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Pipeworks Glaucus Belgian IPA



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RATINGS: 84   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jkwood04 (5193) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5085) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2012
Thanks to the kind soul who shared this at the recent Tampa Crew Tasting. Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a white head. Nose is some light malt, tropical fruit, Belgian yeast, and some herbs. Flavor is similar with malt, Belgian yeast, and spices. Light to medium in body and overall a nice Belgian IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hotstuff (4783) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - AUG 2, 2013
Rated on 7-27-2013. Batch #122 (Bottle) This beer pours a small white head that mostly diminished, hazy body, no visible carbonation, and a golden hue. The Aroma is malty, spicy, grapefruit, pine, and floral hops. This beer taste malty, lightly spicy, and citrus and pine hops. The Palate is semi-tingly and this beer is medium bodied. All-in-all, this beer is very quaffable, not overly hopping tasting and worth trying.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
emacgee (4567) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 9, 2013
Big thanks to StFun for this one. Pours a cloudy golden orange with a creamy white head. Nose shows pineapple and lots of Belgian esters. Lots of overripe fruit juice. Super pineapple-y with some doughy notes. Heavy interaction between the hops and the Belgian yeast.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (4292) - SWEDEN - JUN 5, 2012
Bottle, tnx. Pours clear golden amber with a small off white head leaving some lace. Aroma is great again; citric piny cat bin fruity tropical fruits yeasty spicy. Flavor is fruity bitter slightly malty in front, more bitterness tropical fruits pungent in the middle finishing longlived bitter piny and spicy. Yet another spot on, just love the Belgo and bitter combo.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jsquire (4076) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - JUL 31, 2013
Golden color with a small white head. Light floral hoppy nose. Flavors of orange and tangerine with home made bread and yeast underneath. Nice hoppy Belgian beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bomber from cjacobsen on BA - thanks, Chris! Have to say that for my first (I think) Pipeworks I was hoping for a bit more. Slightly under-carbonated pour, like iced tea or apple juice. Nose was very strongly soapy, with loads of sweet and vaguely artificial fruit obscuring most of the hops. Body was reasonable full, palate a bit waxy. The flavors continued to disappoint, though, as there was relatively little in the way of a hop profile or yeast complexity. Strange, possibility even an off bottle.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HonkeyBra (3995) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - SEP 11, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Orange pour with a thin white head on top. Aroma of strong citrus hops, and a nice belgian yeast twang. Mild apricot jam notes as well as grass and a slight brininess. Flavor has a lot of citrus and fruit with a bright hoppiness that shines beneath the fruity, spicy, somewhat salty Belgian yeast profile. Medium bodied, average carbonation. Finishes with a touch of alcohol. Nice, very drinkable belgian ipa.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewbeerme (3916) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle batch 20, pours hazy gold with white head. Aroma is great, lemons, orange citrus, coriander, honey, and spicy yeast. Flavors are big citrus, grapefruit, grass, coriander, honey dew, white pepper finish. Livey, fresh and juicy. Great Belgian ipa.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frank (3846) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 I didn’t realize this used a Belgian yeast untill I looked it up here. Definitely, I would not shy from this if you don’t typically like the style. This pours a yeast hazed orange golden with a very long lasting but thin head of fine bubbles. The nose is just great. A fruity Belgian yeast serves to highlight rather than compete with the floral and citrus hops. This is how I did not realize it’s a Belgian yeast; it just melds so well. Texture is full bodied but not sticky or heavy, which works. The finish is the reverse of the nose where the firm but mild hop bitterness compliments the fruity flavor of the yeast. My only small complaint is a touch of alcohol heat. This beer is truly one of the best of its style.

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