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Amarillo - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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185 Ratings
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Ratings: 185
Reviews: 19
rAvg: 4.28
pDev: 7.71%
Wants: 28
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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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Nolen12, Jun 01, 2014
Photo of scottfrie
4.21/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

scottfrie, May 30, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

batfireman, May 29, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Chibeerguy1, May 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

duobob, May 25, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -12.4%

Farnswurth, May 23, 2014
Photo of EROCK75
4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

EROCK75, May 20, 2014
Photo of HuskyinPDX
4/5  rDev -6.5%

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.

HuskyinPDX, May 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

dleiner, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

DIPAFAN, May 16, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

PHKrames, May 13, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

cjgator3, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

bdelonj13, May 10, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

kustard, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
Photo of larryarms847
4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +5.1%

gotek, May 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

jayhunter357, May 04, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

TKEbeerman, May 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -6.5%

Denzo, May 03, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

NW_IPAHEAD, May 03, 2014
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4.3/5  rDev +0.5%

I'm impressed with how consistently Pipeworks nails it. While I have to admit I'm a bit new to the single-hop scene, Pipeworks' brews keep me wanting to explore it more. This is a delicious, full-flavored, yet well-balanced beer. I love the unfiltered look - a cloudy orange brown. Scent is explosive and consistent with taste. A mix of citrus fruit. There's a slight maltiness but perfectly balanced. The mouthfeel is less dense and oily than a lot of DIPAs, but it's pleasantly creamy, which makes it dangerously yet delightfully quaffable for a Imperial beer.

Qbdoo, May 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev -0.7%

krl2112, May 01, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +11%

jrhottle, Apr 30, 2014
Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 185 ratings.