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:
641
Reviews:
184
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
9.07%
 
 
Wants:
102
Gots:
140
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 641 |  Reviews: 184
Photo of Noooddle
4.36/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
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 -6%
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 -16.5%
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

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Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
4.19 out of 5 based on 641 ratings.
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