Brief Relief - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.8/5 rDev -2.6%
22 oz. bottle, with Batch #426/427 printed on the label. The latest in a string of strange and seemingly pointless collaboration beers from Pipeworks - this one brewed with Harebrained (?) and brewed with blood orange, I suppose. Expectations for the beer itself are high.
Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.
A - Pours a dark ruby-orange colored body with three fingers of fluffy frothy tan head with some nice staying power for the high abv. Not extraordinary, but it looks nice.
S - The smell is a bit fainter than I would have imagined, but consists of some bready caramel malt, some slight peppery rye sort of spice, earthy herbal character, and some fruity citrus imparted from the oranges. An okay aroma, but far lighter than most of Pipeworks' beers.
T - Taste is more on the malt side of things also - caramel malt & some bready peppery rye presence integreated with light but authentic citrusy blood oranges.
M - Feel is smooth & creamy, medium-bodied with good carbonation. Goes down nice for the high 9.00% abv.
Overall, not Pipeworks' best effort, but for a style as mundane as a red ale, it definitely has a lot going for it. Recommended if you can get your hands on it.
Pipeworks Brief Relief ---3.5/5
06-23-2014 22:27:36 | More by mfnmbvp
Brief Relief from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 40 ratings.