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Pied Piper IPA - The People's Pint

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Pied Piper IPAPied Piper IPA

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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 65
rAvg: 3.4
pDev: 17.94%
Wants: 1
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The People's Pint visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 05-02-2002)
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3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

CRJMellor, Apr 07, 2013
Photo of neophilus
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3

Dark gold to light brownish colored beer. Light white head on top with some lacing.

Lots of caramel malt aroma up front with some medicinal/citrus hop aroma underneath. Sugary sweet smell continues, almost like chocolate.

Caramel malt flavors lead the way with the first sip. Medium hop bitterness backs it up. Slick, oily medicinal hop flavors round out the taste.

Medium body, good mouthfeel with a semi-dry finish.

More caramel forward than I prefer in an IPA. This leans a little heavily towards malt and away from hops. The bitterness is nice and the aftertaste is clean. An easy drinker but could use a bigger punch from the hops.

neophilus, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of Chico1985
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

Chico1985, Mar 19, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +25%

Ecxeeder616, Jan 10, 2013
Photo of Wishdiak
4/5  rDev +17.6%

Wishdiak, Dec 29, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

ColdOneKev, Nov 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +17.6%

zahara15, Oct 22, 2012
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3/5  rDev -11.8%

brentblack1, Sep 07, 2012
Photo of luvbier
3.5/5  rDev +2.9%

luvbier, Aug 15, 2012
Photo of inandon
3.83/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pour - auburn red with a half inch foamy top with a tint of yellow.

Smell - light caramel smell with a bready aroma

Taste - very little hops but lacking the extra kick of flavor. it is medium bodied beer with a malty feel.

Overall it is not a bad beer per say, but it is not anything like what an IPA should taste like. I definitely thought it would be hoppier because the label even says "climb it if you dare".

inandon, Aug 05, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

trevorpost, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of ahbaggins
4/5  rDev +17.6%

ahbaggins, Jul 01, 2012
Photo of Thomas_Picton
4.25/5  rDev +25%

Thomas_Picton, May 28, 2012
Photo of standardcherry
3.25/5  rDev -4.4%

standardcherry, May 16, 2012
Photo of mbs11
3.75/5  rDev +10.3%

mbs11, Apr 21, 2012
Photo of smi
3/5  rDev -11.8%

smi, Apr 14, 2012
Photo of musicsherlock
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

musicsherlock, Feb 24, 2012
Photo of Reagan1984
2.5/5  rDev -26.5%

Reagan1984, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of LtCracker20
3.13/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A- Pours a slightly hazy brownish/amber body with a thin 1-finger head that doesn't last too long. Some decent lace though.

S- Sweet caramel, biscuity, bready, some black pepper, and a sweet citrusy aroma.

T- Peppery, biscuity, and caramel malts right away. A little spicy flavor as well. Not really too much in the way of hoppy flavors. A little of a candied sugar/Belgian yeast flavor(though I know there's none in there).

MF- A little on the lighter side, but still almost a moderate body, not too bad.

O- Not a bad beer at all, but not very good for the style. Very little hop flavor or aroma and all the maltiness make it almost more of an amber ale.

LtCracker20, Nov 21, 2011
Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev +17.6%

oline73, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of davewlfpckfan29
3.4/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle found at Table and Vine (West Springfield) in the local section. In that case I would like to think this is fresh.

I drank this in between cold and room temperature
(it sat out for 20-25 minutes)

This beer looks very average light amber. There seemed to be some sediment in mine which settled the bottom of the glass.
smell average, aroma of a slight malt and a typical IPA.

Not too strong bitterness but I can taste the fresh hops for sure.Good IPA, but nothing that special.

Nice local beer, I would recommend it to anyone passing through Western Mass.

davewlfpckfan29, Nov 02, 2011
Photo of Flounder57
4/5  rDev +17.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 0z. bottle was poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Ahhh, can you say super crazy head. Waiting for the head to reduce so I can pour more beer into my glass. Holy smokes. Finally, the head has reduced, but very slowly. Can't wait to take a sip. The beer is a nice hazy orange color with a decent amount of carbonation. Lots of clumpy lacing too.

Smell: Nice aroma of citrus and grapefruit which is followed by sweet caramel malts. Also picked up some hints of pine too.

Taste: Same as smell. Fits the style very well and citrus and grapefruit was kept in mind. Bitterness from the hops is followed by hints of caramel malts. This beer tastes great.

Mouthfeel: Very easy on the palate and smooth. Decently catbonated and easy drinkng.

Overall: I am very impressed with this western Mass IPA. Will be purchasing another on draft or bottle sometime soon in the near future. Looks like I will be taking another trip to Craft Beer Cellar to pick up another bottle. Highly recommended for anybody that can get a hold of it in the New England area.

Flounder57, Sep 21, 2011
Photo of OtherShoe2
3.58/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours tawny orange, and thick looking, with some good bubbles and a beige head. Some retention and lacing.

Pine and citric notes with some toasted malt in the nose. Not super strong.

Nice hop flavor, with some citric distinction. The toast malt has some sweetness and a little fruit. Hops come back and give a nice bitter kick to the finish. Could use a little more malt development, but still pretty good.

Medium bodied, some good chew to it.

I liked this one. Good hoppiness with enough malt balance. Price is right. Worth trying.

OtherShoe2, Sep 03, 2011
Photo of Sensaray
3.48/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

Pours a hazy dark orange almost brown color. Didn't get much of a head but it was off white with big bubbles.

Smells hoppy, like pine and citrus. Bit of caramel sweetness.

Nice spice leads into some tropical and citrus flavors which leads to a crisp bitter close. Some grain flavors in there. Grapefruit as well.

Mouthfeel is light bodied and drinkable. The carbonation is iffy here, it kinda throws the whole beer off for me.

Overall, it's a decent ipa.

Sensaray, Jul 19, 2011
Photo of woodychandler
3.23/5  rDev -5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Transcribed from undated notes.

I did not get much more than a finger of soapy ecru head with low retention from my pour. Color was a hazy orangish-amber. Nose was very piney and even the label mentioned "... brew[ed] with a wall of fresh Cascade hops". Mouthfeel was medium with a decent hops bite on the tongue. Finish was likewise pleasantly hoppy, but nothing to get wildly excited about.

woodychandler, Jun 13, 2011
Pied Piper IPA from The People's Pint
78 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.