Something Hoppy This Way Comes - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by jaasen64:
4.13/5 rDev +2.7%
Thanks to doogie71628 for sending this as an extra in the LIF- really appreciate it!! 22oz bottle poured into Founders snifter. No bottle date that I see, but says Batch #32 hand written in green marker. I'm guessing this bottle has around a month (maybe slightly more but not much) on it.
A- Pours a slightly translucent and slightly hazy honey golden brown with about a finger of slightly yellowish just barely off-white fluffy head that recedes to about a quarter of a finger that has great retention and leaves layered lacing. Nice consistently rising carbonation bubbles.
S- Piney hops, melon, a hint of grass, and sweet caramel malts. Definitely above average aroma strength. A bit maltier then I like, but otherwise very pleasant.
T- Piney hops with a hint of citrus fruits and light lemon zest mixed with very sweet caramel malts and a slightly bitter finish. I can tell that the hops in this beer were present but definitely faded a little bit, which for me isn't necessarily bad thing since I'm not a huge fan of sorachi hops. Normally I don't like IPAs that are overly malty, but the malts in this beer are very good and make it easily drinkable with only a very faint taste of alcohol on the finish.
M- Medium bodied, extremely smooth, very drinkable especially at over 10%.
O- This was a very good high abv IPA, easily one of the better 10% IPAs that I've had- but definitely not my favorite IPA. This definitely stood right up there, maybe even slightly better then the Alpines that I've had. I would recommend this and I would like to try this beer again perhaps a little bit fresher.
09-25-2012 22:11:46 | More by jaasen64
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4.3/5 rDev +7%
A: Slightly hazy gold with a nice pillowy white head - really good retention and lacing
S: Floral and grassy, some pine and resin. Pungent and ripe tropical fruits that don't dominate - candied grapefruit peel. Sticky, astringent pineapple concentrate (?). Great aroma, not as vibrant and aggressive as their other DIPA offerings.
T: Moderate bitterness and astringency. Sticky orange, lesser grapefruit - resinous. With warmth the orange increases into a sherbet-like sweetness. Very, very good
P: Medium/full bodied. Leaves a great lacing of hop astringency and bitterness on the sides of the mouth.
O: Another fantastic hop offering from pipeworks, imo better than the first batch. Very interesting hop profile
04-07-2013 05:54:43 | More by timc100
4.26/5 rDev +6%
Pours a pale amber and white crisp head that lasts the session.
The aromas are what I would believe the bottom of a pine forest would smell like. Resinous pine, hop leaf, mossy and earthy. Imagine holding fresh hops in your both your hands and dig your nose in and breath in deep deliberately and slowly---yes...enjoy!
First sip is brashly dry bitter hop. My first thought of was the Sorachi Ace hop, which I read on the bottle later as one of the hops brewed. Actual delite. Very straight forward bitter brew. No oniony residue or citric burst.
Medium carbonation, dry finish, bitter and a real pleasure.
If you don't really like a citric hop this is one to try. I love Pipeworks artwork labeling and love their brew selection. Thanks to them for letting us know the hop billing on side label. Good bitter brew for me to have when I lite up my favorite habano this early spring. This Easter, Something Hoppy Came This Way for dad. Drink fresh and enjoy often!
03-31-2013 18:13:12 | More by joeseppy
3.98/5 rDev -1%
Big head on cloudy deep yellow body. Hoppy aroma. Nothing like it smells, rather than solely citrus, getting pineapple and tropical fruit. Above average mouthfeel, not the palate eraser some DIPAs are. Very good drinkability.Thanks John for this little gem.
09-30-2012 01:23:42 | More by Sammy
3.9/5 rDev -3%
Something very hoppy came this way with this beer. It poured a hazy golden with thin head that left a spotty lace. The scent carried fresh hops which leaned more towards bitter citrus. The taste has very hoppy and bitter...but not overly bitter. There was enough malt to help balance the beer. Grapefruit was the primary driver for this fine ale. The mouthfeel was medium in body with subtle carbonation. Overall this was a good beer....but 10% abv and the price keeps it from being a go to. Certainly worth a try, but I would go out of my way to search for this.
01-04-2014 14:30:31 | More by WoodBrew
4.08/5 rDev +1.5%
Slightly hazy golden yellow body with a fluffy white head. There's a copious amount of spiderweb like lacing down the glass.
The aroma is tropical and citrus. Lemon, orange, and papaya.
The lemon characteristic of the soriachi ace is unmistakable. Spicy papaya and grapefruit, modest buttery malt.
Fresh and clean mouth feel, a little bit tart and dry.
It's another fantastic IPA from pipeworks and is highly drinkable for 10%.
11-02-2013 01:31:34 | More by Vonerichs
Something Hoppy This Way Comes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 310 ratings.