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Pipeworks Glaucus Belgian IPA



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RATINGS: 85   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
Glaucus is the mythological existence of a being, both man and fish, a deity amongst mere mortals. The only beer fitting of such a name marries bold and spicy Belgian yeasy with bright citric American hops in a way even the gods would adore. Savor this golden beverage that can calm even the harshest seas.

Batch #015 bottled: 5/23/12
Batch #020 bottled: 6/27/12

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thedm (5800) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 27, 2013
This bottled brew from a bottle shop poured a head of foamy with a frothy top medium to large sized white colored bubbles that were mostly lasting and left behind a uncarbonated hazy dark orange colored body and a poor lacing. The mild aroma was floral. The mild citrus mouth feel was tingly at the start with a mellow finish malty aftertaste. The nice flavor contained notes of softly acidic wheat sweet floral and hops. A decent one but not one that I would consider drinking again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
whatsupstairs (112) - Inland Empire, California, USA - JUN 7, 2013
22oz batch 22 tasted fresh so. poured a hazy golden orange frothy white head nose was some clove and some orange zest also bubblegum flora back nice hop notes taste was dry at first then fruit then bitter not really a belgian to me but what do i know

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
efdejesus (93) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 27, 2013
Bomber poured into a snifter. Lots of citrus hops aromas with some mustiness from yeast. Taste has lots of hop flavor without being overly bitter. Alcohol warming but not overpowering. Mouthfeel medium heavy. Very good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11251) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 25, 2013
Very enjoyable Belgian IPA and something different, hunted from 20 West Wine and Spirits. Pours generous head on light yellow body. Floral hoppy aroma. I liked this because of the spices rather than yeast being emphasized in this style.Smooth mouthfeel, very good drinkability.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
brokensail (16057) - Dublin, California, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Orange in color with a light haze and some white head. Floral and very tropical aromas. Some pine, melon, apple, and grapefruit. Sweet bread and caramel malts. Good fruity hop character. Lots of tropical and citrus notes. Some sweet malt, pear, apple, and banana. A touch of yeast, spice, and a light bitterness on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jbeatty (1244) - New York, USA - MAY 11, 2013
Bottle, 05/11/2013. Batch 122, so perhaps quite fresh still. Pours burnt orange/amber, frothy white head with great retention, dense cohesive lacing around the glass. Aroma is cantaloupe and grapefruit flesh, perfume and spices, Belgian yeast slightly fruity, Belgian pale malts hiding behind. Taste is cantaloupe, orange, soft grapefruit hops, long spicy bitter finish with toasted malts. Full, creamy palate. Great take on the the Belgian IPA style, definitely one of the better, and tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scipio (838) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - MAY 9, 2013
Pours a bright golden. When initially poured, it is very bubbly, but soon settles into a haziness that has a thin white head. The aroma is floral and fruity with lots of orange and lemon, that goes along with some Belgian yeast and spices. The taste has lots of citrus. Big grapefruit flavors up front with lesser orange. Belgian yeast and spices come through later, and throughout there banana underneath. This one is a little sweet. Aftertaste is yeast and spice. Medium bodied, thick in texture, while the carbonation seems to be more flat. Pretty good job on this one.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5296) - Connecticut, USA - MAY 1, 2013
22oz bottle in a tulip. Pours cloudy golden with a lacy, off-white head. Aroma of citrusy and floral hops, a little bit of light fruit and spiciness from the yeast, some light malts, and light dough. Flavor about the same. Average texture. A good Belgian IPA, but something on the finish is slightly weird.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BeerSquare (117) - - APR 18, 2013
Having now tried Glaucus many times, I am ready to assess-- trying his new cousin the Reliquary was definitely a helpful reference point. This is a beer that I respect and can call a good beer, but it just doesn’t hit the level of drinkability I need to really enjoy it. It’s got so much belgianness and so much IPA going on, it’s just not a beer that goes down easy. In particular I think it’s the sweetness and the yeastiness, coupled with the hops, that really throws me. It makes every mouthful thrilling, but something about it makes it feel like work. Good stuff, a really intersesting beer that people should try, just not something I ever need to drink with any regularity. Thankfully Pipeworks has at least 5 other brews I will scour the earth to find fresh bottles. . .

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (40865) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 6, 2013
22 fl oz bottle. Pours hazy yellow with a small white head. Aroma is grapefruity and light peachy hoppy. Soapy, citrusy and peachy. Sweet, lingering fruity and mild yeasty. Lasting peachy to grapefruity far finish.

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