Johnsense (824) - - OCT 10, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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!
hoppybeerlover (163) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Fairly clear amber/gold pour, pillowy white head that sticks. The smell is dank and tropical. Mangos, peaches, and citrus. SMells great. Red Wings just scored. Flavor is similiar, huge mango, very dry, some mellon, sorrel aftertaste. Think abrasive ale belnded with permanent funeral.
hombrepalo (1831) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 10, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
kaser (2791) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 21, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured at bad apple. Draft. Orange pour. Grapefruit and vanilla notes. Delicious
Christpuncher (1241) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 20, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
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.
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lancerobbins24 (5) - Indiana, USA - JAN 14, 2014 does not count
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
rhsiung (766) - USA - DEC 20, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
on tap @ localoptionbier. really solid. and that was after some Proprietorís BCS. which i thought was going to go fast.
rxeight (1365) - Illinois, USA - DEC 15, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
TheAlum (5833) - Aurora, Illinois, USA - DEC 10, 2013
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
jcartamdg (2022) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - DEC 5, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours gold with a thin white head. Aroma of dank hops, malt, citrus and pine. Taste is bitter and malty, balanced yet citrusy. Really solid.