BobbySolo (27) - - MAR 31, 2012
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
I was astounded by Pipeworks debut. It knocked my socks off. All of the times you hear of a beer tasting like summer and agree but agree based on the assumption that no beer could ever truly grasp the complexity, vibrance and joy of the season? Ummm this beer has all of that, it is in my opinion, a beer that elevates the style. Lookout for Pipeworks.
rateyourpoison (198) - chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 30, 2012
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Knockout for sure. My seasonal allergies are kicking my ass and I can still get an awesome dank tropical hop aroma. Looks perfect golden body with a creamy head. The palate is just wicked, taste aside for a minute, creamy head in to the medium body and the perfect amount of dryness. Flavor is pineapple, orange, other citrus galore. With a pleasant bitterness that lingers. Iíll admit I shared none of this and regret nothing.
madvike (2537) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 29, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle shared by MrPickles...thanks Andy! - Pours clear amber with a big foamy off-white head. Big grassy, pine hops with a bit of onion. Malt is present, but pretty balanced. Taste is a bit more malty. Bready and sweet, with big pine hops and a more pronounced onion/garlic note. Heat is definitely present in the taste, and in the belly. Slick, big, and resiny, with ample carbonation. Very good stuff!
Newk (299) - - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
UPDATED: AUG 20, 2012 poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a clear pale gold with a small head.
very well balanced with really good aromas of hops, citrus, oranges and tropical citrus.
very good full body feel with bursting flavors of hops, florals, tropical citrus notes, and some oranges.
This was a very impressive debut by pipeworks. I only wish I had gotten more bottles.
moefriedman (34) - Illinois, USA - MAR 26, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Loved this one. Has a great hoppy, grassy, citrus thing going on. Perfect for the upcoming summer days.
brian60625 (722) - Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Thereís a biscuity hoppiness thatís kept in check here, and it creates a really smooth, mild, and incredibly drinkable double ipa. This is a delicious beverage, and itís all the more impressive that itís from a new brewery. Very well done!
dionysian_son (277) - Colorado, USA - MAR 23, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Fresh bomber from Pipeworks. Thanks to Funky Brewster for all his hard work on this one. Great artwork and Iím rooting for the unicorn. Pours golden amber slightly hazy with thick white head and small lace. Nose is light, fruity with citrus notes and slight peanut shell. Medium bodied with pleasant mild carbonation. Well balanced on the tongue with up front tangy notes moving to a cacophony of hop notes. Bitter almost salty hops move into resinous and slightly citrusy flavors. Terrific beer.
sisuspeed (62) - New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks to Baron for the bottle! Poured into a Heady Topper pint glass. Fingerís worth of frothy white head on top of a hazy orange body. Leaves a nice trail of lacing behind. Orange wedge and a nice helping of grapefruit-laced hops on the nose. Touch of honey and slightly earthy. Flavor follows the nose. Really hop forward, but smooth throughout. Lots of grapefruit. Light honey and caramel toward the finish. Body is super smooth with low carbonation. Could probably throw in a few more bubbles to make it perfect, but Iím not complaining. Overall, this was delicious and I would love to have it again. An excellent start for this brewery. Really looking forward to trying more of their beers.
strawberry (14) - Hanover, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 21, 2012
4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured into a Heady Topper pint glass, revealing cloudy rich gold body under a yellowed finger of thick head. Smells yummy: lots of fruity citrus notes over a solid hoppy meatiness and sweet, milky caramel. Tastes very well-balanced for a DIPA. No real assertive hop bitterness. Candied grapefruit peel and meaty hop body. Mouthfeel is on the thicker side but not syrupy with a thin, small-nucleating carbonation. Overall, a solid DIPA. I wonder if the hops taste more in-your-face when the beer is fresh and on tap.
MrPickles (438) - Waunakee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 18, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
I have been looking forward to this one, and it did not disappoint. As a previous ratting said "A home run right out of the box... " So glad that I am in the Friends with Benefits!
22oz bottle that pours a golden orange with a whit head that never completely goes away. Great balance of hops and a profile that I enjoy.
Well done and CONGRATS!