Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

BA SCORE
91
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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
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 621 |  Reviews: 190
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

Photo of gtermi
4.08/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of ghostxyz3
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of jgunther71
3.75/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Just a near perfect West coast (specifically NW) IPA. Cheers!

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Photo of camarocrazy67
4.11/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4

Photo of aaronyoung01
3.79/5  rDev -8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rodbeermunch
4.23/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nice orange glow to this one, just what you want in an ipa appearance, thin off white head 1/2". Solid amount of dry hopping and a mix of proprietary and traditional American c hops.

Doesn't skimp on the bitterness or hop taste and mouthfeel here. Notice this has been amazing at the brewpub and lesser in the bottles, really fades quick maybe, I dunno, they don't bottle date. Lots of citrus and pine trees in this one, a little bit of crystal malt.

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Photo of B_B
4.07/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Slightly hazy golden color with creamy, white head. Intense dank, vegetal hops on the aroma. Chives, dill but also some ripe tropical fruits. There is also a slight nail polish remover hint but it's not really offensive. Taste starts also really hoppy, the same dank notes from the aroma. The bitterness makes its appearance only in the finish, not harsh, just right for a legit IPA. Body is really smooth, the carbonation just right. Really good IPA overall. Modern hops, smooth body and a good amount of bitterness.

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Photo of dcmchew
4.43/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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