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Something Hoppy This Way Comes - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 315
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 10.22%
Wants: 26
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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4.26/5  rDev +6.2%

Appearance- Pours a dark gold with an orange tint. Has a fluffy white head that lingers for a short time then leaves a small covering on top. Fairy hazy for an IPA.

Smell- Awesome smell. Very fruity. I get hints of pine and cherry with a good amount of grapefruit, mango and citrus, also some floral hops in the background. Very sweet smelling.

Taste- Fairly sweet with just a slight bitterness upon swallowing. Flavor is a good amount of mango and tangerine with a background of pine of floral hops.

Mouthfeel- Medium body, good carbonation. It isn't a bitter beer but it is fairly drying. As it warms it gets a bit of a sweet aftertaste that lingers weirdly.

Overall- Some different characteristics for an IPA, not overly bitter but still drying with some good sweetness mixed in. Lots of Mango.

IPAdams, Jun 16, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +6%

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4/5  rDev -0.2%

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3.81/5  rDev -5%

Batch 419. 22 oz. bottle poured into a Duvel tulip.

Appearance: Pours a slightly hazy gold color with a bid 1 inch off-white head.

Smell: Big citrus and floral hops up front. Caramel malt definitely has a presence with sweetness complimenting the floral hops. Just a bit of alcohol in the aroma.

Taste: Floral hops are dominant here. Interestingly the malt is nowhere near as prevalent as the nose would suggest - I get very little caramel malt sweetness breaking through the hop-forward flavor profile. Some citrus and grassiness is in there along with the primarily floral profile. I'm not getting much of the Sorachi Ace - just an extremely subtle hint of lemon on the finish. Not much alcohol heat.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied for the style. Medium carbonation level.

Overall: Solid offering from Pipeworks, although they make much better DIPAs than this in my opinion.

emyers, Jun 13, 2014
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Something Hoppy This Way Comes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 315 ratings.