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RATINGS: 65   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leaderís skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether youíre 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


brewskis' rating

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewskis (123) - Saint John, Indiana, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Pours an opaque golden straw color with a half finger white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a thin ring of lacing. Has a very dank smell, along with bright citrus fruits like some lemon, orange, and grapefruit; as well as pine, grass, some carmel, maybe some coriander, herbal tea. Taste starts with resinous pine, grapefruit, some orange. Then a slight malt presence shows itself. Some graininess and carmel. Then get more pine, lots of lemon, maybe some lime, a hint of coriander, like an apricot note, an herbal tea quality as well. Do not get much booze at all, but do get a warming sensation after each sip. Very interesting and unique combination of hops. The sorachi ace adds a different element to this. Medium body with a creamy and oily mouthfeel and nice carbonation. A bright, clean bitterness lingers. Interesting IPA from Pipeworks.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
greenclansman (710) - Nicosia, CYPRUS - APR 8, 2014
Shared this one @ The Hoppy Pub with jimmythespoon. Very interesting beer. Nice hoppy/malty backbone. Nice artwork also.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lonick (781) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 1, 2014
Bottle @The Vintage, Leith, with a big thank you to Sean. Pours a hazy golden/orange, with an off-white head which while thin is rock solid and lasts all the way to the bottom of the glass. Tangerine and peach to the fore with an orange marmalade thing going on.Almost floral on the finish a touch of pine as well and a malty hint right at the end, very nice, very drinkable. EDIT - should have said batch 229/231

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
teddybeer (2097) - Madrid, SPAIN - MAR 2, 2014
Batch 229-231. Pale golden colour with a foamy off-white head with good lacework and long lasting. Aroma is ver fruity with notes of citrus, tangerine, grapefruit and tropical fruits, some caramel and resins hops. Flavor has a decent bitterness with good duration, notes of tropical fruits with good maltiness and some caramel notes. The final has a moderate bitterness that hides the high ABV. Creamy and smooth on palate. Very enjoyable IIPA.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rouhlas (41) - GREECE - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle at Hoppy Pub, Thessaloniki. Hazy golden color with white head. Hoppy, fruity and floral aroma and taste. Alcohol is hidden and it tastes more like an IPA than a DIPA. Easy drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7244) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
Sample from batch #229-231 at Kurtkeller 004: Pipeworks-tastic 01 on 01/18/2014. First of all, great name/theme. The beer is a bright orange color with a thick frothy off-white head that dissipates slowly. Sticky latticework of lacing. Aroma of citrus, hops and malt. Full-bodied with flavors of pithy grapefruit, hops and grainy malt. The finish is moderately bitter with a lingering citrusy hops aftertaste. Above average overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
camborne (655) - Hopkins, Minnesota, USA - DEC 14, 2013
My bottle was not the freshest, 144 I think. Nice hops citrus , especially the sorachi ace. Just enough malts to keep it from tipping over. Cool new brewery.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
changeup45 (1708) - Mount Dora, Florida, USA - DEC 3, 2013
The pour is an orangeish color with an off-white head that laces well. The aroma kicks off with pineapple, zesty orange peel, and tangerine. A little chemical sneaks in there with some biscuity malt and herbal notes. Forward flavors of tropical fruit, coconut, and orange jam. Thereís some alcohol sting as this tends to be a bit more tangy than bitter. But it does dry out some in the finish with a little lingering hop bitterness. A touch of resin on the back end. Sweetened by plenty of malt but itís not thick in the body or really hard to consume. Good beer but odd. I donít have a ton of experience with the Sorachi Ace hop but Iím guessing thatís what is giving this an odd twist. Itís somewhat Belgian IPA like.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (2026) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Bottle - Very sweet candy floss aroma. Clear orange with a white rich head. Orange, lemon and resin with a huge sweet malt backbone. The Sorachi gives it an interesting twist.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
kbudd19 (393) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - NOV 23, 2013
Clear yellow pour, aroma is big hoppy malty, lemon sweet goodness. Taste is a nice sweet citrus kick, mild hop presence and a very clem finish. Really nice IIPA.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DrSilverworm (5025) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 17, 2013
22oz bottle, thanks to FlandersNed. Shared with local Ratebeerians. Batch 144. Hazy golden orange color. Thin off-white head, good dots of lace. Bigger, chewier, kind of chewier, kind of creamy body. Lighter carbonation. Smooth, good bigger bitter taste, light sweet. Good earthy bigger bitter hop. Solid big imperial IPA, with a good malt profile.


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