Worthy Imperial IPA - Worthy Brewing Co.

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Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA

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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 11.02%
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:
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(Beer added by: artoolemomo on 10-27-2013)
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Reviews by Goliveidaho:
Photo of Goliveidaho
4.38/5  rDev +17.7%
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!

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4.25/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

Photo of Spikester
3.89/5  rDev +4.6%
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.

Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Photo of Hopmodium
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.56/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 picked up last week at Brewer's Haven in Boise... Poured tonight into my GT 25th tulip... slightly hazed darker golden... decent enough white head with an okay cap... middle of the road lacing.

The nose is pretty well done.. good citrus and tropical fruit notes... a bit of a floral essence with warmth... smells like it is going to have a thicker malt presence.

Flavor is okay too... I like my DIPA's drier with significantly less pale maltiness... I think it mutes the bitterness AND the hop flavors and I think I am certainly right in this case... hop flavors show as a sorta tangerine zest that blooms with the malts, but is still not focused enough.

Body is a touch thick for an 8.5% DIPA.

Despite all my above "negatives", this is a good beer.

3.75/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

Photo of tjcamm
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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4.3/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Reidrover
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from Fred Meyer in North Salem. $4.99 Pours a clear darker golden colour with a good sized creamy,thick white head. The aroma is seriously AWOL on this bottle some resiny/floral hops and a slight smell of raw alcohol. not great to be honest. The taste is well balanced ( too well for IIPA)..the hops are definitely there but are almost sweet and compliment the substantial malts. Its nice but for SEVEN varieties of hop this is strangely a malty beer.( im judging out of style because i do like the flavor). Mouth feel is OK i suppose but it does get a trifle sticky in the end..and despite the nose the alcohol is hidden! I liked the beer but a poor rendition of an Imperial IPA.

Photo of BESTIALEX
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of PicoPapa
3.81/5  rDev +2.4%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

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3/5  rDev -19.4%

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.68/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.11.13

A - Pours a hazy, medium orange with a small light tan head that is gone fast.

S - Orange and malty sweetness.

T - Oranges, earthy leaves, caramel malts.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice balanced and above average IPA. Yes, my first worthy, and I guess it is.

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

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5/5  rDev +34.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Photo of mactrail
3.54/5  rDev -4.8%
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.

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Photo of artoolemomo
3.44/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a finger's worth of head which seems to have good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber which appears as golden straw to pale amber in the light. Only a few spots of lacing are left behind.

Nose- Not quite as overpowering as you would expect from an IIPA. Lacks a lot of presence. The most dominant aroma I sense is caramel, followed by some honey. They are some citrus notes (orange, lemon, and grapefruit) followed by a very slight tropical note. Does have good balance and integration, though. Swirling shows some mustiness and armpit which definitely bumps this up a notch.

Taste- Starts off with hints of caramel while indefinite hop notes start to approach. Some citrus (orange, lemon, and grapefruit) followed by notes of matchstick, pine, and resin. Right now, this beer has me asking: is this all you have to offer? I like the balance and approachability but even a sublime IIPA needs some punch, or at least, some complexity. Worthy's products seem to suffer from canning and bottling- people who have had their beers on tap seem to enjoy. I have only had it in bottles and cans and while none of their beers have disgusted me, none of them have wowed me or even slightly impressed me. Burnt caramel, matchstick, resin, and slight tropical notes seem to be the dominant aspects of the flavor profile as the citrus notes fade. Above average but average when compared to all the great IIPAs out there. Pretty weak, pretty thin. Disappointing because this is also pretty cheap.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a very light amount of syrup to the texture. Not all that carbonated but seems to have a little too much zing. There is some grittiness to the finish as well.

Drinkability- Too easy drinking for an IIPA? No alcohol but no real hop prominence either. I'm no hophead but they have to do better than this, especially in Oregon. They are new and this is pretty cheap at under 5 bucks a bomber.

Overall- Just above average. Pretty average for an IIPA though. Worth a try- it certainly won't break your wallet. I'm still going to keep trying Worthy beers as they are new and should improve as time passes.

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Worthy Imperial IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
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