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NvU Pajama Party - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 7
rAvg: 3.92
pDev: 11.73%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Florida9 on 09-30-2013)
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wpqx

Illinois

5/5  rDev +27.6%

10-10-2013 05:46:31 | More by wpqx
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schmidtmattsays

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.7%

10-04-2013 12:52:16 | More by schmidtmattsays
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Vonerichs

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +3.3%

Dark brown color, much lighter around the edges. A robust khaki head with god retention.

Fresh smell pine cone, lightly roasted malt, and a splash of citrus.

The roasted malt is heavier in the taste. Hops are piney, orange, and a bit herbal in the finish.

Smooth and creamy body. Amazingly drinkable for 9.5.

A solid black IPA. I'm not a huge fan of the style but I suppose n vs u had to do it. It did it well.

10-04-2013 01:13:53 | More by Vonerichs
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

03-20-2014 03:35:24 | More by beersdmf17
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CEDAMA

California

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2013 19:27:31 | More by CEDAMA
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wesside89

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

11-09-2013 05:00:14 | More by wesside89
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present, Batch #216. A collaboration between two local Chicago breweries, Pipeworks and Begyle. I've only had one other beer from Begyle, but basically everything I've had from Pipeworks has been extremely impressive, so my expectations are high.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Pours two frothy creamy fingers of tan head on top of a virtually opaque dark brown colored body, with just a hint of light cocoa color showing around the edges when held to the light. Head has some excellent staying power for a 9.50% abv.

S - Smell is definitely unique, but befitting of the genre. Orange citrus, cream, some chocolate malt, & some dried lemongrass. Not a terribly powerful aroma, but definitely very interesting.

T - Taste follows the nose: crisp carbonation, lots of hop bitterness, some juicy citric orange / grapefruit, lemongrass, and some malt roast. Reminds me a lot of chocolate covered orange peel. Not really noting any "dark" malt roast or coffee bean flavors going on here, which is a bit unusual for the style. This beer takes more of the IPA route than it does the stouty route.

M - Feel is bitter, chalky, and resinous. Some piney grapefruit stickiness lingering. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation.

Overall, definitely a unique interesting take on the style by two up and coming Chicago breweries. Balanced, well-bodied, and a well-masked high 9.50% abv. Definitely seek this out if you have the chance.

Pipeworks / Begyle Ninja Vs. Unicorn Pajama Party ---4/5.

10-10-2013 02:06:03 | More by mfnmbvp
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

05-18-2014 14:26:11 | More by Kubrickx
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IronTom

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-09-2013 17:14:41 | More by IronTom
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cnbrown313

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-15-2013 12:08:38 | More by cnbrown313
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NappyB

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +14.8%

10-10-2013 15:31:51 | More by NappyB
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krome

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2014 01:19:13 | More by krome
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Thebrianeffect

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

06-15-2014 14:29:25 | More by Thebrianeffect
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jgunther71

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-19-2014 01:20:01 | More by jgunther71
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Ak555667

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-13-2013 04:02:25 | More by Ak555667
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firedwarftj

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-21-2013 23:17:10 | More by firedwarftj
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jabo134

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-11-2013 02:27:38 | More by jabo134
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socalbrewlvr

California

4/5  rDev +2%

11-17-2013 11:49:52 | More by socalbrewlvr
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mkennedy119

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

10-04-2013 00:44:10 | More by mkennedy119
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2%

10-05-2013 00:45:14 | More by spycow
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Rajasbrewing

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +1%

Had this on tap from the Ravenswood Artwalk Detour. Very dark brown almost black with a tan creamy head.

Aroma is fantastic with a bursting orange and citrus hop character along side with roasted coffee. I really good paring of hops for this style.

Medium to thick mouth feel with a lingering bitter and roast. Overall really nice beer for this style. What I would expect from a collab from these two great Chicago breweries!

10-07-2013 20:43:09 | More by Rajasbrewing
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mvdillman

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -4.3%

02-09-2014 22:33:32 | More by mvdillman
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MattLatuchie

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

11-30-2013 14:36:22 | More by MattLatuchie
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kevanb

Illinois

2.53/5  rDev -35.5%

650ml bottle, batch 216, poured into a Pipeworks snifter.

The beer pours a nice deep black color, quite opaque, light cola brown hues when hit by the light, a big, fluffy, bone colored head rises about 2 fingers high that has great retention and leaves a big network of sticky lace behind. The aroma is pretty straightforward for the style, dank bitter pine, light citrus fruit, before some chalky, dark grains come out along with some coffee roast and dark chocolate at the back end. One thing does strike me as odd, a bizarre milky aroma, very creamy and very off-putting. The flavors carry that odd milkiness way too much, really dominates the palate and shifts the focus away from the hops completely. Chocolate and coffee and definitely immediately present, although the coffee is quite light, and rich, sweet grain plays a bit with the darker, more bitter chocolate. Pine is pretty much the only hop component here, citrus is a total afterthought, but the bitterness and earthiness from the pine does linger nicely, it's just unfortunately clashing with such a weird cream component. The body is nice, very dry, crisp and lively carbonation while still being rich and smooth, carries the flavors well and finishes easily with a bitter hop kick.

Verdict: A weird experience to say the least. The aroma suggested all the hallmarks of a solid CDA but the creamy qualities really just butchered this beer, especially on the tongue, it was so unescapable that I couldn't help but drain pour this one.

10-29-2013 03:06:36 | More by kevanb
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durlta

Iowa

4.25/5  rDev +8.4%

10-06-2013 18:04:48 | More by durlta
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NvU Pajama Party from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.