Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States | website

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by John_M on 10-19-2007

BEER STATS
Reviews:
188
Ratings:
610
Avg:
4.11
pDev:
18%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from 22oz bomber into a pint glass.

Appearance: medium orange hue with a medium haze and a nice effervescence. Head is a finger of frothy ivory foam.

Smell: nice aroma of rich malt and funky, dank hops. There's a rich grapefruit buried in there, but it's not overpowering. I like it.

Taste: good malt flavor and a nice, citrusy hop character. Slightly sweet but well-balanced. Bitterness is smooth at the end. Pretty decent!

Mouthfeel: medium body with a moderate carbonation. Decent, but not terribly creamy.

Overall: quite a good beer indeed, although I admit I'm not blown away by it. Still, I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of RedDiamond
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A good workhorse IPA; solid, reliable, and oozing with hops. The smell is of pinesap and garden herb with emergent fruit sugars upon warming. Hop flavor is prominent, diligent, elegant, though the beer is not overly bitter and still achieves malt balance and citric qualities. Its body is clouded orange-gold.

Cask conditioning did not especially enhance my serving, but I didn't mind. Carbonation and lather were suppressed but the mouthfeel didn't emerge with the relaxed silkiness of a cask pour.

Highly hopped but not overly hopped. And as a bonus, it's organic.

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Photo of Fader
3.95/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A - Nice golden colour, cloudy, mediocre head, minimal lace.

S - Nice hoppy smell, with an amazing citrus aroma.

T - Great hop front end, flooded with great citrus flavor.

M - Good carbonation, smooth drink, slightly bitter.

O - Great beer, the northwest flavor does not disappoint, a top IPA

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Photo of ssteakley
3.93/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This IPA is one for all....You have to drink a full glass to really appreciate the fullness of this beer. The second glass does the convincing. I am sure those who know this beer are proud of it. It is a bit funky but right on with the PNW culture for sure. IN just 8 short weeks I get it. Nike does not.

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Photo of LambicPentameter
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Enjoyed out of a brown 22 oz bomber with no discernible dating for freshness or bottling. Poured into a 16 oz nonic style tumbler.

Appearance - About as beautiful as you could expect an IPA to look. A foamy two-finger head of yellowish cream color that retains for quite awhile. Eventually disappears leaving fantastic, bubbly sheets of lacing like Lorraine Swiss cheese. Over time, the sheets transform into a sticky mess of cobwebs. Body is a glowing hazy orange body with mango flesh colored highlights and amber hued shading.

Smell - Hints of floral bouquet are dragged behind a dominating nose of citrus and tropical fruit, with some faint but pleasantly biting astringency. There is also a bit of herbal, almost vegetal quality that seems to come through very faintly. Not bad, but it somehow doesn't fit with the fruitier elements.

Taste - Very bold and hop-forward, with some pine needles and resin now complimenting citrus zest and grapefruit flesh, and again an herbal, garden-like characteristic. Here, the vegetable profiles are a little less forward than in the smell, and there is a faint caramel-like sweetness that makes a brief appearance--almost the way sweetness is fleeting on kettle corn.

Mourthfeel - Juicy and effervescent with a highly drinkable, refreshing quality to it. Finish is mostly dry and the body is medium.

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Photo of drpimento
3.91/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured at a good temperature with a nice foamy, frothy head that lasts and lots of lace. Color is a clear amber with lots of bubble trails. Aroma is very mild, hop, malt, grain. Flavor's like nose, bitter and carbonic tang in front with substantial residual malt sweet. Body and carbonation are good. Finish is like flavor, long, and a bit boozy.

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Photo of Sintech
3.9/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz Bottle

Appearance - Golden orange hue.

Smell - Pine.

Taste - Malt and pine.

Mouthfeel - Medium attenuation.

Overall - Average IPA.

Grade (B-)

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Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to rudzud, surprise date on the bottom of the can, 2/11/14, not the freshest.

Pours a decent slight creamy fizzy 1/2 finger head that fades at a fair rate, very light lacing, golden honey orange color.

Nose nice citrus, little orange and a mild creamy note brings a creamscicle like aroma, mild generic fruit and touch of apricot like, hint of a nice juicy malt base, touch of candied orange peel. It has a decent hop aroma but flashes of it fading, perhaps not as fresh as it should be.

