Worthy Imperial IPA | Worthy Brewing Co.

Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA
BA SCORE
48.8%
Liked This Beer
3.7 w/ 80 ratings
Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States
worthybrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by artoolemomo on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#27,239
Reviews:
22
Ratings:
80
Liked:
39
Avg:
3.7/5
pDev:
10.27%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
21
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 80 |  Reviews: 22
Photo of Sawtoothslayer
5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of ibryce
4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

Photo of matto4444
4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

Photo of Goliveidaho
4.35/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I first had this beer at the Worthy brewery, in Bend summer 2013. It's smoothness amazed me. 8 hop varieties blended perfectly. It pours bright, illuminates the table, head is coconut white, lacing fragile. Carbonation lively, it almost purrs as it reaches the head. Taste is lite citrus, pineapple flows to the front, no bite, no bitter. I can't find the 8.5 ALC near the surface, it must hide at the bottom of the glass. Great beer, very enjoyable, melts into a smile after each swallow. Cheers!

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Photo of bisonfort
4.34/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pretty good IPA. Had bottle in Bend.

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Photo of ucsbmullet
4.28/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Aerol
4.26/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of chossboss
4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

Photo of AdamSnodgrass
4.12/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 22, nice head, decent lacing. Smell is fruity and inviting. But the 8 hop varieties must be of all pine and citrus notes with perhaps one of mango. The balance of honey malt and a tad bit of caramel along with the hop schedule make for a very bright and surprising first pull. For me the bittering is perfect and yet another great beer from Bend Oregon.

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Photo of Brad007
4.09/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright golden blonde color with a decent, frothy head into my glass. As pale as it can possibly be.

The use of 8 different hop varieties makes for a difficult analysis of the aroma profile. It has the new school citrus mated to old school pine. But, it's also spicy and balanced.

It's citruspineexplodusfragilicus. I can't think of any other way to describe it. A rogue's gallery of hops.

Biscuity texture comes through in the finish with a dogpile of citrus, pine, spice and so forth.

This would make an excellent introduction to the style. It takes the elements of the more popular IPAs and crams them into one bad mother.

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Photo of gandres
4.02/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle from Costco Salem- 22 ounce poured to tulip glass
Sight:Very good, very light amber/pale liquid., very hazy, medium off white foam
Smell: Very good, fragrant, hoppy
Taste: Very good, high bitterness, some sweetness
Mouthfeel: Very good, lively carbonation, long bitter follow through, good finish, bitter aftertaste stays in the palate very long
Overall: Very good beer, excellent for the price
repeat: yes
look for: no"

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Photo of Booner818
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of Derek
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JMScowcroft
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of brbrocc
4/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigJYoungblood
4/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of snaotheus
3.92/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into a large mug. 41 F. Bottle code is 0833 A2 1506, whatever that means. I hope it doesn't mean March of last year.

Pours slightly coppery golden, with a head that elicited the word "cuddly" from my imagination: medium-large, fluffy, creamy, silky. Lots of carbonation. Clear. It looks nice. Head retention is midrange, fades to halfway quickly and then slowly from there. Smell is Quite hoppy, some honeysuckle and lots of generic flower, citrus blossoms and citrus rind.

Taste is orangey -- not just citrus, specifically orange. I'm a little on the fence about whether this is good or not, but I'm enjoying it right now. Plenty of zest bitterness, lots of flower sweetness.

Mouthfeel is dry, light, nice. Overall, this is good. I like it.

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Photo of Spikester
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear deep gold with two fingers of long lasting cream colored head. Plenty of lace.
Smell is crushed wild strawberries. Some bready malt as well.
Taste is hop oil resins with tangerine and mango. Plenty of sweet bready malts to smooth out the hop bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium to full with plenty of carbonation. It has a long lasting resinous semi dry bitter finish. Overall I really liked this beer. I think it was quite fresh as it is fairly new to the store. It was a decent buy also from a convenience store. It cost about $4.69 for the bomber. I did note the alcohol slightly in the taste. It wasn't off putting but it was my first beer today so a 8.5% abv is noticed. I have been tasting this for about 15 minutes and it still has a cap of head and leaving an almost solid sheet of lace. I would definitely buy this again and hope to find it in the canned version.

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Photo of BoldRulerVT
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%

Poured from the 22 oz bomber into a tulip.
Pour clear medium amber with an inch of tiny bubbly head.
Smells malty and hoppy. Good balance.
Taste is classic west coast IPA. Malts and hops are balanced. Not overly hoppy. Not overly bitter.
Mouthfeel was excellent.
For a west coast IPA, I thought it was quite good.

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Photo of cambabeer
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nice off white head, golden body with some deep browns and even a hint of red in there. Nice, but not surprising in any regard, smell. Standard hops with a little malt in the background, fresh and citrusy and a little sweet. Nice taste, smooth and creamy with a little spice to it. The hop taste is actually really nice and balanced, almost silky. Not enough carbonation, medium body. Over all a good beer but not groundbreaking.

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Photo of Kenmac19
3.89/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of riderwbd
3.87/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of PicoPapa
3.83/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle. Pours a semi translucent amber color with a half inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is grapefruit, sweet citrus and some toasted malts. The taste is light citrus and tropical fruit notes with a fair amount of toasted malts. Grapefruit and mango towards the end. Pine hop notes. Good malt backbone and pretty balanced. Somewhat boozey. A bit oily and medium bodied. Overall, pretty good Imperial.

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Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Nicely hopped ale, piney hops cover the high ABV%. Deep golden color with small creamy head. Aroma is pine and citrus, taste is soft and malty, with hops on the finish. Well done all around.

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Photo of krdhawk
3.79/5  rDev +2.4%

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Worthy Imperial IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 48.8% out of 100 with 80 ratings
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