pantanap (3367) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 19, 2012
22oz bottle picked up at wlv... pours a mostly hazy and non-transparent hefe like hue, lively with effervescence, and topped with a thin to medium soapy white head... fresh hop aroma of dank citrus tones and white grape to go alongside some juicy white grapefruit. love nelson and was happy to see if bursting out from this one... flavors follow suit with more juicy focused nelson forward focus which displayed notes of grapefruit and orange as well as the white grapiness that is normally associated with nelson sauvin. it’s almost more of a really hoppy wheat with the citrusy overtones and light malt backing. midway through, a gentle tartness surfaces to go along with a just shy of medium body with adequate carbonation. glad this wasn’t a true english style pale ale and the fellas allowed the nelson to showcase itself almost exclusively and that, to me, was a very good thing. very little bitterness to this one - almost forgot to mention that. let’s hope that pw has a steady supply of this hop coming in for them to utilize. hmmm, i think i drank this one a bit too fast. SrSilliGose (3324) - pouring bus, New Brunswick, CANADA - FEB 8, 2013
Bottle thanks to kan for passing this my way. Notes of sweet juicy apricot. Kiwi fruit. Melon. Spiced brown sugar. Nicely balanced. Pleasant hop presence. Good. jmagnus87 (3302) - Rockford, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2013
Bottle sampled at a tasting event. From notes. Citrus and bready with a bit of coriander. Not too shabby. I could gladly drink this everyay. Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
22oz bottle from West Lakeview Liquors. Batch #37. Pours a hazy golden-orange colored body with a finger-width, dense, frothy and creamy, white head that dissipates slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is big and juicy grapefruit and pineapple citruses with lots of sweet florals, some dank pines, a light peach and white grape, lots of orange peel, a touch of coriander spice, and a lightly sweetened grainy malt backing. Flavor is similar. Very fresh and juicy up front with lots of florals and a bit of a dank pine and earth giving off some white grapes and grapefruits with a light peach. Lots of orange peel, a light coriander spice, and a grainy, lightly sweetened malt backing that allows the hops to shine. Finishes lightly spiced, dry, and crisp with a moderate bitterness and a good amount of fruity, somewhat dank hops and orange peel. Lengthy aftertaste following a medium-light body and a medium-light, crisp carbonation. Overall, a really nice English Pale Ale. Lots of fresh, juicy, catty, dank hops with a nice orange peel addition and a light coriander spice balanced with a lightly sweetened, grainy malt backing. Great beer. DrnkMcDermott (3176) - Downers Grove, Illinois, USA - JAN 14, 2013
2000th American Beer Reviewed! From bottle at the FoBAB documentary party. Actually the last Pipeworks beer I tested, but I just want to enter ratings while I have time. Very pungent tropical fruit aroma, maybe gooseberry. Slight foam on top of a dense beer. Nelson Sauvin hops plus the citrus make it quite fruity, with kiwi on top of the nose. Malt does not quite back up the hops, so they stand by themselves.
rubbishystuff (2537) - 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 zebra (2384) - Illinois, USA - JAN 2, 2013
it says "end of summer ale" on the label. 23 °F / Feels Like 13 °F right now, i’d say summer’s ended. jjgmd (2289) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - JUL 10, 2013
Pours a hazy cloudy golden yellow color with a massive head. Nose is sweet citrus with a shared hoppy bitterness. Taste is spicy, coriander in particular, with upfront citrus and bitterness...... full of flavor, descent lacing. Finish is bittersweet citrus with mild to moderate lingering. Well done ! Quaff Score 8 / 10 holdenn (2127) - 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 blklab2007 (2120) - Connecticut, USA - DEC 7, 2012
22oz Batch #53. Pour has a deep golden color and a covering of thick white head. Aroma has plenty of nelson hops, some light spicing, citrus rind, and a bit of toffee like malt. Mouth feel comes across light and the carbonation is solid. Flavor again leads in with the hops and they get quite dry and catty with some bitterness picking up. The citrus gets a bit muted and there is a light spice that mixes well with the malted side making me feel the English thing going on. They certainly are some zesty hops and the beer showcases them well.