Worthy IPA | Worthy Brewing Co.

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Worthy IPAWorthy IPA
Worthy IPAWorthy IPA

Brewed by:
Worthy Brewing Co.
Oregon, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.90%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

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Reviews: 34 | Ratings: 182
Photo of rodbeermunch
3.43/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Looks like this was the 5th beer of a 6 beer flight. Pours a mixture of golden and light amber. Almost 1/2" of white head on the top, average retention going for it. Aroma hit big tree notes. This was not citrus leaning, this was tree tops through and through.

The taste, like all of Worthy ipas, is malt centric. There is a scorched caramel vibe going, then there is the generic tree bitterness after that. In a way, its nice that they got away from so much of that generic grapefruit bitterness. I'd guess the Centennial and Nugget hops do the heavy lifting here. Meridian, Crystal and Horizon I think round out the hop bill, those other ones typically are filler bittering hops. I could see myself recommending this one if someone out there was really in love with tree like ipas, like literal trees, this isn't a euphemism for marijuana dank like ipas, this isn't one of those. Its kind of typical flagship ipa stuff from an average brewery pretty much, standard fare.

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Photo of Lone_Freighter
3/5  rDev -18%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

This was poured into a nonic pint glass. The appearance was a hazy burnt orange color with a one finger white foamy head that dissipated within less than about forty seconds. The smell started off with a burnt caramel malt and a slight toasty effect leading into some crisp citrus to piney hops. The taste was mostly sweet with a slim bitterness running into the toasty malts. Caramel to lingering citrus (bitter) hoppy aftertaste leads into a semi-dry finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation finishes decent as an IPA but does have a sly sweetness rolling over my mouth. Overall, for an IPA coming from the west coast, it's decent.

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Photo of Fowdy
3.98/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: slightly cloudy medium amber with 2 finger head. Some lacing.

Smell: mostly hops with some malt and a bit of citrus.

Taste: Hops with pine and citrus. Well balanced.

Feel: carbonation Is good. Crisp and bitter.

Overall: I like it. Oregon breweries continue to impress me.

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Photo of DefenCorps
3.78/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Snow day beer! Can from TJs.

A clear light amber with a dense, off-white head with excellent retention and lacing, this looks great! The nose is a blend of delicious fresh and fragrant tropical and mildly citrus hops with a blend of papaya, mandarins, honey and a mild caramel and toffee note present, this is solid. The freshness and the cleanliness of the hop character really makes the nose. The palate opens with a pleasant bitterness, mildly pine like with a moderate citrus zest and pith bitterness. The mid-palate is both, creamy and mildly sweet, but again, given how fresh and flavorful the hops are, the sweetness is tempered. Mildly sweet, moderately bitter and juicy on the finish with lingering fruit, this beer is very worthy.

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Photo of stevoj
3.04/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Bottle from Albertsons. Seeing some high scores, and not getting it. Pretty average, run of the mill IPA. Well constructed, drinkable, not overly hoppy. Good, but not great.

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Photo of wordemupg
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

650ml bomber poured into tulip 19/8/16

A hazy orange amber liquid, enough clarity to see a couple streams of bubbles feeding a dense thumbs width of foam that hangs around long enough to leave three thick rings

S orange, lemon, pine, some herbal notes, sweet malt, bread, soft caramel, brown sugar, a little malty for the style but still decent

T more pine and citrus, less herbal hops, less malty sugars, a step up on the nose but still room for improvement

M medium bodied, bitter and gritty, soft from the bubbles, heaps of lemon rind with some pine lingering

O one of those beer that I'm pretty sure its fresh but tastes a little past its prime, not bad by any means but missing a little something

OK IPA but not one I'd go looking for, seems a little malty for the style or perhaps not as fresh as could be, bottle dates please!!!

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Photo of LampertLand
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Worthy Brewing 'Worthy IPA' @ 6.9% , served from a 650 ml bottle purchased for $7.25
A-pour is a light gold from the bottle to a slight hazy orange/amber in the glass with a small white head leaving a spotty lace along the pint
T-crisp & clean with a dry bitter finish
MF-moderate carbonation , big medium body
Ov-just an ok pnw ipa
prost LampertLand

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Photo of ricke49
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Quite restrained in regard to any pine or grapefruit notes. Reminds me considerably more of an English style IPA rather than West Coast. When drank with that in mind, it's enjoyable but not outstanding. Drinks easy, tastes more like 5 or 5.5 Abv rather than the stated 6.9. Very Good, but not great brew. In general I'm very favorable toward offerings from Worthy...this one, just average.

