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Rise Up Red | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good
62 Reviews
Rise Up RedRise Up Red
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States
hopworksbeer.com

Style: American Amber / Red Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Summer

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by RedDiamond on 07-12-2009

BEER STATS
Reviews:
62
Ratings:
150
Avg:
3.92
pDev:
14.29%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
13
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 62 | Ratings: 150
Photo of Fatehunter
2.98/5  rDev -24%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A - Poured into a snifter. Copper color, almost transparent held up to the light with a half inch of white head.

S - Smells like a handfull of hops. Sharp citrus with malty notes.

T - Initial watery taste, then the hops kicking in some bitterness and a slight malty sweetness. There does not seem to be any complexity, pretty one-sided and unbalanced by the bitter.

M - Crisp and bubbly. Light body and quick finish.

D - Not really excited about this beer. The nose and appearance were really good, but the taste was a let down. Not a great drink, but not bad either.

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Photo of Moose90
3.01/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

A - Bright red, nice lacing. High expectations.

S - Malt bomb, sweet, no hops whatsoever

T - Amber ale, rich and malty, NO hop flavor

M - Light, bitter hoppy dryness

O - Not what it was chalked up to be.

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Photo of hopsbreath
3.19/5  rDev -18.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 4

Bomber split between two pint glasses for my wife and I to enjoy. It seemed like a solid bet at $4.50 a bottle. This is my first beer from HUB.

The pour yielded about three fingers of lite beige head seated atop a clear strawberry colored body with yellow-orange edges. Some spotty lacing is visible.

The smell is very promising. Nice aromas of pineapple and biscuit is evident.

The taste is not great. Lots of generic bitter and some lemon dominate. Some burnt caramel is apparent. Its a little bland and watery.

Mouthfeel could be better. Its a little thin with low carbonation.

Drinkability is easy. Its easy, because its thin an boring. I wish it was a little more complex with a bigger body. I wanted to like this one, but didn't and won't try again. I prefer Ninkasi Believer for my red ale fix.

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Photo of froghop
3.33/5  rDev -15.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

pours a clear copper with a medium size dirty white head, and good lacing.

smell is of light grapefruit, organic funk, perfume, malt, hops, and some spice.

taste is of grapefruit, spice, caramel, malt, a touch of pine, some lemon, and a little sweetness in back, ends bitter with an organic aftertaste.

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Photo of stevoj
3.46/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Dark copper pour with average head, but more than average lacing. Light malt, toffee aroma. Not the hoppiness you would expect from a pale ale. Taste is more malt, some caramel, mildly sweet, but not hoppy at all. Very close to an amber or brown ale.

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Photo of Reidrover
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bomber from Capital Market Salem Dark amber. almost brown ale body, with a large frothy,bubbly tan head. Very hoppy aromas..mainlly resiny/piney Taste?..all hop all the time very bitter even for an APA..some berry fruitiness near the end. Ok on the palate nothing special though. Overall a very hoppy APA..probably an IPA in reality

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Photo of dgilks
3.53/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Clear copper colour with a smooth, off-white head. Fair head retention. Good lacing.

A bit of sweet malt with some mild resinous hop aroma. A little fruity.

Crisp piney hops with a small dose of caramel malts. Fine if unexceptional.

Medium body with moderate carbonation. Fine.

A decent red ale that fails to do anything spectacular. It's still very nice to drink.

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Photo of HopHead84
3.58/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

5/1/2012

A: Reddish orange with a finger of beige froth. Nice head retention and some scattered lacing.

S: Strong caramel presence in the nose with lots of earth. Bready malt blends with grapefruit and a little pine.

T: Sweet bready malt with caramel. Very smooth and lightly metallic. There's a low earthy bitterness with restrained pine and grapefruit.

M: Medium body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is creamy and sticky.

Overall: A pretty good Red, though maltier than I prefer.

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Photo of Hop_hound77
3.69/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Very smooth with great two finger fluffy white head that stuck around for the whole point. Good balance between red ale and hop through the clouds bitterness. This beer does not disappoint.

