Pig War | Hopworks Urban Brewery

Pig WarPig War
BA SCORE
50%
Liked This Beer
3.62 w/ 48 ratings
Pig WarPig War
BEER INFO

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

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Imperial IPA with Wilamette and Cascade hops from San Juan Island estate. 80 IBU

Added by barleywinefiend on 12-02-2010

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
16
Ratings:
48
Liked:
24
Avg:
3.62/5
pDev:
10.5%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
4
Gots:
4
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | High | Low | Top Raters
first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Ratings: 48 |  Reviews: 16
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -10.2%

Photo of dmorgan310
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of mactrail
3.82/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

 495 characters

Photo of GClarkage
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of LiquidAmber
3.83/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

 612 characters

Photo of NickThePyro
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DucksFan16
3.67/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of beertunes
2.94/5  rDev -18.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

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.

 980 characters

Photo of barleywinefiend
3.65/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured a deep golden color with good carbonation and a nice white head

S: Some citrus, dry leafy hops and English malts. Different.

T: Very malt forward but also has a great dose of hops with Citrus and floral notes

M: Nice feel, medium carbonation, some booze

D: Good and easy

 284 characters

Photo of DefenCorps
3.21/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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.

 463 characters

Photo of Rutager
3.85/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

 560 characters

Photo of twelveinches
4/5  rDev +10.5%

Photo of ccrida
3.71/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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.

 585 characters

Photo of DrMindbender
4.19/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of strongaf
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of snaotheus
3.8/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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.

 770 characters

Photo of unclekeith
3.72/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

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

 203 characters

Photo of sharpski
2/5  rDev -44.8%

Photo of harrymel
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of DOCRW
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of woemad
3.62/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle purchased at an Albertson’s in Kennewick, Washington. First beer I’v ever had with the term “estate-grown hops” on it, though I’ve frequently consumed bottles of wine made with estate-grown grapes. For some reason, the label reminds me of the old Space Invaders video game.

Pours a ruddy, orangey color, very hazy. Small, beige colored head.

Big, citrusy and earthy nose. Fairly different-seeming.

Surprisingly sweet tasting. There’s some citrusy hops but there’s a lot of maltiness as well. There’s that same grainy, earthy thing that was going on in the smell, too. I’m not sure what this tastes like, but I wouldn’t expect it in an Imperial/DIPA.

Fairly slick mouthfeel, and somewhat surprising amount of body. Somewhat low carbonation, but not to a crippling degree.

Interesting beer from the folks at HUB. Although I like it, I think one bottle will do me, as it doesn’t seem like a beer for sessioning, either from flavor or abv viewpoints.

 985 characters

Photo of Hopmodium
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

Photo of draheim
3.53/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Clear amber color, 1-finger off-white head.

Aroma is mostly caramel malt and dank floral hops.

Taste is malty, floral, and bitter - all combined. An almost grainy, herbal quality. Fruitiness is strong - apricots, mango, something a little chalky.

Medium bodied, coats the tongue. Alcohol present but not dominant.

Overall not a beer I'd seek out again.

 390 characters

Photo of vkv822
3.75/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours a hazy pale golden with a foamy white head.

Citrusy, floral hops, a solid crackery malt base.

A quite well done IPA.

124 characters

Photo of qcghost
3.5/5  rDev -3.3%

first ← prev | 1-25 | 26-50  | nextlast
Pig War from Hopworks Urban Brewery
Beer rating: 50% out of 100 with 48 ratings
  • About Us

    Founded in Boston in 1996, BeerAdvocate (BA) is your go-to resource for beer powered by an independent community of enthusiasts and professionals dedicated to supporting and promoting better beer.

    Learn More
  • Our Community

    Comprised of consumers and industry professionals, many of whom started as members of this site, our community is one of the oldest, largest, and most respected beer communities online.
  • Our Events

    Since 2003 we've hosted over 60 world-class beer festivals to bring awareness to independent brewers and educate attendees.
  • Our Magazine

    Support uncompromising beer advocacy and award-winning, independent journalism with a print subscription to BeerAdvocate magazine.