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The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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85
very good

85 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 85
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 20.59%
Wants: 2
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Chile Beer |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
This may be the craziest idea we've had yet but who better to collaborate with when doing something crazy than world renown cocktail lounge The Aviary? We brewed a double IPA with Citra and Simcoe hops then we added passionfruit puree and rotary evaporated fresno chiles. (Rotary evaporation leaves behind all the capsaicin normally found in chiles. So, the resultant liquid has the essence of a fresno chile and none of the heat.) The finished product is a sensory experience unlike any beer we've ever had. There is a wonderful hop aroma and slight bitterness that plays wonderfully with the tartness of the passionfruit and the distinct characteristics of the chiles. Drink as fresh as possible. Look for The One Horned Wonder on the bottle list at The Aviary as well as paired with a dish on the upcoming menu at Next.

(Beer added by: jtg5678 on 01-02-2014)
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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.51/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I was really impressed with this beer. What the Aviary helped them do (I assume because this kind of thing is more in their wheelhouse) with the chiles makes for a really unique and enjoyable experience. It allows for the chilies to dominant the aromatics but get out of the way of the hops in the taste while still adding complexity to the mouthfeel. It's one of those beers that is almost as fun to sniff as it is to drink but not for the usual reasons. It seems to be a nod to the Aviary's philosophy of creating unique/unexpected sensory experiences with their drinks. I think they do this here in a non-gimmicky way. The discripency between the expectation of how it will taste on the tongue based on the aromatics to how it actually tastes is momentarily shocking…in the best possible way. The passionfruit puree is well integrated and, combined with a nice level of carbonation, makes for a really refreshing drink. It's a complex and well executed beer…maybe the most "refined" thing I've seen from Pipeworks and I've always been a fan.

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3.5/5  rDev -6.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +20.3%

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5/5  rDev +33.7%

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4.35/5  rDev +16.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours incredibly hazy pale orange with little light making it through and a one fingered head that retains nicely.

Smell has huge passion fruit aromas as well as citrusy hoppy aromas and a butterscotch candy like yeast aromas. Green pepper aromas come out much more as it warms.

Taste follows the nose, big passion fruit flavor with a mild dry tartness. Piney citrus hops follow along with a moderate green chili flavor that has very mild heat.

Mouthfeel is good. Moderate carbonation a balances the big body and bold flavors.

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2.5/5  rDev -33.2%

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4/5  rDev +7%

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The One Horned Wonder And His Fanciful Flying Fresno from Pipeworks Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 85 ratings.