IPX Amarillo Single Hop - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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85
very good

36 Ratings
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Ratings: 36
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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

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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.

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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.

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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.

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IPX Amarillo Single Hop from Hopworks Urban Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.