Glaucus - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by AndyP612:
4.48/5 rDev +9.5%
Bottle poured into Darkness stem.
A- Dark golden orange color with very small white head and quite cloudy as well.
S- Tropical fruit and dank hops balanced out by quite a bit of Belgian yeast. Nose on this is very well balanced and hopefully the taste follows this lead.
T- Citrus, and tropical fruit yet dank hops. The Belgian yeast really helps to take the edge off the hop flavor and also adds a nice spice. Slight banana flavor in there as well and finishes quite rich and robust not overly heavy though.
M- Medium bodied rich in feel lingers on the palate a while after sip. Dry finish really nice. Pretty low carbonation and makes this very drinkable.
O- Fantastic, well balanced Belgian style IPA. Not overly hoppy or yeast heavy. Another great offering from Pipeworks it seems they really impart nice dank hop flavors in their ales. I have yet to be disappointed in one of their beers. Cheers.
05-23-2013 00:42:23 | More by AndyP612
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3.8/5 rDev -7.1%
Served in a hefe glass, 22 oz.
A: very clean and golden, light and bright but not yellow
S: immediate Belgian yeast with coriander and spice, awakening.
T: dry and bready, citrusy with hops on the side of the tongue, hops, oh yeah, hops.
M: soft and sweet, at first then warm and clean. Varies in range of temp, when first poured cold, clean and rich, when last tasted, warmer and more spice like a European hefe with hops still.
O: an addition to a spicier IPA. Worth the pour and worthwhile of drinking a bottle. 8.0 abv is good too, lends to a stronger palate and discussion among friends.
07-01-2012 02:04:16 | More by ChiBeerGuy1979
4.14/5 rDev +1.2%
This is my first taste of Pipeworks Brewing's Belgian-style IPA, Glaucus. I'm looking forward to tasting one of the up-and-coming Chicago-area brewery's products! Served in my Beer Geek Nation tulip glass.
Appearance (4/5): Cloudy orange, creamy, one finger white head, reduces to a minimal foam ring.
Smell (4/5): Belgian yeast, peppery spice, green hoppy flavors of pine, lemon, and peach. A light herbal, medicinal quality lurks in there as well.
Taste (4.25/5): First, big pine flavors hit–very refreshing–then you get some nice bitter citrus, pineapple, white peach, and some funky/spicey/fruity Belgian yeast. Finish is nice and bitter. Not too complex; has some nice bells and whistles, but isn't all over the map like I feared it would be.
Mouthfeel (4.25/5): very nice carbonation, good medium body to the beer, only a touch of alcohol heat in the very back. Nice and thirst-quenching. A great warm weather beer despite the higher alcohol content.
Overall (4/5): I can easily see why there's such a fuss about Pipeworks among craft beer enthusiasts in Chicago. This is an outstanding beer that successfully pulls off complexity without becoming incoherent. Thirst-quenching and interesting, this beer would be great for any time and place.
07-11-2013 21:23:51 | More by hagbergl
4.28/5 rDev +4.6%
A: Gorgeous, gorgeous looking beer. The head on it is fantastic - dense, creamy, slightly gold tinged white with spectacular lacing - full even coating sticks to the glass. Towards the end of the bottle it gets much hazier to the point of opaque. Dank orange/gold in color.
S: Very interesting. Belgian spices come through - mint, clove, orange peel. Big American dank hops - musty overripe mango, pineapple - some orange juice. Lemon grass
T: Very bitter and full. Dank citrus, lemon, Belgian spice and yeast - gingerbread. Somehow juicy and dry
P: Fuller side of medium for the style. Coats the mouth, smooth carbonation.
O: This is an awesome beer that I have overlooked for too long, another great offering from PW
08-23-2013 14:45:25 | More by timc100
3.9/5 rDev -4.6%
Very enjoyable Belgian IPA and something different, hunted from 20 West Wine and Spirits. Pours generous head on light yellow body. Floral hoppy aroma. I liked this because of the spices rather than yeast being emphasized in this style.Smooth mouthfeel, very good drinkability.
