Glaucus - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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3.89/5 rDev -4.9%
Thanks Freddy! Capones is the best beer store in town! Batch 178 poured into FFF Teku.
Bright opaque orange color with a white head that sticks around well enough.
Smells strongly of belgian yeasts, lemon and citrus grassy hops, a little spice and coriander.
Taste is bright, grassy, citric, spicy, with smooth malts constituting a large portion of the beer. Moderate bitterness.
Mouthfeel is impressively smooth and borders on full bodied. Crisp and bright, easy to drink. dry finish.
This is a solid DIPA that isn't gonna blow anyone away with its hop presence or bitterness, but instead really accomplishes a nice balanced Belgian IPA. Well done, I was surprised with how much I liked this beer.
08-11-2013 00:25:33 | More by MCain04
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
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
3.53/5 rDev -13.7%
A - pours a hazy gold with a standard head. Light lace. No bubbles.
S - citrus and semi-dank piney hops, mild pineapple, mild spicy yeast, faint bubblegum and a nice malty aroma. Overall, the aroma has a fairly robust intensity.
T - is similar to the aroma, but not quite as impressive. It's fresh and hoppy, but the flavor is ambiguously homogeneous with some distortion. It needs one element to pop forward. It's also a tad salty which doesn't seem to work well in this beer.
M - light-medium body. Smooth, medium bitterness with a short sustain. A little hot for an 8% beer.
O - a good American-Belgian IPA made with American hops that lacks coherence.
06-10-2013 02:22:59 | More by GuzzLah
Glaucus from Pipeworks Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 163 ratings.