whitehotg8 (78) - Illinois, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Into the ipa glass. Slightly hazy yellow orange in color with a frothy sticky white head. Aromas of pine, spice, slight skunk and light stone fruits. Taste is very mildly spicy with some nice fruit coming through along with a good amount of malt sweetness on the end. Bitterness is nearly nonexistent. I am continually impressed with Pipeworks. Keep it up guys!
jh773 (207) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 28, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Color is a hazy orange-brown with an average head, plenty of carbonation. Aroma is mild, some hop crispness, some citrus. Taste is slightly sweet with a savory herbal character. Pretty thick body.
jbrana (549) - NASHVILLE, Tennessee, USA - MAR 22, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Quintessential Pipeworks ipa with amazing aroma and citrus / tropical notes. Flavors of peach, strawberry, pineapple, and candied orange. Sweet, but not overly so.
daleharshman (965) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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)
Gription79 (2423) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
ClarkVV (3970) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 7, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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 it’s 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.
I’m sad I didnt try more pipeworks beers while I was in Chicago, but there’s always next time.
jjgmd (1623) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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
zgaier (1549) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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
Mittenator (1516) - Michigan, USA - MAY 9, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bomber thanks to Chris. Gold with an off white head. Light, tropical fruits and hops. Pit fruits and tangerine.
wchesser (1342) - Denver, Colorado, USA - APR 18, 2014
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Deep gold. Good nose of pine and resin, spiciness, light citrus. Malty, but with clean hop finish. Great balance. Light dustiness to it.