Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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621 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:
621
Reviews:
190
Avg:
4.12
pDev:
9.95%
 
 
Wants:
95
Gots:
72
For Trade:
0
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of msubulldog25
4.32/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Have enjoyed this brew several times in the past, always on-tap. This is a new 22 oz. bottle, poured to a pint glass. This beer won Hopworks a Bronze medal at GABF 2008 (not as an 'IPA', but as an 'American-Style Strong Pale Ale'...).

A: Copper penny orange, filtered for clarity; an initial burst of vigorous carbonation then a gradual die-down to random risers. Puff of creamy eggshell foam on top, climbing above a finger-high, interrupted by larger suds. A steady sheet of lace.

S: Aroma is rife with fragrant citrus (Amarillo, Centennial and Cascade hops are all present. Then the pine and tingling spice erupt. Smells like, uh, a well-made Northwestern IPA should.

T: Flavor is a jolt of pine, citrus rind, and a bracing spice - like mixed field greens and black pepper. Herbal green-ness gets to be almost overbearingly pungent, pithiness jarring. Really big hop flavors are balanced with a cake-y sweet maltiness.

M: Crisp, biting feel - full of dry spice. Nice viscosity, medium body. Lasting citrus tang, hop oils hold strong.

D: A damn good IPA, one I guess I haven't had in almost a year. This is HUB's 'flagship', but I'm often drawn to their seasonals and one-offs. Good to come back to this one, it's really terrific. Very easy to drink and a 'reasonable' 6.6% ABV. Certainly worth recommending!

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Photo of koopa
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber purchased via liquidsolutions

Appearance: On the golden side of the golden orange IPA classic look. 2 finger white crown with some retention and lots of lace.

Smell: Nice blend of floral hops (amarillo), citrus hops (cascade and centennial), German Munich Malt, Caramunich malts, and Canadian pilsner malt.

Taste: Citrus hops up front with an amarillo hop finish over a bed of tasty pilsner malt. Lots of sticky resinous hops and just the smallest touch of sweetness from the malt combine to form perfection. Nicely done in my humble opinion. This is a great IPA.

Mouthfeel: A touch sticky but with a crispness from the pilsner malt that really play nicely together.

Drinkability: All day long baby!

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Photo of yemenmocha
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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 snaotheus
4.39/5  rDev +6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle poured into a giant mug

Pours slightly cloudy orange golden, medium head that fades fast and leaves a lot of lacing. Smell is impressive. It practically filled the room as soon as I popped the crack. Super floral hoppy, it just smells beautiful.

Taste is more muted and one sided, but still tasty. Bitter hops, floral hops, nice malty sweetness. Very nice beer.

Mouthfeel is smooth and light, a little sticky. Overall, quite good beer.

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Photo of harrymel
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of BigBry
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of richkrull
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of Beervana
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Kiniey01
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DCLAguy11
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Photo of KevMo84
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of WeisGuy
3.63/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22 oz. bomber

a - pours a bright golden amber color, one-inch ivory head with great retention and lacing, some haze

s - piney hop resin, grapefruit and orange abound in the aroma, slight hints of sweet malt in the background, light alcohol heat

t - like the aroma, big flavors of pine resin and grapefruit up front, light malt backbone in the midpalate lends some depth to the hops, finish is quite bitter and dry, if not somewhat short-lived, alcohol is not very noticeable

m - medium-to-light bodied, on the higher side of carbonation, very dry finish, light alcohol warmth

d - pretty intensely bitter and harsh on the palate, but there is some depth to the flavors, can't say I'd want to drink more than this one bomber, but slightly above average for the style

Slightly disappointed in this IPA that I've been wanting to try for awhile, but I had pretty high expectations. Overall, a decent but not great IPA. I hope to try this on-tap somewhere here in Portland before leaving just to compare, as there's no dating on this bottle and I fear that it might be a bit old.

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Photo of CoryR
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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

Pint from the source at the end of our first day in Portland, reviewed from notes on my cellphone, golden orange color with some red tint, 3/4 inch slightly off white head with retention, some lacing, aroma consists of grapefruit, floral accents with a lot of dandelions, herbal accents, toffee, citrus, and pineapple, flavor is full of floral accents, some neutral malt in the middle with lots of toffee, finish has a large amount of hoppiness with more citrusy fruits than pine or anything, goes from floral to orange peel, nice rounded hop flavor nicely balanced too, dry, citrusy and floral mouthfeel, moderatate level carbonation, medium bodied, could drink a lot of this stuff, taste is a little on the weak side for a west coast IPA but that is not necessarily a bad thing, no alcohol in the flavor, pretty refreshing after nearly a two mile walk here, would like to drink again which is why it is a good thing I have a few bottles in the fridge, recommended

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Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of DOCRW
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of thewimperoo
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Hanzo
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of aquazr1
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of jvillefan
3.62/5  rDev -12.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

A: A hazy deep almost mustard yellow body with a one finger head that quickly dissipates.

S: Very bready and malty in the front of the beer with some dank bitterness in the back.

T: There is a sharp bitterness in the front. There is some citrus flavors in the hop character but the best way I can describe it is grass-like. The malt is very mild and has very subtle caramel qualities to it.

M: Good body with maybe too much carbonation.

O: It is an average IPA. Nothing special here.

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Photo of South2NW
4.15/5  rDev +0.7%

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Hopworks IPA from Hopworks Urban Brewery
4.12 out of 5 based on 621 ratings.
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