Workhorse IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA
BA SCORE
91.5%
Liked This Beer
4.18 w/ 648 ratings
Workhorse IPAWorkhorse IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Oregon, United States
laurelwoodbrewpub.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by BeerZack on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,373
Reviews:
186
Ratings:
648
Liked:
593
Avg:
4.18/5
pDev:
9.09%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
104
Gots:
144
Trade:
0
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Photo of chrishiker1409
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mecmd
4.42/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kkenagy
3.65/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shanty76
4.03/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Chuckdiesel24
4.09/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hreb
3.31/5  rDev -20.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

22oz pkged on 05.30.2017 and served in a can glass. Beer pours mid-amber to orange, clear, and topped with considerable white head. Strong citrus hop aroma of orange peel and grapefruit. Aroma is, truly, one of the greatest. Flavor focuses that citrus hop aroma into an aggressive, resinous laser of bitterness. This flavor is not my favorite, which is a let down after how well executed the dry hopping is. The out of balance bitterness is exacerbated by an underwhelming dose of carbonation, which allows the hop oil to sit on the tongue and feel heavy. While strong for a non-Imperial IPA, the alcohol flavor doesn't overtake it all, so I guess it's got that to redeem it.

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Photo of dsshuck
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Noooddle
4.36/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a becher pint glass, the appearance was a sturdy burnt orange almost copper color with a finger's worth of white foamy head that slid off at a mild pace. Sly rings of foamy lace.
The aroma had a wonderful blend of sweet crisp floral to citrusy sweet and smooth bitter hops. Some sweet pine smooth hop qualities slide in underneath right before the malts start showing up.
The flavor was moderately sweet with the bitterness trying to make a great effort to balance as it continued to warm. Aftertaste was inviting with a juicy citrus and sweet pine.
The mouthfeel was almost medium bodied with a good sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt appropriate.
Overall, really good AIPA, west coast styled and well worthy of wanting more of.

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Photo of Radcpa
3.94/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Amber appearance with white head that dedicates quickly. Very hoppy aroma with some fruity hint. Taste is a very strong hoppy and some fruit without any alcohol aftertaste.

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Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -16.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.88/5  rDev -31.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.02/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
4.35/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a dark amber, slightly opaque golden. Slight head with a curtain of lacing, very nice. Aroma is pine, grapefruit, rind, all the things you want. Quite rich and citrus/nice.

Taste is a citrus-forward IPA, hops and strawberries, cream, bread, malt, bitter around 40 or so (this is a guess, I don't know), crisp. 7.5% is invisible, yet has a boozy effervescence that underscores this finely balanced IPA. Citrus is sweet without being cloying, drinks almost like a DIPA.

Malt keeps a lid on it making it a great drinkable IPA in the PNW style.

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Photo of Dizzy242
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Njcampbell62
4.62/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Orange, Straw, slight peach color, with half finger of off white foam, great lacing, nice carbonation. S: Candied citrus, tropical notes of papaya and peach nectar. T: Subtle Bitterness, grapefruit, grapefruit pith, tropical juicy flavor. F: Wonderful moderate, with dry mouthfeel. Overall: This beer is one of my new favorite IPAs. I would highly recommend anyone who enjoys IPAs to get their hands on this stuff! A++ exceptional beer.

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Photo of paulish
4/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
3.9/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4.06/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Fantastic pint...this review is from a single, though it matches my impressions from having it on tap over the years. Pours a chilled slightly hazy amber dark peach with an off-white 2 finger head, good lacing. Nose has a great balance of sweet and flowery citrus, a little resiny pine, as well as good bready almost biscuity malts and faint caramel malts, all of which carry through to the taste. A great lively mouthful, moderately substantial body, middling good resiny bitterness that pairs wonderfully with all the sweet citrus notes, and ends fairly dry. Great balance and integration between parts. Though the profile of Workhorse is a little different, tasting it again after some time, I was reminded of Two Hearted...maybe because they both strike me as such classics.

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Photo of brentblack1
4.26/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.17/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyminor
4.85/5  rDev +16%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.33/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 91.5% out of 100 with 648 ratings
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