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Deutsch Hopfen - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

76 Ratings
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Ratings: 76
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 6.99%
Wants: 3
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
The latest edition of our series of Imperial IPA's is Deutsch Hopfen. Unlike the previous beers in this series Deutsch Hopfen doesn't feature one hop but rather several new breeds of hops from Germany that were hand selected by our friends at Hop Head Farms. We used Polaris, Huell Melon, Halllertau Blanc, Mandarina Bavaria. As a result we have a beer with German influence unlike any German beer you've ever had. It is a lighter Imperial IPA loaded with honey dew, canalope, tangerine and delicate floral aromas and flavors. Drink early, drink often.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-18-2014)
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Reviews by KFBR392:
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4.11/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Murky bright orange color. Pours with half a finger of head and was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Above average active carbonation. Slight random lacing with each drink.

Smell: Juicy tropical hops jump out right away with accents of melons, kiwis, oranges, peaches, and pears. Slight malt body adds some creamy tones which play well off the bright hops. First tones of piney bitterness are picked up toward the back end of the aroma.

Taste: Bright fruits come up on the front of the brew, not as much as the aroma but still loaded with mouth watering sweetness. The hop body thins out a bit as the citrus calms down but this signals the beginning on the mild malt body with some lingering pine bitterness. The fruity/citrus tones ride throughout and seem to pick up again on the finish.

Mouthfeel: Mild bitterness, big fruity sweetness, balanced carbonation feeling on the palate.

Overall: Another awesome brew from Pipeworks. Big fruity citrus tones that PW seems to do so well. Love them getting adventurous with the German hops that I have really never had any experience with before.

KFBR392, Feb 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.6%

rudylaw, Jan 31, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Hazy bright golden yellow. Fluffy head with spotty lacing.

Nice citrus aromas. Orange and tangerine. Light lemon.

More citrus flavor with a grainy malt presence.

Sticky but clean mouthfeel.

A very good beer but by Pipeworks standards just ho hum. The citrus gives way to the grainy malt and overall flavor is subdued when compared to the other ninjas.

Vonerichs, Feb 14, 2014
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4.05/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch # 303 304 printed on the label. Another new beer in Pipeworks' line-up of Ninja Imperial IPA's, only this one being brewed with new unique German hop varieties. I'm pretty excited to have it, and my expectations are good.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright golden orange colored body with just over a finger of fluffy soapy off-white head. Some nice streaks of lacing. Nothing spectacular, but it looks pretty nice.

S - Smell is fruity, unique, and distinct from the others. Trademark creaminess, fruity mango, pineapple, husky melon, dry grassiness, soapiness, some yeast must, and a hint of spice.

T - Taste follows the nose - citrus, pineapple, mango. Juicy. Very soapy. Earthy / bready / grassy. Has that Pipeworks feel to it, but you can tell the hops are much different than what they usually use.

M - Feel is smooth, creamy, sticky, bitter, resinous, and dry. Piney / grassy / citric hop bitterness on the palate. Feels just a bit more dry than I'm used to.

Overall, a nice showcase of some new German hop styles, but I would have preferred a single hop beer to have better kept with the theme, and to better showcase the variety of hop. Either way, it came out tasty, and is another nice addition to the Pipeworks family. Glad to have gotten the chance to try this.

Pipeworks Deutsch Hopfen ---4/5.

mfnmbvp, Jan 25, 2014
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Deutsch Hopfen from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 76 ratings.