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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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21 Reviews
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Reviews: 21
Hads: 250
Avg: 4.22
pDev: 27.01%
Wants: 46
Gots: 16 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 02-16-2014

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.
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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!

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4.75/5  rDev +12.6%

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4.21/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just a great, drinkable DIPA. Very well balanced.

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4.25/5  rDev +0.7%

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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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.

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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.

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4.04/5  rDev -4.3%
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

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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.

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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.