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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64/5   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emblazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re 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

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4.9
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.

4.7
bakebisbife (13) - - DEC 17, 2012
This is one of my favorites by Pipeworks. Bright lemon on the nose. Fresh coriander. Looks clear. Drinks like a candied lemon drop. Phenomenal balance between malty sweetness and hop bitterness. One of the most unique Imperial IPAs I have ever had. Sweet, but not cloying. Bitter, but not abrasively so.

4.3
ryecatcher (1459) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle from Binny’s. Pours a nice ever-so-slightly hazy orange, with some head retention and decent lacing. What can I say but I am a sucker for DIPAs... particularly good ones and this qualifies. Pine in the nose, citrus and pine on the palate, medium bodied with a decent finish. The last beer I rated from PWBC was not so great (the Blueberry Berliner Weiss), but stuff this one is what I’ve come to expect from these guys.

4.3
timc100 (314) - Park Ridge, Illinois, USA - SEP 23, 2012
Outstanding DIPA - unique, well balanced, fresh The best aspect is the nose - ripe fruit sweetness, pine and slight grass notes, with a Belgian malt/yeast/brett? character. Other aspects followed suit.

4.3
bhiner41 (193) - Darien, Illinois, USA - JUN 5, 2014
Great IIPA. Very easy drinking for a higher alcohol beer. Apricot in color, cloudy, pours with a white head. Almost has a lemon note on the palate.

4.2
madmitch76 (25344) - , Essex, ENGLAND - SEP 8, 2013
8th January 2013
Hazy gold - amber beer. Good pale cream coloured head. Palate is soft with fine carbonation providing a mild sting. Lovely soft fruity hops - floral tangerine, peach, mild orange and a little sweet pine. Finishes soft and airy with hops staying soft and fruity. Dangerously drinkable!

4.1
hombrepalo (1971) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2012
Bomber from Rogers Park Finest. Awsome brew guys! Pours a brilliant golden orange with a decent white coloured head. Hangs around for a while. Aromas are dominated by the hops as expected. Mainly pine resin with tropical fruit salad in support. Some sweet caramle hiding in the back ground. Good stuff. Flavors are once again all about the hops. No to much else going on by resiny hop bitterness. Fullish mouthfeel. Good stuff.

4.1
Oly (67) - Crawfordsville, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2013
Many thanks to StFun for including this in a trade. Big, lacy head and a hazy orange color. It’s sweet and creamy for a IIPA, but there is a flavor I just can’t place. Others have said peach and mango, and that’s close, but there is something else, too. Overall, it’s a very solid, drinkable IIPA.

4.1
jflopsu (1703) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 5, 2016
Pours a light hazy rust orange. A citrus citrus and floral hop aroma with lemongrass and pine. A strong fruity flavor with floral hops and pine. A sweet flavor but with a strong bitter hop aftertaste.

4.1
Troupis (261) - - MAR 9, 2016
Great hop-filled IPA. Nothing special from an elite standpoint but still awesome for hop lovers. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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