A Hopwork Orange | Blue Mountain Brewery

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A Hopwork OrangeA Hopwork Orange
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Blue Mountain Brewery
Virginia, United States
bluemountainbrewery.com

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our orange-infused IPA will be available in cans March 2015! Light crystal malt with a heavy hand of Simcoe, Cascade and Centennial hops complemented by natural orange flavoring.

65 IBU

Added by DavidHume on 05-17-2014

BEER STATS
Reviews:
40
Ratings:
200
Avg:
3.82
pDev:
8.38%
 
 
Wants:
9
Gots:
47
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 40 | Ratings: 200
Reviews by blindtiger24:
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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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Photo of oberon
3.77/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a standard pint glass a burnt orange infused dull golden with a sticky half finger white head atop.Floral hops and orange zest with a bit toasted malts in the nose.Citrusy hops but not bitter by any means over top of lightly toasted bready malts on the palate.Doesn't seem to be as big as it is flavor-wise or in the feel.Solid.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of HopsForBrains
3.36/5  rDev -12%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Pretty much smells like orange juice but the taste is pretty weak.

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Photo of weareallfalafel
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz bottle into a stemless large wine glass. Pours a golden amber with ample haze and head that leaves lacing throughout. Smell isn't particularly strong, but suggests a lot of orange and some citrusy hops. Taste is much more pronounced as well as much better than I thought it'd be. A slight sweetness hits you first, then you get the orange which quickly transitions to super citrusy hops. Think citrus zest, grapefruit pith and grapefruit juice (cascade?). Feel is light to medium in body with lively carbonation. Overall, I really like this. Not super balanced flavors, but it's what it advertised. Very hoppy and very citrusy.

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Photo of acurtis
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 96gpse
3.98/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of tdm168
3.87/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of avisong
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ordybill
3.53/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 12 OZ can into a pint glass. The appearance is a clear golden color with a medium sized white head. The aroma is orange and it reminds me of dish cleaner. The taste is pretty good, light hops and oranges. overall, an average beer.

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Photo of woodchip
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Justdoit1234
3.49/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of tabascosigned
3.7/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of OldSwampy
4.06/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice amber color with slightly yellowish white head. Head is ample and leaves lacing. Nose is rather hoppy, but the orange aroma is definitely present as well: a pleasing blend. The taste profile is clearly hoppy as expected in an IPA, but in the middle to back of the profile an orange peel taste grows and lingers into the aftertaste. Interesting. Mouthfeel has a little oiliness on the backside, and is slightly sudsy, but overall leaves a clean impression. How high you rate the flavor will definitely depend on what you think of the bitter orange aspect. Some bitter hoppy aftertaste as well. Taste is perhaps not as blended and balanced as the nose suggests. Poured from a can with a best-by date of 8/16... enjoyed on 21 June 2016.

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Photo of Kegatron
3.74/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hophugger
3.66/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vancean2
3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of RandalFlagg
3.28/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of mscudder
3.39/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Treyliff
3.91/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

12oz can poured into Blue Mountain can-glass

A- pours a clear golden color with a small creamy white head that retains long after the pour, with carbonation bubbles continuously shooting to the top

S- earthy and piney hop aroma up front, orange runt candy & grapefruit peel, sugar coated dried orange, light sugary malt

T- big shot of juicy orange flavor up front, quickly followed by piney & earthy hops, faint underlying sweet malt allows the hops to shine, orange peel/zest proves refreshing finish

M- medium body and carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues through to the finish, high drinkability

O- very refreshing IPA that goes down very easy for 7%, hopefully this will be available in the summer

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Photo of Hockey_Fan
3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of zp6167a
4.16/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of tone77
3.58/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A shout out to the engineer of the canquest, woodychandler, for this beer. Poured from a 12 oz. can. Has an orange/golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is surprisingly of caramel malts, oranges are present as well. Taste is well balanced hops and malts, oranges, a bit of mint. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall a smooth and easy drinking beer.

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Photo of Moses_Malone
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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A Hopwork Orange from Blue Mountain Brewery
3.82 out of 5 based on 200 ratings.
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