BeerSquare (117) - - MAY 14, 2013
Another tasty one from Pipeworks-- and this time in a variety I don’t necessarily usually go for.
This thing is a really nice study in balance. A place for everything and everything in its place-- certainly unlike some Pipeworks entries.
The nose falls shockingly flat-- practically no smell.
But the taste is wonderfully complex, and very refreshing and drinkable even though it has huge flavor. I especially love the way it goes from light juicy floral tastes to a crisp, dry finish.
Good stuff.Bulk_Carrier (6065) - Vermont, USA - JUN 1, 2017
Earlier Rating: 9/29/2012 Total Score: 3.4
Another good one from Pipeworks .. . and another really unique one from Pipeworks!
Not familiar with Nelson Sauvin Hops, but glad to make their acquaintance.
WIth this one you get a bit of a dank, stale aroma, and a very wheatey, hefe-ey color, before you get to the taste, which is where all the action is.
Really interesting, clean, distinct hop notes that are sweet and only slightly sharp. . . really not very bitter, with only a bit of sour as well. Slight saltyness in a light/medium body makes this a really nice drinker.
Tasty stuff. Can’t wait to try it again, as I really cannot think of another beer close to this one (so I better do my homework).
Bottle from Westmere in Albany, NY.
This was poured into an English pint glass.
The appearance was a cloudy burnt orange color with a fluffy white head that fell off to leave a ton of messy lace.
The aroma had some caramel/biscuit malty dryness, orange marmalade, coriander, light honey and had some grassy bitter ends.
The flavor was mildly malty dry sweet with a little bit of spice trying to make its way into the blend. Aftertaste was all about the malts and that followed into the finish.
The palate was medium bodied with a decent sessionability about it. Carbonation felt fine, somewhat low, but I get it. ABV felt good.
Overall, seems like an American brewer tried to take an English pale ale to make more interesting for the American market. Me, well, not sure, left me scratching my beard a little bit. dmac (6264) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - OCT 12, 2013
Bottle shared at jcwatts going back to FL tasting. Poured a mostly clear super light amber with a smaller foamy white head. Aroma of honey, sweetness, toast, sweeet citrus pulp. touch of soap. Body is a bit on the dry side with stronger carbonation and a touch of heat for the low ABV. Flavor of dry grapefruit rind, dry toast, alcohol and citrus friut. Meh. DrSilverworm (9671) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - NOV 1, 2013
22oz bottle, shared by danielcoor. Batch 126. Totally hazy golden orange color. Very big, bubbly, airy off-white head. Orange, light spice in the nose. Kind of caramelly malty in the flavor, light sweet. Light spice. Soft carbonation, bigger body, more dry finish. Overall, alright summer ale. Carbonation is a little bit soft, nose is better than the flavor, flavor is a little gutty and vegetal. I hoped for more. I think this bottle may have gone awry. bytemesis (8384) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle thanks to Tooch! Pours cloudy amber orange with a huge gigantic puffy off-white head that slowly dissipates leaving sticky lumpy lacing everywhere. Aroma is a bit odd, orange and coriander for sure, plus caramel, biscuit, honey, cardboard, pepper. Flavor is light sweet and light bitter, interesting enough, a bit of honey and orange zest, not much spice. Lightish body, way too carbonated; let it sit for 20 minutes to enjoy. Interesting, but not great.
b3shine (8873) - Indiana, USA - OCT 24, 2013
750 ml bottle to taster (shared by DanielCoor). Looks solid; a hazy golden orange with AMPLE white head. Smells somewhat hoppy with a big, boozy pale malt backbone. Tastes like it smells, only milder, with an average mouthfeel. Alright. jmohno (1619) - Iowa, USA - SEP 16, 2013
This is belgiany and overcarbonated. Infected?
Cloudy yellow pour,half glass of head,strong carbonation. Alot of orange fruit aroma and that typical belgian fruit aroma from yeast.
Mouthfull of foamy and belgiany fruity with sweet malt. Another year or two and maybe this would have been vinegar,or blow up first? citrusy finish. Citrusy belgiany beer,not getting the english in this. Quasimodo (217) - chicago, Illinois, USA - OCT 7, 2012
A very cloudy blonde ale. I get mostly cat pee and sulfur in the nose with faint white grape and citrus. Ok, so it’s not a very good beer to sniff. It tastes better than it smells, but I can’t say I enjoyed it. Some white grape and orange comes through in the flavor with a mild sweetness. Low bitterness. Boring malt profile. I don’t see myself buying this again.
joeneugs (6371) - Livermore, California, USA - JUL 10, 2013
22 oz bottle from my summer secret Santa. Thanks HonkeyBra! It pours a very cloudy orange color with a white head. The aroma is a bit stale (this one unfortunately sat in 100 degree heat for a couple days) with some big orange, bread and herbal notes. The flavor is orange, bread and not much else. Stale malts and estery yeast. I feel bad rating this one because the bottle was obviously abused in its trek my way, but I feel it’s fair since the bottle itself is not that old. Pretty disappointing. madmitch76 (24807) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 9, 2013
9th January 2013
Hazy amber beer with a tidy off white head. Palate is semi dry and crispy. Minerals and a trace of spice to start. A little orange and peach. Malt turns a little papery. Semi dry finish. Mild bitter linger. Messy and disjointed. A rare Pipeworks fail.