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Hopworks Bike Beer Northwest IPA

Hopworks Bike Beer Northwest IPA
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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.45/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.1/5   SEASONAL: Autumn   ABV: -
Hopworks Bike Beer is an IPA brewed with hops from the Northwest: Cascade, Crystal, and Nugget. The all-organic brewery also announced that the beer will also be on draft in time for Biketobeerfest.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
leems (406) - Portland, Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2010
Bottle. Pretty standard IPA, a little malt heavy with some NW hops but not as much as I’d prefer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SamGamgee (2452) - down the whirlpool, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
22oz bottle thanks to Guy411. Hazy amber pour with a medium sized white head. The aroma was obviously hoppy, but was also a little reminiscent of garlic/onion and rooty stuff in general. is that the Nugget? I’m not very familiar with that in the aroma that I know of, but maybe the few months of age on this bottle simply jumbled a few aromatic molecules around. There is still a nice fruity touch though, and the vegetal stuff doens’t really bother me as much as it just strikes me as a little different. The flavor is pretty dry and hoppy, with a darker hop flavor that almost seems english, and is out in quantity. Medium bodied with a modest malt flavor. Not amazing but a solid IPA that I would like to have fresh on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nickd717 (4041) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle shared by Guy411 at a tasting. Pours clear copper with a small white head. Aroma is rough citrusy hops with some malt to balance, but mostly hop-forward. You can tell this one is from Oregon, as it’s somewhat reminiscent of Ninkasi’s IPAs in a way. Flavor is more rough citrusy and earthy hops, grapefruit and orange, and just a touch of sweet malt. Medium-bodied and mildly palate wrecking, but not nearly as much so as some of the badder IPAs out there. Overall a pretty good beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
illidurit (2279) - San Francisco, California, USA - JAN 10, 2010
Bottle courtesy Guy411. Pours dark orange-gold with a wet off-white head. Aroma is pale/caramel malty with some dusty hops and a light citrus note. Flavor is low on hops due to the bottle’s age, but you can tell that it was hoppy when fresh from the lingering solid bitterness. Even though this is made with PNW hops, the age gives it sort of an earthy, appley Fuggles character.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
5000 (6599) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - JAN 2, 2010
Bottle:   Amberish, orange hued, large frothy white head, rather sticky lacing.   Citrusy nose, very earthy and grainy with the malts.   Smooth on the tongue, soft hop bitterness, earthy, with a little organic malt funk.   Mild sweetness, lingering earthy malts.   A little light for my tastes, also has that organic funk.   Tiz okay, but not what I was hoping for.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - NOV 7, 2009

Date: September 21, 2009
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub
Words: fresh hop IPA
Appearance: clear copper, creamy off white head, sheets of lace
Aroma: sweet crystal malt and citrus hop aroma, light spicy peppery character
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, crystal and caramel sweetness, mellow citrus hops, light spicyness, just enough bitterness to keep it all balanced and leave a lasting bitter finish
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.5/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: *** /4

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