Taste brings a decent malt base at first, caramel, little creamy, toasty reddish malt and faint toffee note with little sweetness but not much. Then hops, again citrus and generic fruit but not a ton of hops. Little candied orange, mild orange creamscicle again, touch of zest and grapefruit flesh which comes out more as it goes. Hint of resin. Finish is dry but a touch sticky, fair bitterness, little grapefruit fresh and orange zest, mild fruit, and a little sweet caramel malt.

Mouth is med bod, little creamy, nice carb.

Overall decent, nice malt profile but doesn't play as well with the hops, which seems like they were better when fresh but decent hop profile.

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Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a silk screen 22 oz bottle into a Jester King pint.

A- Pours a light orange with a 2 finger off-white head. Small wall of lacing remains atop the beer on the edge of the glass.

S- Faint citrus, predominantly orange and lemon.

T- Caramel malts, orange, grapefruit and some pine bitterness.

M- Medium body and carbonation. Has a nice faint creaminess to it.

O- Above average ipa. Glad I tried it, but won't seek out again.

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Photo of minterro
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Bought in Portland, Oregon

A&S: Lively transparent tangerine colored beer. Head pours a little less than a finger, but retains in a thin layer and leaves a speckling of lacing. Lots of citrus in the aroma, but not super powerful. Some maltyness.

T&M: Similar to the aroma lots of citrus more of a malty backbone present than the aroma would lead you to believe. Extremely drinkable, surprisingly smooth. On the high side of medium bodied and the low side of medium carbonation.

Overall: Another fine IPA from Oregon. I have a little beef with majority of the breweries out there being so IPA centered, however I find it hard to complain when they are great tasting beers. Not mind blowing, but pretty good... pretty .... pretty.. good

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Photo of ne0m00re
3.87/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

02/02/11- Review of a 22 oz bottle of this.
A: Sligthly hazy amber, it poured with a one-finger white head that died to a nice film and lacing.
S: Sweet tangerine pine hops that are slightly green, bananas, floral yeast notes... overall nice.
T: Very piney bitterness, cheese, slightly dry orange rind, apple juice. Not as good as the smell, but still all right.
M: Thinner, but frothy.
D: Good.

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Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I had this at the November Baltimore Area BA tasting. Poured from the bottle into a tasting snifter.

Appearance: The beer pours a cloudy golden amber color with a ring of off white head clinging to the glass.

Smell: Sweet with some citrus peel hop notes. I'm also getting a fruity citrus note separate from the hop bitterness.

Taste: I thought this was a bit sweet for an IPA. There is a hint of a flavor that reminds me of an herbal tea. The bitterness builds towards the end and you end up with a good balance.

Mouthfeel: The body is medium with tingly carbonation and a finish that is very dry.

Overall: This wasn't a super hoppy IPA, but I thought it was interesting. I enjoyed the note that reminded me of herbal tea. I'd have more.

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Photo of oberon
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Another Pacific NW IPA to try...oh darn.Poured into an imperial pint glass a clear light to medium golden with a bit of orange hue,a well defined but quick to fade white head atop.Amarillo hops show themselves in the nose lending a dose of resin along with light citrus and oddly enough I picked up some hay,maybe from the two kinds of pilsner malt?Lightly toasted with definent citrus hop flavors on the palate,not really in your face hop attack but well pronounced,quite bitter in the finish.This is a pretty good IPA,(compared to Laurelwood Workhorse not so much)its hops seem a bit subdued and has that organic beer thing going on...dont ask me what it is I just can tell.

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Photo of philbertk
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Hopworks Urban Brewery--HUB--Hopworks IPA iNdiA Pale Ale Organic Beer--2010 22 oz. Bottle. 6.60% ABV. 75 IBU's. (3.75 / 5.0) Thin lacy white head. Clear bright rich dark gold color. No sediment. Mild floral hop front. Crisp nice CO2 dry sweet fully fermented mild earthy pine grapefruit light caramel pils malt Golden Ale body. Burpy rich hop spice clean bitter end. Tasty Bitter Organic IPA. Sampled 7/29/2010. 2 @ $6.50 Each.

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Photo of olmatty
3.83/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- Pours a clear golden color with a sticky white head with nice white lacing

Smell- Piney and slightly herbaceous hops, some cereal grains

Taste- Hops hit immediately, piney, herb flavor and a bit of sweet grapefruit. Malts are buried deep under

Mouthfeel- moderately crisp carbonation and a somewhat sticky on the tongue

Drinkability- Smooth, flavorful and fantastic if you love hops.

