Pig War
Hopworks Urban Brewery

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Hopworks Urban Brewery
Oregon, United States
IPA - English
3.59 | pDev: 11.98%
May 06, 2019
Dec 02, 2010
Pig WarPig War
Notes: English Imperial IPA with Wilamette and Cascade hops from San Juan Island estate. 80 IBU
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2.11 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 06, 2019
3.75 by NickThePyro from Washington on Oct 22, 2016
4.5 by johnnyminor from Washington on Jul 13, 2016
3.67 by DucksFan16 from Tennessee on Aug 08, 2015
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3.72/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by unclekeith from Alaska

Canned about 6 weeks ago - served in a Teku

Straw colored with a small white head. A bit cloudy. Citrus on the nose. Citrus, not too bitter, some sweetness. Alcohol is well hidden. Approachable IPA

Aug 02, 2015
4.19 by DrMindbender from South Carolina on Jul 31, 2015
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3.63/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by muldersha from New York

Had from a 22oz bomber purchased in Portland, OR. Label has quite a bit of info on it. Made from certified organic barley and organic hops from San Juan Island. 14 degrees, 60 IBUs, and 6.0% ABV

Pours a lightly hazy straw/golden color with an ample white head, solid retention, and nice lacing.

Aromas of candied grapefruit, orange zest, fresh-cut grass, pine, spice, and white flowers.

Medium-bodied and very lithe on the palate. Fresh and racy with plenty of carbonation. Has a nice wheaty acidity, but a very crisp and dry finish of cracked white pepper, orange peel, birch, and paper.

Jul 28, 2015
3.75 by BakaGaijin from Canada (ON) on Jul 17, 2015
3.76 by NWHopinator from Oregon on Jul 14, 2015
3.17 by Kontraband from Washington on Jul 13, 2015
4.2 by Hatchetman823 from Oregon on Feb 07, 2015
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3.75/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by vkv822 from Oregon

Pours a hazy pale golden with a foamy white head.

Citrusy, floral hops, a solid crackery malt base.

A quite well done IPA.

Dec 06, 2014
3.5 by smekermann from Canada (BC) on Nov 30, 2014
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3.21/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25
by DefenCorps from Oregon

AUG 29, 2014
On tap at Hopworks last night. A hazy light orange with a dense, white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is blah. Chalky grapefruit hops, a pronounced wheat and grain aroma with minimal sweetness, some bread. Hip character is mild on both nose and palate with mild citrus, some orange juice, a moderate wheat malt character and some bread. Drying but with a dextrinous fullness on the finish, this beer is decent. Meh.

Oct 26, 2014
3.5 by qcghost from North Carolina on Sep 25, 2014
2 by sharpski from Oregon on Sep 05, 2014
3.75 by PretzelCity from California on Jul 14, 2014
3.5 by GClarkage from California on Jul 07, 2014
3.5 by tjcamm from Oregon on Jun 02, 2014
3.75 by DOCRW from Washington on May 07, 2014
4 by TaborTime from Oregon on Jan 10, 2014
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3.84/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
by kemoarps from Washington

A frosty looking ruddy amber. Cloudy, except at the edges where it thins out a bit. Frothy cream head. Good retention, solid lacing.

The nose starts vinous and sweet. Very green. Bright with a belgian yeasty fruitiness

A good bit of juicy hoppiness finishes with a fruity skylight finish. The texture and body of the wheat become apparent

I love me the Pig War and memories of Cattle Point from HS, and this is an enjoyable IPA, but I wouldn't... start... a war... over it (nice)?

Jan 09, 2014
3.75 by Taphouse_Traveler from Florida on Nov 02, 2013
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3.82/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
by mactrail from Washington

Clear golden color with a modest head. Foams up nicely with every pour. Light body with a pleasant spritzy mouthfeel. Light and lemony with a tangy, malty background. Some sweet malt and the sharp hoppy oils. Warm and fragrant taste with a hint of fruit and the slightest vegetal dankness. Bitterness is more of an afterthought, so it's not the typical hop blast. A very drinkable and friendly IPA.

Brewer rates this at 60 IBUs. From the 16 oz can bought at Market of Choice on 29th in Eugene.

