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Bunny & The Bird - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 92
Reviews: 13
rAvg: 4.14
pDev: 7.73%
Wants: 4
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Fresh from an overseas adventure, the delightfully intrepid duo, Bunny and Bird, have teamed up to brew a splendidly hoppy English IPA with a crisp and clean English ale yeast. The brew is packed with an intriguing combination of juicy, tropical Australian Galaxy hops, and grassy, vinous German Hallertau Blanc. It's a positively tip-top combination that The Bunny and The Bird hope you will enjoy. Cheerio!

(Beer added by: ahbithwabm on 04-23-2014)
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Reviews by GJ40:
Photo of GJ40
4.2/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Sampled from a 22oz bottle I picked up during a recent visit to Chicago.

Copper with a slight haze and a moderate white head. Good lacing. Aroma is grassy, earthy hops with bready malts. Flavor is hop forward, even for an English IPA, with fruity notes, especially orange, and a nice lingering bitterness. A creamy, smooth texture with a low to moderate carbonation.

A great take on the English IPA! I loved it.

GJ40, Jun 29, 2014
More User Reviews:
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.7/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a short nonic)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy orangish-brown body with a slow carbonation and a thick bubbly head that sticks to the sides of the glass.

S- The herbal green hops are full but mellow with some sweet malt aroma a bit softer in the finish.

T- The herbal leafy green hops have that classic British hops flavor that is almost minty with some pine resin qualities. There is a sweet malt finish that leads to a short bitter note in the finish.

M- This beer has a medium-full mouthfeel with some alcohol heat growing spicy as it opens up.

O- This beer has a big alcohol spice and a full mellow British hop flavor and it the sweetness was a bit bigger with more depth this would make a great barley wine. I like the British hops in lighter session beers but I just didn't find it that interesting here.

rhoadsrage, Jun 16, 2014
Photo of joeseppy
4.35/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Cloudy orangey marmalade pour with off white head. Aggressive pour puts on a dazzling cascading carbonation show. Neat uprush producing the hoppy head.

Difficult to nail down any fruit but the medley is there. Hop spice, biscuity and somewhat 'danky', thats if we're going English here-pinkies up!

Malt serves up first and ebbs well to introduce a wonderful peppery hop spice. Touch of caramel and burnt sugar. Rich resiny pine. Again I'm having a difficult time in the game of Name that Fruit-but it's there.

Medium and creamy. Very luxurious.

I'm impressed with the richness provided. I can only imagine supremacy if rye were added to this. This is well balanced and a pleasure to spend time with. A lot of times I'm one and done or been there-done that, but this I'm going back for. Maybe I'll get the name of that fruit later. Outstanding indeed!

joeseppy, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Diggy, Jun 20, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

heystevec, Jun 12, 2014
Photo of Yes_Ill_Have_Another
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Yes_Ill_Have_Another, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of Riggsenater
4/5  rDev -3.4%

Riggsenater, Aug 22, 2014
Photo of blue-dream
4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

blue-dream, May 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Tiburon, Jun 28, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

kingston2, May 13, 2014
Photo of PatB1987
3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

PatB1987, Jun 11, 2014
Photo of mfnmbvp
4.38/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. bottle, Batch #379/382 printed on the label. Another new IPA creation from Pipeworks, with more awesome bottle art. Some interesting hop varieties used here, so needless to say, I'm pretty excited.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a nice bright burnt sienna orange with just over two fingers of creamy frothy khaki head. Leaves behind some semi-decent spotty lacing.

S - The smell is fruity, hoppy, floral, and tropical. Mango, papaya, grapefruit, berries, clean alcohol fumes, mild soapiness. A very lovely aroma.

T - The taste follows the nose - bitter, fruity, juicy. Grapefruit, passionfruit, mango, some berry flavors that I can't identify, lightly grapey. Very fresh, juicy, and tropical tasting. The high 9.00% abv is hardly noticeable at all. The bready English malt is in play, but the hops steal the show.

M - Feel is crisp, smooth, and clean. Mild bitterness. Extremely drinkable.

Overall, another delicious DIPA from Pipeworks, but I think that goes without saying most of the time. I would definitely have this one again, and I highly recommend it.

Pipeworks Bunny & The Bird ---4.5/5

mfnmbvp, Apr 25, 2014
Photo of rlee1390
3.9/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A-Semi cloudy orange, one finger head and not much lacing.

S-Bread, some earthy notes, some citrus and a tad bit of grapes.

T-Too much bread for my taste, some malt and the Nelson hops come through slightly.

M-Medium bodied, slight carbonation, some hop bite.

O-The beer wasn't that old but still seems too malty for my tastes.

rlee1390, Jun 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

Kubrickx, May 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

stortore, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of BrentSeifts
4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

BrentSeifts, Friday at 01:33 AM
Photo of OrestesMethuon
3.96/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

The Bunny & the Bird pours a nice, warm golden-brown, inflected with soft red-orange hues when held to light. Its nose is definitely both resinous and vinous, with hints of the relatively-high ABV, but otherwise the beer is not very assertive or strong in any olfactory sense.

Meanwhile, upon taste, the malty sweetness is rich and deep—almost akin to a good red ale—but belies a thinner, albeit clean and nicely thin, mouthfeel relative to what I'd expect based on the beer's style and constituents: it's simply much more buoyant than the taste, richness, and sugars would have one presuppose.

The hopping is certainly less aggressive than, say, Three Floyds' Blackheart (another excellent "English Imperial" from the Chicago-area), and decidedly less floral as well; however, the hop trio seems furnished and harnessed to serve the finish, not the start, of this beer, imparting a refreshing, sharply acute bitterness that pleasingly cleans out the bold, bodied malty sweetness that that is the primary feature of The Bunny & the Bird. Indeed, the unexpected thinness of the mouthfeel is thereby very effective for Pipeworks' treatment of this style: it aids these nice piney-hoppy bitters in carrying away the beer's core warm rotundity, which impresses itself strongly upon the palate from the first moment (and which itself functions to cloak the alcohol's central spirit, otherwise only detectable at the nose).

On a final note: the label art is pretty perfectly matched to its contents.

OrestesMethuon, Jun 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -15.5%

lloydboss, Aug 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev -3.4%

BeerBucks, May 31, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

sjroseen, Sep 12, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

ralerwen, Jul 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +2.7%

Hallertau, Jun 26, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +8.7%

NappyB, Jul 06, 2014
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4.75/5  rDev +14.7%

Floral in the nose, bitter with a little fruity hoppy sweetness tucked into the flavor. Very well balanced.

dleigh, Sep 05, 2014
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Bunny & The Bird from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 92 ratings.