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Quintessential - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Quintessential
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BA SCORE
86
very good

43 Ratings
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Ratings: 43
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 9.56%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Pale Wheat Ale |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: KDawg on 08-15-2012)
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NSK79

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

02-23-2013 03:26:12 | More by NSK79
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-01-2012 01:02:08 | More by Guinnsslvr
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

05-15-2013 03:34:01 | More by GRG1313
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beersdmf17

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

03-20-2014 03:39:12 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

3.88/5  rDev +0.3%

Batch 28, bottled 8/21/12.

Huge fluffy head of white foam, lots of sticky lace all around the edges. After a few sips the foam breaks but retains itself well. Semi-hazy orange that glows faintly In the light.

Bready grains and grassy floral hop aroma, somewhat herbal and piney.
Mellow smooth feel, moderate bitterness, slight resiny slickness and a little bit of wheat in the aftertaste. Light hop flavors of dried citrus peel and botanicals. Easy to drink and refreshing. Pretty seamless for the style.

09-16-2012 03:02:34 | More by emerge077
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KDawg

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev +0.8%

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Pours a clear gold color with a small head.

Fresh and balanced with aromas of wheat and grains with some herbs and hops.

Medium bodied with a very smooth feel. Well balanced with really good notes of wheat, fresh herbs, and a nice cereal finish.

This was really enjoyable. Fresh and crisp with a really good feel. There is an herbal/grassy quality to it that I liked, but may not work for everyone.

08-15-2012 05:16:05 | More by KDawg
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Kubrickx

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

02-18-2013 20:13:24 | More by Kubrickx
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sgoro

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -16%

10-07-2012 02:04:20 | More by sgoro
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ystazi

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-13-2013 01:59:22 | More by ystazi
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MarkFy

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

09-07-2012 21:14:27 | More by MarkFy
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BtownIrish20

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-21-2013 16:59:02 | More by BtownIrish20
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-22-2013 21:57:00 | More by Hopheadjeffery
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smartassboiler

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

12-15-2013 16:57:49 | More by smartassboiler
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csparace

Illinois

4.21/5  rDev +8.8%

Batch 88.

Wheaty wiffs wight from the beginning. Very creamy smell with big vanilla notes. Pours a surprisingly clear lemon color with a white frothy head measuring in at a solid finger thick. No carbonation rises. Taste is similar to the smell. Creamy with a vanilla presence. Pretty darn smooth. A decent hop crunch sits on the tongue in the middle of it all. Slightly citrus as I start to notice some awesome lacing. Now the smell is reminding me of white chocolate. Not terribly sweet, but that seems to be a main idea. Balance is not outstanding, id like more wheat than I'm experiencing. As you'd expect, the 7.5% is hidden well. Carbonation levels in the mouth are satisfactory. The beer lingers pleasantly for an extended period. This specimen makes the cut.

05-05-2013 04:25:31 | More by csparace
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.28/5  rDev -15.2%

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

"There goes the quintessential Norton..." (I couldn't resist: Every tine I hear the word "quintessential" I think back to My Cousin Vinny.) This stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises a bushel of fresh Valencia oranges, with a dash of coriander for variety's sake. It's incredibly simple, but also incredibly pleasant. The taste theoretically brings in more of the same, but now the oranges are less flesh and more rind, producing a pronounced bitterness that malingers for a while and is accentuated by some very green grassy notes that pop up from time to time. Throughout, a potentially pleasant (or, at least, inoffensive) taste experience turns into a mildly twisted version thereof. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a sorta/kinda dry finish. Overall, I gotta say that this beer just didn't do it for me. It came across as too bitter for is own good, and, to me, anyway, strayed from the "quintessential" idea of an American wheat ale.

10-09-2012 14:31:25 | More by TMoney2591
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

04-12-2013 04:04:30 | More by cadaugherty
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hornsup

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -16%

08-28-2013 23:07:58 | More by hornsup
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Ak555667

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

05-26-2013 00:34:00 | More by Ak555667
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

09-14-2012 14:52:46 | More by BreakingBrew
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thewimperoo

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.5%

08-18-2012 04:59:06 | More by thewimperoo
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Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

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SCZ

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

07-06-2014 03:07:01 | More by SCZ
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.58/5  rDev -7.5%

Thanks to GRG1313 for sharing this one at his tasting.

Batch # 88.

Pours a hazy orange with a foamy bone head that settles to a small cap on top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of malt, grain, and citrus zest aromas. Taste is much the same with citrus zest flavors on the finish. There is a medium 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.

05-08-2013 05:35:29 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Quintessential from Pipeworks Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 43 ratings.