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Square Grouper - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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195 Ratings
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Ratings: 195
Reviews: 16
rAvg: 4.58
pDev: 10.26%
Wants: 182
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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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

zestar, Sunday at 08:20 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

spycow, Dec 11, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

emerge077, Dec 18, 2013
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MarkyMOD, Dec 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

XmnwildX12, Dec 13, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

brandoman63, Oct 08, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

billab914, Saturday at 09:23 PM
Photo of Alieniloquium
3.85/5  rDev -15.9%
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.

Alieniloquium, Apr 22, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Cynic-ale, Yesterday at 03:56 AM
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

chippo33, Dec 26, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev -1.7%

jrallen34, Oct 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

smartassboiler, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

Reagan1984, Dec 29, 2013
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4.35/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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.

Florida9, Dec 06, 2013
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4/5  rDev -12.7%

Sean9689, Jan 06, 2014
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5/5  rDev +9.2%

muskiesman, Friday at 01:51 AM
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

lupercmda, Oct 11, 2014
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4.94/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Holy mother of...just wow. This was amazing.

Bottle procured in a trade with capnmike. Many thanks.

Pours a golden, slightly dark orange/yellow, with a one inch head, and a good amount of lacing.

Smells just delicious, big citrus notes, some herbal dankness, a tiny bit of pine, but not a whole lot. Smells so inviting.

This is just outstanding. A++++ for effort here. It's only mildly bitter, with some insanely juicy hop flavors- grapefruit, orange, peach, mango, all in unison. The finish is sweet, but in a natural, not sugary way. There's a bit of a candied fruit flavor to this one- which is the only way the malt really shows up at all.

This is so damn drinkable. It goes down dangerously easy for the higher ABV. There's a medium amount of carbonation, with a crisp and really juicy mouthfeel.

This is in the top 5 IPAs I've ever had. It's that good.

GreesyFizeek, Oct 13, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +3.7%

thewimperoo, Dec 02, 2013
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egrace84, Dec 27, 2013
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Square Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
100 out of 100 based on 195 ratings.