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Square Grouper - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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323 Ratings
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Ratings: 323
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.57
pDev: 9.41%
Wants: 299
Gots: 18 | 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:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 11-22-2013

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.
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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

22 oz bottle, thanks Pat.

Typical Pipeworks. Overly malty and sweet, juicy citrus, sweet caramel malt, cloying, rought DIPA.

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Excellent nose: mango, ripe fruit. Rich mouth-feel, but had a bit of yeast sedimentation in the bottle and even some hop particles. I'm glad I picked one up this year, but not sure what all the hype is about.

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3.83/5  rDev -16.2%
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.

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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

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Square Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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