Sep 26, 2013
4 by Asics from Washington on Sep 22, 2013
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3.8/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by snaotheus from Washington

22oz bottle poured into a large snifter. Bottle code is 146 01 0651, near as I can tell. Label is different than pictured (currently, picture is blue, this is primarily green and yellow). Also, ABV according to label is different than listed on this beer (6% on label, 8% according to BA). Label says it's supposed to be a White IPA, which I understand is a semi-made-up style.

Pours pretty clear, golden with a bit of an amber tinge, smallish pale head that seems like it'll leave some cool lacing (based on the clumping along the glass). Small amount of fine carbonation. Smell is flower, mild, citrusy, a little grass.

Taste is a bit piny, a hint of banana, citrus bitter. A little grassy sweetness.

Mouthfeel is light and airy and nice. Overall, pretty good beer.

Sep 12, 2013
3.75 by jds16 from Ohio on Sep 03, 2013
3.25 by moonknight31 from California on Aug 23, 2013
3.5 by Hopmodium from Washington on Aug 04, 2013
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3.71/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
by ccrida from Oregon

Bomber poured into my Bier Stein snifter, Pig War is clear gold with an off-white head leaving light foamy lace.

Smell is candied citrus hops, orange marmalade, moderate, some resins.

Taste is fine, it's a decent if generic PDX IPA. The wheat, ehh, I guess it's there, it's clean and bright, some fresh cereals, but this is an IPA, and the flavor forward, low bitter citrus hop bill is the star.

Mouthfeel is very foamy, soft, light bodied.

Drinkability is fine, it's an easy drinking IPA but unremarkable. Overpriced, I doubt the cheaper wheat would make a difference in taste.

Jul 26, 2013
3.25 by 510a from Washington on Jun 15, 2013
3.75 by harrymel from Washington on Jun 13, 2013
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2.94/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3
by BBThunderbolt from Kiribati

Evil 22oz bottle format poured into 9oz pilsener glass. What's up with the weird hamster on the label? How come a Washington brewery didn't jump on this idea. Perhaps the old San Juan Brewing did. The beer was a hazy/lightly cloudy yellow with about 1/4 inch of white head that had very low retention and lace.

The aroma was pretty nice, mostly floral hop forward, on top of some light grains and with a hint of citrusy hops at the back. The flavors were pretty similar, and somewhat disappointing. Very light-to almost no malts, the hop tastes were all kind of blurred together, nothing really distinctive. The hops did linger on the back end though, so there's that.

The body was far thinner than I like in the style, there was bit of sticky sweetness that lingered longer than was enjoyable. Drinkability was OK, I thought a 22 was more than I wanted, 12oz would been enough. Overall, OK but, not really worth a lot of trouble to get. If you see it on tap, it's worth a shot.

Feb 20, 2013
3.75 by bluckbeyes from Oregon on Feb 13, 2013
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3.85/5  rDev +7.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75
by Rutager from Canada (BC)

Appearance. Pours a very hazy honey-amber with a thin white head.

Smell. Floral, slightly earthy hops and citrus fruits with some toasty light grains and a tough of caramel.

Taste. Dry, earthy, and lightly herbal hops with a little citrus rind and some toasty light malts. Not much sweetness here. I wasn't sure how "English" this was going to be going by the smell, but I get it now.

Mouthfeel. Medium body with smooth, medium carboantion.

Overall. A nice dry IPA with some interesting english style hops and a touch of citrus that gives it a little zip.

Jan 14, 2013
3.75 by wembly13 from West Virginia on Jan 09, 2013
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3.83/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
by LiquidAmber from Washington

Poured into a Seattle Beer Week pint glass. Pours a hazy, light golden amber with a half finger white head with good retention and lacing. Aroma of citrus, light pineapple and sweet malt. Flavor is bright citrus hops and citrus rind, mild sweet malt, finishing with citrus and pine hops, slightly floral. Medium bodied. A nice neutral malt body that is supportive, but allows the hops to shine through. Not a hop forward, intense IPA, but one that presents the hops distinctly on the tongue. I really liked this. Note that this bottle clearly states 6%, not 8%, so perhaps the ABV has been changed for this year.

Dec 15, 2012
3.25 by t0rin0 from California on Oct 14, 2012
3.5 by Rathakem from Oregon on Aug 08, 2012
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