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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 187
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.29
pDev: 7.69%
Wants: 28
Gots: 12 | 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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Photo of Sparky44
4/5  rDev -6.8%

Sparky44, Mar 26, 2014
Photo of blankenhoney
3.8/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

22 oz. bomber, bottled 03/12/14. Poured into a Three Floyds teku.

A: Slightly hazy golden orange. Thin head.

S: Mango and papaya up front, sweet citrus and a hint of pine on the back. Smells fantastic.

T: Notable departure from the nose: mild bitterness and sticky hops that fade quickly. Missing the tropical fruits I got in the nose, though these flavors emerged a bit as the beer warmed up. A touch of malty sweetness plays well with the bitter hops. Very refreshing bitterness at the end.

M: Probably falls into the medium-bodied category, but a bit on the thin and watery side.

O: Amazing smell, but the taste and mouthfeel left something to be desired. In the end, however, these are just quibbles: I'd gladly pound an Amarillo bomber any day of the week. Eminently quaffable.

blankenhoney, Mar 25, 2014
Photo of RWNay
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

RWNay, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of 773-F-I-B
4/5  rDev -6.8%

773-F-I-B, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of wyatt13
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

wyatt13, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Gerasimos
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

Gerasimos, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of beardown2489
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

beardown2489, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of rpomeroy
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

rpomeroy, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of Hopheadjeffery
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hopheadjeffery, Mar 22, 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
Photo of teledeluxe
4/5  rDev -6.8%

teledeluxe, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of fthegiants
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

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

beersdmf17, Mar 20, 2014
Photo of egrace84
4/5  rDev -6.8%

egrace84, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +10.7%

blue-dream, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of KAF
3.5/5  rDev -18.4%

KAF, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Hendrick24
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

Hendrick24, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of Ksef10
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

Ksef10, Mar 18, 2014
Photo of edmaher
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

edmaher, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of Mikeypnh
3.68/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Pours a nice bright copper/gold. Clear. Almost no head on this pour. Smell is very underwhelming. Usually these pipeworks DIPA explode with a nice aroma. Only getting a small amount of pine in the smell. The taste is very light. Slight citrus and pine flavor. No hop bitterness present. I'm surprised by how unhoppy this is tasting. Very malty, but it is refreshing and easy to drink. Glad I have a second bottle to try, this one just doesn't seem as good as some other pipeworks and I've heard great things about it. It's not bad, just wasn't what I was expecting. Will try again soon. It's really smooth and goes down quick.

Mikeypnh, Mar 17, 2014
Photo of scottwurst
3.75/5  rDev -12.6%

scottwurst, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of mattyrubes
4.25/5  rDev -0.9%

mattyrubes, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of ScottP
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

ScottP, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of hopswap1
4.5/5  rDev +4.9%

hopswap1, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Larsam123
4.35/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Darker-yellow to lighter copper/orange. Very clear. Moderate head with little lacing and poor head retention.

S: Aroma is of pine and cat piss (in a good way). A little funk, but not barnyard. I read a few reviews that mentioned orange zest and vegetal - right on.

T: Bitter throughout. Pale malts and resinous. Strong grapefruit taste (even without the nose).

M: Medium carbonation. Leaning towards the syrupy mouthfeel side of IIPA's, which is how I prefer the style.

O: Very solid IIPA. Another strong ninja from Pipeworks.

Larsam123, Mar 15, 2014
Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 187 ratings.