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

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RATINGS: 194   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 225   ABV: 7.5%
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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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
shoulderbroken (1909) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle at Gainsbar. Orange/golden colour with massive beige frothy head. Aroma is hops, herbs and spices and fruit. Touch of brett too. Very lively from the bottle. Taste is fruity, peach, citrus, orange sherbert, mango. Finish is quite bitter and very fruity, tangerine maybe. Slightly herbal/floral taste too.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAR 4, 2012
Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours murky, bright orange with a small yellow head. Nose starts out ok. Touch of passionfruit and grass. Taste is not so good. Very sour with grassy/earthy hops. Doesnt work very well and I dont think the sourness is supposed to be there

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Parket (568) - Bruges, BELGIUM - FEB 24, 2012
bottle, yellow coloured with foamy white head. Smell: hoppy, taste: very nice hops, with fruity notes. Nice one

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fletchfighters (1040) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 15, 2012
tasted like a Brett influenced IPA. Interesting. Lighter orange amber color. Highly carbonated. Brett, lemon citrus, lemon grass and peel smell. Small malt backbone but it is a Belgian malt as it gives some banana taste. Sort of a Belgian wit in some odd way. Highly carbonated and a lot of lemon. Out of balance in a lot of places. Odd little beer

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Finn (4032) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2012
Lot 539. Flaske 0,33l spandert av Rune og delt hjemme hos ham 26 Jan 12. Aprikosfarget. OK luftig skum som fester seg til glasset. Uklar. Syrlig aroma meg et distinkt gjærpreg. Dette er gjennomgående også i smaken hvor det også dukker opp innslag av mørke frukter. Tørr fruktig avslutning. Et annerledes øl.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rune (7775) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JAN 27, 2012
330ml bottle, 7.8% abv., lot 539, carried home from The Bottle Shop in Brugge. Partially gush forth settled to a big, rocky white head with solid duration. Spotty lacework. Hazy, amber coloured body. Fruity dryness to the nose with earthy malts. Interesting flavour profile of ripe lemon, yeasty fruitiness and malts. Ends with a moderate fruity tartness. Again interesting without further excitements (shared with Finn, Tromsø 26.01.2012).

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
chicagodri (1683) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Bottle. Little bit of a gusher. Cloudy brown with some good carbonation. Interesting aroma and flavor. Belgian yeast, malty, with little bitterness from the hops. Really excited to finally have a beer from Pipeworks. Cant wait for them to get going in Chicago.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
johndoughty (3880) - cheslyn hay, West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2011
Bottle. Big creamy head that took some time to dissipate. Yellow and slightly cloudy. Full bodied, hoppy with a lingering bitter aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
imdownthepub (10018) - Banbury, Oxfordshire, ENGLAND - DEC 18, 2011
Bottled, 330ml, one of my Anniversary beer selected by Fin (cheers). Lively little feller on the pour, gold amber with big white head. Big fruity, Belgian yeasty notes from the start, hints of ripe banana and strawberry. Big on alcohol too, warming and soothing on a bitter winter night, never gets dry enough for an IPA for me, but a big hoppy finish. A very decent beer, really enjoyable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Brigadier (2880) - Clevelandish, Ohio, USA - NOV 30, 2011
12 ounce bottle
If it weren’t for the fact that this was a bottle bomb I would have given it much higher marks. By the time it settled down I had about four ounces left. It was enough to get a sense that this has lots of potential when fresh (assuming it gets made again). What less would you expect with Struise involved in the brewing process?

Aroma / Appearance - It took ten plus minutes for the foam in my glass to settle into a semblance of a beer. When it did I was left with the hazy dregs. I imagine it is not nearly so cloudy if you don’t get the yeast shot. Mango, cotton candy, oranges, and tangerines combine for a tropical Belgian feel. This is like Dreadnaught with a European twist.

Flavor / Palate - The creamy mouthfeel is like sipping the inside of a creamsicle. Yeast and citrus warm the mouth during a prolonged finish. Like drinking a can of tangerines with a boost of alcohol the result is solid. Growing more bitter with time by the final sip it leaves a memorable bite. I would love to try this again when I have a full bottle rather than a third to sample


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