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Photo of GarrettMD
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Pours a dark red clear color with half a finger off white head that thins to a layer of bubbles relatively quickly.

S - Very nice roasted malt aroma, good piney hop smell to compliment.

T - Roasted malts are the majority of the taste with the pine hops showing up less than in the aroma. Not too complicated of a taste, but that's what HUB sticks to.

M - Medium bodied with good amount of carbonation. Finish is dry and bitter with a nice nutty taste.

D - Very drinkable, nothing too complex, very well balanced. Good representation of the style.

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Photo of beertunes
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Shared a 22 with a couple of friends. Poured into 10oz glass. Poured a nice, semi cloudy reddish-amber with a half inch of slightly off-white head that had good retention and lacing.

The aroma was nicely malty with a strong hop presence. The flavor was a bit of malt and a mostly hop profile. Pretty much this is a red IPA with a bit more body.

The body was a bit thinner than I prefer for the style listed, but still OK. Drinkability was very good, if this were on tap near me I'd certainly have it as a regular. Overall, a very nice brew, worth seeking out.

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Photo of StJamesGate
3.74/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pale amber with a web of tan froth.
Floral and waxy lemon Cascade nose with some sour caramel.
Salted toffee, a big whack of crystal malt, and then pine sap, orange rind, and nectar hops.
Caramel comeback and bitter linger.
Light, slightly clingy, metallic.

A bit thin, the hops barely hold up, and it’s too strong to session. Still, I do believe the 60 IBUs, and it’s flavorful enough to hold your interest if you do stick with it. Works as a substitute for dull IPAs.

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Photo of wagenvolks
3.75/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber shared with bgthang and others. Thanks to sdawson for the trade!

HUB Rise Up sports a classy burnt-copper hue beneath a big head of fluffy, light tan foam. Great retention and lacing. Having followed a fresh Pliny the Elder, I was surprised by how good the aroma was--the HUB even smelled hoppier, with fresh notes of a just-opened bag of hops for homebrewing. Speaking of, the background has a wort sweetness about it with an earthy caramel presence.

The flavor maintained the aroma's promise of homebrew...in all honesty it tasted like a halfway fermented batch of highly-hopped wort. Lots of sweet, sugary amber malts with raw hop cones. Mouthfeel was thin and a tad low on carbonation; not much bitterness or lasting flavor to keep the palate entertained :/ Overall, not a bad Red Ale as it definitely got the job done, but Rise Up Red was a bit too sweet for the style.

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Photo of LiquidAmber
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a medium to dark coppery amber with the appropriate red tint; fine one finger off-white head with great retention a lots of lacing. Aroma of biscuit, slightly bready malt, citrus and light pine hops, light spicy fruits. Flavor is nice biscuit and bready malt, light citrus and pine hops, citrus juice, grapefruit. Finishes with grapefruit and grassy hops. Medium bodied with decent carbonation in the mouth feel. A nicely balanced, fruit juicy red ale that is not that hop forward, but has a nice lingering citrus hop finish. Slightly sweet and a bit citrus forward, but well done.

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Photo of superspak
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22 ounce bottle into pint glass, no bottle dating. Pours fairly hazy reddish orange color with a nice 2 finger dense cream colored head with great retention, that reduces to a nice thick cap that lingers. Some good foamy lacing clings to the glass. Aromas of grapefruit, caramel, orange, toast, pine, herbal, floral, and earthiness. Pretty nice aromas with good strength and balance; quite a bit of sweetness, a little bit stale feeling. Taste of grapefruit, caramel, toast, biscuit, pine, floral, orange, and herbal spiciness. Good amount of spicy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, caramel, pine, toast, bread, and herbal spiciness on the finish for a good bit. Nice balance of sweetness/bitterness; with a good overall balance and complexity of flavors. Medium carbonation and body; with a fairly creamy and crisp mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a very good red ale. Nice hoppy flavor with good malt balance; very smooth to drink. Nicely enjoyable offering. Questioning the age of this though.

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Photo of jera1350
3.78/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber color from a can. Thick cap of foam that reduces down to a ring with some lacing.