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Photo of StonedTrippin
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

a touch generic here, especially with the hop complexion, but a very good ipa, classically northwestern in its flavor, nothing out of the box here at all, but they have done a fine job with it. my first beer from these guys overall, thanks to drlovemd87 for the hookup on it. clear brass colored beer with an inch of lasting head on it, shiny in the glass, pretty lacing as it drinks. the nose is nice too, i am pretty certain i smell centennial and cascade above other hops in it, but all of that piney and woody northwestern C varietal character is there, fresh and oily and boldly dosed. considerably less malt presence than a lot of these have, maybe a pinch of a medium crystal, but this is pretty pale and basic in that regard. the hops have a sweetness with their bitterness, and oily quality, very west coast here. i get a little alcohol coming through, even more as it warms, which i think is a little unflattering in a beer under 7% abv, but i like the taste of this rather well, and appreciate the strong carbonation. a good introduction to this brewery, although i am keen to try some of their more unique beers. nothing to make it memorable, but very satisfying ipa nevertheless.

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Photo of FLima
3.69/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Amber orange color with a thick one finger head with short retention and leaving some laces..
Aroma with notes of grapefruit, pine and caramel malt.
Citrusy flavor with notes of grass, pine resin, toasted malts, lime peel, spices, chamomile, lemon grass, oranges, pineapple core, pear juice, floral soap and dough. Sort of dank hops. Dry and bitter aftertaste, but it feels under its 69 IBUs.
Bordering medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Decent American IPA, I liked its velvet hoppy profile. Although relatively this is less hoppier than its APA (meaning about the same), this one is sure more complex. You can say it is worthy trying.

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Photo of Troy-Hawaii
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bought from Don Quiojte 12oz can
Golden color
Medium carbonation
Smooth floral taste taste with very little bitterness
Overall an easy drinking beer that I would buy again.

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Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.79/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 ounce can poured into tulip.

Pours a hazy golden orange with one skinny finger of loose, foamy off-white head that leaves demonic architecture lace as it recedes.

Smells of grapefruit and orange rind, dinner bun caramel malt and pleasantly piney hops.

Tastes of bitter citrus flesh, indistinct tropical fruit, more doughy malt and sticky pine.

Feels smooth and creamy. Medium bodied with laid back carbonation. Finishes mildly dry.

Verdict: Recommended. A nice, juicy ipa that's pretty easy to put away.

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Photo of Ghrymm
3.77/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Poured a cloudy Copper Amber,thick off white head that settles into a thin lacing.
S: Pine and floral,hint of citrus
T: Floral taste at first not alot after that,kind of missing the hop hit.
M:Good body lots of fine carbonation.
O: An ok IPA but needs a tweek i think the 5 hop varieties do not seem to work out well.
Lots of great IPA's coming out of Bend nice to see another Brewery there.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.91/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12oz can, cool to see another brewery from Bend show up here in Alberta. Lots and lots o' different hops in this one, apparently.

This beer pours a slightly hazy, pale golden amber colour, with four fat fingers of puffy, densely foamy, and yet bubbly ecru head, which leaves some stellar chunky webbed lace around the glass as it slowly ebbs away.

It smells of bready, doughy caramel malt, generic, yet approachable orange and red grapefruit citrus components, a further pome fruitiness, and some tame earthy, leafy, and herbal green hops. The taste is more gritty, grainy caramel malt, a muddled citrus flesh fruitiness, subtle pine, green leafy, and herbal bitters, and a growing sense of alcohol unchecked.

The bubbles are pretty understated in their quotidian frothiness, the body a decent middleweight, and mostly smooth, the hops suddenly having been called out of town on business, or something. It finishes off-dry, a growing biscuity graininess putting a minor kibosh on the once heady hop contingent in this offering.

A more or less tasty and engaging malt-forward, but not shy on the hops American IPA, which I suppose describes a whole lot of them, doesn't it? Y'know, how the other half lives and breathes and all that? Worthy (of course) of further imbibement, should I ever find my way back to bucolic Bend, or just to my local bottleshop (you know I will, either way).

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Photo of RJLarse
4.5/5  rDev +23%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I bought a bottle of Worthy IPA in a bottle shop, Poured in to a pint glass.

Pours a bright gold color, clear, with a modest white head.

Smell is a sweet citrus fruit aroma, lemon blossoms

Tastes alot like it smells, pink grapefruit and orange juice flavors with a bit of a malt presence.

Mouthfeel is crisp and clean.

Overall a very drinkable IPA. I would love to get a six-pack, find it on tap, get a growler fill or whatever.

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Photo of puboflyons
3.51/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

From the 12 fl oz can. Sampled on April 4, 2015.

Golden pour with a modest short lasting foamy white head.

The aroma is more malt forward than hop forward considering its an IPA. A vague apple or pear thing behind it all.

The body is medium to a bit better than medium.

