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Pipeworks Something Hoppy This Way Comes

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Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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common

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.

Bottling Dates:
Batch 032: 8/22/12
Batch 036: 9/11/12


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (1910) - SWEDEN - JUL 28, 2014
Pours cloudy golden with about a finger of thick white head. Aroma of pine, grapefruit, light mango and tropical fruit, some orange peel in there as well. Taste is fairly big and bold bitter, pine like, with a lingering grapefruit bitter finish. Body is surprisingly light, smooth and creamy with soft carbonation.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (2781) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 27, 2014
This is a great big ole IIPA that tastes like a great big ole IPA. It is cloudy orange golden w/ a long-lasting head of fine bubbles. The most interesting thing about this stuff is it has a really strong dill quality from the hops--most likely the Sorachi Ace specifically. It is otherwise pretty much spot on for the style: not too sweet, strong, full bodied, mild carb and very much hop focused. The hop character in the nose could be a bit more vibrant on this is my one complaint but this definitely has a solid hop flavor. It is relatively drinkable given its high alcohol content as well though there is a bit of burn on the back of the throat. Overall, I’d call this solid but not excellent.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
RxForHealth (151) - - JUL 6, 2014
1 pint, 6oz bottle purchased in Chicago. Pours a yellow apricot with a small head that lasts. Nice lacing. Lots of grapefruit and pine aroma. I find it quite bitter on the palate, the finish is long and continues. An interesting pick, not one I'd have again. 10% alcohol is a lot for a beer-so rated this at the beginning of the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olr1984 (1048) - fort wayne, Indiana, USA - JUL 6, 2014
22oz bottle pours a hazy golden orange pour with an off white head. Orange citrus and hop taste.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Atom (1304) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bomber pours a hazy golden/orange with a large white head. Aroma of sweet citrus, mango and orange. Taste do sweet candied citrus hops, slight hop spice on the finish. Nice!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Niko100 (1947) - Illinois, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Hazy amber/gold color; Medium body; Aroma of citrus hops, tropical fruit, & caramel; Flavor of slight sweet malt, caramel, citrus hops, pine and tropical fruit; Warm finish & fairly bitter; Pretty good.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bhiner41 (180) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Great IIPA. Very easy drinking for a higher alcohol beer. Apricot in color, cloudy, pours with a white head. Almost has a lemon note on the palate.

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Christpuncher (1008) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 1, 2014
A super grapefruitty ipa from pipeworks. Very strong in alcohol with a fruity finish. Easy to drink and pours orange. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tsekouratos (189) - Nea Filadelfeia, Athens, GREECE - APR 22, 2014
650 ml bottle from The Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki Greece. Orange copper color, hazy, with a nice white head. Aromas of caramel and bread with a hoppy feeling. Taste of caramel, some tropical fruits, grapefruit, sweet fruits. Very sticky aftertaste. Medium to full body with low carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
wyzzywyz22 (1942) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - APR 20, 2014
Bottle, Beer Moth, Manchester. Clear amber pour with a minimal white head. Plenty of cheesy resinous hop in the beak in tandem with notes of mandarin and tropical fruit. Sweetish flavour of caramel mals, citrus, booze and fairly robust resinous hoppage. Quite lively carbonation and fullish mouthfeel. Steadily building bitterness that lingered well into the finish. All considered a good beer.


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