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RATINGS: 26   MEAN: 3.94/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   EST. CALORIES: 285   ABV: 9.5%
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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
daleharshman (911) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
Bomber purchased at Brothers Provisions in San Diego...whose beer buyer had brought a bunch of stuff back from the Chicago area in an RV (a hefty $16.00). Pours a hazy sunset-orange hue with a good two fingers of off-white foam. AROMA of sweet citrus, wet pine, some tropical fruits, and honey malts. FLAVOR of tangerine, peach, apricot, honey, spicy hops, some earthy pine, all with a solid backing maltiness. Nicely balanced with low to moderate bitterness and a good semi-sweetness. The high ABV is completely concealed here. I cannot vouch for the freshness of this as I know it has been at least a few months since it was brewed, but the hops still somehow come through wonderfully with this one. Wish we could get more Pipeworks stuff here in California. (26, 902)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
Poured from a 22 ounce bomber, thanks to pantanap. This is fantastic, the hops are floral and citrusy, with a waxy/resinous bittering. The malts profile is clean with light bready notes. I could drink a lot of this, very enjoyable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClarkVV (3892) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
2014 bomber at Hopleaf on 4/19/14
Large, bottle conditioned-induced white head is well retained atop a somewhat hazy apricot-peach colored body with plentiful carbonation.
Full-on lush, leafy hoppiness seems fresh and very unfined. Especially fresh. Amarillo hops are pretty touchy and here we have tons of tangerine and light cherry notes with touches of marmalade and only a hint of pine on the end. Seemingly well-attenuated with only some light white bread and a hint of caramel. A touch of yeastiness, but itís passing and the lovely hop extraction more than outshines it. As well, the alcohol is shockingly well-hidden for this level.
The flavor is a fruit cocktail of cherry, lime, grapefruit and plentiful but not overdone honey and light caramel malt sweetness. Well-balanced and with an appropriate bitterness drying out the finish and giving it a pleasant zestiness, all with tight, engaging carbonation helping to clear the palate. Some touches of yeast blandness here and there and maybe tending a touch too astringent/dry (gasp!) at times, but the hop flavor is incredible, the production on the beer is top-notch and yet it still retains its fresh, unfiltered feel to it. Really easy drinking and aside from just a hint of pine sap building up by the end of the bottle, quite free from that menace.
Iím sad I didnt try more pipeworks beers while I was in Chicago, but thereís always next time.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jjgmd (1438) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Bomber shared with Zachary and Brandon, pours a burnt orange color with a nice creamy head. Nose is sweet and citrusy, with a predominance of pineapple and passion fruit. Taste is hoppy, bitter sweet, well blended with strong citrus flavors, pineapple and passion fruit. Ends on the same tasting notes with a moderate long citrusy bittersweet finish. Plain cannot go wrong with a Pipeworks. From Archer Liquors, Chicago. Quaff Score 9 / 10

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zgaier (1394) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
Pours a darker orange with a white head and sweet aroma of hops and grapefruit. Taste is bittersweet, lots of bitter hops, grapefruit, resin, sweet citrus and caramel with a dry, bitter finish. Another great hop feature in the ninja series

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mittenator (1305) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
Bomber thanks to Chris. Gold with an off white head. Light, tropical fruits and hops. Pit fruits and tangerine.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
wchesser (1168) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
Deep gold. Good nose of pine and resin, spiciness, light citrus. Malty, but with clean hop finish. Great balance. Light dustiness to it.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (6511) - Sacramento, California, USA - APR 13, 2014
Bottle shared at Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours cloudy amber with a thick beige head and a citrus aroma. There is a hearty caramel malt flavor with a tasty amarillo finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marco_Gtz (8) - Vacaville, California, USA - APR 11, 2014 does not count
Acquired in a trade. 22 oz bomber poured into a snifter. Nice hoppy DIPA but the bitterness didnt linger for me like some tend to making it very enjoyable.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 4, 2014
Bottle at West Lakeview. Pours a clear copper orange with an off-white head. Aromas of peach and pine, difficult to pick up because of a cold. Taste is on the bitter side of balanced but not crazy as far as I can tell anymore. Pretty good but Citra shines over the rest.


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