Hopworks Organic Red | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by John_M on 10-15-2007

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Reviews: 5 | Ratings: 11
Photo of John_M
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Talk about making an immediate splash. This beer was apparently just recently released, yet it seemed I saw it available at almost every beer bar I walked into (Horsebrass, Belmont Station, Concordia alehouse and Claudia's). The problem is figuring just what beer you are drinking. According to the blog site, they will initially make a pilsner, IPA and Organic Red. From what I've read, I'm assuming it's the red that is currently available, though it's very reminiscent of a high class IPA. It's hard to tell though, as every place I've been, the beer is simply labeled HUB. I had a glass of this at Claudia's last week.

The beer pours a lovely amber orange color with very good head retention and lacing. The nose is VERY impressive indeed, with aromas of rose petal, lime and grapefruit citrus. The beer is very light on it's feet and is so easy to enjoy. The beer is very well balanced, with flavors of tangerine citrus and apple. It's neither too sweet nor overly dry, and is oh so easy to drink. Just an altogether beautiful beer. This beer is very drinkable and I can't wait to sample it again next time I'm out in Portland.


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Photo of msubulldog25
4.18/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Though I've had this one on several occasions, this was at lunch over a piece of tasty pizza at Hot Lips, NW Portland (The Pearl District). A pint ($3 special) poured to a shapely hourglass.

A: Richly-colored and very clear, this ruby-auburn pour was topped with about 1-1/2 fingers of fluffy ivory. Near-perfect lace, clinging in hefty bands. Head drops after a couple minutes to a glistening dense froth.

S: Has elements of candy-sweet caramel sugars and full, juicy citrus pulp. A little musty pine; also a faint trace of metal.

T: Well-balanced hop bittering/malty sugars - sweet orange, zesty lemon-lime and a fibrous pine twang all wrapped around chewy caramel, which tastes mildly of graham crackers.

M: Creamy and coating, medium-bodied. Carbonation is light. A smooth ale with a deft touch when it come to lingering bitterness.

D: Terrific, at below 6%, for enjoying more than one of. Christian and Ben have a winner with this fine brew - but is it a Red Ale or an IPA (as listed here)? Who cares, it's damn good...

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Photo of ElGordo
4.28/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

The latest quarter barrel to go on the home system, purchased off the dock at the new brewery on Powell.
Pours a reddish-copper hue, topped by a huge, thick, creamy head that has peaks and valleys and sticks around for a good long while. Slightly sweet, malty aroma holds some notes of mild, fruity hops and pepper, along with a hint of a metallic taste. Palate is more of the same - mildly sweet malt tempered by a light, fruity character. Finish is sweet yet balanced, neither cloying nor bitter. Body is full and just a touch creamy, nearly perfect for a red ale. I'm a big fan, and very happy I have 7.75 gallons of it flowing from my basement right now.

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Photo of mjl21
4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the Humble Beagle Pub in Eugene. Paid $3.75 for a pint. No abv info is given. Notes taken from my phone.

A-The lighting at the HBP was dark, but it appears to be a clear red. It has a really nice foamy off white head that has nice staying power and leaves great lace.

S-It smells fresh. Lots of citrus hops and pine. There is a little bit of caramel and some biscuit malt, but the hops lead the charge.

T-Lots of citrus and grassy hops are apparent early on. The malt in some ways reminds me of a crisp pilsner malt. It has a nice sweet caramel finish that is not cloying. The hops provide great flavor but do not leave much bitterness.

M-Medium bodied and extremely creamy.

D-Very good beer and incredibly fresh.

A great beer from HUB. If you can get this on tap, go for it. It is also organic.

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Photo of mnapier
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Service Temperature, 40 degrees. Service Glassware, 3oz Shot Glass.

Had this with a sample set of beer.

Unlike the sun outside, this ale is clear and dark orange with a medium off-white foamy head that leaves behind an antique lace.

The nose on this is floral with some cirtus, subtle pin hops, along with minor biscuit.

Sipping this I detect a sweetness with an interchange of citrus hops, imparted with some caramel. The mouthfeel is medium - strong.

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Hopworks Organic Red from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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