Pipeworks The One Horned Wonder and His Fanciful Flying Fresno

RATINGS: 22   MEAN: 3.88/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
Big Ole Pale Ale with Fresno Chiles and Passion Fruit Added
Its a bird! Its a planet! No, Its the One Horned Wonder and His Fanciful Flying Fresno!!! This dynamic duo is taking off with Citra and Galaxy hops. But wait, this flights just getting started. The pilots at The Aviary have turned off the fasten seat belt sign. This in-flight pale ale features a passion fruit puree and a hint of Freno chile to bump it up to first class. Please, sit back and enjoy the flight.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Drake (13301) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - OCT 15, 2015
LSAT Freedom Trip #205. Bottle shared at a tasting. Hazy dark yellow, large fizzy off-white head, good retention. Aroma of peppers, pale malt, hint of vinegar. The taste is peppers, vinegar, pale malt. Medium bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Savage_Night (434) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 13, 2015
Pours hazy orange with a white head. Head retention is ok. AROMA: sweet citrus, lime zest, passion fruit, floral hops, light chili, spice, caramel, herbs, light malt and tropical fruit. TASTE: light chili, spice, sweet sour citrus, lime zest, passion fruit, hop bitterness, tropical fruit, herbs, slight yeast and light malt. AFTER TASTE: herbal hops, slight chili, lime zest and tropical fruit with an oily finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
drewbeerme (3920) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 23, 2015
Draft at Go Tavern. This is probably the best Pipeworks beer Ive had. Fermentation was super clean, alcohol was restrained, impressive balance of passion fruit, hops, and Fresno chili. Really getting great subtle contribution from everything showing great finesse. Damn impressive. the chili is a touch green but thats to be expected, heat never builds up and it works with the fruitiness of the beer. This was a really cool beer and works well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ryecatcher (1407) - Bridgeport, Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2015
Bomber. Pours a murky, light orangey-gold, medium frothy white head with decent retention and lacing. Nose is passion fruit, green chilis, playing ping pong with the hops. Also getting some white pepper, citrus and mango, but the chilis and passion fruit are definitely in command. Mouth is medium bodied, creamy and dry, the chilis are in the foreground and mix with everything else as well (and by everything else, I mean tropical fruit, some crackery malt, mild bitterness, grapefruit). This would go well with Mexican chow... so I guess its good that I got a big old pot of carnitas simmering away in their own fat on the stove ... it is Cinco de Mayo after all. Odd brew, but not in a bad way. I missed this the first time around. Was worth waiting for.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
daknole (10936) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - OCT 31, 2014
Pretty clear gold pour with a white head. I really enjoyed the playfulness of this beer. The hops, passionfruit and peppers actually were in harmony more than I would have figured. Not overly spicy or fruity, just pretty much spot on. Well done guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (6070) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - APR 18, 2014
Orange clear pour from 22oz bottle. Aroma is mostly chilies. Fruity peppery taste. Tart. Mild hops. Really unique. Grew on me thru the bottle

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NotoriousJ (39) - Palatine, Illinois, USA - APR 2, 2014
Pours a murky golden orange color with small off white head. Solid fruity aroma nothing I can pinpoint. Some lacing. What the beer lacks in "looks" it more than makes up for in flavor. Usually beers with peppers lack balance but this beer has really nice balance with the passion fruit and iipa body. Really creative I'm liking it. Keep me coming pipeworks. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deekyn (1459) - San Francisco, California, USA - MAR 31, 2014
A- pours an opaque and milky orange with lighter gold edges. One finger of foamy egg shell white head with decent lacing and solid retention. S- passion fruit and wild jalapeño peppers. Some mustiness, lemon juice, lime juice, orange, grass, pine resin and arid earth. Also has a slight chile relleno or sweet green chilies. Sourdough. M- tacky medium body with an acidic and spicy medium to full palate. Good carbonation. T- green chilies, butter and passion fruit are all forward. Grapefruit, lemon and mango cone next. Pine is interspersed throughout with coupled more malty characteristics. The malts and acidic quality of the fruits holds the pepper capsaicin in check nicely. Ending is dry and relatively quick for a pepper infused beer. Good lemon and lime notes. Some mild soda water, grass and soap. Pepper holds only slightly at the end and does not over stay its welcome.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beastiefan2k (3822) - HdG (past: NYC, KS, Rain City), Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2014
Ugh, I hate to buy Pipeworks and especially having to pay $9 for 10oz. Got a small sample but it was the bomb. Strong passion fruit puree, which I love. It fresh natural fruity tropical sweet, just awesome. A hint of dry pepper. Flavor follows suit, nice stuff, super adjuncty but I love it. Great pepper kick at the end, like dry jalapeno but no burn. Thick glowing orange , low clarity. Slightly lower carbonation.

-- rated with beerbasher/winphone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
CraftBeerLvr41 (82) - Illinois, USA - MAR 19, 2014
A: Orange and copper in color. Light head, and fairly hazy. S: The Chiles hit you right in the nose at the start, you can smell the heat. Theres some sweetness in there but cant really pick anything out. A nice change of pace, nothing I have smelled in a beer yet. T: At the first taste you get that huge nice sweetness from the passion fruit, then fades into the nice taste of the chili without any detection of heat. Pleasantly surprised after smelling it. Love it. M: Light, and sweet. Really easy to drink beer. O: I was worried with the smell that it would have a bite of heat but ended up being really nice and fruity with the flavor of the pepper. Im a big fan of heat and all and quite sensitive of heat but love the flavor of peppers, which I got in this beer. Love this beer.

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