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Photo of Redrover
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

16 oz. can poured into a glass, the beer is a chill hazed apricot with a fluffy white head.

The beer has pine, citrus and grains on the nose.

The beer is bitter fitting its 75 IBUs but is also a bit out of balance. The bitterness is pine, citrus and something metallic. There is some malt sweetness but it is quickly swept away only to emerge again mid-glass. This is a bit of a slippery one. It seems out of focus then veers back in and then slips out only to become balanced again.

The mouth is oily and coating and may be the best aspect of the beer.

I would have this one again just to see how my initial impressions stacked up over multiple tastings.

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Photo of beertunes
3.82/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Poured into 10oz. Poured a nice light gold color with a tall white head that had good retention and decent lacing.

The aroma was great, pine, floral, citrus and a touch of bittering hops were all present. Not much of a malt base though. The flavor had a enough malt for the hops to grow from, and all those hop aromas transferred nicely to the tongue.

The body was way too thin, even for a style that's not known for it's body. Drinkability was very good, I killed a 22 easily would happily drink this on tap if it were local to me. Overall, a very nice version of a Northwest IPA. Worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of Lothore
3.8/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours deep reddish orange hue with an ample off white head.

S - lots of citrus. Grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest.

T - Starts in with orange and a light bready note and moves into a rather intense grapefruit bitterness.

M - medium bodied with ample carbonation.

D - this is a nice hophead ipa. Highly recommended.

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Photo of CalgaryFMC
3.79/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Tasting notes: Light golden color, minimal head. Aroma of fresh grass, citrus. The flavors pop nicely yet somehow convey a refined, almost delicate character despite the freshness. Low key lemon-lime citrus, yellow grapefruit ... Quite dry and tart with some herbal, almost minty notes, fresh-cut grass ... Flavor profile develops nicely over time. Sweet malt backbone lurks in the background. Seems light in terms of mouthfeel as well. Certainly one of those brews that gets better over the course of a pint, after an unassuming start.

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Photo of vkv822
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

16oz : pint glass

Poura clear golden yellow with a foamy white head.

Citrusy, lightly piney aroma and taste.

Fairly standard, medium body, foamy carbonation.

Nothing ground breaking, just a very well done IPA. Something I would definitely enjoy again.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought 16 oz can from Don Quiojte $2.00.
Orange amber color
Fruity smell
Smooth hoppy taste with just a tiny bit of bitterness
Medium Carbonation
Medium mouthfeel
Overall a great IPA that I would drink again.

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Photo of LilBeerDoctor
3.73/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed on 01/31/2010. 22 oz. bottle thanks to kenb. The beer pours a clear orange with a small white head. The aroma is of garlicky hops, citrus, grassy hops. The flavor is of caramel malt, some iced tea, citrus, light pale malts. Super drinkable. A tasty IPA!

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.71/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

LOOK: A clear orange colored brew with a white head and some lace.

SMELL: Citrus, Jasmine tea, grass, herb.

TASTE: Pine, fresh grapefruit, herb, tea, generally citrus. Light honey like pale malt body. Moderate bitterness.

FEEL: Medium bodied, well carbonated, smooth, easy to drink.

OVERALL: One of the better IPA's I have had from the can. Light, hoppy, crisp and refreshing.

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Photo of shand
3.7/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Sam Adams perfect pint.

This beer pours out a hazy orange color with two fingers of head. The aroma is a nice mix of grapefruit and piney hops, with just a touch of that "dank" feel. The taste is nicely piney hoppy at first, but there's a touch of sharp metallic taste in the middle between the smooth, biscuity malts that throws things off the rails a bit here. I poured my second serving into a different glass in case it was a sanitation error on my part, but nope, there was a strong metallic taste. The metallic taste was amplified even further from the bottle. Perhaps a sanitation error at the brewery? It's still better than a lot of beers I've had, but it is a bit offputting.

That said, the drinkability is quite good. Maybe it was me trying to pin-point the metallic taste, but this beer went down very fast. It's a shame that there's an obvious problem with the bottle I got, since this is probably a very good beer otherwise. As it stands though, it's still a pretty good beer. I'd still recommend it.

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Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer from the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, some citrus. Taste is hops, bitter, a bit of citrus, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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