s interesting is what happens next, or rather, what doesn’t happen. Much of the bitterness one associates with IPAs is just not present. While Amarillo hops are quite the thing for giving a beer that big citrus blast, by themselves they just don’t deliver the sharp, pineyness that I like in an IPA. Don’t get me wrong, it’s not like there is no bitter hop flavor, but without other hops that tend more in that direction, the bitterness of the Amarillo hops seems muted.

A little bit more watery in the body than I was expecting, but not to a worrisome degree. Oily mouthfeel.

I like the idea of single hop beers. It seems like a good way to understand the qualities different types of hops bring to the table without having to go to the trouble of brewing them yourself. That makes this an interesting beer but I’m not sure I’d want to have it regularly.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2013 03:40:14 | More by woemad
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IPX Amarillo Single Hop from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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