Ace Of Spades | Hopworks Urban Brewery

Ace Of SpadesAce Of Spades
BA SCORE
91.4%
Liked This Beer
4.2 w/ 291 ratings
Ace Of SpadesAce Of Spades
BEER INFO

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

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.20%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Docer on 08-26-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#1,497
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
291
Liked:
266
Avg:
4.2/5
pDev:
9.29%
Alströms:
4.5
 
 
Wants:
79
Gots:
28
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 291 |  Reviews: 93
Photo of mactrail
3.94/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Slightly hazed golden amber color, with plenty of foam in the Stella Artois goblet. Really interesting aroma of passion fruit mixed with the smell of a grapefruit being peeled. Hot and oily mouthfeel. I can feel it on my lips.

Grapefruit aromatics (it's hard to improve on the Bros. concise review of this). Quite dry finish and hot with alcohol; it reminds me of a very dry sherry on the tongue. This is different from the southern California tropical fruit bomb DIPAs. But it's just as sippable. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Chuck's 85th St. Market in Seattle for $7.59.

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Photo of billab914
3.95/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into my Southern Tier tulip glass. It poured a hazy, darker amber color with a thin off-white head clinging to the edges of the glass.

The aroma has a very pleasant, juicy, fruity hoppiness to it. I get a good dose of grapefruit with a little bit of a pineapple and peach fruitiness to it. A sweeter, malty base compliments the hoppiness nicely.

The taste shows a lot of bitter grapefruit and citrus rind flavors to it. I get a little bit of a fruity, pineapple and mango like flavor to it as well. The malty base again provides some nice complimenting sweetness to it.

The mouthfeel is on the heavier side for the style with carbonation being a little below average. Overall I thought it was a pretty nice beer. It had some nice hoppiness to it that I really enjoyed.

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Photo of vkv822
3.99/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into snifter.

The appearance is a clear amber with slight copper hues and a nice foamy off-white head.
The aroma is a delicious mix of fruity citrus, resiny pine and floral hops. The flavor is similar to the nose, though a nice bit of malt sneaks into the beginning, but is soon taken over by strong hop notes. There is a decent amount of alcohol presence, but does not become over-powering. The mouthfeel is oily and medium bodied with a very nice amount of carbonation. This is a very drinkable DIPA, though it does seem a bit stronger than 9% alcohol.

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Photo of Marius
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at a tasting. Clean golden pale pour with a small white head. Smells of honey, grapefruit and tropical fruits. Crisp and refreshing, with taste notes that include grapefruit, pine and some tropical fruits.

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Photo of virinow
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of kevwcamp
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of WaydeRafnel
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Slightly hazy orange color with off-white head. Aroma is slightly dank and resiny, west coast style. Taste starts hoppy and bitter up-front, earthy, piney with grapefruit on the finish. Medium body and carbonation. Well made, classic west coast style DIPA.

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Photo of Eighty
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of Rand_ale_Thor
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BrewtalHonesty
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of bluckbeyes
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of 510a
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of ScottJWing
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of oregone
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of superspak
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, no bottle dating. Pours moderately hazy deep orange copper color with a 1 finger dense cream colored head with good retention, that reduces to a small cap that lingers. Spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of mango, pineapple, peach, tangerine, grapefruit, orange peel, floral, grass, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Very nice aromas with good complexity of hop notes with a balanced malt profile; and good strength. Taste of mango, pineapple, orange peel, tangerine, grapefruit, peach, floral, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness. Light pine bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of citrus, tropical fruit, floral, light pine, caramel, candi sugar, and floral earthiness on the finish for a good bit. Very nice complexity of hop flavors; with a well balanced malt backbone and zero cloying sweetness after the finish. Light-medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a slick and lightly sticky mouthfeel that is good. Alcohol is very well hidden with only a slight warming noticed after the finish. Overall this is a damn nice DIPA style. All around good balance and complexity of hop and malt flavors; and very smooth to sip on for the ABV. A very enjoyable offering.

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Photo of argyle324
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of artoolemomo
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of BarrytheBear
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle generously shared by El Douchous, or as we call him around here, Duane.

Pours a slightly cloudy medium orange with slight retention and some stick.

Smells of caramelized apples

Tastes much the same with a lingering bitter rind finish along with smack of blood orange. Malts serve as a healthy support system by propping up the firm fruits.

Carbonation on the low end with a medium bodies feel makes this drink a bit syrupy

Overall, a pretty good double

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Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of atsir
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Photo of SRossman
4/5  rDev -4.8%

Ace Of Spades from Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer rating: 91.4% out of 100 with 291 ratings
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