Square Grouper - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.85/5 rDev -16.1%
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.
04-22-2014 00:39:34 | More by Alieniloquium
4.35/5 rDev -5.2%
A: Fairly clear yellowish-orange in color. Forms a large, bubbly white head. Decent retention, but eventually fades to a thin surface coating. Moderate lacing.
S: Aroma is tropical and juicy. Mango, passion-fruit, pine, orange zest and a slight touch of Simcoe's cattiness.
T: The taste is incredibly juicy. Starts of with a moderate sweetness. Orange juice concentrate and marmalade. Turns more tropical before a blend of earthiness and pine dominates. Notes of passion-fruit and papaya. Pine resin on the finish.
M: On the lighter side of medium. Moderate bitterness comes through strongest a good 30 seconds after the swallow. Lower carbonation level.
O: This is a very good beer and showcases what PW is capable of doing with hops. IMO, PW needs to stop brewing all of those silly flavored milk stouts and focus on these hopped up creations. And as odd as it might sound, I'd love for this beer to be brewed again and hit with a dose of Brett after the primary fermentation was complete.
12-06-2013 02:51:20 | More by Florida9
4.71/5 rDev +2.6%
A- muddy (resiny) copper with a fluffy white head and thick lace.
S- tropical fruit overload. Papaya, mango, passio fruit, candied citrus, light pine and Simcoe cattiness.
T - juicy fruit, resiny hops, papaya, mango, passion fruit, candied citrus, just enough sweet malt to balance, light pine and cattiness.
M - medium body, creamy, dry and resiny.
D - I think I am in love with Mosaic. This is tropical fruit overload in the best way possible. Sticky, juicy, tropical fruit goodness.
12-14-2013 03:55:16 | More by brewcrew76
4.45/5 rDev -3.1%
22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Batch #258 printed on the label. A collaboration between the masters at Pipeworks and 4 Hands. Expectations are high, based on this knowledge. Awesome bottle art.
Poured into a clear balloon snifter.
A - Pours three big fluffy creamy fingers of off-white head. Body is a beautiful bright yellow-orange color. It looks like a delicious godly nectar, if you ask me.
S - Smell is mouthwatering. Tropical fruits - grapefruit, mango, pineapple, papaya, pine, strawberry. The usual trademark Pipeworks creaminess. A tad soapy. Bready caramel malt. A touch of alcohol. Not picking up on any distinct honey smell, but it smells amazing.
T - Taste follows the nose: bitter grapefruit, mango, papaya, pine, strawberry, cream, brown bread, caramel malt, and some brown sugary sweetness that must be attributed to the honey.
M - Feel is smooth & creamy, with mild bitter pine resin and grapefruit lingering.
Overall, another wonderful beer from Pipeworks. Truly delicious, fruity, juicy, and fresh, this is probably one of their better DIPA offerings in recent memory. Highly recommended.
Pipeworks Square Grouper ---4.5/5
12-01-2013 05:06:10 | More by mfnmbvp
4.55/5 rDev -0.9%
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.
12-01-2013 20:11:54 | More by Vonerichs
Square Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 106 ratings.