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Square Grouper - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 192
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 10.48%
Wants: 181
Gots: 18 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Our buddies at Four Hands in St. Louis rang us up a couple of months ago with a proposition. They wanted to brew an Imperial IPA and they just happened to have a bunch of Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops. We though that sounded like a pretty good idea so they came on up here to Chicago and we did the damn thing. We also added 60 lbs of honey at the end of the boil. The beer that then flowed out of the tanks and into your bottles is a dank symphony of tropical fruit, citrus, mango, pine, fresh cut grass and stone fruit. This was only a single batch and may not make another appearance for a long time. Drink early Drink often.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2013)
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Serving: 22 oz bomber into a tulip. Bottled 10/2/2014... so 17 days old.

A: 1/4-finger foamy white head. Golden, orange body, not completely transparent, but not cloudy.

S: Man, home run. Best smelling IPA I've had in a long time. Huge, fresh mango, tangerine, pineapple, cantaloupe. Smells like a fresh fruit stand with someone slicing up some fresh tropical fruits.

T: Just explodes with citrusy-hop goodness. So much fresh fruit. Soft bitterness, not overwhelming. Honey is noticeable only because I know it's there, but it does lend some nice balance and cohesiveness to the beer.

M: Nice and full. Not too dry or sticky on the finish. Very nice.

O: This is the best DIPA I've had from Pipeworks, and I've had Citra and Unicorn Hits Rock Bottom. This one is the most balanced and bursts with the most flavor and aroma. Their other IPAs tend to be too overwhelming for me and too "in your face". This one is just right.

Recommendation: A must-try for any hop-head, if you can find it.

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Square Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 192 ratings.