HUB Hopworks Rise-Up Red NW Ale, a regular offering from HUB (Hopworks Urban Brewing), poured a deep crimson into the glass, supporting a sticky tan head. There were loads of pine in the nose,
with nothing but the slightest bit of sweetness coming through from the malt.
HUB Rise-Up Red NW Ale hit the palette spicy pine with bitterness and immediately coated my mouth with a thick stickiness. The malt became more present as the ale settled, adding a sweet caramel to the flavor, but the hops never ceded control, even as the ale faded in an extended bitter close.
HUB Hopworks Rise-Up Red NW Ale is easily described as an IPA with a slightly thicker and creamier body. Rather middle of the road for HUB, but given their track record, that’s not too bad.