Beejay's Weirdo Brown Ale - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Beejay's Weirdo Brown AleBeejay's Weirdo Brown Ale

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Ratings: 80
Reviews: 9
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 8.15%
Wants: 3
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Brown Ale |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: blue-dream on 10-18-2013

We had a single open spot on the schedule and told BeeJay he could brew whatever his little bearded heart desired. The result of his labors (and what some professionals call insanity) is BeeJay's Weirdo Brown Ale. We asked him what he wanted to hop it with and he just kept yelling "ALL OF THE NESLON!" We obliged him and the result is a delicious hoppy imperial brown ale with lovely aromas of tangerine, passion fruit and grapefruit. Don't sleep on this guy, it was a very small batch.
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Photo of koutkid41
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: A light colored brown ale, more of a real dark red. Brilliantly clear. Nice thin bubbly white head that doesn’t linger too much. Great lacing

S: Really interesting and unique aroma, smells of some grapefruit and earthyness, grape with faint cherry/raspberry with a smell of a chocolate covered strawberry. Some roast and plastic as well.

T: Nice bitterness upfront then fades with a grape, chocolate roast, with faint cherry and plastic like qualities, and earthy. which fits the profile nicely. Alcohol noticeable.

M: For a brown ale not overly sweet, nice and crisp. Alcohol burn on the tongue.

O: Nice change of pace from the DIPA’s, and interesting take on a brown ale.

More User Reviews:
Photo of Vonerichs
4.12/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Deep dark brown with a huge billowing off-white head. Tons of persistent lacing.

The smell is caramel and tea like herbal hops. Some grapefruit.

The flavor is mostly caramel and toffee but as it warms the herbal hops come to the surface. It's astringent and bitter.

Medium to heavy body with a puckering effect on the tongue.

The herbal bitterness is a nice contrast to the sweet caramel in this brown ale. Another fantastic hoppy brew by Pipeworks.

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

10-26-13 / 4.25

Enjoyed this when it first came out but didn't get a bottle for myself. Finally found one a few weeks later, and trying it again now.

Pours a dark mahogany brown, lots of coating lace in the glass, and a lasting surface skim. Initial surge of foam rises momentarily above the rim.

Less pungent than the last time around, mellow roast, milk chocolate and light citrus.

Taste is alternately roasty and citric, with a slight buttery note and earthy hop bitterness that's lasts momentarily. Soft roasty malt aftertaste. Creamy and smooth feel, it's supple and drinkable. Occasional traces of grapefruit but it's not well defined, an odd mix but it works. The buttery note seems to be slight, but I didn't notice it the first time. Overall it's a unique combination, will look for it again the next time around.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.23/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Batch #224. Another creation from Pipeworks; expectations are moderately high based on this knowledge.

Poured into an over-sized wine glass, per the death of my snifter.

A - Ah yes, pours a beautiful chestnut brown colored body with three fluffy fingers of tan head. Head retention is very nice, considering this beer's high 9.50% abv. Nice soapy lacing. Looks very nice indeed.

S - Smell is of dirty earthy hops, some grapefruit, some peppery rye, chocolate malt, maybe a hint of smoke, and some cream.

T - Taste follows the nose well. The Nelson Sauvin hops really show themselves here also. Lots of fresh hop bitterness, but more of a dirty earthy hop presence instead of fruity, which fits the profile nicely. Some red / amber malt roast, some rye, cracked peppercorns, grapefruit, & some orange cream presence on the end.

M - Feel is smooth and creamy, bitter and resinous on the finish with earthy and grapefruit hops present. A very nice aftertaste. Medium bodied with good carbonation.

Overall, another winner from Pipeworks. These guys can do no wrong. Highly recommended if you can find yourself a bottle.

Pipeworks Beejay's Weirdo Brown Ale ---4/5.

Photo of ravot
4.09/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 3/11/14
Poured a bottle , batch 314-315, into a darkness snifter.

