Hopworks IPA | Hopworks Urban Brewery

624 Ratings
Hopworks IPAHopworks IPA

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by John_M on 10-19-2007

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

Pours dark amber with a large, white head.
Aroma of orange marmalade, peaches, rich sweet malt, resinous hops and pepper. Nice.
More resinous hops as a flavour, along with loads of sweet crystal malt and orange marmalade.
Good stuff, damn enjoyable.

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Photo of Nzinger
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of HopChef44
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Immortale25
4.21/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured into a snifter. My good friend SatlyMalty surprised me with this one. Bottom of can has an unreadable freshness date but I see a 13 so it must be from this year.

A- Pours a medium amber color with a 3/4 inch off-white head that retains nicely before slowly relinquishing to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and plentiful surface foam. Clots of semi-resilient lacing slide down the glass when I swirl.

S- Piney aroma that's fresh and effervescent as the carbonation puts off great hop fumes. A faint bit of caramel-like malt is detected beneath. Musty and earthy.

T- Mostly vegetal hop flavor that brings to mind celery, broccoli and arugula. Bitterness is mild and balanced on the malt base. Alcohol is very toned down allowing for lots of quaffing.

M- Smooth and pretty crisp with medium carbonation and a body on the lighter side.

O- I like Hopworks, but man do they dig the earthy types of hops, mainly cascade. I guess I just want more variety since the only other beer of theirs I've had was their Double Dry Hop IPX - Cascade. This is a very sessionable IPA, as was the other so I guess I'm just dying to see what they can do with a DIPA.

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Photo of Big_V
4.09/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First Review! Poured bottle into my pint glass...

A - Light golden color with white head about 2 fingers

S - Citrus ,pine

T - The taste kind of surprised me. Very crisp, clean, easy to drink as if it was brewed with spring water. Must be where the organic comes from.

M - Light, not overwhelmingly bitter

O - I like my IPA's with a little more ABV, but great non the less. Could drink all day in the summer.

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Photo of sendsilk
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Hopmodium
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of DaveHack
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of sam_bliss
4.42/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

The HUB IPA fills my glass with copper clarity, evident carbonation, and impressive eggnog head. It smells leafy and then fruity. Peach scents are strong and berries come in underneath. Caramel and amber malts make up the mash, as far as my nose can tell. Needly bitterness dominates the highly fizzy mouth experience. Oily hops don't leave the roof as quickly as the liquid is swallowed. This is a little citric but less so than I expected and remembered from previous encounter with this beer. The taste suggests pale and pilsner malts as well, with very little sweetness other than that of the fruitiness. Apricots and underripe tropical fruits give this kick-ass taste-bud destroyer a bit of softness and some quality flavor. The lacing on my glass is not great but my dad had the other half of this 22-ouncer and his glass had magnificent foam rings up and down the sides. This one goes down smooth and need not be downed quickly. Quaff at a leisurely pace and enjoy every sip, gulp, slug, chug, and mouthful.

HUB IPA is super bitter but surprisingly pleasing because of the fruit tastes, presumably thanks to the yeast strain, and also owing to a malty character that stand far from center stage yet mellows the hops considerably.

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Photo of johnyb
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of IanSpindler
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of alexsergio
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of danwho
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of anteater
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of tone77
3.67/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Another beer from the legendary woodychandler. Poured from a 16 oz. can. Has a rich golden color with a 1/2 inch head. Smell is hoppy, some citrus. Taste is hops, bitter, a bit of citrus, easy drinking. Feels medium bodied in the mouth and overall is an enjoyable beer.

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Photo of DefenCorps
4.26/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

$3.75 for a stein on cask at the brewpub on Powell. Ridiculously good price IMO. IIRC, this is the first cask beer I've had in at least 6 months. Oh, how I've suffered...

A surprisingly clear copper orange with a thin, off-white head that falls off rather quickly, leaving little lacing, this looks decent. The nose, however, is a big step up. Bright, dank, pungent, this is very refreshing. Pungent grapefruit with some pine and citrus zest are immediately noticeable. Minimal malt character is present. Some weed-like notes are present. The palate opens with a blend of big, pungent, mildly resiny bitterness, mostly dank with some fruit. Pine, orange zest and some pineapple are most prominent. The malt character is not really noticeable, this beer is all about the hops. There's a little bit of toasted grain in there, but for the most part, this beer is just a solidly enjoyable hop bomb. The mouthfeel is quite good. Nice, resiny bitterness, with pleasant enough carbonation but for a cask pour, this feels rather lifeless (possibly because this was over-filtered?). In addition, there's a certain weirdness about how this beer feels even otherwise (not grassy hops, not grainy tannins, not quite the water) that I can't put my finger on. That said, I will gladly drink a second pour of this to dig deeper into what's off here...

As an aside, I've held off on buying their beers simply because they don't date their bottles. Just put a damn date code on it!

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Photo of 05Harley
4.51/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Bottled on date??
Estimated calories - 198/12oz

Purchased through LetsPour

Price - $9.00/bomber

Pours a deep golden color with just a slight hazey presence. If you like head (who doesn't) this one won't let you down. Big three finger soapy head from the start with polka dotted lacing all around the glass. Sediment free and mann, what a looker...

Aroma is not lacking in citrus fruit. Pineapple, grapefruit and orange followed by biscuit, pine resin and a hint of caramel malt. The combination of ingredients fits well here. A little on the light side but pleasing enough.

The flavor follows the nose with the Centennial and Cascade hops contributing to that juicy fruit flavor. The caramel malt adds a nice balance and puts the breaks on the hop bite keeping this on the sweeter side as far as IPA's go.

The mouthfeel is fresh and clean resulting in a highly drinkable, dare I say sessionable beer. The body has a medium feel with little to no carbonation. A noticeable hop bite is present along with some stickiness but in the end it finishes surprisingly smooth.

Overall this is a solid IPA and one I'll be enjoying regurarly, especially during the hot months. Well balanced, low abv and quite refreshing. Thumbs up.

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Photo of brandoman63
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of ademotte89
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of Monkeypaws
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of Idris
4.74/5  rDev +15%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

An aggressive pour into my tasting tulip produced a slightly haze, amber gold beer with a voluminous white head that leaves delightful remnants throughout the glass. This beer has a magnificent aroma! Big bright citrus hop notes, with just a tiny perceivable malty note. The bitterness is present throughout, but never in an unpleasant manner. Malt toastiness does punctuate the hops. This is just a splendid IPA and one I can drink over and over again. This is going to be my go-to beer for sitting in a lawn chair and letting my mind go blank all summer.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of CanisMajor
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -15%

Photo of caseyscarb
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

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