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Guavanatrix - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 126
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 7.75%
Wants: 7
Gots: 5 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: larryarms847 on 05-26-2014

Imperial Pale Ale with Guava Added

This kinky lady is very confident that this consensual pairing of hopped up pale ale and juicy, tropical guava is about to slap you across the face, and give your tastebuds a tart whipping. It's BDSMmmmm so good. This femme submits to no one. It'd be pure torture not to release the pressure under this cap. Now, be a good slave and put this in your glass.
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Ratings: 126 | Reviews: 8
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Photo of Vonerichs
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Hazy golden orange. Dense white head, spotty lacing.

Faint aromas of tropical fruit. Passionfruit, pineapple. Not as pronounced as I would have thought. Lite sweet honey smell.

Guava, passion fruit, honey, and slightly grainy.

Low carbonation, body is on the syrupy side.

Another good beer by pipeworks, though not as good as most of their other IPAs.

Photo of larryarms847
4.05/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dandelion golden yellow and slightly cloudy in appearance.

Very sweet, the guava and sugar are very abundant in the nose, but not too sweet, very enticing.

Taste is guava forward with slight hop bitterness, the jaggery sugar adds a bold sweetness on the backend.

A thicker mouthfeel than most Imperial Pales, slightly more syrupy than I'd like.

Overall a very interesting beer, and perfect for summer weather. The slight syrupy-ness is what gets me though and for that reason I probably wouldn't purchase this again, but tasty to try once!

Photo of emerge077
3.75/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Hazy orange gold, thin layer foam, some delicate spindly lacing. Struggles to form much of a head, it's more of a thin ring at all times.

Aroma is somewhat subdued, mild tropical fruit from the guava addition. Kind of a light pale ale otherwise.

Smooth and sort of slippery, slight astringent tartness from the fruit, light hop bitterness in the aftertaste. Fruitiness is somewhat subtle, was hoping for a little more overt guava based on the name, but it's drinkable overall.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4.25/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, Batch #411/412 printed on the label. Another new beer creation from Pipeworks, the label describing this one as an 'imperial pale ale with guava added'. 'Now, be a good slave and put this in your glass'.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter.

A - Pours a beautiful bright citrusy yellow-orange colored body with over a finger of soapy white head. Leaves nice scattered spotty lacing behind. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is tropical, fruity, and floral. Citrus, orange, lemon, herbal / grassy, some slight chili sort of smell, and some earthy yeast presence.

T - The taste follows the nose - super fruity and tropical. The guava evokes an earthy vegetal quality to it all, along with some citrus nuances. Orange, pineapple, mango. Slight yeast presence and some bready honeyed malt to keep things in good balance.

M - The feel is super smooth and creamy. This thing drinks like a glass of juice - it doesn't even taste like it has alcohol in it let alone 8.00% abv. Medium bodied with perfect carbonation.

Overall, another wonderful and unique beer from Pipeworks. These guys are ridiculously good at what they do each and every time.

Pipeworks Guavanatrix ---4/5.

Photo of rlee1390
4/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-Clear orange, one finger head, some carbonation.

S-Good deal of guava, rather citrusy with slight earthy notes.

T-Citrus, guava, some grassy notes, nice hop notes and some bitterness.

M-Lighter with some carbonation, not a harsh hop bite.

O-The guava was an interesting an beneficial addition.

Photo of Flight317
3.67/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: A bit darker than a lot of ipa's for this "pale ale"

S: Very sweet and fruity. Most sweetness usually comes from the malt but I feel like some of this is from the guava.

T: A bit too sweet for my liking. Not the hop to the face, or juicy type of ipa the fan boys are looking for. Kind of one sided on the taste but still well done.

M: Nice and easy drinking. For someone not looking for a hop-kick to the face it's perfect.

O: Overall, a good beer just not something I would drink as a go to by any means.

Photo of BMMillsy
3.89/5  rDev -5.8%

Bottle as winnings from Derek for Fantasy Baseball. Thanks man. Pours clear golden with a fluffy white one finger head. Sweet fruity aroma with lots of guava, some pineapple, pine, sweet malts. Flavor is on the sweeter side with a definite hop presence, guava juice, pineapple, pine, grass. Light bitterness from the hops keep this from being overly sweet. Slick mouthfeel, medium plus bodied, medium carbonation. Pipeworks actually balanced the guava juice with the hop presence nicely here and while sweet, it wasn't in your face syrupy sweet. Though I suspect drinking this anything but fresh would render it not drinkable. Nice sweet refreshing brew as is though.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.3/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy golden in color with a thin half finger white head.

Smell is very fruity. Guava definitely give it a very tropical aroma with some notes of banana and melon. The candy like butterscotch flavor from the yeast works very nicely with the tropical fruit aromas

Taste follows the nose with a fruity sweetness and flavor of guava first to hit the palate. Caramel malt and more butterscotch flavors finish with a moderate amount of bitterness.

Medium bodied with moderate amounts of small bubble carbonation leave it relit lay creamy and smooth with lots of hop oils and sticky resin in the finish.

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Guavanatrix from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 126 ratings.