rubbishystuff (2538) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - DEC 1, 2012
UPDATED: OCT 3, 2015 At bit strong, hoppy, and spiced to be something that resembles a English Pale ale, but that is just a problem to do with putting beers in to styles. Now, as for the beer itself, it starts with a strong hop aroma and a citrusy (maybe lemon) flavor. The hops flavor is initially strong as well but after the beer warmed a bit the hop blast died down a bit and everything balance and married together very nicely. The spicing was nicely done. Over all a nice beer. Serving: Bottle kaser (6312) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 17, 2012
Poured yellowish with little white floaties in it from a bomber. Amazing citrus and fruity aroma. Lemon taste with assertive hops and bitter. Love it jtclockwork (16581) - , New Jersey, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle. Pours hazy lemon. Bone white head. Some lacing. Nose/taste of lemon peel, dried citrus, resin, yeast, hops and herbal notes. Medium body. Dry peel and slight resin finish. holdenn (2116) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Hazed yellow with a white head. Tart lemon juicy grape aromas. Bright and tart on the tongue. Effervescent grapes and lemon with an herbal finish. Complex juicy. Dry. Nice. 8/4/8/4/8/4/15 HonkeyBra (4044) - Lemont, Illinois, USA - NOV 10, 2012
22 oz. bottle. Pouts a bright orange pour with a small white head. Aroma of bright citrus and resiny hops. Beautiful, hoppy aroma. Flavor of bright flavorful hops. Medium bitterness. Lots of mango, pineapple, and other tropical fruits. Some notes of maraschino cherries. Delicious. Mouthfeel is medium bodied, easy to drink. Finishes with a strong hop rush. This is by far my favorite from Pipeworks so far. Absolutely delicious.
JAF737300 (1291) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 26, 2012
Pours orange amber with a 2 finger head. Nice notes of light pine which drive into a mild fruit and spice note. Malts show up in the finish along with a light spiced note. XmnwildX12 (2079) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - OCT 20, 2012
Citrus has faded, might have waited to long. Has just pine and resin scents, taste is similar with a nice resin taste, need it fresh.
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UPDATED: SEP 29, 2013 22 oz bottle served in a Great Divide cervoise. Batch #37.
A: Pours a hazy apricot color with a two finger height of white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thick cap and collar that leave sticky splotches of lace down the glass.
S: Definitive white grape with some rind and pithy bitterness. Slight dried grass with some honey malt sweetness.
T: Grassy with some sweet honey malts. White grape with a subtle, under ripe greenness to it. The Nelson Sauvin hops really add a nice dryness to the beer.
M: Light bodied with a medium to high carbonation level. Subtle drying finish with some sweet green grape to it.
O: Not really an English style, but I don’t really care. It’s a really well put together beer that hits it on all levels, especially with the addition of the Nelson Sauvin hops. I’m looking forward to more beers from the PW guys with these nice New Zealand hops.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 09-23-2012
look: 4 smell: 3.75 taste: 4 feel: 4.25 overall: 4
22 oz bottle served in a Pipeworks snifter. Batch # 126.
A: Pours a hazy orange color with a pure white head forming on the pour. It recedes to a thin ring that leaves some soapy lace down the glass.
S: Orange citrus with some notes of lemon peel and white bread. Not overly malty. It captures the "summer" portion quite well in the nose.
T: Same as the nose. Lots of orange peel with some lemon zest and a touch of grapefruit as well. Very mild bitterness on the back end with a nice white bread sweetness.
M: Light bodied with a medium carbonation level. Sweet and citrusy notes on the finish.
O: The PW boys captured the Summer portion of this beer quite well, but I was missing the English portion of this. Not enough malt body. Having said that it was still a highly drinkable and refreshing summer ale.
Serving type: bottle
05-27-2013 BBB63 (6557) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 19, 2012
Bottle and served in a no-nik pint glass: Pours a slightly hazy golden hue with a good lacing and head. The aroma is not very English, winey, catty, citric and slightly spicy. Mostly biscuity malt with a touch of caramel and. The taste is more of the same, moderately pungent and juicy fruit. White wine and lemon zest along with some orange too. Lightly resiny, catty and spicy. The faint coriander is a nice touch. The mouth feel is lively and somewhat crisp. At no point do I feel this is anything close to an English Pale Ale except for the malting. I really wanted an English Pale Ale and got this. Not that it is a bad beer, just misleading. (oh I found no diacetyl which actually may have been welcomed to make it taste a little bit English... I am assuming English Ale Yeast was used) mikem409 (2026) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - OCT 17, 2012
Bottle pours murky orange with frothy fast fading head. Aroma of citrus and grass. Taste is massive juicy grapefruit segments semi sweet and crisp