Ferocious Citrus IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Ferocious Citrus IPAFerocious Citrus IPA
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3.81/5
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32 Ratings
Ferocious Citrus IPAFerocious Citrus IPA
BEER INFO

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

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Skrumpy on 03-18-2017

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#22,478
Reviews:
13
Ratings:
32
pDev:
10.24%
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Ratings: 32 |  Reviews: 13
Photo of Tivlavrie
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DOCRW
2.65/5  rDev -30.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of biboergosum
3.17/5  rDev -16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle - a grapefruit IPA, in that they actually have it as the first item in the ingredient list, if that means anything.

This beer pours a murky, medium apricot yellow colour, with three fingers of puffy, loosely foamy, and bubbly ecru head, which leaves a thin band of frilly lace around the glass as it evenly subsides.

It smells of musty domestic citrus rind, grainy and bready caramel malt, a bit of meaty yeastiness, and some plain leafy, weedy, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is gritty and grainy pale malt, an ethereal caramel sweetness, still rather lifeless generic citrus notes, more clammy yeast, and some underwhelming earthy, musty, and dead floral hoppiness.

The carbonation is adequate in its palate-coddling frothiness, the body a so-so middleweight, and generally smooth, I suppose, but for a strange pithiness that grows as things slowly warm up around here. It finishes off-dry, with the yeasty character starting to look like the worst kind of houseguest - the kind that never goes home.

Overall - yeah, there's no evident freshness dating on this offering, but I've also experienced this sort of thing with 'all-organic' ingredients, so, who knows? At any rate, if they didn't outright indicate that there was grapefruit in this one, I wouldn't have detected it. Not good, not good, I'm afraid to say.

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Photo of TwoTrees
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of CC49
3.88/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

I love the look of this beer. It has that thick, cloudy look, but without being off putting, like beers that have that look, but aren’t supposed to. Unfortunately, the look of this beer was my favorite thing about it. It’s not bad by any means, but it’s lacking something in the flavor to make it stand out among some of the other delicious ipa’s in this style. Glad I tried it, but won’t repeat.

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Photo of ONUMello
3.91/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

16oz bottle dated 5/17/17 poured into a pint glass
A: Hazy light orange/brown with a 1/2 finger head
S: Fresh citrus, tropical fruit, a bit of fresh pine
T: Earthy/pine up front with citrus peel secondary
M: Medium-bodied, bitter
O: A respectable pale ale though nothing ground-breaking

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Photo of TaoOfPoo
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

I liked Ferocious quite a bit, but I only had one can, given to me by a buddy who loves it to death. I feel satisfied with that one can. As someone who started his Beer Run just early enough before the juice craze to fall in love with bitter hop bombs, this isn't what I look for in an IPA. However, that doesn't stop this from being one helluva tasty, aromatic, gorgeous looking beer. Lots of carbonation meets nearly puree levels of citrus, mostly grapefruit juice, with a fairly dry finish. Worth trying, and sharing.

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Photo of brewtaltap
3.21/5  rDev -15.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

This beer is like your cool uncle on thanksgiving. Hes fun to be around and toss a few back with, but the novelty wears off quick and you eventually just want to hang out with someone your own style.
This beer passes as an ipa in today's world, but in reality its just a fruity pale ale. Another beer that uses the "IPA" in its title to sell, instead of actually wow you.

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.59/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Looks like an ugly glass of orange juice. Minimal eggshell white head and minimal lacing.

Smells nearly completely of grapefruit juice. Maybe 10% orange juice, but I mean straight citrus.

Flavor is mostly juice as well. A bit of orange peel and rind, a bit zesty even, with a decent amount of pine in the finish.

A good did of carbonated juiciness hits first, then ends very dry and bitter.

It's a decent beer overall, but with so many other great HUB alternatives, this would be very low on my revisit list. Cheers!

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Photo of InfernoBoss
3.76/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mactrail
3.51/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Cloudy pale amber brew with plenty of lacing in the big Duvel tulip. Appealing sudsy mouthfeel. Citrus in the back of the throat. Grapefruit aroma. Light body, crisp, and juicy.

Sort of murky but not unpleasant. Has an interesting peppery taste. Moderate bitter aftertaste with a distinct pithy bite. From the 16 oz can purchased at Elizabeth Station in Bellingham, Wash.

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Photo of kkenagy
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Shanty76
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of johnnyboy76
4.18/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of blinding
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of oriolesfan4
3.71/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Donkster46
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of IDABEERGUY
4.37/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of snaotheus
3.79/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

2017-06-28
22oz bottle served in a large snifter. I don't see a date on it.

Pours a hazy, slightly pinkish-white-amber, with a medium sized head and a ton of carbonation. Smell is grapefruity and a little malted-grainy.

Taste is bitter grapefruit, seems thin and dry.

Mouthfeel is thin and dry. Overall, pretty good.

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Photo of takusan1000
4.41/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A very refreshing brew. Quite cloudy, lots of grapefruit taste and smell. Crisp and easy drinking for a rare hot day in Seattle. Very happy with this.

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Photo of johnnyminor
4.61/5  rDev +21%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BeerAndFilm
3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Erik-P
3.5/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of gphelps70
3.68/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DoctorEvil65
3.9/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Ferocious Citrus IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer rating: 3.81 out of 5 with 32 ratings