The nose is on the lighter side and tends to be a bit more malty than hoppy. There is a nice little pine hop presence in there.

Malty, a little caramel, mild bitterness, pine needle, earthy and a little bit of toast and nuts. More of the pine in the finish.

Very soft and smooth feel. Drier finishing.

Good beer overall. Nice drinking red with a little boost in the hop department. I like that it's organic and convenient in a can.

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Photo of BeerAdvocate
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

From BeerAdvocate magazine Issue #66 (July 2012):

LOOK: Hazed reddish copper, great lacing

SMELL: Toasted bread, citrus rind, mint, hay, caramel, spice, figs, yeast

TASTE: Very smooth, creamy, toasted bread, hop bitterness, buckwheat honey, earthy, orange rind, nutmeg, evergreen, faint alcohol warmth, dried plums, peppery, grainy, semi-bitter finish

An all-around solid and very well-balanced American Red Ale with that PNW trademark lien to hops. Organic as well, which seems to be no longer a trend but perhaps a life-choice for some. Thankfully for them, they have beers like this. Great job on this one!

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Photo of MaltsOfGlory
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a barely one finger in length head into a standard pint glass. The head is maybe just a hair off white and has a lot of big bubbles, but it does look a little creamy underneath those bubbles. Head retention is decent, there wasn't much head to start out with, but what was there hasn't gone away yet. We'll see about lacing, I can't tell right now. The body is a pretty standard, but very nice, dark red color. The body is dark enough that I really can't see much at all on the other side of this beer, it looks maybe a tiny bit cloudy, but mostly it's just dark. Carbonation looks pretty low, but we'll see on the taste. Overall it's a good looking beer, the body is nice and the head is still hanging in there, we will see how the lacing goes, but I'm really liking the look of this beer. When I first cracked open the bottle the hops really hit me hard in the nose. Now that I have poured the beer into a glass the hops have died down, but they are still more present than in some amber ales. With the amber ale style in mind, and considering that so many breweries don't put enough hops in amber ales, this is a step up from the norm, even though I think this amount of hops should be the norm. Malts are pretty well balanced with the hops, now that it's in a glass there isn't really one dominating aroma. There is for sure a roasty smell, which I'm not sure if I will like or not. I'm fine with dark roasted malts in stouts and porters, but lighter roasted malts in an amber ale really aren't my thing, but it's very possible that my nose is just deceiving me. Finally I also get a slight fruity smell and a decent sweet smell. Overall it's a very nice smell, mainly just because of the balance and the fact that they didn't skimp out on the hops. Well that is a very interesting taste. First off the hops are waaaayyy less present than I thought they would be, which is a bummer. secondly the malts are more present than the hops, but they aren't overpowering, which is good. This beer would be perfectly balanced if they just put in a little more hops, because the malt per portion is perfect. There is for sure a sweetness and perhaps some darker and/or lighter fruit on the taste. The only thing that I don't like about the taste, other than the unfortunate hop per portions, is a weird taste that I really can't identify. It doesn't really taste like anything, I doubt it's something special they used, but rather just the way they made the beer. It just tastes a little funky. I always think of bugs when a beer tastes funky, maybe just because the only because that have ever tasted funky also tasted like bugs, or because that's just where my mind immediately goes, I dunno. I'm not suggesting they put bugs in here, like I said, it tastes like it's just how they brewed it. It's really a tiny flavor in the beer and it's hardly noticeable, it's really just in the background, but it's for sure bringing the beer down, at least a little bit. Maybe it's just the hops, and the fact that they aren't the most present flavor, I don't know, I'm really over thinking it. Bottom line is that it tastes good, but I want a little more hops and I want this weird taste gone. Now that I drink more it's actually starting to taste like flowers...ahhhh, I'm so lost with this beer. ANYWAYS, mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is pretty good, the body is big enough for the style, maybe a tad bit watery, but overall big enough. The carbonation is pretty damn low, but that's not the end of the world. Slight bitter finish as well. Overall a good mouthfeel. Drinkability isn't bad, it's pretty light and it tastes pretty good, no real complaints there. Overall this is a good beer and quite frankly it's very unique, there are some things that bother me, but overall it's really good and it's got a lot of solid qualities.

