Prevale IPA | Laurelwood Public House & Brewery

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Prevale IPAPrevale IPA

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.70%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Docer on 09-08-2009

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Ratings: 15 |  Reviews: 14
Reviews by SurlyDuff:
Photo of SurlyDuff
3.92/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, picked up at the local homebrew/bottleshop.

Pours a completely clear copper brown with a small head and faint lacing.

Aroma is of sweet honey malt and a crisp leafy hop resin. A bit malt and a hop presence of pine and orange citrus.
The taste is rilght along the same lines. Some really syrupy malt, sticky resin hops with orange peel and other citrus overtop of some lemon rind/pith.
Creamy mouthfeel, with a slight spicy finish. It's a good drinker, and unique enough of an ipa to stand out from a lineup. A slight onion or garlic twang is the only noticable funk.

A solid IPA, recommend it for any ipa fan.

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Photo of ElGordo
4.39/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from the 22oz bottle into a pint glass. An orange amber body is topped by a small finger's worth of creamy, off-white head. Aroma of sharp, piny floral hops, with a hint of grapefruit and a decent bit of mild, biscuity malt to provide some balance.
Palate is hoppy up front, but not overwhelmingly so. Fruitier than the aroma would indicate, the hop profile holds notes of grapefruit and resin, and integrates well with the subdued biscuit malt. Heavy grapefruit flavor on the swallow leads to a pleasant bitterness that lingers for a good long while.
Body is full without being thick, drinkable without being thin. The light carbonation does not overwhelm the fairly complex flavors within this beer. I'm disappointed that this is a limited release, I think this could definitely hold its own in Laurelwood's regular lineup (maybe instead of the Hop Monkey). Good stuff.

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Photo of Docer
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Finally got to try this at the 51st location on tap.... read lots of great things about it, and also picked up 2 bottles of it.. as $1 for each bottle gets donated to a leukemia and lymphoma foundation... First off... I don't think any IPA can top their Workhorse IPA... but this one comes damn close.

- Great dark semi-cloudy copper bronze color that just looks like a west coast IPA.. light fluffy eggshell colored head that leaves just a scattered layer of lace... and layers on the glass like ancient waters in a canyon.

- Great floral hop scent with a perfect twist of candy, sweetness.. and citrus hop notes.... this is just a well balanced winner.

- Wonderful malt, caramel, light brown sugar, tremendous floral and citrus candy hop... and a fantastic aftertaste of bitter tongue biting hop that isn't puckering... just damn good. Perfect bite. Plus a fantastic biscuit-like bread flavor as well which I love in an IPA.

- Wonderful aftertaste without being at all oily or dry...

- What a drinkable IPA.. better even than the Workhorse for drinkability because of the perfect balance, just the right carbonation.. and flavor... a super good IPA, and a new favorite of mine.

Go grab it on-tap if you can... and snag up a case!

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Photo of RedBrewer83
4.18/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a 22oz bomber picked up at Whole Foods Market. No fresh on date.

A: Pours a rich golden amber hue that is mostly opaque. The head pours a huge three fingers and very thick. It dissipates rather slowly leaving pillows and craters in the head and very sticky lacing that clings very well to the sides of the glass.

S: Classic west coast IPA aromas, lots of citrus, grapefruit, very floral and a hint of pine. A little sweet bready malt coming through the middle to balance the hops.

T: Flavor reflects the aroma, nothing super crazy going on here just a very solid IPA. Lots of grapefruit, tangerine, candy sweet malt and a nice bready yeast to round out the flavors.

M: Great mouthfeel, very creamy head contributes well to the nice medium body and combines to create a wonderful texture. Very nice.

D: Very drinkable, not sure what the abv is but the well balanced hops and nice mouthfeel make this one go down pretty easy. Overall this is a solid beer, nothing wild and crazy, just very solid.

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Photo of portia99
3.95/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle (no apparent freshness date) poured into a Portsmouth goblet.

