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RATINGS: 15   MEAN: 4.01/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.63   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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Dudddde.... we put in like what was it... honey. No, like insane amounts of honey. Annnd... pssshh... seriously dank hops I got from this on guy I know. I think it was like... dude.... I am so gone. Simcoe and some Citra and some Mosiac and what if the colors I see are like not the colors you see... what was I saying? Right, right, 4 Hands. They brew the stickiest of the ickiest.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
phaleslu (6836) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2014
Pour from a 22 oz. bottle, basically the last couple ounces. Pours a hazy gold color with a white head. Lots of big, sweet and slightly bitter citrus in this one - orange, grapefruit, lemon - with pine resin, honey, caramel, grass, and some fresh herbs and mellow spice. Medium-bodied, with low carbonation and a resinous mouthfeel. I need to try more of this one, because what was there was so promising. Really tasty IPA.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BVery (6971) - Burnsville, Minnesota, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bomber. Golden yellow pour with a small white head. Super rich tropical fruit - thank you Mosaic hops for rocking so hard. Maybe a hint of pine. Awesome!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Johnsense (856) - - OCT 10, 2014
gold/orange pour, baby finger of head. Big hoppy aroma, mango, citrus fruit. Nice citrus profile, mango, peach, grapefruit. Honey sweetness comes through in the finish. Medium body. Big thanks to Leo for bringing this one by!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
hombrepalo (1853) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
Bomber from Binnyís poured into tulip. Pours a rich gold color with thick white head. Leaves a nice lacing. Aroma - bright citrus, honey, touch of pine. Taste - while still a lot of citrus, more resin and pine on palate, touch of honey, malty middle, then a moderately bitter finish. Nice prickly carbonation and a moderately long finish with a bit of alcohol burn at the very end and warms the stomach. Very similar to a Hopslam but a bit rough on the edges. Still one of the better new IIPAís Iíve had in a while.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
kaser (3119) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
Poured at bad apple. Draft. Orange pour. Grapefruit and vanilla notes. Delicious

4.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Christpuncher (1394) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
One of the better iPas I have had. Super citruscy and bitter. Pours a cloudy orange on color. Easy to drink and smells like grapefruit. Had at bad apple. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
lancerobbins24 (6) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
pour from a 22oz. Very good hop aroma with just a bit of sweetness on the nose. Thin white head with a clear golden color. Went in with high expectations from buddies that have had this before. It didnít disappoint. You can pick up on the honey, but the star is still the hops. Dank hops with big grapefruit. A great collaboration with 4 Hands. Will seek this out again.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rhsiung (833) - USA - DEC 20, 2013
on tap @ localoptionbier. really solid. and that was after some Proprietorís BCS. which i thought was going to go fast.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rxeight (1523) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
Bomber shared by Bill at guidos ulgy sweater party. Huge citrius aroma, pineapple and grapefruit. Taste is a citrius explosion, no real bittterness, smooth finish. Unlike most other pw dipas this one lacks the overly sweet malty back end which is usually my one complaint. This is very good, 2nd only to their original NvU.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheAlum (5909) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
22 oz bottle from Malloyís (Lisle, IL). As I say more often now, I really canít go after all these anymore and I especially canít go after styles I donít care for. But the Pipeworks American DIPAs are the true exception there. Pours a darker hazed golden amber hue, the darker body and middle taper out to some orange golden hazy edges and bottom. A decent cakey offwhite head atop stays as a firmer layer, sticks around as a nice filmy top, laces well. That darker more hazy body is nice, albeit a bit of clarity could really show some of those colors better. Aromas show a melange of hop fruit presence, lemon and lime rind meet firm grapefruit juice, oils. Some melon, tropical fruit, gumball and mangos come into play. Bread, floral bitter hops and some grass, gentle pine. A richer melange of fruit is quite nice, gentle sweetness hides well behind a lusher fruity hop presence. Initial is medium bodied, showing some decent fruit and bready malt, a firm bitter hopping quickly hits the palate. Citrus juice and rind, focusing on grapefruit and lemon, touches of orange hit and dance on the palate. Floral bitterness, bready dry malts and straw. Middle actually lightens up the body a bit, and that progresses into the backend and finisher. Firmer dry bitter hops get a bit away from the richer fruit presence up front, focus on dry bitter florals, a bit of pine and astringency. That firmer mango fruit element dances in and out, back and forth. Nice bitter fresh hop feel stays firm and even grows into the back and finish, a bit soapy, subtle bready and grainy malts show just a mellow base beneath, the fermented honey lifts the boost level a bit, without adding body or sweetness. The ABV stays fairly hidden behind that richer hop presence. Lingering bitter citrus, pithy and grapefruit juice, touches of melon, gumball, and gentle tropical fruit dance in and out. Certainly not sweet, a fresh vibrant hop profile really does wonders here. And whereas some of these DIPAs can get a bit sweet, this one seems a bit more in their classic profile, dry and bitter, small body. Lovely and fresh stuff. Smell really grows on me and itís flow over the palate. Only complaint would be the clarity. A bit more "pretty" and this might be my favorite Pipeworks beer to date. As it stands, itís right near the top still and really is what always keeps me coming back, especially to the DIPAs.


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