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Standard Issue IPA - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Standard Issue IPA
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87
very good

65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 8.21%
Wants: 1
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American IPA |  7.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 09-06-2012)
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Reviews by ChiPool:
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ChiPool

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -1.3%

Batch #35 consumed & reviewed on 10/30. Bomber poured into shaker pint glass.

SIIPA pours a cloudy, rust color...very pumpkin in hue. A solid inch of foamy white head lays on top, with excellent retention. On the nose, more bready/grainy malts than anything else. I was hoping for that hop-pop that I've gotten from their other offings thus far. Down the hatch, this does offer some complexity. Definitely balanced: citrus hoppiness with more grainy malts to balance. Lingering bitterness to be certain: like chewing on grapefruit rinds. Mouthfeel is heavy-medium. This gets better as the pint glass becomes more empty.

Another solid offering from PW. I enjoyed "Something Hoppy" a bit more, but this is a nice addition to the family. PW: keep brewing, and I'll keep drinking. '47 represent!

10-30-2012 23:26:56 | More by ChiPool
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Guinnsslvr

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +9%

02-07-2013 02:51:25 | More by Guinnsslvr
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jaminjohnson

Yukon (Canada)

4.25/5  rDev +9%

09-18-2012 00:41:20 | More by jaminjohnson
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beersdmf17

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

03-20-2014 03:37:00 | More by beersdmf17
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emerge077

Illinois

4.08/5  rDev +4.6%

Pours a sunny golden orange into a tulip glass. Copious foam that puffs up into a biscuit shaped dome on the surface, slowly revealing sheets of drippy lacing as the glass is sipped. Great long lasting head retention, never breaks up or fades.

Pungent citrus peel hop aroma, orange and grapefruit zest. Grassy green botanicals behind that. Moderately bitter with a resiny sticky feel left behind. Dry hop bitterness lingers for a good while. More citrus peel dominating, bitter dandelion, fresh greens an cut grass in the mix. Hints of pale malt surface briefly. Smooth resiny feel, very drinkable. Hope this is in the regular rotation... Cheers Beejay and Gerrit!

09-06-2012 23:37:01 | More by emerge077
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kevkize

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-02-2014 19:03:56 | More by kevkize
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spark3148857

California

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-28-2013 01:31:53 | More by spark3148857
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sgoro

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

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

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

07-14-2013 01:41:03 | More by ystazi
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Drucifer

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

06-07-2013 18:54:44 | More by Drucifer
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Durtdiggler

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

Batch 35 poured from bomber bottle into tulip glass. Hazy orange with nice head retention and lacing.

Aroma is sweet bread, orange, malty, with subtleness of hops. Reminds me of some Michigan IPAsin aroma.

Not sure what hops were used for bittering but its too earthy, resinous and dull with limited complexity. I pick up some sweet malts of caramel. Needs a different bittering hop and more finishing hops in late boil.

Mouthfeel is medium body, not clean finishing like some other IPAs.

I like Pipeworks overall but the hop bitter character doesn't work for me. Beer lacks a level of complexity. Maybe the barrier is too high these days. I'd pass on this one.

01-13-2013 00:10:59 | More by Durtdiggler
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BtownIrish20

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

01-21-2013 17:00:02 | More by BtownIrish20
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Orlando

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-26-2013 19:56:52 | More by Orlando
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JRBecks

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -10.3%

04-16-2014 16:17:51 | More by JRBecks
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alpenglocken

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

09-12-2012 15:47:41 | More by alpenglocken
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mcc1654

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

01-25-2013 17:55:02 | More by mcc1654
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WillCarrera

Ohio

4.13/5  rDev +5.9%

22 oz bomber, batch 35, poured into a nonic pint.

A- Pours a slightly hazy golden color, topped with a massive fluffy, creamy white head. Really great retention, and lots of sticky lacing. Looks great.

S- Nice aroma of earthy hops, some grapefruit and pine. A bit of grassiness and pale, bready malt.

T- Really great hop flavor, very bold earthy, dank hops and some grapefruit rind and pine. Malts are more bold here, and let a bit of honey and bready caramel sweetness.

M- Medium-bodied, moderate carbonation, creamy, slightly sticky, dry finish.

O- This is the first Pipeworks I've had since I moved away from Chicago and damn I missed this stuff. This is a very nice IPA, great hop character and drinkability, definitely worth picking up a bottle or two.

09-20-2012 07:18:58 | More by WillCarrera
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Nachos4two

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

01-16-2013 22:21:07 | More by Nachos4two
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +5.1%

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

There goes my idea for a GI-PA... Anyway, this stuff pours a clear blonde topped by almost two fingers of wan-cream-white foam. The nose comprises bright grapefruit zest, mild mandarin orange flesh, light sweet caramel, very light toffee, and a few pricks of stoic pine. The taste brings in more of the same, though the grapefruit is slightly less bright and more rind-y, the pine comes through more strongly, and a hint of earthy greens and what seems like spearmint come in around the back. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, sticky finish. Overall, a very nice IPA, nicely balanced (though with the focus clearly on the hops) and not overdone on any front.

09-20-2012 20:16:37 | More by TMoney2591
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FullObs

Illinois

4/5  rDev +2.6%

10-11-2012 15:17:20 | More by FullObs
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cadaugherty

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

04-12-2013 04:01:38 | More by cadaugherty
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KFBR392

Illinois

3.96/5  rDev +1.5%

Appearance: A light copper color, slight tint of orange. Carbonation was pleasant throughout, around 2 fingers of head on the pour. Nice lacing on the glass with each drink.

Smell: These Pipeworks IPA's smell incredible. Similar to the Unicorn's Revenge without the off the charts potency, feels like the New Zealand hops in smaller doses. Such wonderful tropical fruit accents, undertones of syrupy pine, oranges, and lots of hops.

Taste: Some sour hops hit on the front, which quickly yields to a wonderfully palatable soft fruit backbone. Grapefruit, honey, citrus, and oh yeah hops. The finish is dry and really cleans off the tongue. Biting hops really make you remember this one. Could go down a little smoother, but no doubt is left behind with this IPA.

Mouthfeel: Sticky, medium to heavy body feel, doesn't feel like a small brewery's craft.

Overall: I've just been thrilled with Pipeworks. Continue to impress me with their products, especially their IPA's. I may have to stock up on some of this stuff and trade it off so the rest of the country can bask in the glory.

03-07-2013 07:40:17 | More by KFBR392
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WolfsbaneBloom

Illinois

3.89/5  rDev -0.3%

Batch # 76

A: Pours a light amber orange, just a touch on the hazy side with 2.5 fingers of fluffy foam.

S: A rich and bright fruity aroma. My favorite part of this brew.

T: Quite different from the smell, the taste has a nice piney bitterness with an interesting somewhat nutty finish.

M: Crisp and medium bodied.

Overall, I really enjoyed this. Its a fresh batch and a different recipe from the last time they brewed this (in August I believe). Picked it up at The Beer Temple at the corner of Elston and California. The owner informed me that this new batch incorporated Galaxy hops (of which I'm a fan). This is a huge improvement over their last batch which was indeed very standard and unimpressive. I suggest they change the name as it no longer applies to this far superior revamped version.

01-20-2013 20:50:54 | More by WolfsbaneBloom
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Hoozierdaddy

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

05-24-2013 05:22:12 | More by Hoozierdaddy
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PHKrames

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -3.8%

08-04-2014 20:28:31 | More by PHKrames
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Standard Issue IPA from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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