Workhorse IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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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:
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Added by BeerZack on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ratings:
638
Reviews:
182
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
139
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 638 |  Reviews: 182
Photo of Rick778
3.5/5  rDev -16.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of SamuelMiller
2.88/5  rDev -31.3%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Dharmelink
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Rogerlb
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Njcampbell62
4.62/5  rDev +10.3%
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 -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gshak
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mack
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of RBuckley73
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Taybeh
4.26/5  rDev +1.7%
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 +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.17/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnnyminor
4.85/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of derdtheterd
4.33/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
4.02/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

2017-01-14
12oz bottle served in a tulip. Bottled on 01/06/17.

Looks clear, amber-golden with a biggish head and lots of attractive, sluggish carbonation. Smell is mild, vaguely hoppy and yeasty. Doesn't smell bad, but it doesn't smell.

Taste is nice -- mixture of tropical and piney profiles. A little bit of orange flavor. Not super flashy, but well constructed and very tasty.

Mouthfeel is smooth, moderately thick, perfectly effervescent. Overall, very nice beer.

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Photo of stevoj
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is what NW IPAs are all about, big and hoppy, beautiful pour with medium fluffy head, nice resiny aroma, more hoppy taste with an oily resin finish. Great looking and tasting, from start to finish.

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Photo of msumike89
4.15/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Noelito76
3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of shoretaxi
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle: Poured an orangey color ale with a large foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of citrus and light grapefruit notes with some bitter notes. Taste is a good mix of grapefruit and citrusy hops with some bitter hoppy notes and light residuals sugar notes with some good malt presence. Body is about average with good carbonation. Nothing earth shattering and maybe tad more bitter then I would like but still good overall.

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Photo of andrenaline
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.79/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of pounce
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 12-oz. bottle, poured into a conventional-shaped, Detroit Red Wings pint glass. I have drunk a few six-packs of this fine brew, and have also enjoyed it at a Laurelwood establisment in Portland, Oregon.

It has a golden amber color and is slightly hazy. Thin head, which is fine by me, perhaps because I poured it gently down the side of the glass. Early on, there were some carbonation bubbles, which dissipated over time.

This is a well-balanced, hearty IPA. Moderately hoppy, with pleasant bitterness. Clean barley malt taste, not burnt or particularly caramelized. A substantial feel in the mouth, but not syrupy at all. Easy to drink for a beer with 7.5% ABV.

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Photo of metter98
3.74/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

On-tap at Laurelwood Brewing Company, Portland International Airport (Terminal A), Portland, OR

A: The beer is crystal clear amber in color and has a slight amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a short dense head.
S: Moderate aromas of citrusy hops are present in the nose—grapefruit seems to stand out in particular.
T: The taste has flavors of orange citrus along with notes of caramel malts and a light to moderate amount of bitterness.
M: It feels medium-bodied and slightly crisp on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer isn't too difficult to drink and has a good balance between the malts and hops.

Serving type: on-tap

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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