Pig War White IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Ratings: 16 | Reviews: 6 | Show All Ratings:
Reviews by LambicPentameter:
4.13/5 rDev +11.3%
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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3.91/5 rDev +5.4%
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
3.6/5 rDev -3%
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
3.55/5 rDev -4.3%
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
3.65/5 rDev -1.6%
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
Serving type: can
09-08-2013 05:57:37 | More by JohnGalt1
3.95/5 rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Served from the bottle into a globed glass
A- Poured a mostly clear orange color with big soapy white head that left chunky dense lacing.
S- Big sweet orange citrus notes, candy sweetness, pungent citrus hop character, and some apricot notes.
T- Big orange citrusy notes, apricot, some bubblegum, light spicy notes, Very minimal hop bitterness, mostly juicy citrus and fruity notes.
M- Semi-dry finish, light carbonation, a little slick in the mouthfeel.
O- A really nice white IPA that definitely pulls from IPA and witbier, but without any of the hop bitterness of an IPA and less spice notes than the average witbier.
Serving type: on-tap
08-26-2013 03:36:56 | More by Hoptometrist
Pig War White IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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