BeerSquare (117) - - DEC 14, 2012
3.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
One of the most pungent aromas Iíve ever smelled upon cracking open a bottle-- you would have though it was a 22oz container of candied peaches and melons, packaged in hibiscus tea, itís that tropical and fruity smelling.
But then you pour what looks like a pretty "normal" beer-- light, lagery color, mostly clear.
And then the taste resembles neither the appearance or the smell-- sharp earthy, gritty, bitterness with a relatively light mouth feel. It doesnít feel as thick or syrupy as Ninja v Unicorn or Blood of the Unicorn.
A really interesting IIPA. I wish theyíd balanced out the bitterness with a bit more of the sweet, but itís really hard to complain about, for any true hop lover-- especially as long as you keep breathing in deeply as you drink (the smells really interact with the flavors heavily in this one).
daknole (9423) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Golden color, white head. Big bold hoppy beer with a nice wheat/malt backbone. Some light dough notes are present, but the citrusy and grassy hops steal the show. Nice brew.
Brentv (388) - Portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 28, 2014
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
From bomber, pours a hazy amber yellow with a small white head. Aroma is citrus floral. Taste is lots of grapefruit rind and citrus, with a strong hoppy bitterness. Thereís some fruit in there too, but the bitterness predominates. Finish is bitter. Itís good, but the bitterness is more than my preference.
pablo951 (462) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Had it out of a Bomber (itís basically the only way to get a Pipeworks brew).Light hop aroma, murky orange hue, light white head (how I likes it), and a Bruce Lee hopped up roundhouse kick to the tastebuds.
ChiGuy68 (425) - Illinois, USA - SEP 13, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Tasted from a bomber. It poured a murky golden orang hue with a short white head that leaves streaky white lacing. Bright citrus hop aroma with hints of grapefruit and other fruity goodness. Pipworks are the guardians of all kinds of hoppy goodness!
jercraigs (8013) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - AUG 21, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
2014-08-15. Hazy dark yellow body with a small white head. 3+ Aroma of citrusy hops, lemony notes. Flavour is nice, similar hoppy lemon citrus. Average bodied palate, moderate carbonation. Quite nice, crisp bright hop character. Bottle at Campground Brewdown
fluffy (1752) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
2.5 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
i get why people love this, it makes sense if you love IPAs. its not for me, but for hopheads its great.
wisdomsolo (466) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - AUG 7, 2014
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Had this at a fantastic tasting and had such a great time with great people and great beers! Very solid IPA!
BeerZombies1 (37) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 5, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Galaxy Unicorn - Pipeworks Brewing
APPEARANCE: Pours a murky, hazy orange with golden peach hues. Unfiltered but not finding any sediment in the initial pour. Big sudsy off white head that stuck around for the long haul. Leaving nice lacing all around the glass as it slowly dissipated.
AROMA: Big burst of over ripe oranges, grapefruit rind. Followed by a tropical cereal like aroma. Almost like that Special K with the dried fruit in it. Tons of hoppy, floral notes with a slight spicy earthiness. Backend grassy, slightly catty. Very interesting and inventing bouquet on this beer.
TASTE: Wow I new the nose had fruit on it but the taste it's a tropical fruit bomb! Fresh, juicy, ripe tangerines, pineapples even a bit of berry flavor. Toasted warm bread with honey butter on it. For sure getting some heat from the ABV but I actually enjoy that especially when it's balanced out with the big bitterness from all those hops.
MOUTHFEEL: Medium creamy body with a nice medium carbonation. Nice lingering oily finish. Super drinkable for a 9.5%.
OVERALL: This was my first pipeworks beer I thought it was outstanding I really enjoyed the galaxy hops flavor profile. The addition of wheat was very interesting as well. I found that all the sweet fruits where balanced nicely and not over powering at all.
RATING: 4.5/5 Zombie Heads!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
superspak (2778) - Michigan, USA - JUL 30, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Got in a trade with TheFugitive. 22 ounce bottle into tulip glass, bottled on 6/26/2014. Pours slightly hazy bright orange color with a 2 finger dense and rocky off white head with great retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lingers. Nice spotty soapy lacing clings around the glass. Aromas of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Very nice aromas with good balance and complexity of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with good strength. Taste of big grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel, citrus rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness. Good amount of smooth pine/grassy bitterness on the finish; with lingering notes of grapefruit, tangerine, pineapple, mango, lemon zest, orange peel/rind, floral, grass, pine, light caramel, bread, and floral/grassy earthiness on the finish for a while. Outstanding complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; with a nice crisp malt/bitterness balance and zero cloying flavors after the finish. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a smooth and fairly creamy/sticky mouthfeel that is nice. Alcohol is well hidden with minimal warming present after the finish. Overall this is an awesome single hopped DIPA. All around great complexity and balance of juicy citrus/tropical hops and moderate malt sweetness; and very smooth to sip on for the big ABV. A highly enjoyable offering.
ben4321 (4066) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - JUL 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Location: Draft at Map Room, 7/16/14, Rating #3800!
Aroma: This one has a nice resin/pine hop nose, with some tropical fruity hops too
Appearance: It pours an orange color with a creamy off-white head and some solid lace
Flavor: The taste of this beer is much the same as the nose, with a really nice hop presence to it
Palate: The body is medium-plus, it has a creamy mouthfeel, and a dry finish
Found this one to be really quite enjoyable. A very nice beer. I am glad to have tried as much Pipeworks stuff as I have on various trips to Chicago, and I look forward to trying more of their stuff.