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Worthy Imperial IPA - Worthy Brewing Co.

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Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA

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39 Ratings
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Ratings: 39
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 11.26%
Wants: 0
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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5/5  rDev +34%

07-10-2014 11:44:02 | More by Sawtoothslayer
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4.75/5  rDev +27.3%

04-07-2014 02:19:41 | More by ibryce
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4.5/5  rDev +20.6%

01-14-2014 05:56:51 | More by matto4444
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4.38/5  rDev +17.4%

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!

04-05-2014 18:43:02 | More by Goliveidaho
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4.25/5  rDev +13.9%

11-14-2013 02:53:24 | More by chossboss
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4.08/5  rDev +9.4%

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.

07-25-2014 14:25:00 | More by Brad007
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

07-29-2014 18:51:00 | More by Booner818
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

08-16-2014 00:21:41 | More by JMScowcroft
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4/5  rDev +7.2%

11-06-2013 09:52:34 | More by BigJYoungblood
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3.9/5  rDev +4.6%

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. 41 F. Bottle code is 0833 A2 1506, whatever that means. I hope it doesn't mean March of last year.

Pours slightly coppery golden, with a head that elicited the word "cuddly" from my imagination: medium-large, fluffy, creamy, silky. Lots of carbonation. Clear. It looks nice. Head retention is midrange, fades to halfway quickly and then slowly from there. Smell is Quite hoppy, some honeysuckle and lots of generic flower, citrus blossoms and citrus rind.

Taste is orangey -- not just citrus, specifically orange. I'm a little on the fence about whether this is good or not, but I'm enjoying it right now. Plenty of zest bitterness, lots of flower sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, nice. Overall, this is good. I like it.

02-15-2014 21:59:37 | More by snaotheus
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3.89/5  rDev +4.3%

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.

04-16-2014 04:24:14 | More by Spikester
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3.81/5  rDev +2.1%

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.

08-13-2014 01:20:15 | More by PicoPapa
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

04-27-2014 02:57:20 | More by Hopmodium
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Alberta (Canada)

3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

01-11-2014 06:19:29 | More by sclitch
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

05-27-2014 18:01:29 | More by jakecattleco
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-21-2014 00:28:21 | More by Ewhite2121


3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

06-05-2014 15:22:40 | More by IDABEERGUY
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

02-09-2014 23:59:15 | More by CoryR
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3.75/5  rDev +0.5%

07-14-2014 01:07:14 | More by elihull
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%

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.

12-29-2013 04:54:45 | More by HuskyinPDX
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3.56/5  rDev -4.6%

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.


02-25-2014 06:11:20 | More by JohnGalt1
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District of Columbia

3.55/5  rDev -4.8%

This DIPA has the maltiness tending towards an imperial, but has a flavor profile overall of a more balanced regular IPA. The appearance is a little on the lighter/golden side, but with decent head characteristics. As noted by others, the smell is light, I get piney notes if I strain.

The front of the beer is honey in sweetness, but not overpoweringly so. There is also a carbonated tingle. The beer transitions into an orange-y taste, but never really grabs you with much bitterness. A lightly dry resin coats the mouth in the end.

As others have said, it's a fine drinkable beer, but doesn't really have anything to make it stand out, and lacks a few things to make it a "solid" beer.

12-26-2013 02:40:04 | More by cjgiant
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3.54/5  rDev -5.1%

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.

05-06-2014 06:17:44 | More by mactrail
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British Columbia (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

01-01-2014 02:36:10 | More by Boozecamel
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

04-07-2014 00:10:49 | More by tjcamm
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Worthy Imperial IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
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