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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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AmarilloAmarillo

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BA SCORE
91
outstanding

36 Reviews
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Reviews: 36
Hads: 302
Avg: 4.19
pDev: 7.88%
Wants: 46
Gots: 23 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States | website

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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Reviews: 36 | Hads: 302
Reviews by TKEbeerman:
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity malts and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with tropical fruit and lots of resiny piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice piney fruity DIPA.

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Photo of 77apm
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Billolick
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bomber bottle

Pours clouded, dull darker orangey Amber, dark khaki cap leaves great looking fields of fine lacing.

Pineapple juice-fruit filled nose

Super smooth and super tasty dipa, fruity/softly citric goodness...minimal bitterness....but maximum flavor fullness....more great brew from Pipeworks

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Photo of boogerisu
4.14/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dohm179
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of joeseppy
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
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!

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Photo of mrjedi299
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of twizzard
3.94/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of spacecake9
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of cjgator3
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of robgage
3.43/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Vonerichs
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
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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Photo of JohnnyNicks
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Gerasimos
4.75/5  rDev +13.4%

Photo of larryarms847
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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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Photo of Denzo
4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Stu_Grimson
4.04/5  rDev -3.6%
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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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of Treyliff
3.9/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz bottle poured into a tulip glass, no bottle date

A- pours a clear amber color with a small one-finger creamy white head that retains nicely after the pour, small patches of lace left behind

S- aroma is malt forward with some bready notes, not expected of the style. There are some fruity hop aromas popping through, along with some citrus notes.

T- fruity hops up front with notes of red berries, citrus peel, guava, honey and some floral notes. The hops provide plenty of flavor without bringing a lot of bitterness. Soft underlying bready malt, more fruity hops not he finish

M- medium body with medium carbonation leads to a creamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish, abv is hidden very well

O- not my favorite of this series but as the label states, very crushable for a DIPA

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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 36 ratings.