Appearance: Pours a light brown. Darker in the glass with an amber color and honey like. Large 1 inch head. Fast " cool down " with no lacing left behind.

Smell: Honey, sweet malts as soon as I opened the bottom. From the glass I smell a sweet drink like syrup. Vanilla notes. More vanilla bean notes.

Taste: some bitterness, citrus notes , honey, velvety and nutty. Some grass notes. As it warms some pine and grapefruit.

Mouthfeel: nice carbonation , light on the mouth , refreshing feel. Dryness at the end. Slight alcohol burn at the end but enjoyable. Leaves a slight tingle on the tongue.

Overall: a huge favorite of mine from Pipeworks. Original batch was slightly better and only wish I took notes. This batch so slightly more bitter and less sweet. Don't let this part fool the review. This is a great beer. Yearly release per se. Second time they brew it in just under a year. If it's still on the shelve for the locals , scoop it one up or two. Good for aging.

Photo of KFBR392
4.04/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color. When held to light the edges are a medium brown with a dark body. Thick creamy head on the pour which dissipated to the edges of the glass while drinking. Slight active carbonation in glass.

Smell: Nelson all over the front of this aroma. Candied sweetness, straw, and tropical fruits. Plays well off the caramel, malt, and honey. Hops definitely dominate and the brown ale tones play along well.

Taste: Nelson again hits hard on the front. Hops continue to run through the body as the biggest player. Earthy malt and molasses settle in toward the back end. Finish is very dry, especially for a brown ale.

Mouthfeel: Dry, with tons of sweetness and hoppy tones.

Overall: Pipeworks continues to crush it. Love how they continue to make massive brews that are complex and easy drinking. This one is no exception and is definitely worth the money.

Photo of Florida9
4.24/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Dark brown in color. Forms a moderate sized tan colored head. Good retention. Excellent retention.

S: Aroma is an odd mix. Passionfruit, grapefruit, coffee, caramel malt, dark fruits.

T: Okay, the taste is equally as odd, but it works. There is an appreciable moderatelt sweet caramel malt backbone. Nothing too strong, but it's there. Then it turns fruity and the flavors lighten up considerable. Passion fruit, lemon-lime, grapefruit, Sprite, and herbal-pine.

M: Medium bodied...lighter than would be expected. Heavier carbonation. Light-medium bitterness.

O: Weirdo brown. This needs to be a style.

Photo of RoamingGnome
3.96/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pipeworks Beejay's Weirdo Brown Ale

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a CBS snifter. Served chilled...

A) Brown brew with a little red tint when held to light. Nearly a finger of soapy head. Settled to a wispy dusting. Nice lacing.

S) Earthy, woody, some citrus. There is a little toffee sweetness. Some spices and some light alcohol too.

T) I like what the Nelson Sauvin hops are doing with the flavor. Nice malty toasty flavors, with spicy, earthy hops. A little citrus too. Bitter finish... The 9.5% ABV is noted as well.

M) Medium bodied with lively carbonation. Bitter finish that is slightly dry. Some alcohol warmth.

O) A very unique brew that really grew on me with each passing sip. Definitely worth a try.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.1/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours brown with a little haze and a very slight dark red hue. Head is about half a finger and retains fairly.

Smell is awesome, rich deep sweet caramel along with a big tropical hop presence mainly pineapple and mango. Hops work really well with the sweet caramel malt notes.

Taste is hop forward, mainly herbal with some citrus hop flavors and a lot of bitterness for a brown. Hops somewhat compete with the malt and win, kind of overpowering them. Not as much caramel or nutty flavors comes out as in the nose however there is a little near the end. Slight candy like yeast typical to pipeworks however I would like a little more

Mouthfeel is decent moderate thickness with a decent amount of hoppy bitterness. Moderate carbonation helps cut the body and bitterness.

Beejay's Weirdo Brown Ale from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 80 ratings.