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A Midsummer Night - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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A Midsummer Night
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47 Ratings
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Ratings: 47
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 3.91
pDev: 11.76%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Ale (APA) |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 07-22-2014

Ode To an Apricot Pale Ale
Sweet summer swells like heaven's breast
And glimmers with politest sweat
Come now our friends and take your rest
With apricot pale upon your breath
Like love and youth seasons do die
So savor sweet summer the hour is nigh
"Puck"er your lips and giv'er a try
This is beer it sure ain't Shakespeare
Tho' either is nice for a midsummer night
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Tasty little number that smells of candied apricots and the taste backs it up. Dried apricot flavor. Nice and light and delicious. Batch 459/460

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3.63/5  rDev -7.2%

Light golden pour with a generous white porous merengue head. Definite floaties. Sticky lacing left throughout session.

Aroma of spice drop candy. Sourness and hints of vinegar.

Initial taste of some booziness followed by tartness then mild bitterness that comes and goes. Pick up on the apricot dryness and otherwise other fruity essences.

Medium body that is creamy. Carbonation is maintained throughout.

I love apricots so giving this a try without reading any other reviews. Can't say that I'm wowed but definitely worth a go. Booziness noted that does provide for a quick buzz. Would not buy again but would love to try on tap when available.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours with a finger of head which settled in to the sides of the glass while drinking. Bright orange color with a cloudy body. Sticky random lacing left behind with each drink. Active carbonation is what it should be.

Smell: Light tropical fruits jump out at the drinker right away. Caramel malts with some airy grains make up a formidable body. I get just a touch of the apricot on the nose but it is very subtle, getting buried under the hops and malt backbone. Bright hops continue to shine on the back end.

Taste: Easy front that is very much what you'd expect from a pale ale. Nice hop additions are supported by a prevalent malt backbone. The tropical hops continue to pick up and the apricot shows up mid palate. The apricots are most present as they leave a dry, fruity, pruney flavor.

Mouthfeel: Drinks like a smaller pale despite being 8.5% abv. Apricots are most felt here with their dry, fruity texture being left behind.

Overall: Pretty much what I expected from this brew. The apricots are there but not a huge player. Typical Pipeworks delivering a super bright hop forward pale. Decent but nothing special like most of the Pipeworks I've had in the last year.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours hazy and golden yellow in color with a big fluffy 2 finger white head.

Smell is pretty good with citrus hop profiles and some very faint hints of sweet apricot. Tropical and slightly herbal hops finish.

Taste follows the nose with some big oily hop herbal was frat to hit the palate along with a mildly sweet fruit flavor. There is a fair amount of bitterness in the finish along with some hints of grainy malt.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied moderate carbonated high bitterness for a pale and full of hop oils and resin.

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A Midsummer Night from Pipeworks Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 47 ratings.