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Hopworks Pig War NW Style Ale
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RATINGS: 28   MEAN: 3.31/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.21   SEASONAL: Series   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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Our Estate NW Style Ale uses both Willamette and Cascade hops grown exclusively for Hopworks on San Juan Island. These hops impart a fresh, crisp and stunning fruitiness, coupled perfectly with aromatic floral herbaceousness. A rich malt body and warming finish are followed by a subtle, balancing hop bitterness. 19.8 degrees Plato, 80 IBU.


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3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
pdx77 (1367) - Oregon, USA - NOV 11, 2012
On draught at Hopworks. 2012 vintage. A very floral hoppiness with a clear citrus aftertaste.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cirrhosis (1208) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - AUG 29, 2014
Cloudy bright gold body with a pure white crown floating on top. First sip was refreshing and bitter. Aroma is mild, citrusy, flowery, hay, mixed with wet grass. Nothing special here so far. Taste is strong yet watery like juice your mom made when she added to much water. Just kill that bitch Dexter! Grass, lemon, mild resin......... wet dust? Is that a thing? Big bitter finish. I just hit buble gum. I like this but I wish it was more.... it needs more fullness. The end?

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
dyan (18) - Oregon, USA - AUG 29, 2014
On tap at Hopworks last night. A hazy light orange with a dense, white head with decent retention and lacing, this looks solid. The nose is blah. Chalky grapefruit hops, a pronounced wheat and grain aroma with minimal sweetness, some bread. Hip character is mild on both nose and palate with mild citrus, some orange juice, a moderate wheat malt character and some bread. Drying but with a dextrinous fullness on the finish, this beer is decent. Meh.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tmrmwel (959) - Bergen, NORWAY - DEC 9, 2013
On tap @ Bailey’s Taproom, Portland. Pours light golden with a finger thick head. Aroma is tropical hops, with apricots, orange peel and lychee. Creamy body with average carbonation. Flavour is bitter with pine, orange peel and peaches.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mora2000 (5704) - McKinney, Texas, USA - AUG 11, 2013
Orange with a white head. The aroma is full of toffee, tea and herbs. The flavor is similar with some herbs, toffee, sugar and caramel. Fairly sweet. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brenn79 (1520) - Idaho, USA - JAN 18, 2013
22 oz. bottle- Pours very hefe style hazy with a one finger head that reduces to a collar and a few islands. Aroma is very tropically, fruity, passion fruit and mango especially. Taste has the fruitiness, but is drier than expected, very mellow bitterness, fresh tasting, zesty. Body is medium, carbonation is kind of low. Overall interesting beer. The bottle says it is an IPA, but this site says American strong ale, which is it? I would go with an IPA, way too light and refreshing to be an American strong ale.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Blairgus (2609) - California, USA - DEC 25, 2012
25 dec 2012, bottle. Yellow, clear, steady bubbles. Nose is pine needles. Thin body and moderately fizzy. Kind of oily, pine hops. Nice enough. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (8695) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - NOV 22, 2012
Tap at Hopworks Bike Bar, Portland - 07/11/12. (I recorded this @6% but nothing to back this up on the web). Lightly hazed golden with a very thin head. Nose is hops, floral tones, caramel malts. Taste is pine, hops, bitter grapefruit. Medium bodied, smooth on the palate, bitter finish. Decent enough.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BMan1113VR (7858) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 6, 2012
Estate version bottle thanks to bu11zeye. Pours with a hazed (lightly), copper hued body with a small, off-white head. Aromas are somewhat sweet, grainy and lightly of honey. Floral, some cantaloupe. A touch of herbal hop and grapefruit. Flavors are mildly estery, citrusy and lightly spicy hop character, sweet, malty, and caramel. Medium bodied, some sweetness in the finish with fuller carbonation.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - APR 24, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours a lightly hazy amber body with a small white head. Aroma of orange, grass, and biscuit. Flavor of caramel, spruce, grass, earth, and orange with a dry, somewhat bitter finish.


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