DrnkMcDermott (2737) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
2000th American Beer Reviewed! From bottle at the FoBAB documentary party. Actually the last Pipeworks beer I tested, but I just want to enter ratings while I have time. Very pungent tropical fruit aroma, maybe gooseberry. Slight foam on top of a dense beer. Nelson Sauvin hops plus the citrus make it quite fruity, with kiwi on top of the nose. Malt does not quite back up the hops, so they stand by themselves.
rhsiung (547) - USA - JAN 2, 2013
4.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
it says "end of summer ale" on the label. 23 °F / Feels Like 13 °F right now, i’d say summer’s ended.
drowland (5888) - Valdosta, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12/1/12. Bomber thanks to nulledge! Hazy orange pour with a nice off-white head. Big green hop aroma with fruitiness and doughiness. Big vinous flavor as well with more citrus and doughiness. Not bad!
alexsdad06 (4338) - Ohio, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle. Pours an orange amber color with a medium sized white head. The aroma had nice citrus (orange, grapefruit) and resiny hops, orange peel,light spices and mild white grape notes. The malts were very much in the background. The flavor was also more hop forward; citrus, orange, grapefruit, white grapes, herbal, with light malts and mild bitterness. Medium bodied.
Brian2d (43) - SPAIN - DEC 22, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
22 oz bottle, pours light hazy golden yellow. Aroma of white grapes and citrus wheat. Flavors are really, really good.
BeerMeFitz (11) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 17, 2012
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Poured from a bomber into a HF glass
A- very cloudy, orange with a 2 finger white head. Leaves trails of lacing on the glass.
S- nice grape notes along with orange and lemon and some nice spice
T- sweet orange and grapes, nice amount of spices and pine bitterness.
M- medium body and carbonation. Soo easy to drink
O- I am a fan of English strong ales and I really like this beer. This is a very tasty beer!
blklab2007 (1857) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Batch #53. Pour has a deep golden color and a covering of thick white head. Aroma has plenty of nelson hops, some light spicing, citrus rind, and a bit of toffee like malt. Mouth feel comes across light and the carbonation is solid. Flavor again leads in with the hops and they get quite dry and catty with some bitterness picking up. The citrus gets a bit muted and there is a light spice that mixes well with the malted side making me feel the English thing going on. They certainly are some zesty hops and the beer showcases them well.
ccex (883) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 4, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz bottle (batch 53) pours a cloudy light golden color with decent white head and some lacing. Aroma made me say WOW! The aroma is full of lemon and other citrus hops, some spices and pine resin. Taste is slightly bitter with a long dry finish. Medium body without too much carbonation. I expect something different from Pipeworks, and this one definitely delivers. One of their best that I have tried so far.
rubbishystuff (1734) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
At bit strong, hoppy, and spiced to be something that resembles a English Pale ale, but that is just a problem to do with putting beers in to styles. Now, as for the beer itself, it starts with a strong hop aroma and a citrusy (maybe lemon) flavor. The hops flavor is initially strong as well but after the beer warmed a bit the hop blast died down a bit and everything balance and married together very nicely. The spicing was nicely done. Over all a nice beer. Serving: Bottle
kaser (2002) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Poured yellowish with little white floaties in it from a bomber. Amazing citrus and fruity aroma. Lemon taste with assertive hops and bitter. Love it