Attack Of The Devil's Lettuce - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.84
pDev: 12.5%
Wants: 6
Gots: 10 | FT: 0
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Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

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

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: emerge077 on 05-15-2014

Brewed in collaboration with 18th Street Brewery, Gary, IN and Dark Matter Coffee, Chicago, IL, featuring Sorachi Ace hops and Devil's Lettuce blend coffee.
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Ratings: 113 | Reviews: 14
Reviews by chanokokoro:
Photo of chanokokoro
1.85/5  rDev -51.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2 | taste: 1.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Pipeworks Brewing Company branded snifter/short-stemmed tulip

Pours amber with darker brown hues some orange highlights and capped by a slightly off-white two finger head. Slightly below average retention with traces of lacing. Unpleasant stale coffee, herbal notes, and citrus accents. Opens with clashing acrid coffee and citrusy hops some malt sweetness midpalate. Finishes with a wholly unpalatable bitter combination of more stale coffee bitterness and bitter lemony hops. Smooth mouthfeel, heavy medium to light full body. Moderate carbonation. Nothing works from beginning to end here except a decent mouthfeel. I really enjoy the large majority of Pipeworks brews, but I have to be honest with this one: it's an absolute mess that lacks even a trace of cohesiveness and just plain tastes terrible.

More User Reviews:
Photo of larryarms847
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Rust orange in appearance with and quickly dissipating thin head.

Smells of sweet roasted coffee, caramel, and slight hop tang.

Immediately got a taste of sweet cotton candy drizzled in mocha syrup, tasty but out there.

Mouthfeel is a bit more thin than I would like in an IPA.

Overall a mediocre brew but tasty nonetheless.

Photo of emerge077
3.94/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Just finished off a pound of Devil's Lettuce coffee today, seems like the natural progression to try a beer made with it. The coffee was described as having an herbaceous quality, though I never really picked it up.

Dark amber orange, somewhat hazed with ample foam and drippy lacing all around the glass. Golden orange in the lower meniscus of the glass.

Soft roasty coffee aroma, slight undercurrent of Nelson Sauvin that lends a slight lemon tea note.

Starts a little mellow, coffee and hop bitterness builds and intertwines well. Bitter roasty coffee aftertaste, toast with lemon marmalade. Medium bodied and smooth, an interesting mix that drinks well, the coffee comes to the forefront, though the hops do bring out it's alleged herbaceous qualities.

Photo of Mike_Honcho1
4.58/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Batch #708 bottled 4 days ago. It doesn't get much more fresh than this!

Look: I really like the appearance of this beer. It pours a medium/dark copper color with an eggshell color head. Awesome lacing on the glass.

Smell: I mostly get coffee on the nose with a bit of hop presence. The coffee is definitely herbaceous like Dark Matter Coffee's Devil's Lettuce blend which this is brewed with. The smell almost has a slight spicy character to it.

Taste: Initially getting the herbal coffee in the flavor than it moves to a slight fruitiness. The coffee bitterness mixes well with the hop bitterness. Slight alcohol sweetness.

Feel: Nice amount of carbonation with a sticky mouth feel.

Overall: My first Coffee IPA. Interesting beer and I really like how the coffee adds to the IPA style. It is not a style I could drink all the time but I feel it is another excellent offering from Pipeworks.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with Batch #537-538 printed on the label. Finally got a hold of this coffee IPA from Pipeworks, courtesy of my local beer store.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a coppery burnt sienna orange body with about a finger of frothy white head. Leaves good sticky spotty lacing behind on the glass. Appears adequately carbonated. Looks very nice.

S - The aroma is nice and pleasant - smooth juicy citrusy / herbal hops - mango, pineapple, grapefruit, and the authentic grinded / roasted coffee beans. Notes of vanilla, cream, and lactose are apparent also.

T - The taste is pretty much exactly what I would have expected from a Pipeworks coffee IPA. Juicy & citrusy / herbal, with just the right amount of bitter coffee bean roast. Some sweet, milky lactose sugars are apparent players also.

M - The feel is smooth and creamy, medium-bodied with good carbonation. Lightly sticky / sugary on the aftertaste, with mild coffee roastiness lingering.

