Wolpertinger - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 48
Reviews: 4
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 9.34%
Wants: 1
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: smartassboiler on 04-18-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews by mfnmbvp:
Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, Batch #380-381. Another wondrous new DIPA creation from Pipeworks, with more beautiful bottle art. These guys can do no wrong when it comes to IPA's in my opinion, so my expectations are pretty high.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful bright juicy tangerine orange colored body with a finger or so of soapy bubbly off-white head. Scattered stringy lacing. Looks very nice. The second pour yields a muddier brown color with some yeast sediment at the bottom of the glass.

S - Belgian yeast / funk jumps out at me initially, which is a nice surprise. Fruity juicy tropical hops layered below that - mango, grapefruit, tangerine, papaya, pineapple. Some bubblegum. A bit buttery. Some clean alcohol fumes.

T - Taste follows the nose - bready malt, mild bubblegum, and lots of fruity juicy tropical hops. The German hops lend a very nice clean earthy bitterness to the finish.

M - The feel is smooth, creamy, and juicy. Medium bodied with good carbonation, mildly coarse.

Overall, a nice addition to the Pipeworks family. A nice use of Belgian yeast and German hops to be damn sure. High 9.00% abv is pretty well masked, but there is some warming alcohol present on the end. Very drinkable stuff, no doubt.

Pipeworks Wolpertinger ---4/5.

More User Reviews:
Photo of koutkid41
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Clear copper with a nice thick head that lingers a bit, with nice lacing against the glass.

S: Belgian spice upfront. Juicy tropical fruit upfront, and maybe some bubblegum.

T: Bready upfront with a crisp dryness. Then moves into some of that Belgian yeast spice and tropical juiciness. Alcohol bite on the backend.

M: Dry almost chalky on the tongue, which is way better than being overly sweet. Medium body.

Photo of mdfb79
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From 06/05/14 notes. 22 oz. bottle shared by BeerLawyer85, batch 380-381.

a - Pours a clear amber-orange color with one inch of off white head and moderate carbonation evident.

s - Smells of fruity malts, spices, yeast, citrus hops, floral hops, light tropical hops, and light pine hops. Nice nose, lots of fruit.

t - Tastes of fruity malts, citrus hops, bready malts, light caramel malts, light pine, and light alcohol. Not as hoppy as the nose.

m - Medium body and low carbonation. Body is smooth and no real bitter bite.

o - Overall a decent IPA. Not as good as Citrus, but some nice hops in the nose. Would pass if I could get their other IPA's, but not a bad beer.

Photo of Florida9
3.45/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A: a sort of brown shade of copper in color. Forms modest ecru colored head. Stable, creamy. Surprising amount of lacing.

S: pleasant aroma. Mostly juicy, tropical hops mixed with pale malts, citrus and a slight woodsy quality.

T: taste is odd, conflicting, and disjointed. It starts with juicy hops and tropical flavors. Mandarin, mango, passion fruit. But then there is the Belgian yeast fruitiness which is an entirely different type of fruitiness than the juicy tropical flavors. The two don't play well together. Then the beer turns earthy. Dirty earthy. Unpleasantly earthy given the prior fruitiness. But we're not done! No, after the earthiness, there is an abrasively harsh dose of rubbing alcohol.

M: medium bodied. Lower carbonation. Moderate bitterness. Abrasive alcohol. Dirty.

O: yeah, not sure what's going on with this one, but it feels forced and contrived. Not PW's best showing.

Wolpertinger from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 48 ratings.