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The Piper's IPA - Cellar Rats Brewery

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The Piper's IPAThe Piper's IPA

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76
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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 18
rAvg: 3.24
pDev: 17.9%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Cellar Rats Brewery visit their website
Ohio, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BB1313 on 03-11-2012)
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2.75/5  rDev -15.1%

spycow, Sep 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +31.2%

JoeLacy, Sep 19, 2014
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3.01/5  rDev -7.1%

SteveMcGlone, Sep 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

cbuckl14, Jun 16, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

WillHops, Jun 02, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Jenessa, May 18, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Neilnpk, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

KFrank729, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

TequilaTom, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of lochef81
2.93/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Another whim buy during my Ohio buying trip. This one pours s very cloudy deep reddish copper color with a thick and lasting off white head. The aroma is very sweet with lots of malt and almost off putting. The flavor follows suit. Very dissapointing and unpleasant. Will not be trying this one again.

lochef81, Feb 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

mhammo129, Feb 03, 2014
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Snooprobirob, Dec 14, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +15.7%

Adkins721, Dec 08, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev +8%

HeyYoMar, Oct 01, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

Lelampp, Sep 28, 2013
Photo of Omnium
3.68/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle > Mason Jar

A - Pours out cloudy amber with lots of yeast floating around at the bottom, 1 finger of foamy white head, little lacing.
S - Aroma is really underwhelming, you get a little burnt caramel some dried flowers, tart apple, some sour grapes as well. But its all really hard to detect
T - This is where things get interesting, there's this big toasted malt kinda thing goin on, almost woody, then there's a big tart apple, grape, pineapple grapefruit kinda sweetness, a little bit of a biscuity malt as well, very bitter on the end.
M - Full but oddly refreshing, a little chewy and dry bitterness lingers.
O - Despite the poor ratings, I really enjoyed this, its just something different. I really dig the nice malt complexity here and the sour fruit that compliments it, almost yin and yang kinda deal. I'd gladly have this again on tap if available even though its not the best.
I also drank this while eating some home made apple pie with fresh apples right outside the house, perfect compliment!!!

Omnium, Sep 20, 2013
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3.24/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a standard pint glass.
Cloudy amber in color, with a decent head of light tan foam.
Aroma-Earthy hop notes
Taste-Toasted malt, earthy hops, underlying bitterness, and an off-putting tanginess that leaves things a bit out of whack. No freshness date apparent so don't know if that could be the cause. Would not seek out again.

hosehead83, Sep 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

Cynic-ale, Aug 07, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

WesM63, Aug 02, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

J1mmyB09, Jul 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev +0.3%

radiofish, Jul 09, 2013
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3/5  rDev -7.4%

BamfBacon, Jun 04, 2013
Photo of ONUMello
3.48/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Amber-brown color, a bit hazy, with a 1/2-finger head that slowly settles
S: A fair amount of sweet malt but a bit of pine hops underneath
T: Sweet malt up front with a bit of butterscotch but a pine-driven (dare I say Pine-Sol) hop component towards the end
M: Medium-bodied, a touch resinous
O: This is decent but there are many other IPAs I would turn to first. Not bad but not memorable either

ONUMello, May 29, 2013
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4/5  rDev +23.5%

diehl07, May 10, 2013
Photo of 5thOhio
3.31/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

Bought this to get the cap, which is a pretty nifty design. (What am I going to do with all those things?)

Pours a deep hazy brown color with a fresh fruity aroma. Head is tannish with some lacing and residual skim of foam and bubbles. Nice appearance.

Taste is rich and malty for an IPA, with decent hop presence, but I can't quite pick up the flavors. Not citrus or pine, just a generic bitterness with a hint of a sweet malt aftertaste. Mouthfeel is solid with good carbonation. Reminds me of some of the Boatswain beers brewed by Minehas for Trader Joe's. I agree with RblWthACoz (see review below.) It's almost more like a strong ale due to the heavy malt profile, mouthfeel and dark appearance.

If I lived where this is available on tap, I'd probably enjoy it. I'm guessing this is far better from a keg pour. As it is, I wouldn't buy it again, however.

5thOhio, Apr 01, 2013
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The Piper's IPA from Cellar Rats Brewery
76 out of 100 based on 52 ratings.