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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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193 Ratings
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Ratings: 193
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.46%
Wants: 33
Gots: 9 | 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:
This IIPA, the latest addition in our hop-highlighting NvU Epic Battle series, has a bright, fresh hop aroma, and a subtle bitterness, that has us all talking about how crushable this is. (DISCLAIMER: Please do not actually crush beer while still in bottle and cap is still on. It will hurt…not that we know) Drink early, drink often.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-16-2014)
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Reviews by Fcolle2:
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4.48/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours golden in color with a orange haze. Head is about one finger white fluffy and has good retention.

Smell is incredibly tropical. Loads of tropical hops forward ripe mango, sweet honeydew, cantaloupe kiwi, and a good presence of grapefruit. This beer smells like a fruit bouquet, caramel malt and butterscotch note typical to pipeworks ipas is also in there.

Taste is great. Herbal slightly grassy hop oils are forward however not overly sticky with resin. Some bright citrus flavors primarily grapefruit are near the end of the sip along with a very mild sweet caramel grainy malt.

Mouthfeel is good. Tons of hop oils, mild bitterness, mild resin stickiness and mild carbonation. Very nicely balanced ipa.

Fcolle2, Feb 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

77apm, Apr 29, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

TKEbeerman, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dohm179, Mar 26, 2014
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4.33/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden honey with white head that dissipates quickly.

Nice bouquet of tropical fruits...and then...here comes the weed and/or cat piss in a pine forest.

Taste of a big malt bill with a rich dankness to it. A lot a lot of fresh squeezed grapefruit juice.

A creaminess to it with lingering hop.

Archiving this, I find this tastes similar to Citra Ninja and yea, even the scores are tight. Tasty quaff and delivers a great punch. Not to miss!

joeseppy, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

mrjedi299, Aug 05, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

fthegiants, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

cjgator3, May 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Gonzoillini, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of Vonerichs
4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Clear gold. Head is dense but short and abruptly subsides.

Tropical fruit aromas. Dragon fruit, tangerine, mango.

Tropical fruit flavors. Slightly dry even with a little bit of grass. Light toasted cracker malt.

Mouthfeel is slightly flat. My only knock on the beer. Not entirely, but could use more carbonation to add a crispness to compliment the dry bite.

A very good beer. Not one of my favorite ninjas, but at this point the bar is high and even not being one of my favorites it's still one to seek out.

Vonerichs, Mar 22, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Gerasimos, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance is slightly cloudy and a rust orange.

Smell is a hop punch to the nostrils, very pungent.

HOPS!!! Now this is a tasty beverage! Citrus, slight malt to balance, just great.

Mouthful of hops!

Overall a mf'ing hop bomb and a gd palate pleaser.

larryarms847, May 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Denzo, May 03, 2014
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4.03/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

A- pours a nice thin white head, a nice golden color with lacing on the side of the glass.

S- nice upfront floral smell that hits you right away, smells like a hop explosion. Also get some light malts mixed in with the hops

T- nice smooth taste with a bite of hops as the beer rolls across the tongue, a smooth and sweeter taste to balance with the hops very nicely.

M- a little sticky, with a medium to thick mouthfeel that bites a little on the tongue

O- my first pipeworks Amarillo thanks to a trade, overall a solid beer with a nice hop balance and a nice taste. Solid beer overall

Stu_Grimson, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Chrixsus, Apr 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

Jaycase, Mar 02, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Immortal6pack, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.8%

sahd-1, Mar 09, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

beersdmf17, Mar 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

1beardedbeerdrinker, Oct 01, 2014
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4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazy orange with slow rising carb trails. Compact layer of white foam, some minimal lace around the edges.

Pungent aroma of passionfruit and tangerine, tropical and citrusy. Amarillo is pretty classic, though this seems more exotic than I remember in other single hopped brews.

Taste is lightly sweet at first, full of fruity hoppy goodness. Passionfruit, tangerine, grapefruit. Pale malt middle, fairly light feel for a DIPA. Slightly sticky on the lips with a light residual resinous bitterness. Overall easy drinking and better than a couple others in the series.

emerge077, Feb 23, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

blue-dream, Mar 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hendrick24, Mar 19, 2014
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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.