Worthy Imperial IPA | Worthy Brewing Co.

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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

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Added by artoolemomo on 10-27-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
78
Reviews:
21
Avg:
3.63
pDev:
10.74%
 
 
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1
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Photo of chinchill
3.03/5  rDev -16.5%
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 mactrail
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

This is a handsome golden orange color with a modest but fine-grained foam in the angular snifter. This has kind of a watery, gulpable mouthfeel but eventually the alcohol warns you.

Lots of honeysuckle and sweet orange marmalade flavors. Tangy with sharp citrus sensations, and on the acidic side. Tangerine peel and a long grapefruit pith aftertaste. It's not punishingly bitter, but it does bring the largely aromatic hops to a bitter close. There is just a touch of the spoiled fruit note, but mostly it's pretty clean and avoids the murky herbal style.

This is an interesting but high octane, alcohol flavored tipple. From the 22 oz bottle purchased at Special Brews in Lynnwood, Washington.

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Photo of Gagnonsux
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of millerbuffoon
3.63/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of GClarkage
3.56/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.57/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a tulip. The appearance was a burnt/bronzed orange to brown color with a quickly dissipating white foamy head that left a speckled thin white lacing. The smell started off with a bitter to sweet grassy hoppiness. Light honey, some tobacco. Delicate pine - super far underneath. The flavor takes all of the previously mentioned aromas to combine gently to a slight sweet contour rolling into the aftertaste. Quick sweet caramel finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sipping to sessionable sort of sly feel to it. Carbonation rides fairly light all around. Overall, for a DIPA, it works, mostly nothing over the top, but I could see myself coming back to if needed.

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Photo of stevoj
3.81/5  rDev +5%
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 Derek
4/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnGalt1
3.58/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22 picked up last week at Brewer's Haven in Boise... Poured tonight into my GT 25th tulip... slightly hazed darker golden... decent enough white head with an okay cap... middle of the road lacing.

The nose is pretty well done.. good citrus and tropical fruit notes... a bit of a floral essence with warmth... smells like it is going to have a thicker malt presence.

Flavor is okay too... I like my DIPA's drier with significantly less pale maltiness... I think it mutes the bitterness AND the hop flavors and I think I am certainly right in this case... hop flavors show as a sorta tangerine zest that blooms with the malts, but is still not focused enough.

Body is a touch thick for an 8.5% DIPA.

Despite all my above "negatives", this is a good beer.

3.75/3.75/3.5/3.5/3.5

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Photo of fredmugs
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of beertunes
3.17/5  rDev -12.7%
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 kscaldef
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of Brad007
4.09/5  rDev +12.7%
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 BDeibs
3.78/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HuskyinPDX
3.67/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle opened on 11.11.13

A - Pours a hazy, medium orange with a small light tan head that is gone fast.

S - Orange and malty sweetness.

T - Oranges, earthy leaves, caramel malts.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Nice balanced and above average IPA. Yes, my first worthy, and I guess it is.

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Photo of twelveinches
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of ccrida
2.82/5  rDev -22.3%
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 cjgiant
3.53/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

This DIPA has the maltiness tending towards an imperial, but has a flavor profile overall of a more balanced regular IPA. The appearance is a little on the lighter/golden side, but with decent head characteristics. As noted by others, the smell is light, I get piney notes if I strain.

The front of the beer is honey in sweetness, but not overpoweringly so. There is also a carbonated tingle. The beer transitions into an orange-y taste, but never really grabs you with much bitterness. A lightly dry resin coats the mouth in the end.

As others have said, it's a fine drinkable beer, but doesn't really have anything to make it stand out, and lacks a few things to make it a "solid" beer.

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Photo of DrMindbender
3.6/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Reidrover
3.43/5  rDev -5.5%
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 snaotheus
3.92/5  rDev +8%
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 RickyBfromCT
3.1/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of sharpski
3.5/5  rDev -3.6%

Photo of CoryR
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

Photo of jakecattleco
3.75/5  rDev +3.3%

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Worthy Imperial IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
3.63 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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