A - Pours a pretty clear light orangey amber color with a finger of fluffy white head that lingers for a minute and falls to the surface leaving sticky lacing behind on the glass. A few yeast particles floating around in the glass and tons of effervescent bubbles rising from the bottom of the glass.

S - Good and fruity aroma, lots of citrus. Oranges, tangerines and a little kick of grapefruit. Has a sweet, slightly honey like aroma and sugary malt - very faint toffee in the background. Good smelling IPA...balanced overall with a good combo of hops and sweet aromas.

T - Nicely bitter up front with an underlying toffee and honey-like sweet malt backbone. Nice citrus character too, as in the aroma. The grapefruit comes out more in the flavor with a little bit of pineapple joining with the oranges. Not as balanced as the aroma - definitely leans way more towards the hop side of things...just as I like it.

M - A bit on the thin side of things. Carbonation is on the lower side of medium too. Lingering bitterness after the swallow. A bit sticky. Overall - nothing special, nothing really wrong either...

D - I'm enjoying this IPA quite a bit...not overpowering at all, just a good blend of hops and enough malt for some character. An easy drinker that I could see having multiples in a session. Not something that I would go too far out of the way for, but I'm impressed enough to want to stop by the pub if I find myself in Portland, OR again. Definitely worth a try.

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Photo of Ranbot
3.51/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

I got this bottle Docer in a trade. According to the bottle, the purchase helped cancer research! Bonus!

Appearance - Poured into a pint glass. Slightly hazy golden amber color. Some small particles are floating in the glass. Nice 1 inch foam has great retention and leaves lots of lacing

Smell - Floral and citrus hop smell. Maybe a slight smell of bread/biscuit malt.

Taste - Initial flavors are of floral and grapefruit hops. A strong pine hop flavor lingers long into the aftertaste. Pale malts are light and subdued. Slight alcohol burn.

Mouthfeel - mild to moderate carbonation and very slightly sryupy texture. I expect a thicker body from a DIPA, but for it's ABV I would expect to be a bit smoother.

Drinkability - Towards the end of the bottle the piney hops started overwhelming my palate. I had no problem finishing it, but I think if got this at a bar I would order 1 pint and move on.

Other notes - I think the ABV in this bottle is a bit higher than 6.7% that's posted on BA. It just seems to be hitting me a lot harder than I expected. Maybe this accounts for the thicker than expected body. Still, my mouth is tired of feeling like a pine tree.

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Photo of froghop
3.05/5  rDev -22%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

pours a clear orange with a red tint, a medium size off-white head, and great lacing.

smell is of light grapefruit, a little lemon, and caramel.

taste is watery, grain, hops, citrus, and earth, ends a little on the dry side.

not as bitter as your typical IPA.

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Photo of GJ40
4.3/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Sampled from a 22oz bottle purchased at Whole Foods on Westlake in Seattle. No date on the bottle.

As a big fan of Laurelwood IPAs from business trips to Portland, I was pleased to find this one in the bottle. This is golden ale with a moderate haze and a small but resilient off white head. The aroma is a mix of floral hops, toasted malt and yeast. The flavor is dominated by a citrusy bitterness with a nice form bite. It lingers for quite a while. The mouthfeel has a mild creaminess and a low carbonation of very fine bubbles. It leaves a nice coat of lacing on the glass as it empties.

This is a solid IPA from a solid brewpub. I could drink this one over and over without getting tired of it.

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Photo of Arbitrator
2.77/5  rDev -29.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Chilled bottle into a glass. Shared by ramnuts during my Portland visit in October. Thanks Frank! First review: 4.0 / 4.5 / 4.0 / 4.0 / 4.5 (A-)


Re-review off a second bottle split with ramnuts on 3/19.

A: Pours a clear orange-amber body. One finger of off-white head.

S: Mmm. A floral, grapefruit-orange driven bouquet. Small biscuit malt. Very pungent and filling.

T: Lots of floral hops on the initial taste, backed by a solid dose of citrus flavor. However, it's surprisingly malty, more than both ramnuts and I cared for. I got biscuit and caramel, with some sugar cookie. The finish was pretty watery and thin. I remember this beer being a lot better.