Overall, a very nice take on the 'coffee IPA' from Pipeworks; sort of a mish mash of everything I like about their beers. Definitely worth picking up if it is available to you.

Pipeworks Attack Of The Devil's Lettuce -----4/5.

Photo of Barnoloid
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This is a very interesting coffee IPA. Definitely a conversation starter. A smooth mouthfeel combines with a lively and bright coffee note sitting up front with the hops. Each sip tasting slightly different.

Photo of tmryan21
2.25/5  rDev -41.4%
look: 2.25 | smell: 2.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.25

I actually had to drain pour this beer and I had high hopes for it. Maybe I got a bad bottle - it was under carbonated for sure.

Photo of aussiebeer
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Why the avg is 3.85 is beyond me

Photo of homebrew311
3.4/5  rDev -11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

Alright, coffee and hops... nothing could go wrong with this, right? Pours a clear golden which yields minimal head with a collar of retention. The nose is relatively nondescript for a Pipeworks IPA. There is some deep earthy coffee notes as well as some earthy and floral hop notes, but both are rather subdued and have to be searched for. The pine gets stronger towards the finish and as the beer warms up. The coffee character is confusing to the senses and almost brings with it a hint of butter. The taste doesn't take a particular direction much like the nose. The earthy coffee tones are present along with a bit of light earthy pine. The hops definitely gain momentum, but just seem to compete with the coffee character. Mouthfeel is on point for style. Overall, this was an interesting idea, but I just think the coffee needs to play more of a role.

Photo of Kraj30
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

had this fresh on draft at Bad Apple. I thought it was fantastic. yes weird but great

Photo of Tucquan
4.09/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Had this on 2015-05-27 in Columbia, PA from a 22 ox bottle.

A - Clear golden-orange with a 3/4-finger off-white head and moderate lace.

S - Mild-moderate aromas of hop floral, caramel cocoa latte. Surprising for a DIPA

T - Lots of tasty malt with an emphasis on caramel. Mint, sweet chocolate, tropical fruit, earthy spice, mildly-roasted coffee and a good amount of bitterness. There's a lingering Peppermint Patty flavor working in conjunction with the bitterness in the finish that I find appealing.

M - Medium body and carbonation. Resinous, creamy then a bit prickly.

O - Unique. The malt profile reminds me of a Sierra Nevada Northern Hemisphere dolled up with some chocolate mint; a combination which I quite like. Well done for those that like a good amount of malt in their DIPAs.

Photo of Fcolle2
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours amber in color with some darker copper hues. Head is off with and thin.

Smell is interesting. Coffee is definatly present on the front end with an interesting toffee malt aroma and the notable butterscotch aroma. Moderately sweet smelling and a good amount of tropical fruit.

Taste is just as interesting as the nose. Coffee is not really present in the flavor but there is and interesting heavy bitterness that is not just hop like in nature. Some nice toffee malt comes on near the end with very mild amounts of sweetness and more tropical fruit hop flavors near the end.

Mouthfeel is realitively thick and sticky. Good amounts of hoppy oils and lots I bitterness is cut with mild carbonation and a juicy hop finish.

Very interesting, just a little too bitter for me

Photo of Kevin_L
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%

Good flavor, not overly hoppy and has a nice hint of coffee flavor. Great flavor. Batch #537.

Photo of NickyPogs
4.14/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Really surprised by the reviews I've read thus far. I must admit I am a bit Pdubs/18th Street biased, but I really loved this beer. Opened a bomber I picked up last week and found so many enjoyable things about this beer.

From smell to taste, I felt like the coffee dominated the flavors, but the hops were a nice subtle addition every step of the way. It was very smooth and had a very unique taste from the coffee/hops blend.

I will say that this wasn't as strong as the Stone/Two Brothers Dayman collab, but there was nothing wrong with this beer imho. I've been confused by other beers before, but this delivered on exactly what I was expecting. Sweet at times but very well balanced in my opinion.

It worked for me, but hey, that's just how I feel.

Attack Of The Devil's Lettuce from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.