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Something Hoppy This Way Comes - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 316
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
A storm is brewing and with it comes a wicked carnival of hops. The dark carnie leader’s skin is emlazoned with many a vine, including Columbus, Cascade, and Sorachi Ace. So whether you’re a Halloway or a Nightshade, you had better run, for with this carnival, Something Hoppy This Way Comes.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 08-22-2012)
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

HoistinBrews, Nov 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

mattvandyk, Nov 26, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

misterRG, Nov 24, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

pisano, Nov 24, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

kjkinsey, Nov 23, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

Hopbully, Nov 19, 2013
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3.76/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to Earlycaquid for sharing this one.

Batch # 229-231.

Pours a hazy yellow-orange with a foamy beige head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Tiny 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 citrus zest and herbal hop 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 mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer that is tasty but has a slightly better hop presence in the aroma.

UCLABrewN84, Nov 18, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy straw yellow with some mild orange hues. Head is about 1 finger, white frothy and has decent retention.

Smell is great. Lots of tropical fruit aromas, mango and Papaya are the most notable. There is some good butterscotch yeasty aromas and caramel malt aromas typical to pipework.

Taste is good. Big piney herbal hops are forward an have a moderate amount of bitterness. Lots caramel malt and slightly sharp butterscotch flavors. Finish has a slightly dry rind like finish.

Mouthfeel is good. Lots of hoppy oils with mild carbonation and a dry finish. Medium body keeps it a good sipping beer

Fcolle2, Nov 18, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

sdonegan, Nov 16, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

NappyB, Nov 15, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

MSandahl23, Nov 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Huskie_79, Nov 11, 2013
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4/5  rDev -0.2%

Brocklanders34, Nov 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

IronTom, Nov 04, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -12.7%

fredmugs, Nov 03, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

AlexChillton, Nov 03, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

RussBeercier, Nov 02, 2013
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4.08/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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%.

Vonerichs, Nov 02, 2013
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4.15/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Batch number 229-231

A- Pours a hazy dark yellow, on the verge of light orange. A small amount of white head quickly fades to the sides of the glass. Some lacing is also apparent along the sides of the glass.

S- Citrus hop explosion as soon as the cap was popped. Orange and mango aromas dominate everything with an overall hint of sweetness too.

T- A sweet maltiness initially before the hops take over. I get citrus and also some piney resin on the back of the taste.

M- Medium bodied, high carbonation, hoppy and bitter, alcohol is apparent but not overwhelming.

Another nice DIPA from Pipeworks, they definitely do it well.

vic21234, Nov 02, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

CesarLopes, Oct 30, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Vlaminck, Oct 29, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

eawolff99, Oct 28, 2013
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3.94/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Nothing special, yellow goldenrod body, and no head to speak of.

Nothing like the smell of fresh hops. Smooth sweetness with a balance of sweet and spicy.

Hop juice explosion, the choice of hops really shines through. Part of it is a mellow coconut sweetness, then it gets a little spicy, and then the cascade hops crash through with some bitter. Malt is a side thought during this flavor bonanza.

Thick and oily, 'nuff said.

A great hop curio that super highlights some flavors you can find easily in the hop world, and some you can not.

Rope, Oct 28, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

picked up in chi-town the other day right out of the case before it was even on the shelf...fresh to death. bottle split with the mrs into 2 pipeworks glasses.

a - brew pours a rich, yet transparent copper with generous head...spotty lacing.

s - big booze on citric sticky resiny hops.

t - again, booze is big, but the dank resin hops make it tasty. the booze adds an element of sweetness and crispness.

m - a bit thin and crisp from the booze, but palateable. a bit syrupy in the taste despite the thinness of the body...which surprisingly works in this beer's favor, and makes for an easy drink.

o - overall, i dug it, but i'm a big fan of these big boozy ipas. would have again.

cosmicevan, Oct 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

Jd2391, Oct 27, 2013
Something Hoppy This Way Comes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 316 ratings.