Long Root Ale | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
3.75/5
Very Good
22 Ratings
Long Root AleLong Root Ale
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States
hopworksbeer.com

Style: American Pale Ale (APA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Our new Long Root Ale is a great beer—with great purpose. Beyond the crafted Grapefruit hop flavor, beyond the balanced maltiness lies a story as refreshing as its dry, crisp finish.

We've teamed up with Hopworks Urban Brewery to create great tasting beer that’s the first to be made with Kernza®, a perennial grain grown using regenerative agriculture practices. We believe the future of farming lies in organic regenerative agriculture which restores soil biodiversity, sequesters carbon, and efficiently grows crops without chemical fertilizers or pesticides.

Our delicious pale ale is brewed with organic two-row barley, organic yeast, organic Chinook, Mosaic and Crystal hops, and Kernza. Kernza’s long root system and perennial growth allows it to thrive without tilling, preserving precious top soil. It also uses less water than conventional wheat, removes more carbon from the atmosphere and makes one damn good beer.


BEER STATS
Ranking:
#26,039
Reviews:
5
Ratings:
22
pDev:
7.73%
 
 
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 5
Photo of shigg85
3.5/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of BirdsandHops
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of BerryKumquat
2.86/5  rDev -23.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Tfed_973
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.05/5  rDev +8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beginner2
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

In the Taste, there are interesting beers. Then in the making and ingredients, others are interesting.
Long Root is interesting in the latter.Mostly because of the experiment with this new grain Kernza that has so many positive environmental impacts. (This almost justifies having another.)

Looks are OK. Smells are citric; backed with a malt backbone. Tastes eventually become bitter, but that may have to do as much with this spicy grain as bitter hops. Moderate Feel.

I'm wondering if this grain can be tested with a saison to reverse the trend of them becoming hoppier.

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Photo of BlueSpader
3.88/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DudMan
3.93/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of brentk56
3.84/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a cloudy amber color covered by a very modest head; spotty lacing

Smell: Orange marmalade and pith, with an herbal, almost peppery, element

Taste: Orange marmalade forward with an herbal, peppery aspect, much like an herbal cough drop; moderately bitter, through the middle and after the swallow; the unusual flavor dominates the finish

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: An interesting beer, because of the Kernza, but I can't say I would seek it out again

Thanks, AleHunter805, for the opportunity

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Photo of bouncepass
3.9/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of takusan1000
3.85/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Strong citrus/grapefruit hop flavor hits you up front, overall general bitter taste throughout. Lots of suspended particulates makes for a nice viscous mouthfeel. Smells pretty yeasty. Overall a good introduction to Kernza as a viable beer ingredient.

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Photo of sjones5045
3.54/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DallasK
3.99/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of i4ourgot
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I like it pouring with a nice head out of the can pale ale in color. Coming from a brewery called hopworks I was thinking it would be really hoppy but it wasn't it almost had a spicy charecter to it similar to some pilsner beers. Very mellow and easy drinking.

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Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.52/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.73/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can from Lifesource in Salem OR. $2.49 Pours clear bright golden colour with a large thick and frothy white head, Weird but pleasing sour/sweet aroma...like a mandarin orange..just hard to place. Taste is semi sweet and with a nice mellow fruity taste..very nice but hard to place..maybe its the kernza? Mouthfeel is medium and low carbonation..works fine. A strange beer that i enjoyed even if i was flummoxed as to the flavours.

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Photo of Kavinci
3.56/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of johnnyboy76
3.7/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sendbeer
3.4/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of South2NW
3.71/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.94/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Long Root Ale from Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer rating: 3.75 out of 5 with 22 ratings