The lacing did end up following me pretty far to the bottom of the glass, it started out amazing and then got patchy, either way it's a great appearance. I'm struggling between a 4 and 4.5, it's not a 5 for sure because the head wasn't big enough to start out with. I'll give it a 4.5, because it was a pretty damn solid appearance overall. Now that I drink this beer more and more that funky taste is turning into a good taste, like flowers or vanilla or something, it's very smooth. This beer is just really all over the place, I was considering changing the taste to a 4 because the bad taste had gone, but now the beer has really flattened out and is just bouncing from one good thing to another bad thing, I'm gonna keep everything the way it is and call it a night.

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Photo of peacebone116
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a bomber (that I picked up in Bend, OR over 7/4/11 weekend) into a tulip glass.

A: Deep opaque copper with two-fingers of egg-shell white head that slowly recedes to leave excellent lace.

N: Weak notes of caramel and citrus.

T/M: Bitter and toffee. Not a particularly intense beer, but then again this is NOT an imperial-style beer. There are good notes of citrus and pine balanced by a favorable, undefined sweetness. The beer features a medium body that hints that this should be a bit more intense.

Overall, an excellent American Red Ale. I really did enjoy this and felt that it was a nice change of pace from the NW ale. Also worth noting, this is one of the better hop-forward organic beers I have ever had.

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Photo of BdubleEdubleRUN
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, thanks Chad.
Pours a hazy amber color with a red orange hugh at the edges a creamy head that fades to a ring. The nose on this beer is a bit faint but what does come forward is citrus hops, caramel, malts and a certain sweetness. The tast has a hoppy bitterness up front, mainly citrus flavors from them followed by a slight sweet caramel from the malts, prett pleasant balance. The mouthfeel is a little thin for my taste, it is well carbed. I wouldn't trun this beer down.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.83/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought 16oz can from Don Quiojte. Cloudy ambder color, slight bitter aftertaste, hoppy smell, thick mouthfeel, creamy taste with hints of chocolate at first but then the hops taste comes out, overall a good beer.

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Photo of LampertLand
3.85/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Hopworks Urban Brewing 'Rise Up RED' a NW Red Ale @ 5.8% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $9

A-pour is a dark amber with a good size off white head leaving a patchy lace along the stein

S-Cascade & Centennial hops

T-crisp & smooth tasting , with just a hint of bitterness at the end

MF-good carbonation , medium body

Ov-ok/good beer , bit pricey for a bomber

prost LampertLand

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Photo of Lingenbrau
3.87/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Beautiful color, lacks faintly on the aroma and flavor. I like a little more caramel maltiness in my reds but that is just personal. Overall, a great IRA. Cheers!

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Photo of ElGordo
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked up a corny keg for the home system at the brewery. Pours a pretty orange-amber color with a couple of fingers of creamy off-white head that leaves a nice coating of lace on the glass. Aroma is big on caramel malt and a big dose of fruity hops, with notes if grapefruit and a touch of wood.
Palate is a nice balance between caramel malt and assertive, piney hops. Notes of oak, grapefruit, and mild pepper come through before the fairly dry, slightly chalky finish. Body is full and rather creamy, which is great for the flavors involved here. A solid, NW-style red ale for sure.

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Photo of dbossman
3.88/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Reddish copper hue with a big one-inch head; decent lacing

S: Slightly subdued but the hops do eventually come out: tea leaves, lemon, some grapefruit; there's a touch of a bready malty undertone; I just wish the aromas were a bit more pronounced

T: More pronounced flavors than aromas: hop bitterness with plenty of citrus and tea leaves; balanced by a bready malt backbone; really refreshing

F: Medium body and a touch sticky

O: I like this beer a lot; bready and hoppy and refreshing; my first beer from HUB and I will definitely be back

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Rise Up Red from Hopworks Urban Brewery
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