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Dysfunctionale - Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Dysfunctionale
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BA SCORE
89
very good

69 Ratings
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Ratings: 69
Reviews: 32
rAvg: 4
pDev: 8.5%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  6.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: beerinator on 07-07-2004)
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3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a Nonic)

A- This beer is a warm orange hazy body with a creamy white head that last a good while. There was no sign of carbonation due to the hazy body.

S- The smell of green hops with a soft aroma of orange Tang or creamsicles in the background got me interested. No real aroma of malt or alcohol even as it warmed, it was all just hops and orange.

T- The green hops did not taste as orange as they smelled but they did have a citrus note with some pine flavors as it warmed. There was pale malt flavors along with some sweet lightly toasted malt that gave a bit of support to the hops. The finish was a very soft bitter hop flavor but the bulk of the hop flavor was at the front.

M- This beer has a medium mouthfeel with a fizz texture that cuts the flavor short.

D- This had some nice flavor but bit it was a bit one-dimensional with citrus hops playing the lead and not much support from other hops or malt or even alcohol.

Photo of paco1029384756
3.53/5  rDev -11.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a cloudy orange color with a small white head.

Scent of peach, grapefruit, citrus and hops. A nice tropical fruit scent with a good hop presence.

Taste of grapefruit, resin, hops and grain. A bit weaker than the scent led on, but still a good IPA.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and sticky with good carbonation.

A good beer, but it becomes a bit of a chore to drink it after a while.

Photo of donnebaby
3.55/5  rDev -11.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pretty average IPA with an exceptionally thin mouthfeel despite the powerful carbonation blast. Looks are mostly clear, dark orange with some messy haze. Nose is fruity hops with lots of citrusy orange. Taste, too, was citric and hoppy, and quite sweet. Led to lots of hoppy burping.

Didn't seem real balanced, and I didn't take a strong liking to it.

Served very cold.

Photo of TMoney2591
3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

What's a visit to a brewpub without trying out the house IPA, eh? It pours a clear gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises bright orange zest, grapefruit, peach, mango, and a touch of sweet caramel. The taste still focuses on the aforementioned citrus fruits, but now it seems as though the rinds and peels hold sway over the flesh. Some pine needles and a bit more caramel join in as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, kinda sticky finish. Overall, a nice IPA, but one that can't fulfill the promise given in the nose on the tongue. (Here's hoping that made sense...)

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3.6/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours red-amber with two fingers of white head and gobs of lacing.

The aroma is very citric and a little piney. The flavor opens up with some grapefruit and maybe pineapple from the hops, and finishes with strong bitterness. The malt backbone isn't really evident until the beer warms. Bright mouthfeel, super-drinkable. This one is growlerworthy for sure.

It's every Piece beer ever made, but it's pretty damn good anyway.

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3.78/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

This was an IPA and it arrived with no head on a very cloudy, deep-amber colored beer. The nose was highly hoppy and the mouthfeel was medium with a good, hoppy presence on the palate. The finish was so grapefruit-citrusy that it left little question as to what style of beer it was.

Photo of Rifugium
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Clearish golden-yellow pour, with about a half inch of fizzy white head that displayed moderate retention and a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma was hop-driven, citrus and light notes of tropical fruit. More malty goodness in the taste, citrus zest, tropical fruit rind, over a solid sweet malts base. Pretty basic, pretty good. Light-medium body, sufficiently bitter and dry in the finish, moderate carbonation, pretty easily drinkable.

Photo of Treebs
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Piece. Served in a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with a pure white head. Some splotches of lace are left behind.

S: Nice balance between light fruit, grass and sweet malts. Definitely on the lighter end though and I really got to dig my nose in there to get anything.

T: Taste is a little richer with some grassy hops, mild bitterness, a little citrus rind and the sweet, malty finish to give it a little balance.

M: Medium to light bodied. Pretty drinkable with nice carbonation level as well.

O: Solid overall. Nicely balanced, but I prefer several other offerings from Piece in the hops category.

Photo of mfavoino
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Piece.

Appearance: Hazy bright orange with a white head that settled quickly.

Smell: Hoppy on the front end that smelled mostly fruity. Nothing jumping out at me.

Taste: More flavorful than the nose would have had me believe. Really great citrus hop bitterness up front that balances out really well and finishes smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and quite drinkable.

Overall: Nice balance and smoothness that should leave most palates happy. Great with some pizza.

Photo of jrallen34
3.85/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at the pub... The body looks like a lightly unfiltered dark gold, ugly side. There is an off white head, ok retention and lacing... The aroma is pretty good but subdued; nice grassy hop, a hint of oranges, light alcohol finish. Smells great... The taste isn't as nice, has a rough finish to it, too much bitter pine and alcohol, seems like a dipa. Still pretty good, just not great.

One of their better ipas, I'd have again.

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Dysfunctionale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
89 out of 100 based on 69 ratings.