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RATINGS: 175   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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Workhorse is a true West Coast IPA, featuring over-the-top hop flavor and aroma. Three separate dry hop additions in the fermenter make this one of our hoppiest beers to date. 7.5% ALC by Volume. 17º Plato O.G. 3º Plato T.G. 80 IBU


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4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ACHops (695) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
On tap @ Beer Junction. Pours clear pale orange with thin head. Aroma is grapefruit hops. Taste is solid caramel malt base with a ton of hop flavor; grapefruit, pine, and floral. Nice alcohol to pull it all together. Truly one if the best balanced IPAs around. Glad to see this back. Gearhead is a weak sibling to this.


4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Dr.Drei (24) - New York, USA - SEP 30, 2014
Bottle acquired in a trade with a friend in the Northwest. Consumed at home and poured into a goblet. It pours a little hazy copper with a nice head. The aroma is a mild citrus with hints of resin and tropical fruit. The taste is quite balanced with the main properties of the hops evidently coming from late in the boil and dry-hopping. The finish is clean. Great beer. I wish we could get this out here on the East Coast.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
fiulijn (14770) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 28, 2014
Bottle from Haggen’s Grocery, Burlington, marked 8-13-14 (less than one month old?)
Cloudy copper to light amber color with generous compact head. Nice aroma, mild, hoppy, a bit animal. Lean malt and caramel flavor, with very moderate residual sweetness; strong hopping, very resiny, citrusy, zesty; a bit caramellish in the final.
Fresh and excellent, almost a Double IPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jmm635 (871) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - SEP 9, 2014
Poured light amber with a thick white head. Aroma of pine resin. Well balanced flavor with a bitter finish. Very solid IPA.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
hopwine (338) - Bend, Oregon, USA - SEP 7, 2014
Apricot, nectarine, resiny/grapefruit rind bitterness, unripe mango, honey/crackery malt base. Nice balance of fruity hops, malt sweetness, and bitterness.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mikedevilsfan (141) - Tennessee, USA - SEP 6, 2014
this is a damn good IPA. Immediate stone fruits and citrus taste. Balanced and deep. The only thing this could use is a better bouquet, but otherwise a top west coast IPA!!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
boxofrane (2127) - Spring City, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 28, 2014
Draft at pj’s. Pours hazy copper with a medium sized white head. The aroma has huge citrus, grapefruit, orange. The taste is sweet orange juice, little bitterness, light resin.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wheresyourball (517) - El Cajon, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Drove out to Laurelwood to try this one on tap. Pours bright gold; aroma is dank with some cat pee, tropical fruit, and pine. Flavor is fruity sweet with a nice malt balance and a clean, piney bitter finish. Dense mouthfeel. Very good.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jredmond (5352) - Manhattan, New York, USA - AUG 8, 2014
Bottle courtesy of Andrew. Pours an amber with white lacing. Aroma is pungent pine resin, dank herb and orange pith. Mouthfeel is medium with similar bitter pine and grapefruit, light malt character and some ash. Would LOVE to try this on draft.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
dsmith4 (33) - Reading, Berkshire, ENGLAND - AUG 3, 2014
Beautiful IPA, right up there with some of the best pacific northwest IPAs, lovely dry bitterness, would thoroughly recommend to any hop heads!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Oly (38) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - JUL 31, 2014
Fresh from a bottle purchased in Olympia (bottled 6/10/14, drank 6/31/14). I’m just going to repeat OldGrowth’s rating right before mine, because it seems perfect for this beer: "Good aroma sweet. Caramel, pine, grapefruit. Clean browNish orange color good head and lace. Bittersweet flavor. Medium body, creamy mouthfeel. Bitter dry finish. Very nice." I’d only add that the aroma was a bit tame, and that the bitter hop taste was very clean and well-balanced with the caramel.


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