Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

BA SCORE
91
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624 Ratings
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:
74
For Trade:
0
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Photo of olmatty
3.83/5  rDev -7%
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 travis_smith
3.84/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
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 Cgraham26
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of minterro
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
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 -6.1%
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 McBAINx
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Sound_Explorer
3.87/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kawilliams81
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
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 gphelps70
3.88/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jlindros
3.89/5  rDev -5.6%
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 thatoneguymike
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SinjaminBentek
3.9/5  rDev -5.3%
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 LambicPentameter
3.91/5  rDev -5.1%
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 -5.1%
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 ssteakley
3.93/5  rDev -4.6%
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 Aerol
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CPAles
3.94/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jwc215
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle:

Pours hazed golden with a thin off-white head. Some rings of lacing stick.

The smell is of grapefruit, pine, lemon and peach. Nice hop aroma!

The taste is of citrus - esp. grapefruit - and pine. It has a grainy, almost grassy, bready support of the generous amount of hops. It has a bitter, dry finish.

The feel is not "thin" but but a bit too prickly for what I would look for.

A nice hop bill of Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade hops (stated on bottle) with an interesting malt support of Canadian pils German Munich and Caramunich malts. Different, interesting, and certainly enjoyable!

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Photo of flagmantho
3.95/5  rDev -4.1%
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 -4.1%
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 -4.1%
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 FosterJM
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

1348th Review on BA
Bottle to Small tulip
22oz

Ordered via Letspour

App- Peach and tangerine orange with some yellows and a little bit of fading gold. Soft two finger head. Small cling and lace. The second pour yields an amazing layered cling and lace. Wow

Smell- Nice well rounded citrus with that dry hop small bitter and a little grainy earthiness. More citrus out of the bottle when cap popped. In glass a bit small.

Taste- Very unique beer. Has a lot going on for the style. That german malt plays well with the dry hopping with a small bitter. Backing damp citrus makes it a touch creamy as well.

Mouth- A bit of a thicker medium body with a semi creamy medium carbonation. Residual earthy resinous hops.

Drink- Very tasty and very layered. A lot going on in this glass. Was very balanced but not overboard. Couldve pushed the citrus a bit more.

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Photo of Stevotex
3.96/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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