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Pig War White IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Pig War White IPAPig War White IPA

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BA SCORE
82
good

27 Ratings
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Ratings: 27
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.62
pDev: 9.12%
Wants: 0
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Hoptometrist on 08-26-2013)
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kscaldef

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

07-11-2014 19:29:53 | More by kscaldef
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jason_nwx

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

07-06-2014 22:43:48 | More by jason_nwx
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tobelerone

Connecticut

2.75/5  rDev -24%

07-03-2014 04:59:18 | More by tobelerone
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SamuelR

California

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

06-26-2014 05:42:06 | More by SamuelR
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Sir_Goatman

Oregon

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

06-21-2014 02:29:57 | More by Sir_Goatman
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

06-07-2014 01:31:19 | More by nmann08
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Skew

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

16oz can poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: Pours to a thick ivory head with a slightly hazy and golden Hue.

Smell: Citrusy and yeasty aroma with hop and wheat undertones.

Taste: Citrus, especially lemon, hop bitterness that gives way to a noticeable wheat flavor. Not nearly as bitter as expected being an IPA. Light spice flavors that finishes dry.

Mouthfeel: Semi-light mouth feel with a moderate amount of carbonation that finishes dry

Overall: First Hopworks beer that I've tried and my first review on BeerAdvocate. I am usually not a fan of wheat beers but the hoppy bitterness and light feel made it much more palatable.

Serving type: can

06-02-2014 01:01:29 | More by Skew
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NWHopinator

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-24-2014 08:49:02 | More by NWHopinator
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tastymug

Washington

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

05-24-2014 00:26:01 | More by tastymug
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stript

Washington

4/5  rDev +10.5%

05-13-2014 03:22:42 | More by stript
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DOCRW

Washington

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

05-07-2014 01:45:39 | More by DOCRW
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ricecracker420

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-31-2014 03:18:58 | More by ricecracker420
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Erik-P

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

01-12-2014 10:45:15 | More by Erik-P
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KStark

British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

11-05-2013 04:58:09 | More by KStark
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flagmantho

Washington

3.91/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured from 16oz tall can into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium golden hue with a little touch of haze and a pretty strong effervescence. Head is one thick finger of pillowy ivory foam. I like it.

Smell: fruity, yeasty aroma with a bit of a springy, grassy character. Light but refreshing; it works for me.

Taste: citrusy hops with a light malt character; sweet but not at all too sweet. There's more of a lemon and tangerine feel to this than grapefruit. I actually like it quite a lot; subtle, but it delivers. Bitterness is relatively low for the style.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a good level of carbonation and a decent creaminess for the style.

Overall: a tasty and satisfying beer. I tend to like white IPAs in general, though, so your mileage may vary.

Serving type: can

10-21-2013 20:58:13 | More by flagmantho
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leftoverburrito

Oregon

3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

10-11-2013 00:30:15 | More by leftoverburrito
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Beerme5

Oregon

3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

10-07-2013 16:10:17 | More by Beerme5
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Zach122

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

10-03-2013 03:29:18 | More by Zach122
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artoolemomo

Oregon

3.6/5  rDev -0.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a decent amount of head which looks to have pretty good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a medium amber that appears as a pale amber when held up to the light. Considerable lacing has already been left behind.

Nose- Very nice and inviting IPA nose. Lots of grapefruit and hints of tropical fruits. A hint at matchstick. Some pine and resin in the background. Fades fairly quickly though.

Taste- Fairly reflective of the head- starts off with lots of citrus, orange, lemon, and their subsequent peels. Moves into grapefruit, then bright and spicy matchstick. No much of a finish or linger to any of it though. Fairly juicy with not a lot bitterness. A little bit of earwax and grapefruit (the matchstick really fades) but not much else. Slight hints of spice but nothing that really says white IPA or at least nothing that really distinguishes it from a regular IPA except for the slightly dry finish. Slight hints of green tea. A good beer but nothing special. Almost solid.

Mouthfeel- A little more than light bodied with slight syrup to the texture. Good amount of carbonation.

Drinkability- Pretty easygoing. A little lacing in presence in complexity but a decent enough beer. Not worth 9-10 bucks for a 4 pack of tall boys though. Probably won't get this one again.

Overall- A good beer that doesn't really stand out much. Worth a try though. No real flaws. Probably won't be a repurchase.

Serving type: can

09-30-2013 02:32:43 | More by artoolemomo
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LambicPentameter

Kansas

4.13/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Enjoyed out of a 22 oz brown bottle with silkscreened label and notes about the beer being carbon neutral and organic, as is the case with all Hopworks bottles. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - Pours a hazy peachy yellow with liquid gold highlights where the light shines through the orangish shadows. Topped with a stark white head about three-fourths of a finger thick. The head doesn't retain for long before slinking back to a edge of frothy bubbles around the edge and a film of microbubbles in spotty islands across the top of the liquid. Lacing is present but sparse and silky.

Smell - Predominantly bright citrus and fresh greens and pine needles. Some lighter fruity phenols as well, maybe orange and pineapple. I don't much of the wheat that is used to make this a "white" IPA, other than a bit more body/fullness to the smell. Like the roundness that wheat brings.

Taste - A very solid IPA, with light grapefruit and stronger generic citrus and now maybe a faint hint of bubblegum. The wheat is more noticeable here, but is still definitely taking a backseat to the more traditional hop-forward aspects of an IPA.

Mouthfeel - Light bodied and carbonation on the lower side of moderate. Very juicy, but with a mostly dry finish that entices the next sip. Extremely refreshing beer.

Overall, this is probably my favorite of the handful of beers I've sampled from Hopworks. If this beer were labeled as a standard IPA, sans the "white" component, I doubt many people would question it, because as an IPA it's quite good. I just don't get much of the white aspect. It's definitely a beer I'll buy again if the opportunity presents itself.

Serving type: bottle

09-22-2013 21:12:36 | More by LambicPentameter
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Reidrover

Oregon

3.55/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pint can bought from "Lifesource" in Salem. $2.29. Slightly hazy pale orange in colour,good sized creamy/thick eggshell white head. Very strong resiny,citrus hops,sweet with a small touch of bread. Smooth ..citrus hop and caramel flavours..some orange peel in the end, touch of bitter herb. OK mouth feel its low carbonated and easy on the tongue. OK white IPA had better though!

Serving type: can

09-22-2013 15:33:27 | More by Reidrover
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JMS1512

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-11-2013 04:16:40 | More by JMS1512
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JohnGalt1

Idaho

3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pounder can picked up this afternoon at the COOP... Pours a clear light orange with a nice white head.. decent lacing.

The nose is pretty proper... nice citrus elements and phenolic hoppiness...

Flavor mirrors the nose.. something that I pick up as bubblegum phenols... but the IPA notes are nice and still lite coriander elements show...very dry on the finish.

Great canned brew... I would LOVE to have this out camping in the Sawtooths

3.5/3.5/3.5/4/4

Serving type: can

09-08-2013 05:57:37 | More by JohnGalt1
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shelby415

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

09-07-2013 07:30:39 | More by shelby415
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Braz

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +17.4%

08-30-2013 19:21:55 | More by Braz
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Pig War White IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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