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Sonorous - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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71 Ratings
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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 01-03-2014)
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3.25/5  rDev -22.6%

craftbeerasian, May 17, 2014
Photo of macrosmatic
3.43/5  rDev -18.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Melissa for bringing this back from Chicago! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow-orange color. Very very hazy - it looks like a lot of yeast in suspension despite a gentle pour and decantation. Forms a one-finger white head and has low visible carbonation.

S: Bright citrusy orange hops, yeasty, and sweet bready malts with some caramel character.

T: Citrus hops up front - big orange flavos - and some sweet candied fruit, caramel-covered malts, and a thick yeasty character. Hang is citrus and malt sweetness.

M: Mouthfeel is full and nearly creamy. Low alcohol presence and carbonation sensation.

O: The label says "Imperial English-Style Summer Ale". I went into this with no idea what that was supposed to mean. It was a citrus hop-forward IPA with significantly sweet malts. The citrus hop profile doesn't mesh well with the "English" labeling, and I wish the malts weren't so sweet. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't be in a hurry to repeat it either.

macrosmatic, Apr 28, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

hopkrid, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of johnnnniee
3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

A 9% abv summer ale, why the hell not.
Hazy medium golden color with a bubbly frothy white head that slowly recedes. Earthy mineral light sweet maltiness with a solid sugary backdrop. Decent enough beer but nothing that was incredibly exciting.

johnnnniee, Oct 13, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Holland, Feb 17, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
3.63/5  rDev -13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Muddy, flat orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which was present while being drank. Low to medium amount of active carbonation in glass. Sticky, random lacing left at each level.

Smell: Soapy malty front. Body filled with mangos, grapefruit, kiwis, and orange peel. Gotta be some New Zealand hops in here because that's the main hop profile coming through.

Taste: Semi-sweet malt opening. Comes off as a candied, syrupy caramel, toffee sweetness. Fruity hop tones of grapefruit, mangos, green grapes, and tangerines pick up toward the middle of the brew and continue to be potent long into the finish. Light lingering bitterness with some sticky malt.

Mouthfeel: Nothing stands out too much. Light bitterness and malt body.

Overall: Another tasty big hoppy brew from Pipeworks. Not sure how well the english malt mixes in but is something different. I think I liked the non-imperial version of this PW came out with this summer though.

KFBR392, Jan 14, 2014
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3.74/5  rDev -11%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange in color. Half a finger of head

S: Strong citrus orange, orange peel, and tangerine with some malty tones.. Body filled with mangos, grapefruit, kiwis, and orange peel.

T: Caramel and citrus up front with some orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Semi-sweet

M: Nothing too special much. Light body.

O: Has really nice potential but was a little thin and has nice aroma.

koutkid41, Feb 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

chanokokoro, Mar 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

VerticalLiturgical, Sep 05, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Dogoatus, May 19, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

akang, Apr 10, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Kevinpitts, Jul 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

ksbuell, Mar 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

Rimbimhoot, Jan 14, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

facesnorth, Feb 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bcm75, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jschott75, Feb 11, 2014
Photo of Mikeypnh
4.13/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an interesting dark murky orange/brown. With little head. Like the color of apple cider. Aroma is very tropical. Taste is loaded with tropical flavors, as well. Some orange and grapefruit in there. Has a very sweet aftertaste. Maybe too sweet, its lingering in the back of my throat. Very interesting and different. Thin mouthfeel which makes it easy to drink. The only negative here for me is the sweetness at the end. Alcohol is present but doesn't take away from the tropical fruity flavors. Glad I got to see what an imperial English style summer ale is all about. Very light, even at the high abv, with a good amount of flavor.

Mikeypnh, Jan 27, 2014
Photo of Vonerichs
4.15/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's not much of a looker. Murky and dingy yellow. Looks like dirty pineapple juice. A little white head, but not much.

...but it smells delicious! Sticking with the pineapple theme, there's a lot of it sling with grapefruit, dragon fruit and/or kiwi.

Tropical flavors as stated above, but not as pronounced as the aroma. Grapefruit and dragon fruit, a nice combo of bitter and sweet.

Sticky and juicy mouthfeel. Leaves a sticky coating in my mouth.

English style IPA. Ha. Yeah, right. It's a juicy citrus and tropical American IPA, but I don't care.

Vonerichs, Jan 25, 2014
Photo of Florida9
4.16/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Very cloudy. Murky even. And a very odd shade of yellow. Like beige-yellow. The color of something you'd find in a sewage pipe. Not very pretty, but it does form a nice creamy white head though, so I guess thats something.

S: Aroma is juicy. Aroma is passionfruit and clementine with some lesser mango notes. Tropical and fruity.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma, which is a good thing. A very juicy beer. Orange, clementine, and passionfruit with a mildly sweet malt base. Maybe a slightly vinous character. A little pine on the backend.

M: Medium bodied and I swear this beer feels chunky or gritty. Mild to moderate bitterness. Low-medium carbonation.

O: For the life of me, I can not figure out where the "English" is in this particular IPA. If there was anything particularly English about this beer at one point, it was hopped out of it because this beer is nothing but ugly and hoppy. Never-the-less, as a fan of PW's hoppy creations, this was another enjoyable beer.

Florida9, Jan 10, 2014
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4.21/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy orange body, off-white head,
fine lacing

S: mango, pineapple, lemon peel, malt

T: same as nose, biscuit, pine bitter finish

M: med body, oily mouth

O: Another fantastic beer from Pipeworks!
Such an interesting treat, wish was Summer seasonal.
Adventurous hop heads will treasure this offering.

DELICIOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!

BeerLover99, Feb 07, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Zonian1, Feb 04, 2014
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Sonorous from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.