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Sonorous - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 71
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 4.2
pDev: 8.33%
Wants: 6
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:
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(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 01-03-2014)
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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

spycow, Jan 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

SocalKicks, Apr 09, 2014
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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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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 22, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bomber batch 287. tulip.

murky off yellow color, nice head. smell is very funky and fruity with pineapple dominating. taste is mango, tangerine, pineapple . very interesting and plain awesome. medium bodied and mild carb. ABV undetected.

overall I'm a huge fan. really dig this.

Axnjxn, Jan 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

Duff27, Jan 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

KevinGordon, Jan 21, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -16.7%

Holland, Feb 17, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.7%

akang, Apr 10, 2014
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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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4.5/5  rDev +7.1%

hollywood_15063, Feb 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

vermilcj, Apr 23, 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.


BeerLover99, Feb 07, 2014
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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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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jplopez21, Aug 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

BeerBucks, Jan 13, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

jschott75, Feb 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

bcm75, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.8%

facesnorth, Feb 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

bismarksays, Feb 10, 2014
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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
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4.25/5  rDev +1.2%

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Sonorous from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 71 ratings.