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 Rathakem
4.5/5  rDev +9.2%

Photo of bluckbeyes
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of cysiam
3/5  rDev -27.2%

Photo of jmarsh123
4.38/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours light gold with a good creamy finger of head leaving good lacing down the glass with some retention.

Smells a little juicy and citrus with some floral and pine scents as well.

Starts out with some floral hop character. Just a bit of bready caramel in the middle before finishes very dry with a good mix of pine and grapefruit.

Medium to light body with spot on carbonation.

Very nice IPA. Definitely hop forward, but all the hops are blended very well and no one characteristic stands out. Easy drinker and quite tasty.

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Photo of oriolesfan4
4.35/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A delightfully well balanced IPA, strikes a fine balance between not being too hoppy but still being flavorful and bitter enough to catch your attention. Nice mouthfeel, medium bodied, with a strong tasty finish. This is a very smooth beer that goes down all too easy, one of the better IPA's you could probably get your hands on and thankful I got to try it due to LetsPour!

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Photo of jsapping
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of mettkea
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

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 Rschis16
4.05/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Hazy but bright amber-orange beer with not much head off a medium pour. It quickly recedes to a patchy sheet with some patches resembling sea foam. A little bit of lacing on the glass as well. Aroma of herbal hops, possibly phenolic, mingling with some citrus and a slight earthiness. The malt has twinges of caramel and a bready character. Not crazy aromatic, but a pleasant sniffer.

Phenolic was the first taste characteristic that came to my mind with the first taste. I'm getting some slight band-aidy, medicine-like tastes that mildly distact from some very nice hop and malt flavors in the first few sips. For whatever reason, these tastes diminish a little as I drink on, showing a fine IPA with a nice balanced approach of bitter citrusy hops and earthy piney notes in the back end. Just a touch of alcohol, but very mild. It has a lighter body that showcases the hop flavors and refreshes at the same time, making for a nice combination. Nice tones of caramel and biscuit are balancing factors to the hops and work really well together to create an easy flowing IPA. The phenolic flavors are almost all but forgotten and make me wonder if I was imagining them as the hops take over. It still lingers in the background, but now as a part of the character of the beer rather than a detractor. The finish is clean and lingering with flavor.

Nice beer overall. I was a little concerned at first with some of the phenols, but it turned out to be a very well balanced and hoppy IPA that I enjoyed a lot. Definitely worth a try or two.

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Photo of alpenglocken
4/5  rDev -2.9%

Photo of elgiacomo
3.38/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle, unsure on date. Nothing quite matches up with what I see on the Fresh Beer Only site...no hashmarks or printed date. Served at around 40F.

Pours lightly hazy orange/amber with a two finger off-white head that leaves some sheets and spots of lacing behind and holds a small foamy cap.

Aroma is floral, some orange marmalade and apricot, hint of onion, good bit of bread and toast, a little caramel malt. Mild strength but gets stronger as it warms.

Flavor is orange/tangerine citrus, a bit of grapefruit rind, some apricot, some melon, bready/cracker malt in the middle with a hint of caramel, minute sweetness, solid bitterness and a bit of alcohol on the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied, somewhat oily, a touch sticky, good carbonation.

Pretty good IPA, but has its faults. Juicy hops in the flavor, average aroma that is kind of weird...toast, orange marmalade and onions...an odd combination. Flavor is nice, though.

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Photo of Duder9
4.75/5  rDev +15.3%

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Poured out a hazy, golden-orange color with a two-finger, khaki colored head of bubbly foam. It left thin rings of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled strongly of citrus and pine. A good caramel malt backbone in the aroma, too.

T - Lots of citrus flavors like grapefruit and orange. A piney/resiney hop bitterness with a burnt toast and caramel backbone.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium bodied ale with a dry finish.

O - Great IPA. I've only had two Hopworks beers but they have both been fabulous.

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Photo of Fatjack
3.16/5  rDev -23.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

I'm big on IPA's (like many) and this time around I was less impressed than when I had it a year ago while dining at their brewpub in Portland, OR.

Definitely taste the pine in this IPA, perhaps from the Amarillo hops it has. Certainly a very serviceable IPA. A year ago I really enjoyed this beer on draft at the brewpub, but then again, pretty much all beer tastes better on draft at the brewpub.

There is a nice balance of hops here without much sweetness. Overall I like it a lot, but there are others I'd choose over this if the choice were there.

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Photo of Shockmaster88
3.25/5  rDev -21.1%

Photo of LandWorld
5/5  rDev +21.4%

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 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 BeerOps
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of BillyTWilliams
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of Pretzels
3.75/5  rDev -9%

Photo of abcramer
4.25/5  rDev +3.2%

Photo of WesM63
3.56/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a bells tulip

A: Pours a hazy amber yellow with a nice 2finger white head. Minimal head retention with excellent lacing.

S: Some hops (pine/resin), sweet malts and something I can't put my finger on. Kinda funky smelling. Maybe a hint of citrus.

T: Hops up front with a smooth malt middle and a slightly dry finish.

M: Medium body with Medium Carbonation.

O: I was expecting more. This bottle is a ~2months old, I imagine the flavors would be more profound if said bottler were newer. In it's current state, it is still very drinkable.

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Photo of Punkrckr281
5/5  rDev +21.4%

Photo of beereality
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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