Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

BA SCORE
91
outstanding
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:
77
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 190
Photo of zander4dawin
3.55/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pretty standard IPA smooth taste , light for an IPA and enjoyable.

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Photo of bugstuff
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Really quite solid. Not as hop abrasive as something like, say, Sixpoint Resin, but along those lines. Feels a little thin, but the smell and taste sing IPA. I'd drink it again and again. Oh...and organic to boot!

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of VashonGuy
4.12/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moose90
3.99/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dshansen1184
4.3/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lucnifter
3.59/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Harvest06
4/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drinkin-beeers
3.81/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

This beer tastes like grapefruit.

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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 Donkster46
4.16/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NickThePyro
4.29/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ryannosaurus
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

22oz poured to tulip

Pours a hazy amber. 1 finger of head disappears immediately. Hop particles, I assume, left in the bottom of the bottle

Faint citrusy aroma

First note is kind of grassy, Rounds out with a full sweetness and orange and sugar cookie. Decent bitterness and some resiny pine hiding in the aftertaste

Seems a little slick on mouthfeel... more carbonation would help

Overall: I really wanted to love this beer, but none of the elements struck me as outstanding. Head / head retention is an issue for me, and the initial grassy hit in the flavor is overpowering

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Photo of irishevans
4.1/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | 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 kamikazeokami
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Redneckwine
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

16oz can into tulip

Appearance - Slightly hazy golden-amber, 1 finger head isn't exactly ample, but retains nicely and leaves good lacing.

Smell - Hops front and center with some perfumey citrus and tropical fruit, a bit piney and dank too, hint of sweet caramel maltiness in the background mingling nicely.

Taste - More balanced that I thought given the nose: Hops are still up front with ample citrusy grapefruit, tropical fruits like mango and pineapple, and musty dank pine needle. Backing the big-time hopping up is a malt backbone that complements the hops really well: bready, toasty, and clean with a good hit of caramel sweetness to balance perfectly. Finishes fairly dry with some pine resin bite and moderate bitterness.

Feel - Carbonation level is on the low side, creamy smooth medium body. Could use a touch more carb to add crispness in my opinion.

Overall - Simply a damn good IPA, and good enough to be outstanding in a sea of average-good IPAs. The hallmark of this beer, as with most great beer, is outstanding balance. When you add to that a tasty hop blast (Citra/Mosaic/Amarillo mix perhaps?), you just can't go wrong with this NW IPA.

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Photo of InsuranceGuy
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of tonyrocknroll
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of smekermann
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of KlayWey
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Porterofotb
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev -6.6%

Photo of kjkinsey
4/5  rDev -2.9%

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