Again like the aroma the focus of the flavor is on the creamy pale malts with a slight bitter finish. No major hop notes. But I get peat moss.

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Photo of woemad
3.31/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12oz can purchased at the north Spokane Total Wine for $1.99. The label says Bend, but for some reason I thought this came from Bellingham (maybe thinking of Wander…?). No obvious freshness date. BTW, I’d planned to drink this later in the week (NBS perhaps?) but had to make room in my fridge because of the porch bombing @beertunes carried out with an arsenal’s worth of goodies from and near Whatcom County.

Poured a chill-hazed orangey amber color, with a decent sized, beige colored head. Spotty lace.

Spicy but restrained hop aroma, of the pine and grapefruit variety. The nose is a little weak, really, at least in terms of amplitude, but it hits the right notes for all it’s mutedness.

Much like the aroma, this tastes like a potentially good IPA, but it’s oddly restrained. The sticker on the side of the can indicates TW received it on February 28, 2015, but I’m wondering if it sat in a distributor’s warehouse for a while before then.

Medium bodied, with a watery yet oily mouthfeel.

I know nothing of this brewery, really, but I have to wonder if this is meant to taste this way. Unless it’s really just not that great a beer to begin with, the most likely culprit I can think of is time. At some point, perhaps when reassured it’s definitely fresh, I’ll give this one another shot and change my review accordingly.

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Photo of CTHomer
3.36/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

A: clear; copper colored; 2 finger off white head that receded to a thick cap; very nice lacing;

S: musty, floral;

T: floral up front; soapiness comes in mid-palate; finish is lightly bitter and soapy;

M: medium bodied; moderate carbonation;

O: not my style;

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Photo of kemoarps
3.6/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a light amber. Minimal white head, dissipates pretty quickly, but laces the edges nicely as I sip.

Nose is pretty light. Straw and some grassy/floral hops.

Flavour is alright, but nothing special. Bitter more than anything else, but not overwhelmingly so. Crisp and drinkable. Medium-light body and appropriate carbonation. The curve starts before flattening and blunting somewhat about 80% of the way up the hill. Heading towards spicy floral and tropical hops before abruptly ending more earthy. Finish is long and slightly pithy bitter.

Crisp and drinkable, but doesn't really stand out from the pack.

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Photo of Reillybrews
3.18/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A recent addition to an east cost lock store that I have had 3 times now.
Consistent appearance, aroma and flavor. Beer is very west cost in style and just about average. I know it travels a long way to get her so maybe it better fresh???
Definitley no complaints but not amazing.

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Photo of GilGarp
4/5  rDev +9.3%

12 oz can served cold into a goblet.

Worthy IPA is a hazy amber color with very thin white head.

Aroma is unusual in that it's not that hoppy and has a strange mineral/chemical character.

Flavor is better than aroma would have you believe. Hoppy, fresh, and bitter.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and nicely carbonated.

Overall an interesting beer but lacking in appearance and aroma.

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Photo of Flounder57
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

12 oz can was poured into a pint glass.

Appearance: A one finger head was poured that reduced to a thin layer. It is a slightly hazy pale orange color with good clarity and vision of bubbles coming up through the glass.

Smell: Tropical, citrus, grassy, herbal, floral, toasted malts, and caramel malts.

Taste: Subtle hop notes to go with a nice malt backbone to balance things out.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, crisp, refreshing, mild light bitterness, light to medium bodied, and medium carbonation.

Overall: Pretty nice West Coast IPA. Nice blend of hops balanced with a nice malt backbone. I'd revisit this one again.

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Photo of constantine_272
3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

Really tasty. Silky thin head with a dark copper color. Full malt character starts with no roast followed up by very juicy sweet and sour hops. Hops are slightly citrusy with orange pith and rind. Slight green bell pepper vegetable flavor builds up around the finish. Nice light body with medium dryness at the end. Good carbonation, but a scosh more would have finished it more clean I think. 'Sessionable,' some would say.

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Photo of PicoPapa
3.9/5  rDev +6.6%

12oz can. Pours a translucent amber color with a 1/2 inch of head. Some lacing. The aroma is citrus and pine with some grassy notes. The taste is more of the citrus and piney hops. Light toasted malts. Finishes on the boozier side, more than I expected by the ABV, with more of the citrus fruits. Piney aftertaste. Good deal of carbonation and medium bodied. Overall, worth grabbing again.

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Photo of Huffs
3.37/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured to a gold / amber color with a full, white head with good lacing and retention. Aroma had notes of pine, citrise with a strong hop overtone. Tasted earthy with grass, pine, hop and floral notes with a slight malty / sweet finish. Mouthfeel was medium with a clean finish.

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Worthy IPA from Worthy Brewing Co.
Beer rating: 3.66 out of 5 with 182 ratings