Workhorse IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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4.18/5
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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:
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Added by BeerZack on 03-30-2008

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,479
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
655
pDev:
8.85%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Ratings: 655 |  Reviews: 188
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.67/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of CMC73
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeCross
4.05/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DoubleJ
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On-tap at C4 Deli, on to the beer:

Toasted orange colored with visible bubbles running through and a creamy head on top. The aroma of grapefruit rises like perfume, orange peel compriments and gives the nose a kiss of sweetness. My palate gets a belong of both bitter citrus and sweet citrus, and the two play off each other well. Very smooth and also easy to drink despite its alcohol, I'm glad to see this Portland-based brewer available in Orange County for the moment.

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

Photo of BCborn
3.93/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Shockey
4.51/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of olideacon
4.99/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Parmesan
4.23/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

L: Super clear copper gold color with a frothy white head that slowly dissipates, no lacing, but lots of carbonation. A very pretty looking beer.

S: Lots of citrus with hints of tropical fruit. A nice background of pine with some caramel malt and cracker malt.

T: Citrus and lots of tropical fruit, a very nice piney bitterness, with some caramel and cracker malt. This beer definitely feels like an old school west coast IPA, but very tasty.

F: Creamy smooth carbonation and medium carbonation, bitter but not astringent. Very easy drinking.

O: Definitely a really good West Coast Style IPA.

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Photo of Skrumpy
3.88/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Deep amber in color, mostly clear, bubbly head with streaky lacing. The aroma is tropical fruit, apricot, citrus, herbal and floral notes. The flavor is oranges and mixed citrus with pine and herbal qualities. A bit of malt to cut through the big hops flavor. Juicy and resinous. A very good IPA.

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Photo of rkarimi
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

7-19

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Photo of einman
3.99/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jrempel
2.75/5  rDev -34.2%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Photo of glorytoArnulf
4.2/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Best by 8/8/16, aggressive pour into pint glass.

L: pours a beautiful, honeyed amber with a persistent 1/2 inch head. Great head retention, with light lacing.

S: fresh honey and fruit blossoms, I can't get over how great this smells. It's light and fruity without any lurid sweetness.

T: remarkably similar in palate to Two Hearted (my college fridge staple beer), Workhorse has a lingering hop bitterness that is powerful upfront but that recedes mid-palate as the field fruits take over. Finishes clean.

F: Fine, but nothing special. Compared to that king of Central Oregon IPAs, Fresh Squeezed, this mouthfeel seems remarkably thin. Although flavorful, the feel complements the taste but does nothing to enhance it.

O: At $8.99/sixer, this is one of the most accessible and affordable Oregon IPAs - and one that is nearly always in my fridge. Hop heavy, but without astringent bitterness, I would recommend this to any newcomer to IPAs.

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Photo of GreatStoutman
3.98/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ummswimmin
4.21/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LampertLand
3.89/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Laurelwood Brewing ' Workhorse IPA' @ 7.5% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7.80
A-pour is gold from the bottle to a clear amber in the glass with a fluffy medium size white head leaving a fine spotty lace along the pint
S-lots of hops
T-crisp & clean , dry bitter finish
MF-ok carbonation , feels full bodied
Ov-ok pnw ipa & beer
prost LampertLand

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

Photo of bombventure
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of smi69
4.37/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of redfox405
4.5/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bluecrow
4.18/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of elNopalero
4.29/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Updated, once I tried on tap:

Sticky smacky IPA with all the piney goodness. This is a well balanced brew with just enough malt backbone to balance out the hoppy goodness.

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Photo of florisj135
4.4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ivegot3Dvision
3.81/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Workhorse IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
Beer rating: 4.18 out of 5 with 655 ratings