05-26-2013 03:52:08 | More by Sammy
4.21/5 rDev +2.9%
I have to agree with previous reviewers about this beer. They nailed it. Pours light amber with a 2 finger head that has great retention. Mouthfeel is great, medium bodied with lots of carbonation and lacing all over the glass that lasts all the way to the end. Nose has a nice hop presence, citrus notes. Some alcohol is also present but less than expected for an 8 % beer. Gorgeous looking beer, again the head on it is fantastic. At the end of the bottle it gets hazier to almost opaque.
This is an awesome beer that I'm glad I have one more of. Great job PipeWorks
02-01-2014 00:54:19 | More by ricknelson
4.26/5 rDev +4.2%
Hazy but vibrant tropical-juice yellow color. Nice contrast with the white head.
Distinct and pronounced aromas of lilac, ripe banana, and fruity esters.
Banana, yeast, floral, and juicy citrus flavors.
Mouthfeel is medium to light body and crisp.
I think it's an excellent beer and representation of the style. It's drinks easy for 8%. Pipeworks continues to knock it out of the park.
Beer review #666 \m/
04-22-2013 23:11:43 | More by Vonerichs
4.15/5 rDev +1.5%
Bright golden orange with a froth of white foam on top that leaves a little bit of lace in the glass. Clarity is bright
The label says American hops, the nose is very Nelson Sauvin, full of lemony tea, field greens, and fresh fruit. Lush and fruity, with notes of pear and white pepper from the Belgian yeast.
A light sweetness at first with lots of citric fruit, pink grapefruit and orange, something almost tropical about it. Nice complimentary yeast that lends some esters and spice to the mix. Moderately bitter aftertaste, balancing the light sweetness upfront. A hint of malt in the middle, but this is a showcase of how well the hops and yeast dance together. Lighter feel, creamy, drying in the finish with a pleasant aftertaste of fruit and light pepper. Good stuff, will definitely look for more of before it's gone.
06-02-2012 01:12:48 | More by emerge077
4.08/5 rDev -0.2%
Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a medium/dark orange color with a nice foamy head.
Very aromatic with good balance and aromas of spices, navel oranges, hops and creams as well.
Full bodied and extremely smooth with very good depth. Balanced with real tasty notes of oranges, spices and some hops.
This was another great brew from pipeworks. I hope they keep this in the regular rotation.
08-21-2012 02:54:52 | More by KDawg
4.46/5 rDev +9%
Another one from scalzo - thanks man!
Pours a pinkish gold with a sexy finger of paper white head that sticks to the glass before settling down to form a thin, transparent cap. Surprisingly noticeable legs.
Very floral on the nose... honeysuckle and hibiscus. A little spicy and a little sweet. Fresh grape and peach. Some white wine notes and a slight suggestion of rye.
That same botanical sweetness shows up on the palate. Crisp, bittersweet herbal notes... sage and jasmine. Pretty much tastes like a greenhouse. Unique and delicious.
I'll have my eyes peeled for this one in the future.
04-21-2013 18:23:58 | More by yamar68
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
22 oz. bottle, with handwritten Batch #50 printed on the side of the label. I have had this beer once before with a friend, and I'm excited to have it again. Pipeworks beers seem to be consistently good, and based on last time, this beer is no exception.
Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.
A - Pours a murky golden yellow-orange colored body with a fair amount of bubbles and sediment, and a towering frothy four finger foaming white head with excellent retention. Thick, scattered lacing on the way down.
S - Smell is of freshly cut juicy ripe pineapple, tart citric lemon peel, blood oranges, & grapefruit. Smells extremely fresh and juicy. One of the best smelling beers in recent memory.
T - Taste is fruity, bitter, juicy, hoppy, creamy, and clean. Light-bodied, sweet juicy fruits balanced with some bready malts and Belgian yeast presence. Bit of honey sweetness in there, also. Not getting much spice out of this one, but that's fine by me.
M - Feel is of bitter citric hop resins, with a dry finish on the palate.
Overall, another excellent beer from Pipeworks, the first IPA of their's that I've tried, and I can happily say it is a beer I would drink again and again. Extremely palatable, lots of big bold flavors, and an extremely well-hidden 8.00% abv makes this beer a sure winner.
Pipeworks Glaucus ---4.5/5
07-20-2013 00:52:59 | More by mfnmbvp
Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.