Pig War White IPA - Hopworks Urban Brewery
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Reviews by LambicPentameter:
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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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
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
Pig War White IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
82 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.