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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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175 Ratings
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 6.53%
Wants: 18
Gots: 11 | 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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kjkinsey

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-20-2014 03:17:21 | More by kjkinsey
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Texasfan549

Texas

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

04-20-2014 03:17:15 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-14-2014 22:01:19 | More by spycow
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-06-2014 19:56:56 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-23-2014 00:21:06 | More by emerge077
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SocalKicks

California

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-14-2014 06:57:09 | More by SocalKicks
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -6.8%

05-09-2014 03:51:31 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-07-2014 07:18:10 | More by MarkyMOD
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brandoman63

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-05-2014 03:52:31 | More by brandoman63
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drewone

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-15-2014 02:13:39 | More by drewone
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-27-2014 23:43:02 | More by Gonzoillini
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jrallen34

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

07-13-2014 21:39:02 | More by jrallen34
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Bottle opened on 3.18.14
Batch # 330-332

A - Pours a dirty dark orange with a very small tan head with good retention.

S - Orange, melons, grapefruit, dank.

T - Oranges, dank, mango, earthy and tropical.

D - Good carbonation with a medium body.

O - Heavy and dirty while still being fruity and earthy.

Serving type: bottle

05-19-2014 04:59:02 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-22-2014 14:40:28 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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Gobzilla

California

4/5  rDev -6.8%

04-06-2014 23:15:59 | More by Gobzilla
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cjgator3

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

05-11-2014 23:24:08 | More by cjgator3
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KAF

Iowa

3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

03-19-2014 13:25:24 | More by KAF
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eawolff99

Colorado

4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

03-07-2014 05:05:28 | More by eawolff99
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smartassboiler

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-08-2014 22:28:59 | More by smartassboiler
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Florida9

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Darker shade of yellow in color. Clear. Forms a moderate sized head. Good retention. Lots of lacing.

S: Aroma is fairly citrusy, but more like a "dry" citrusy as opposed to a "juicy" citrusy. Grapefruit, orange zest, vegetal spice. Maybe a little bit of green grass.

T: Taste is similar. On the drier side of things. Grapefruit, citrus pith and pale malts. Mildly spicy (hop spicy, not yeast spicy). A little orange and just a touch of resiny pine on the back end.

M: Medium bodied, but a bit light for a DIPA. Bitterness is fairly restrained as well for the style. Medium carbonation.

O: Good stuff. Not mind blowing, but definitely good stuff. And a bit of wheat and you've got yourself an Imperial Gumballhead.

Serving type: bottle

03-02-2014 01:18:11 | More by Florida9
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scottfrie

California

4.21/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bottle into Duvel tulip. Batch 330-332.Thanks again Pidzik12. Reviewed from notes.

A: Pours burnt golden with a very dense and creamy looking off-white head that took forever to slowly fade a thick greasy film.
S: Huge citrus notes of orange cream sickle, sweet tangerine juice, and lightly bitter grapefruit rind. Creamy smelling with a slight bready pale malt backbone.
T: Follows the nose with dominating orange and tangerine juice, orange sherbet, and grapefruit. The finish is sweet and juicy, with fruit nectar, tons of grapefruit peel, faint lemon zest, and a touch of evergreen mint and pine. I get a slight hint of the bready malt base poking through the hops as well. The aftertaste is bittersweet, lingering, and a touch rough around the edges from the booze. There’s an overall leafy and green herbal quality, perhaps tea.
M: Medium full body, very low and slick carbonation, smooth, oily, greasy mouthfeel. The booze is slightly noticeable but not hot.
O: Very good. Drinks really well albeit slight rougher than other high ABV dipas. Very very good. Thanks Paul.

Serving type: bottle

05-30-2014 03:08:06 | More by scottfrie
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homebrew311

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a bright clear golden with a thin collar of head and some lacing. Nose is dank with heavy pine and resinous notes. Notes of grapefruit, grass, and pine rule the nose, not much in the way of malts. The taste starts with fruity hops that become increasingly bitter. Very hop forward and bitter throughout. Mouthfeel is highly carbonated and light. Overall, not my favorite of the ninja series. Nice flavors, just somewhat one-dimensional. That being said, still a delicious DIPA.

Serving type: bottle

03-03-2014 05:48:44 | More by homebrew311
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

03-05-2014 06:02:19 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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Sparky44

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-26-2014 00:12:20 | More by Sparky44
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egrace84

Illinois

4/5  rDev -6.8%

03-19-2014 23:52:08 | More by egrace84
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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.