Brewed by Brouwerij Alvinne
Style: Belgian Strong Ale
Moen, Belgium


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RATINGS: 199   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.5/5   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
Pipedream is a joint venture between Alvinne, De Struise & Pipeworks Brewing Co. Pipedream is an American inspired IPA using five hop varieties to satisfy the discerning hophead. This truly is a Chicago Pipedream come true!

Please note that bottles with the letter S on the crown cap was brewed with a different yeast strain from de Struise Brouwers instead of the Morpheus yeast from Alvinne.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
daniele (8111) - ITALY - MAY 18, 2009
ambnrata buona schiuma buona persitenza note nettamente luppolate stile mareicano ma si avvertono anche le note malte e leggeremnte fruttate ( stile belga) in bocca il lupola fa da padrone ma il malto si avverte discretamente

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Embrouille (2843) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 7, 2009
Bottled 33cl. ABV 7.8. Courtesy of derDoppelbock and Bov. Appearance: It pours a hazy amber beer with a creamy, nicely remaining average sized light beige head. Good lacework. Aroma: Very pronounced hop resin, quinces, apricot, peach, grapefruit, pine needles and red berries showing up. Faintly yeasty. There are some lactic components aswell which are accompanied a whiff of caramel, pineapple, licorice root, clotted cream and pine needles. Extremely fresh and inviting. Flavor and palate: Medium bodied. Wonderful hop profile balanced by a flawless malty background. More sweetness than expected whilst nosing. Perfectly balanced. Good but not overwhelming bitterness- very pleasant and really smooth. Some licorice apparent on the swallow. Peppery. Reminiscence of nutmeg and blackberry. The finish is dry and offers a lingering and slightly numbing sensation of sage, tobacco, licorice and hop resin. Overall impression: Sublime! Perfect balance. Deeply pleasant. Thanks a lot derDoppelbock!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21902) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 2, 2009
Bottle at home ... Which im opening on the Advice of the brewer to open sooner rather than later :-) ... cheers man thanks for athe advice and good to meet you at DLD 09 ... Copper with rising bubbles and light bubbly head ... lovely bright lively citrsu fruity hop aroma ... light bitter fruity front ... with quite powerfuly pine hop in backbone ... little sweetness ... some citrus peel lemon and lime ... quite a dry finnish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
altonbrownd (5775) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - APR 28, 2009
Bottle from Cracked Kettle. Dark orange body with thinnish, poppy head. Hoppy nose with grapefruit and orange notes. Taste of malts and lots of fruits--grapefruit in evidence. Nice warming, dry and hoppy finish. Piney too. A delight. And another joint venture well done. Only criticism is the texture is a bit rough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - APR 28, 2009
Bottle 33 cl. Courtesy of joergen/MiP/yespr. Label claims 7.8% ABV. Clear amber golden with a small, rough off-white head. Fresh, peachy hop aroma. Medium body, roasted malt and fruit but again dominated by marvellous peachy hops that leave the finish to be dry and bitter. Delicious. One of very few successful Belgian/US hybrids. 200309

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
holdenn (2110) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2009
Bottle thanks to the pipe workers. Pours a brown orange with an off white head. Toasted malts and a touch of bitter citrus pine aromas. Lightly fruity, citrus, grass and bitter flavors that are fresh with toasted and caramel malts. Slightly watery thin body that’s somewhat astringent. Still a decent beer, good work!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jbrus (4990) - Delft, NETHERLANDS - APR 13, 2009
Bottle@Home. Lots of grapefruit in the aroma. Amber colour, beige head, very nice lace. Light sweet, very bitter to almost nasty bitter finish, lots of grapefruit, hint of grass and pine. Nasty hop dry bitter finish. Bit too harsh for me.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
pantanap (3366) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2009
330 cl bottle. thanks to the pipework guys for sharing these brews!... pours an apricot brown with a white soapy head.... aroma of floral and piney hops with an equal aspect of fruitiness to go along with it....flavors of semi-sweet fruitness and floral hop flavor. nice creamy mouthfeel. congrats guys!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maria (10213) - Thisted, DENMARK - APR 11, 2009
It is dark golden with a creamy head. The aroma has notes of dark fruits, a lot of peach and some malt. The flavour has a light sweetness and notes of fruit, especially peach, malt and it ends on a dry citrussy and slightly bitter note. It is very charming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerandBlues2 (12198) - Escondido, California, USA - APR 10, 2009
Bottle from Koelschtrinker. Pours clear and sparkling amber with a huge, rocky, off-white head, lasting with good lacing. Aroma is average malt (bread, lightly toasted grain, straw), heavy hops (flowers, perfume, pine, citrus), average yeast (sweat) with notes of soured pear and apple. Medium bodied, sticky texture, average carbonation, and a bitter finish. Long duration, light sweetness, moderate acidity and bitterness. Has a cask feel to it. Many thanks to Roman for sending this from Germany.

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