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Square Grouper - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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308 Ratings
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Ratings: 308
Reviews: 21
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 242
Gots: 17 | FT: 0
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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Reviews by ozzman54:
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4.71/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

This is an amazing beer from Pipeworks/4 Hands. Comparing it to all their other IPAs, this is by far my favorite. Great pour with some very good lacing. Smell was sweet and fruity mango and pine. Mouthfeel was smooth and velvety. Taste was an explosion of hops. So many great flavors. It tastes just like it smells. Keeps you wanting more and more. Hopefully they team up again and brew another batch of this, because it's just too damn good to be a one off. Highly recommended if you can get your hands on it.

More User Reviews:
Photo of delaced21
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Beerhunter247
5/5  rDev +9.4%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of rudylaw
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of jeonseh
3.86/5  rDev -15.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A - Dark golden yellow with a white rocky head 4

S - Fresh grassy and earthy hops with a slight mango fruitiness from the mosaic hops

T - Grassy and fresh dank hops up front. There is some light bitterness, passion fruit and mango. The finish is really clean with minimal aftertaste as it's not too flavorful overall

M - Light body with light carbonation. Finish is slightly dry with light stickiness

O - Decent IPA from PW but not one of my favorites from them as I didn't think it had a lot of flavor compared to their better offerings

Photo of JuniperJesus
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of JasonGoodfriend
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Bright, floral, citrusy, sweet, complex. Beautiful bright orange color; avery drinkable iipa. Drank the sediment on this one!

Photo of tywhite
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Sweet 527/528
A-Pours hazy golden with tall white head.
S- dank hops, sweet citrus
T- Sweet citrus, lime,lemon, grapefruit, piney. Great hop mix without being rediculously bitter
M- medium

Photo of MilwaukeeBeerMaker
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of fthegiants
4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev -7%

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

650 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Batch #258. Someone told me this was re-brewed... I guess not. Oh well.

Appearance - Bright hazy orange. Nice white head, but it doesn't last. Medium collar. Wispy surface.

Smell - Kinda dank. Grapefruit. Herbal quality. Lots of caramel malt.

Taste - Bright orange hops. Immediately herbal. Honey-like sweetness. Toasted malt. Bitter herbal hop finish.

Mouthfeel - Medium heavy. I guess medium, but heavy for an IPA. Medium carbonation.

Overall - Well I was afraid this would be too old and too Pipeworks, but it's neither. Still very good and doesn't have the issues I've found from other Pipeworks IPAs.

Photo of heystevec
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Vonerichs
4.55/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bright orange and hazy. An inch of white head with generous webbed lacing.

Fresh and juicy tropical fruits. Mango and pineapple. Piney and a touch of ammonia.

Very clean taste. Again with the tropical fruits. Sugary sweet. Mostly tropical fruit with pine, some white sweet tarts.

Creamy and heavy for an IPA. Slightly boozy.

Wow. What an incredible IPA. It's just like I like the style and lacks any noticeable flaws.

Photo of mbmiche
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Kevincredible
4/5  rDev -12.5%

Photo of larryarms847
4.75/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pours slightly hazy, golden yellow with a definite, but light orange hue. A thick head of off-white foam.

Tropical and citrus fruits, mango, melon, and resinous.

Bright and delicious tropical notes, citrus, mango, and honey in perfect balance.

Mouthfeel is medium-bodied, sticky, and resinous.

Overall, one of the smoothest IIPAs I've had to date.

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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5/5  rDev +9.4%

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4.5/5  rDev -1.5%

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Square Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 308 ratings.