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Ace Of Spades | Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by Docer on 08-26-2009

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

L: Deep, clear gold with a thin white head and good lacing. Very little carbonation streaming from the bottom.

A: Pungent hop aromatics of pine resin and tropical fruit with pear, grapefruit and tobacco complexities. The malt is noticeable in the form of a clean toasted biscuit character, and the alcohol is noticeable as well adding a sweetness that enhances the tropical fruit notes (amarillo).

T/M: Firm bitterness upfront, very smooth, that moves into fresh hop flavors of tropical fruit, pear, pine and earthy tobacco, and a nice biscuit and nut malt backing. The body is moderately full and the finish lingers with a tinge of sweetness the pulls the tropical flavors through to the end. Very little palate wear for such a strong DIPA.

Overall, a fantastic Imperial IPA that is as balanced and drinker friendly as you will ever find. Hopworks has found perfect harmony between malt and hop, if I were to choose a DIPA that would be the best to introduce to a first time drinker, this would be the one. It pulls off a fantastic balance between bitterness, hops, and malt that would likely be enjoyable to even those unfamiliar with hops. I will always pick up a few bombers if given the chance.

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S: Citrusy and floral hoppy aromas with caramel malt notes.
T: Beautifully balanced malt backbone and crisp hop bitterness & finish.
M: Balanced body with crisp back end.
O: A great big DIPA.

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Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer rating: 4.2 out of 5 with 293 ratings
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