Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA
BEER INFO

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

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
Ratings:
624
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
77
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of CPAles
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hawkssb04
3.3/5  rDev -19.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of KensWorld
4.72/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

No date on bottle but assumed freash. Tastes increadible.

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Photo of florisj135
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of gphelps70
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of NickSMpls
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

From a 16 oz can, dated 14 March and it's 5 April. Pour is a slightly cloudy golden amber with a lighter, foamy head and mild retention. This one is in the high end of hoppy aromas...you pop the can and start a pour and rich aromas come up, slightly dank but very pleasant. Clean taste, hop-forward with a rich malty foundation. A very well balanced IPA and worthy of the name. Pleasant mouthfeel and finish. (We're relocating from MN to WA this summer and this is was on our first house-hunting expedition.).

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Photo of Hop_God
3.61/5  rDev -12.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of InfernoBoss
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerAndFilm
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BcCraft710
4.22/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Gagnonsux
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of GeorgeAKeim
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Skrumpy
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I used to work for this brewing company & have consumed more of this beer than most others. Finally reviewing it. Orange/amber color, slightly hazy. Bubbly orange cream head, recedes to a thin film, streaky lacing. The aroma is light, orange, honey, caramel malt, and some herbal/earthy notes. The flavor is similar, with tangerine and grass notes as well. Very smooth and balanced. The hops aftertaste is just right. An excellent beer!

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Photo of rsquared59
4.17/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sgttibbs
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of benloho
4.13/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Redrover
3.82/5  rDev -7.3%
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 johnnyminor
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of eire
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of DerwinWentworth
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

on tap at their bike bar spot, a delicious and very classic northwestern ipa, with a big tall white head over a fairly clear slightly orange but rather pale body with excellent carbonation. it smells like weed, there is a serious fresh sticky dankness to this that also has elements of pine sap and grapefruit peel. just enough bitterness in the flavor, but it is also counterbalanced really well by just a dash of sweeter, richer grain, not toasty or caramelized or anything, not overdone, but just enough for body and balance. the hops take the day though, juicy and bold, with an orange peel note, lots of sticky pine, and an odd cleanness not common in beers with this kind of hop complexion. its somehow all resolved by the end, not much more than a casual bitterness on the palate after the swallow, pretty impressive flavor and mouthfeel explosion and clean up here, it all happens pretty quick too. good carbonation really helps with that. perfect abv for the style too, low enough to drink a bunch of. really good stuff with their pizzas there, we had a lot of fun here and this was one of the better beers we had from these guys.

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Photo of MaltyPythonsHopCircus
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TrueOregonian
4.33/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Is this a 6.6% really.... man be careful cause this seems like a 0.0% abv.

Never had a beer that was so clean and smooth that it simply doesn't have any bite to it like this ipa.. no bitterness whatsoever.
That being said the flavors are dim also because of the low bitterness.. (75 ibu) btw
You simply get the happiness to this beer and it's great. So easy drinking.

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Photo of Benish
3.73/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 624 ratings.
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