M: Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation. Finishes watery, with no lingering bitterness.

D: The one I had a few months ago was a lot better. I'm inclined to blame the discrepancy on this being an old bottle, but I won't know for sure until I have it again.

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Photo of ccrida
3.08/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Appearance is hazy burnt gold with a off-white head.

Smell is muted, kind of generic hops, some light toast.

Taste is definitely more pale ale then IPA. I even asked Laurelwood about the freshness, of which I was assured, but the flavor profile casts my doubts. Mostly bitter hops, a hint of resin and some light bready malt. A generic pale ale.

Mouthfeel is slick and crisp, with a medium light body.

Drinkability is average, this is a boring pale that was disappointing. At least it was for a good cause!

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Photo of erikm25
4.52/5  rDev +15.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

A: Pours a tangerine orange with a subtle caramel and bronzed tinting. Head is white and peaked relatively quickly. The sporadic lacing it leaves around the glass is buttery and sticky. By all accounts this looks like a solid IPA.

S: Pine needles soaked in lemon and lime juice. Sharp grapefruits rounded out with floral aromas. This is strong on the hops coupled with a nice candy sweetness. I was very impressed with the sharpness and freshness that is noticeable as soon as the bottle cracked.

T: Huge grapefruit rush with a warm under current of caramel malts to round it off. Clean and crisp with an upfront orange tang. The herbal hops are refreshing and zesty but do not leave the typical bitter bite found in other IPA's. Slight honey with a dash of spice towards the back. Sugary sweetness is a more pronounced as this warms.

M: Creamy medium mouth feel with good carbonation.

D: This was the first time I had seen any bottle by this brewery in Seattle so I had to pick it up and with some of the proceeds going to a good cause it makes it all the more reason to purchase. This is one of the better IPA's I have tried. Perfect with the new The Gates of Slumber album.

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Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +2.3%

Photo of snaotheus
3.8/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug

Pours slightly cloudy orange-amber with a medium amount of coarse head that clings nicely. I left about a half inch of the beer in the bottle to keep the sediment down. Smell is citrus and pine and bready malt.

Taste is good but mild -- medium to low hop bitterness, noticeable pine and grapefruit taste, surprisingly sweet finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-body, fills the mouth without clinging. Quite drinkable. All in all, definitely a "No complaints here" sort of beer.

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Photo of Tilley4
4.45/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to screamforme for sending this local gem my way... I love locals and Mark hooked me up with this one...

Pours a hazy orangish golden with a small white head that never seems to fully die...this looks fairly hazy which usually means hoppy so I'm pleased with this...

Nice blast of grapefruit hops right out of the box.... Smells like a good West Coast IPA here... I'm impressed considering this is from a small local brewery... Balanced nicely by the sweet malts lingering around in the back, the hop aromas shine here, especially as this gets warmer and opens up a little more...

Deliciously balanced, this is one of those IPAs that isn't a total hop bomb, but rather is balanced so well that its one of those brews you could easily session and get in trouble with.... The hops come in the form of grapefruit, maybe a little bit of orange and some tangerine with a nice little piney kick on the finish... They're spicy and juicy but not overly sweet...
This is definitely a sessionable IPA that doesn't terrorize your tastebuds... Very hoppy and delicious... Well done to Laurelwood...

Thanks for the terrific extra, Mark!

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Photo of jdense
4.22/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle picked up at 51st/Sandy Public House poured into St. Bernardus chalice.

Garnet colored body, one finger slowly dissipating head, nice lacing. Fruity hops dominate the nose and grab your attention. Some bready malts in the taste, but they take place to grapefruit, melon, and piney hops, with a pretty dry/not bitter finish. Nice balance, but hops are the star. Very nicely carbonated, good smooth mouthfeel. I think I could down several of these, good session beer for the style. Besides the taste, portion of proceeds go to a really good cause. I just get more and more impressed with Laurelwood's diverse, and tasty, IPA offerings. Recommended.

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Prevale IPA from Laurelwood Public House & Brewery
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