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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 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
bakebisbife (13) - - NOV 5, 2012
Pours a murky yellow. Ivory head. Decent lacing. On the nose, Belgian yeast right up front. Peppercorn, bread, banana, pineapple. Papaya, lemon rind flavor. Sweetness reminds me of a lemon meringue meets a banana split. American hops toy with sweet yeasty notes perfectly. Lasting finish. Complex stuff...

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
ChiGuy68 (545) - Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a hazy golden color with good effervescence, a frothy white head, and even lacing. Wonderful nose full of fruity hoppiness. A delightfully smooth & bitter beer from start to finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Frank (4010) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 1, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 11, 2014 I didnít realize this used a Belgian yeast untill I looked it up here. Definitely, I would not shy from this if you donít 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 itís 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
iX_Xi (1) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 26, 2012 does not count
Batch #50 Pours Golden Orange very clean and bright in appearance. Aroma is phenols, pepper, pineapple and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel with a dry finish. Very solid offering from Pipeworks. This beer can go head to head with any of the National microbrewers in the category. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
jmagnus87 (2912) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 30, 2013
Bottle poured into a shaker. Pours a hazy light orange with a finger of white head. Aroma is fruity and spicy with belgian yeast. Taste is medium bitter. Pine and citrus with spicy belgian yeast. Just a hint of banana on the finish. Full bodied with a thick texture. Lively carbonation and a very long finish. Overall, very good. Iíve yet to have a beer from Pipeworks that has not been awesome.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pablo951 (636) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Shazam, what the frak,itís like a Belgian beer smacked into a IPA. Smooth creamy head with uneven lacing and a murky orange color. As far as taste and aroma, like I said, a damn good IPA beer had its way with a Belgian brewski and produced this beer!!!!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Newk (299) - - AUG 20, 2012
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a medium/dark orange color with a nice foamy head. Very aromatic with good balance and aromas of spices, navel oranges, hops and creams as well. Full bodied and extremely smooth with very good depth. Balanced with real tasty notes of oranges, spices and some hops. This was another great brew from pipeworks. I hope they keep this in the regular rotation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jjgmd (1986) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAR 6, 2013
Pours a hazy orange golden yellow pour. Nose is pleasant , with citrus and a predominance of grapefruit . Taste is full of citrus and pine. Finish is dry and bitter . Great IPA. Quaff Score 8 / 10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GevDie (7) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - MAY 27, 2016 does not count
Pours slightly cloudy and straw colored. Floral with a nice spiced finish. Really nice IPA.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
b3shine (8123) - Indiana, USA - JUN 10, 2012
Bottle to pint (thanks mikem409). Looks good; orange with some lacing. Smells good too; nice and hoppy. Tastes like it smells with a good mouthfeel. Good stuff!

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