Glaucus - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Ratings: 163 | Reviews: 36 | Display Reviews Only:
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
3.79/5 rDev -7.3%
Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.
Batch # 50.
Pours a murky orange with a foamy off-white head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, citrus fruit, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with soapy and citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with some solid aromas and flavors.
05-09-2013 00:57:22 | More by UCLABrewN84
4.23/5 rDev +3.4%
Appearance: Pours a hazy honey color with a sturdy head that leaves a few shards behind
Smell: Surprisingly, vanilla dominates the aroma, with vinous hops and peppery spices underneath
Taste: Vanilla, up front, with the vinous hops and peppery spice flavors building; by mid-palate, pithy bitterness and stone fruit flavors add another dimension; after the swallow, the bitterness builds and dominates the finish, though the other elements linger underneath
Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation
Overall: Another singular creation by the brewers at Pipeworks; every one of their beers I have tasted tastes like nothing else
08-25-2012 22:54:55 | More by brentk56
3.93/5 rDev -3.9%
Served in a nonic pint glass.
Yeah, I missed out on my precious sushi, but at least I can commiserate with friends and beers, right? This one pours a clear straw topped by over a finger of white foam. The nose comprises grapefruit zest, mandarin orange, light lemon zest, sweet caramel, and a touch of pineapple. The taste brings in more of the same, along with some light leek and a very small contingent of what seems like salt. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry finish. Overall, an enjoyable beer, but I don't really get too much Belgian-ness going on. Regardless, I'd readily have another...
06-12-2012 02:01:09 | More by TMoney2591
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
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
Bottle purchased at West Lakeview Liquors. Served in a wine glass at Edward's birthday party.
A - Generous off-white foam settles to a cap, collar, and splotchy lace. Lightly hazed golden body.
S - Spicy and estery Belgian yeast, citrus and herbal hops, and a sweet vanilla, pear and stone fruit malt backdrop.
T - I don't like the flavor quite as much, as it loses some of the sweetness of the malt bill and replaces it with moderate herbal hop bitterness. Still, there are some nice zesty citrus flavors mingling with the Belgian yeast and pale malts.
M - Dry, medium body, with pleasant moderate carbonation, and no obvious alcohol.
D - A very nice take on a style I don't generally enjoy. Well done guys! Would happily drink this again and hope that Pipeworks makes another batch in the near future.
06-26-2012 16:40:38 | More by MasterSki
4.2/5 rDev +2.7%
Bottle from buzze40, 650ml bottle into a tulip. Batch 50.
Browned orange, offwhite head. Mild retention and good lacing. Nose of citrus rind, big Belgian yeast character, some tropical notes, peach, nectarine, cantaloupe and some herbal and spicy notes. Taste has tropical fruits, melons, herbal hop character, medium spice character, and Belgian yeast finishes it off. Bitter well into the finish. Medium body, no alcohol, medium carbonation. A very nice American take on the style.
12-26-2012 20:39:15 | More by liamt07
3.59/5 rDev -12.2%
Bright with just a little haze, brass and light copper color mix. Nice head after the pour, just a thin layer of foam that seems to last for all 22 ounces. Almost no bubbling and modest, at best, lacing.
Citric and bright with a little malty and yeasty sweetness. Smells bitter and hoppy for sure.
Orange adnd grapefruit zest seems to dominate the palate from start to finish. There's "some" toasty, biscuity malts lingering here and there. There's some boozey heat and a little yeasty, fruity, dryness lingering here and there. This is a bitter sipper, that seems to offer nothing exceptional.
Warm palate, resiny, dry mouthfeel. A bitter sipper worth a try if you are a hophead.
I love bitter beers, but this IPA seems to lack a little more balance and depth for the style, not bad, but not something I plan on picking up again.
03-23-2013 19:02:08 | More by scruffwhor
4.1/5 rDev +0.2%
A: Lighter shade of amber. Slightly hazy. Forms a smallish white head of creamy consistency that ever so slowly reduces down to a thick ring around the edge. Some light lacing.
S: Rather aromatic with a nice blend of aromas. Starts off with some fruity, yeasty, esters that are complemented nicely with lots of bright citrus hops.
T: Mild sweetness and some pale malts are accented by lots of floral and citrus hops. Some yeasty spices are mixed with some light juicyfruit on the back end. Finish falls off quickly.
M: Medium bodied with heavier, prickly carbonation.
O: I like this take on a cross between a Belgian and an American IPA. Obviously the two styles are similar, but this beer does manage to be both unified between the two styles yet still have distinctly different characteristics.
06-16-2012 01:58:01 | More by Florida9
4.18/5 rDev +2.2%
A: pale gold with thin later of white head which leaves nice bits of lacing
S: earthy hop character along with some pine fruit which is followed up by nice fruity esters, notes of clove
T: American hops up front with plenty of floral character along with moderate bitterness and citrus character. The finish is where the belgian character comes in with a bit of spice and fruit esters. Great balance between American and Belgian character
Mf: moderate to high carbonation, medium body
O: very nice balance, full flavored, delicious
06-09-2012 23:36:00 | More by homebrew311
Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.