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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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

drewbeerme's rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
drewbeerme (3915) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - AUG 24, 2012
Bottle. Batch 32. Released yesterday. Pours hazy golden with white head. Perhaps a bit darker or hazier than NvU. Aroma of lemon lime, bubblegum, spruce, and lychee fruit. Flavors are sprucy, mango, resiny, lychee, lemon, lime, some caramelly notes add sweetness, and a bit spicy finish, seemingly a spicy Belgian yeast profile but I think thatís sorachi, I think that a belgian yeast could really work here. Getting some booze on the back end. Seems to lack enough bittering hops. Fermented well. Clean, crisp, somewhat syrupy sweet finish. Really tasty and well made. I love sorachi but Iím not sure itís perfect for the iipa. This beer wins on allowing the hops to be the show and showcasing a unique hop like sorachi. Some tweaking and this would be insane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ahuth (137) - - FEB 1, 2016
Bottled. Cloudy orange. Has a citrus hop smell. When drinking it has a light body and the hop taste comes out afterwards. Has a piney hops and the after taste is grate fruity.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (5567) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - FEB 1, 2016
22 ounce bottle. Mellow flavors of citrus and pine. Not sure how old the bottle is, but was still good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jh773 (242) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 24, 2015
Color is rich, slightly hazy gold with a velvety head about one finger thick. Strong, clean hops smell -- tropical fruit, pineapple, just a hint of alcohol warmth. Taste is fruity, tangy with some peppery notes and a lot of savory dill/onion flavors too. Sticky body, bittersweet finish. Interesting IPA and another solid offering from Pipeworks.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Darkover (1532) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JAN 29, 2015
Hazy golden color with a beige head. Aroma of citrus and sweet malts. Very long bitter/hoppy finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
j12601 (8700) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - DEC 27, 2014
Bottle shared with Dany, Rudy, Eric, and my wife at Be Bap in Montreal. Pours a hazed amber with a medium sized white head. Big spicy herbal hops on the nose, warming alcohol, sticky malt, light oxidation. Medium bodied, caramel, warm alcohol, toffee. Not sure if this is old or just too malty, but it gas a bit short for me. Long oxidized malt and light grapefruit bitterness.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
aarongobrew (7) - - SEP 18, 2014 does not count
Good thick malty ipa nice balance orange flavor. Over all goo d beer recommend and will bye more.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmoreau (3266) - Lombard, Illinois, USA - AUG 20, 2014
Shared bomber poured to snifters, showing a cloudy, orange color, with a modest layer of off white head foam, and spots & streaks of lacing. The nose was dank yet floral, citrus as grapefruit & lemon, some resin, with a bit of earthy greenery. The taste proceeded with a similar profile, adding a little spiciness, some booze, dryness, and hop bitterness that was citrusy & rind-like, with decent lingering qualities, in a medium body. Nice, but more as an Imperial 101,... except for the abv.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Drake (11432) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Bottle. Pours a hazy amber color with a large foamy off-white head. Good head retention. Aroma of cheesecake, pale malt, cheddar, spicy, herbal hops. The taste is citrus, herbal, resin hops, pale malt, cheese. Medium bodied, low carbonation, mild lingering bitterness, mild heat, creamy texture.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ktwse (3169) - Greater London, ENGLAND - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Frank (3713) - 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, Iíd call this solid but not excellent.

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