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Worthy Imperial IPA - Worthy Brewing Co.

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Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA

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43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 10.99%
Wants: 1
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co. visit their website
Oregon, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 10-27-2013)
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Ratings: 43 | Reviews: 13 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of fivetime
3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

fivetime, Sep 29, 2014
Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip.
Pour clear medium amber with an inch of tiny bubbly head.
Smells malty and hoppy. Good balance.
Taste is classic west coast IPA. Malts and hops are balanced. Not overly hoppy. Not overly bitter.
Mouthfeel was excellent.
For a west coast IPA, I thought it was quite good.

BoldRulerVT, Sep 14, 2014
Photo of krdhawk
3.79/5  rDev +1.6%

krdhawk, Aug 30, 2014
Photo of kylemckinnis
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

kylemckinnis, Aug 29, 2014
Photo of JMScowcroft
4/5  rDev +7.2%

JMScowcroft, Aug 16, 2014
Photo of PicoPapa
3.81/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Pours a semi translucent amber color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is grapefruit, sweet citrus and some toasted malts. The taste is light citrus and tropical fruit notes with a fair amount of toasted malts. Grapefruit and mango towards the end. Pine hop notes. Good malt backbone and pretty balanced. Somewhat boozey. A bit oily and medium bodied. Overall, pretty good Imperial.

PicoPapa, Aug 13, 2014
Photo of KlayWey
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

KlayWey, Aug 06, 2014
Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +7.2%

Booner818, Jul 29, 2014
Photo of Brad007
4.08/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden blonde color with a decent, frothy head into my glass. As pale as it can possibly be.

The use of 8 different hop varieties makes for a difficult analysis of the aroma profile. It has the new school citrus mated to old school pine. But, it's also spicy and balanced.

It's citruspineexplodusfragilicus. I can't think of any other way to describe it. A rogue's gallery of hops.

Biscuity texture comes through in the finish with a dogpile of citrus, pine, spice and so forth.

This would make an excellent introduction to the style. It takes the elements of the more popular IPAs and crams them into one bad mother.

Brad007, Jul 25, 2014
Photo of BIll_Currie
3/5  rDev -19.6%

BIll_Currie, Jul 24, 2014
Photo of elihull
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

elihull, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of Sawtoothslayer
5/5  rDev +34%

Sawtoothslayer, Jul 10, 2014
Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

sharpski, Jun 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Ewhite2121, Jun 21, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

IDABEERGUY, Jun 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

jakecattleco, May 27, 2014
Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

TaborTime, May 15, 2014
Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a handsome golden orange color with a modest but fine-grained foam in the angular snifter. This has kind of a watery, gulpable mouthfeel but eventually the alcohol warns you.

Lots of honeysuckle and sweet orange marmalade flavors. Tangy with sharp citrus sensations, and on the acidic side. Tangerine peel and a long grapefruit pith aftertaste. It's not punishingly bitter, but it does bring the largely aromatic hops to a bitter close. There is just a touch of the spoiled fruit note, but mostly it's pretty clean and avoids the murky herbal style.

This is an interesting but high octane, alcohol flavored tipple. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

mactrail, May 06, 2014
Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

Hopmodium, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep gold with two fingers of long lasting cream colored head. Plenty of lace.
Smell is crushed wild strawberries. Some bready malt as well.
Taste is hop oil resins with tangerine and mango. Plenty of sweet bready malts to smooth out the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to full with plenty of carbonation. It has a long lasting resinous semi dry bitter finish. Overall I really liked this beer. I think it was quite fresh as it is fairly new to the store. It was a decent buy also from a convenience store. It cost about $4.69 for the bomber. I did note the alcohol slightly in the taste. It wasn't off putting but it was my first beer today so a 8.5% abv is noticed. I have been tasting this for about 15 minutes and it still has a cap of head and leaving an almost solid sheet of lace. I would definitely buy this again and hope to find it in the canned version.

Spikester, Apr 16, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

jpd7374, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

ibryce, Apr 07, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

tjcamm, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Goliveidaho
4.38/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the Worthy brewery, in Bend summer 2013. It's smoothness amazed me. 8 hop varieties blended perfectly. It pours bright, illuminates the table, head is coconut white, lacing fragile. Carbonation lively, it almost purrs as it reaches the head. Taste is lite citrus, pineapple flows to the front, no bite, no bitter. I can't find the 8.5 ALC near the surface, it must hide at the bottom of the glass. Great beer, very enjoyable, melts into a smile after each swallow. Cheers!

Goliveidaho, Apr 05, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

kscaldef, Mar 17, 2014
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Worthy Imperial IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
84 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.