Workhorse IPA
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA
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Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
American IPA
Ranked #148
Ranked #3,483
4.18 | pDev: 8.85%
Jul 07, 2023
Mar 30, 2008
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Rated: 4 by kkarimi from Texas

Jul 07, 2023
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Reviewed by TheBricenator from Oregon

4.12/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Look: Rich, clear, deep/dark reddish-orange with a good head that settles in leaving good lacing
Aroma: Citrus fruits, some dank, some fir and pine notes, blueberries, freshly baked bread lingering in the background
Taste: Follows the nose but much more pronounced. Citrus, fir needles (orange), and dank up front, followed by hints of blueberry. Good maltiness holds it all together. Good bite and medium dryness on the finish
Mouthfeel: Medium carbonation, silky and smooth overall – really good and honestly less carbonated-tasting than I expected, especially given the freshness
Overall: This is tasty stuff. This used to be a go-to for me for some time but then I got away from it so glad I was able to be reacquainted as this is really good. A well-made and great, balanced WCIPA that is readily available fresh in these parts. I’m sure it didn’t hurt just how stinking fresh this is too – I’m consuming it five days after it was canned (canned 6/4/20, drank 6/9/20)
Jul 04, 2020
Rated: 3.61 by BirdsandHops from Oregon

Apr 05, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by mwvman from Indiana

Nov 05, 2019
Rated: 4.5 by adam36 from Illinois

Jul 22, 2019
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Rated by Tucquan from Pennsylvania

4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Had this on 2019-05-30 in Portland, OR at the brewery.
May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by Goodxcharly from Washington

4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
A good consistant solid IPA. Even out of a can. Money well spent. I was quite surprised as my previous encounters with Workhorse were in a bottle. Which was good too.
Apr 13, 2019
Rated: 4 by Pretendeer from Washington

Apr 01, 2019
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Reviewed by strohme2 from Michigan

3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
12 ounce can, dated 12/11/18. Poured into tulip glass.
Pours a deep orange, just off white head. Some chill haze but poured out of the can crystal clear. Rings and spots of lacing. Well presented beer.
Aromas of grapefruit, resiny, weed, onion/garlic going on.
Classic west coast. Grapefruit, orange pith, pine tree finish. Still some of that garlic and weedy notes at the end.
Thick syrupy mouthfeel at first which leads to a lighter finish.
This beer packs a huge hop punch. I usually don’t care for the big resiny/weed beers but the citrus hop profiles help to balance some of that out.
Mar 17, 2019
Rated: 4 by gopens44 from Virginia

Mar 16, 2019
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Rated by CynthiaSpencer from Oregon

4.89/5  rDev +17%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5
Fresh and crisp. Bright finish
Feb 24, 2019
Rated: 4.1 by ArnoldBlumenthal from Maryland

Jan 11, 2019
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Reviewed by tone77 from Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
A thanks to the captain of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has a golden/orange color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is of citrus, peaches, some pine. Taste has lots of pine, very bitter, light peaches, hints of alcohol. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is a decent beer.
Jul 26, 2018
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Reviewed by CraftBeerRunner from California

4.25/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
I’ve had way better IPAs, but honestly, this really is a workhorse - I committed to a 6 pack, and greatly enjoyed all 6. And approachable and easy drinking ipa that may become my go-to for the summer. June 2018. Portland OR. Green Zebra Mart.
Jun 28, 2018
Rated: 4.23 by bigpoppa67 from Wisconsin

Jun 07, 2018
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Reviewed by woodychandler from Pennsylvania

4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Once more, the Tavour service comes through for The CANQuest (tm) is a big way! I may not be buying many bottled beers through them, but you CAN bet your bottom dollar that I am snapping up CANs as they become available.

From the CAN: "Huge hop flavor and aroma in a balanced Northwest-style IPA."

I Crack!ed open the vent & CANmenced a slow, gentle Glug into the awaiting glass. I was overjoyed when it created two-plus fingers of dense, foamy, rocky, tawny head all on its own without any bidding. Color was solid Amber (SRM = > 7, < 9) with NE-quality clarity. Nose was utterly resinous with pine & now my hophead mouth was watering! Think of it - no haze, no tropical fruit, no B.S.! Mouthfeel was medium. The taste was so full of pine that I thought that I was holding the knob end of George Brett's bat! Mmmm. This was exactly the sort of thing that I had been jonesing for! It had a light woodiness and a little bit of a peach flavor to accompany the intense pine with a bit of biscuitiness. Mmmm, I was really pleasantly surprised since I thought that this type of beer was either impossible or illegal to produce currently. I jest, of course, but this was a welcome throwback to the sorts of beers that originally got my attention & made me realize that I am a self-described, self-avowed hophead. Finish was dry, bitter and just the way that I like them. YMMV.
May 17, 2018
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Reviewed by LoganLevi88 from Oregon

4.46/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75
The problem with some WC Style IPA’s is that the brewer puts the abv above the flavor. Not on this beer though. This is a well balanced ipa, throughly impressed. The smell doesn’t do justice to its mouthfeel & flavor. On the nose, i get “basic ipa”.. didn’t expect this flavor. Very god WC ipa. Worth the trip if you’re in Portland.
May 03, 2018
Rated: 4.09 by wisegreensoul from Idaho

Jan 14, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by kingtusk from Oregon

Dec 10, 2017
Rated: 3.91 by Noles9585 from Washington

Dec 08, 2017
Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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