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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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Ratings: 193 | Reviews: 19 | Display Reviews Only:
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5/5  rDev +16.6%

Karl_M, Mar 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

mrjedi299, Aug 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Gerasimos, Mar 22, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

blue-dream, Mar 19, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

MarkFy, Apr 11, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Sweffin, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

AirZombie, Apr 28, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jrhottle, Apr 30, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

thampel09, Apr 14, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

brn9000, Mar 08, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

sully11277, Jul 17, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Stezz420, Oct 05, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Kevin_Young, Feb 24, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Norseman, Feb 21, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

jimmy13, Mar 02, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

BeerNDoggerel, Mar 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

ahbithwabm, Feb 22, 2014
Photo of KFBR392
4.53/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Light orange, reddish color. Head of a half a finger on the pour and was present on the edges of the glass while drinking. Moderate active carbonation. Sticky lacing left behind at each level.

Smell: Front nose is filled with tropical fruits of pineapple, grapefruit, mangos, passionfruit, kiwis, and tangerines. Subtle piney bitterness acts well as a complimentary aroma. Crisp clean malt bill allows these wonderfully bright tropical fruits to shine so brightly.

Taste: Mouthwatering bouquet of potent fruits welcomes the palate. Grapefruit, kiwis, and mangos are the biggest players. The tropical fruits carry well into the body of the brew but the addition of some slight pine and resin. The malt body is very slight but provides a magnificent body for these hops to stand on. Citrusy fruits continue to linger on the palate long after drinking.

Mouthfeel: The hop presence is so potent yet has such a soft feeling on the palate. Insanely drinkable, almost dangerously so. Carbonation is done perfectly.

Overall: The best offering in the Ninja/Pipeworks line to date. I loved the Citra but this brew was much cleaner and I really could savor every nuance of the hop profile. Amarillo, I see you.

KFBR392, Feb 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

dohm179, Mar 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

cjgator3, May 12, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

JohnnyNicks, Mar 08, 2014
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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

Chrixsus, Apr 10, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

beersdmf17, Mar 20, 2014
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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 193 ratings.