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93
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RATINGS: 337   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   IBU: 75   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Our flagship IPA is a classic Northwest IPA that is generously hopped with Amarillo, Centennial, and Ahtanum hops in the kettle, hop-back, and dry-hop. This judicious use of hops is balanced by hte finest organic malts available, namely Canadian organic Pilsner malt and German organic Munich and Caramunich. 15 degrees Plato Original Gravity 2.7 degrees Plato Terminal Gravity 6.6% Alcohol by Volume 75 International Bitterness Units

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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kranin (23) - - APR 26, 2012
Nice IPA. Doesnt stand up to the likes of Furious, Racer 5, etc., but pleasant nonetheless. (Draught-tapped "last night" / Bottleworks-Seattle / 04/2012)


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Heidbummer (443) - SCOTLAND - FEB 16, 2017
Can from a deli. Big waft of citrus, soap, pine, mushrooms on popping the can. Pours hazy orange, foamy white head. Huge hoppy lemony first mouthful, followed by loads of juice, then a honeyed finish. First beer on a trip to the NW US and its a cracker.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Korcz (2315) - Warsaw, POLAND - FEB 5, 2017
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mariuspoenari (1999) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - NOV 10, 2016
Can at home. Semi-hazy caramel pour with a medium height tan head with OK retention. Aroma notes of caramel, dank cellar and citrus. The taste follows the same notes, with an addition of green grass, herbal hops, a bit of honey, Medium body and carbonation, smooth and velvety texture and a bitter-sweet finish. Another great example of an old-school, malt-forward, super-smooth IPA.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kraddel (7037) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - OCT 9, 2016
Pours rather clear blonde, big white head. Smell is intense, bitter, fruity. Cheezy. Taste is intense, bitter, Amarillo, very full. Very Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
shoulderbroken (4027) - Tokyo, JAPAN - OCT 4, 2016
Can. Loads of lemon. Sherbert, pineapple, grassy and green hoppiness. Nice.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
nilsas (3859) - Bryne, NORWAY - SEP 29, 2016

Lukt: Citrus, honning og parfyme.
Utseende: Gulbrun.
Skum/kullsyre: Dekkende skum, heng langs kant.
Smak: Citrus og lynghonning.
Hvor: Melkebaren, Sandnes.
Medium: [email protected], [email protected],6%, N[email protected]

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
crispaire (153) - - SEP 8, 2016
resin, cereal, hay on the nose. hop-forward IPA, no doubt about it. full body, with a sticky texture. an average, middle of the road IPA for me. wouldnt have it again.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
beer-yum (1516) - Wellington, NEW ZEALAND - AUG 27, 2016
Restrained citrus pine aroma in an amber pour. Tasty hop forward balance with a nice malty body and sustained bitter finish to match. Pretty much a perfect example of the style (US IPA) - but nothing special in the end.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnfryd (14461) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - AUG 10, 2016
Bakgrden Bde & 030516. Golden colour with a white head. Aroma is pine, fruit, malt, hop. Flavour is pine, malt, hop, grapefruit, oranges. Medium body. Nice beer.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Alengrin (4900) - BELGIUM - JUL 23, 2016
Hopworks flagship beer, an organic IPA, from a 50 cl can. Thickly cobweb-lacing, egg-white, moussy head with good edge retention and leaving cloudy patches in the middle, over a cloudy deep orange blonde beer with peachy hue. Extremely fruity bouquet of freshly squeezed orange juice mixed with mango juice, lychee, fresh lemon zest, yellow passion fruit, mandarin, cherimoya, lime blossom, honey, more subtle hints of pear, light pine, red curry, tonic water, rosewater, biscuit. Crisp and vivid onset, a basket of fruit including orange, guava, passion fruit and mango, sweetish and sourish and completely refreshing, in a somewhat sharp and minerally carbonated environment but in this case, this only adds to the refreshment on a hot summer day like today. Supple, juicy malt body ensues, nicely caramelly sweetish and a tad bready, providing more than sufficient structure for the hops, which manifest their bitterness early on only to grow in intensity towards the finish, as expected from an IPA. Tonic water- and wormwood-like, resinous, long bitterness dries the finish as good as completely and still manages to refrain from becoming overly harsh, while the lush exotic aromas of tropical citrus, tropical flowers and tropical spices rise up retronasally, bringing things to an utterly aromatic, beguiling end. What a beauty... Probably among the best organic beers I had so far and certainly a top notch IPA in my book, well-crafted structurally, very generous and offering both drying, thirst-quenching bitterness and sumptuous, exotic fragrance. It may have something to do with the weather - I really could use a good IPA today and Im a sucker for citrus-forwarded IPAs in general - but this is way better than I expected.


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