Worthy Imperial IPA | Worthy Brewing Co.

Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA
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Worthy Imperial IPAWorthy Imperial IPA

Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by artoolemomo on 10-27-2013

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Photo of TrueOregonian
2.81/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 2 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.75

Not a whole lot of flavor on this ipa followed by a boozy bitter taste. Simply doesn't cut it for a imperial ipa

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Photo of ccrida
2.82/5  rDev -23.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Bomber poured in into a nonic, appearance is gold with a white head that leaves scattered lace. I like a blonde IPA.

Smell is resinous, some sweet citrus, a little pine, some bubblegum. Definitely has some of the hop complexity expected by the label's boast of 7 hop varieties. A little skunky, and yeastiness to round it out. Not as robust as their regular IPA, which is disappointing.

Taste is similar, in that it's lacking the big hop punch of their regular IPA, rather then bringing more. There's a sharp bite to the alcohol. It's a little sweet. Moderate bitterness. Not bad, but disappointing, it's rough.

Mouthfeel is oily, hops there for sure, it's also light bodied and dry.

Drinkability is ok, in that I could slurp it down due to the lighter body. But I really don't want too. This is poorly executed, it's just too hot and lacking hop intensity.

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Photo of BIll_Currie
3/5  rDev -18.9%

Photo of chinchill
3.03/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

On tap in Sisters Oregon.
The body is deep amber; good clarity with a very good white head.
Piney-hoppy aroma.
Medium body with medium carbonation.
Moderately bitter; more in the aftertaste. Too bitter overall.

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Photo of muldersha
3.05/5  rDev -17.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

From a 22oz brown glass bottle purchased in Portland, OR

Pours a murky orange/copper brown color with an effusive creamy white head that dissipates slowly to a fine white lacing.

Super malty aromas of pine resin, raisin bran, orange peel, and fresh baked goods.

Thick and viscous on the palate with plenty of fruit, malt, and grain flavors that give way to a bitter hop finish. It has a relatively long finish with notes of burnt orange, pine stone fruit, and bbq'd lizard skin.

One of the weakest brews I have had from what is almost always a superb brewery. Not interesting to be frank.

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Photo of RickyBfromCT
3.1/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of beertunes
3.17/5  rDev -14.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Served in Nonic. Poured a clean, clear medium honey-gold color, with just the thinnest cap of white head that had no retention and very light lacing.

Some nice pine notes float up the nostrils, along with some very light citrus, and a just noticeable malt scent. On the tongue, the beer has a bit more life, with the pine being brighter and the citrus sharper. The light malt aspect still seemed too underutilized to me, and I think the flavors suffered for it.

The body was too light to be solid, and too thick to be crisp, sort of a Mouthfeel Purgatory if you will. Drinkability was decent, I liked the beer well enough, but wasn't left really needing a second pour. Overall, a solid brew, and one worth a shot, but don't expect it to make your Best of Show list.

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Photo of switzer
3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

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3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

Photo of gefinley
3.31/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of enznevr
3.36/5  rDev -9.2%

Photo of Reidrover
3.43/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber from Fred Meyer in North Salem. $4.99 Pours a clear darker golden colour with a good sized creamy,thick white head. The aroma is seriously AWOL on this bottle some resiny/floral hops and a slight smell of raw alcohol. not great to be honest. The taste is well balanced ( too well for IIPA)..the hops are definitely there but are almost sweet and compliment the substantial malts. Its nice but for SEVEN varieties of hop this is strangely a malty beer.( im judging out of style because i do like the flavor). Mouth feel is OK i suppose but it does get a trifle sticky in the end..and despite the nose the alcohol is hidden! I liked the beer but a poor rendition of an Imperial IPA.

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Photo of artoolemomo
3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance- Pours up a finger's worth of head which seems to have good retention. The head is a pure cotton white while the body is a pale to medium amber which appears as golden straw to pale amber in the light. Only a few spots of lacing are left behind.

Nose- Not quite as overpowering as you would expect from an IIPA. Lacks a lot of presence. The most dominant aroma I sense is caramel, followed by some honey. They are some citrus notes (orange, lemon, and grapefruit) followed by a very slight tropical note. Does have good balance and integration, though. Swirling shows some mustiness and armpit which definitely bumps this up a notch.

Taste- Starts off with hints of caramel while indefinite hop notes start to approach. Some citrus (orange, lemon, and grapefruit) followed by notes of matchstick, pine, and resin. Right now, this beer has me asking: is this all you have to offer? I like the balance and approachability but even a sublime IIPA needs some punch, or at least, some complexity. Worthy's products seem to suffer from canning and bottling- people who have had their beers on tap seem to enjoy. I have only had it in bottles and cans and while none of their beers have disgusted me, none of them have wowed me or even slightly impressed me. Burnt caramel, matchstick, resin, and slight tropical notes seem to be the dominant aspects of the flavor profile as the citrus notes fade. Above average but average when compared to all the great IIPAs out there. Pretty weak, pretty thin. Disappointing because this is also pretty cheap.

Mouthfeel- Between light and medium bodied with a very light amount of syrup to the texture. Not all that carbonated but seems to have a little too much zing. There is some grittiness to the finish as well.

Drinkability- Too easy drinking for an IIPA? No alcohol but no real hop prominence either. I'm no hophead but they have to do better than this, especially in Oregon. They are new and this is pretty cheap at under 5 bucks a bomber.

Overall- Just above average. Pretty average for an IIPA though. Worth a try- it certainly won't break your wallet. I'm still going to keep trying Worthy beers as they are new and should improve as time passes.

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Photo of Boozecamel
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of TaborTime
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of lighthabit
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of jpd7374
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of cdragos
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

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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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