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At Her Majesty's Pleasure - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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At Her Majesty's PleasureAt Her Majesty's Pleasure

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83 Ratings
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Ratings: 83
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 4.15
pDev: 7.23%
Wants: 15
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 09-14-2012)
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Photo of mcc1654
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

mcc1654, Jan 08, 2013
Photo of rhoadsrage
4.48/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

(Served in a tulip glass)

A- This beer pours a dense hazy deep yellow body with a tight bubbly white head that has strands of bubbles gently feeding it.

S- The green herbal hops and a dry coriander note give a nice full aroma

T- There is a vinous white wine quality to the green hops with a pine needle quality growing. The finish has a taste of grape skins and green hops and is just on the dry side. There is also some coriander notes that come through as it opens.

M- The medium mouthfeel has a tight fizz in the finish and an alcohol heat on the exhale after each sip.

O- This is an interesting beer and the hops make my tongue tingle a bit. The hop flavor is full with a lot of nice depth and no bitterness, making this very drinkable.

rhoadsrage, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Chaney
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked a bomber of this up at a local Binny's while visiting family over the holidays.

Presently the #6 ranked English IPA here on BA. I'm stoked!

A: Poured a very hazy orange color, somewhat on the darker side, and with of tinge of bronze poking out around the edges. Nice frothy head.

S: Inviting citrus component, with orange peel, mild grapefruit, yeast, and a bit malt backbone. The potency is just what one might expect.

T: More grapefruit on the taste than I was expecting which was perfectly fine by me. The overall profile of this resembled "Dreadnaught" to my mind and tastes. Think orange/grapefruit juice blend with a yeasty bill, and candy-coated booze.

M: Ridiculous lacing, warm booze, and only a slight bitter lingering.

O: Even though this is an English-style ale, it's a pretty big beer. Lots of awesome flavor. Kudos!

Chaney, Jan 02, 2013
Photo of Gehrig13
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Gehrig13, Dec 25, 2012
Photo of dpodratsky3
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bomber poured into tulip glass

A: Completely opaque gold, the dense look makes it seem darker but its pretty light, you can see shadows through it, head starts lofty but reduces to a pure white covering foam

S: Definitely has a unique hop aroma and that's what stands out the most, it has the smell you'd expect for an IPA (says british, but doesn't scream british IPA to me), does have some sweetness to it as well, the orange peel seems to have a major contribution

T: I've never had Nelsen Sauvin hops before and they really do taste like grapes, just like some hops have the grapefruit or tangerine flavor, it tastes like grapes in a good way, very juicy green grapes, the orange peel may add a little in the way of a citrus zing to bring it all together, but it stars the hops for than the peel, bitterness is firm but not too strong, alcohol comes into play a little bit at 7% abv. but without resiny hops it doesn't seem harsh (resinty hops and alcohol burn ruin a lot of strong IPA's for me), the malt is just a pleasant backbone and it needs it but you don't even notice which is the point, has that citrus/tart taste that you associate with grapes

M: Pleasantly dry and almost a little tart/tannic (like grape skins), neutral body, really lets the beer shine

O: A very good beer, kind of took me by surprise, just solid overall, pipe works is a little hit or miss (they make a lot of beers though, so experimentation is a good thing), this one is a hit

dpodratsky3, Dec 17, 2012
Photo of Rimbimhoot
4/5  rDev -3.6%

Rimbimhoot, Nov 29, 2012
Photo of liamt07
4.4/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Bottle from jdhende, thanks bro! 22oz into a couple of tulips. Batch #37.

Murky orange juice, both in colour and apparent texture. Offwhite head that looks like some orange juice pulp. Interesting. Nose is fantastic, mango, pineapple juice and some grapefruit. Brilliant hop profile, very much straight up fruit juice. Taste has more tropical fruit and citrus juice. Pineapple and mango again, loads of Nelson Sauvin character. Bready/biscuity malt validating this as an English ale, with some light spice and malt sweetness. Minimal hop bitterness, it's all hop flavour. Medium full feel, almost pulpy texture. Crazy nose and flavour, a stand out for me amongst a whole load of recent beers I've tried.

liamt07, Nov 23, 2012
Photo of brewcrew76
3.93/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A - Dirty yellow orange with a small head and wisps of lace.

S - White grapes, herbal, tropical fruits, grainy malt, orange peel.

T - Herbal and citrus hops, orange zest, slightly vinous from the Nelson Sauvin, sweet malts and a touch of alcohol. The orange comes out as it warms.

M - Medium body with low carbonation and a creamy mouthfeel.

D - A bastardized version of an English Pale. Interesting. I like the creativity of the Pipeworks guys.

brewcrew76, Nov 21, 2012
Photo of sToTko
4/5  rDev -3.6%

sToTko, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of acurtis
3.75/5  rDev -9.6%

acurtis, Nov 10, 2012
Photo of Texasfan549
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

Texasfan549, Nov 08, 2012
Photo of kjkinsey
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

kjkinsey, Nov 07, 2012
Photo of HopHead84
4.1/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4


Bottle shared by Javier, thanks!

Slightly hazy orangish yellow with an inch of white foam that lingers for a minute. The aroma is a super expressive tropical cornucopia featuring pineapple, mango, and very strong guava notes. There's a bit of white grape as well. The malt backbone is lightly bready and it imparts a little sweetness. The taste is also full of tropical goodness, though not quite on par with the aroma. A soft bready profile backs up a smooth upper low level of bitterness and ample hop flavor. Lots of guava, mango, and pineapple with a smooth finish. Medium in body with upper medium carbonation. The mouthfeel is sticky. This was a pleasant surprise. Recommended.

HopHead84, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of brentk56
4.33/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Batch 37

Appearance: Very cloudy goldenstraw with an impressive head; great retention though not much lace

Smell: A delightful aroma, with floral tangerine and white wine grapes blended with coriander

Taste: Hop forward, with the tangerine and white wine grape flavors asserting themselves through mid-palate; the malt takes a back seat, adding a bit of wheat bread that underpins the hops; the coriander peaks through, after the swallow, but never challenges the hops

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: My favorite Pipeworks beer to date; as others have noted, a bit of a hybrid Wit/IPA - while others have brewed that style, nobody has come close to this one

brentk56, Oct 31, 2012
Photo of BeerBucks
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

BeerBucks, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of warnerry
4.2/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a vey hazy orange/brown with one and a half fingers of white head. Head has good retention and leaves some decent lacing.

S - Lots of juicy citrus, with oranges being most prominent. Faint marmelade aroma with a nice hop presence and some white grape. The coriander aroma is pretty subtle.

T - Interesting and enjoyable. Tastes a bit like a hoppy witbier. Very nice citrus taste, with coriander being a nice compliment. Seems to be a Belgian yeast presence, though I don't know if this is brewed with a Belgian yeast strain. Whatever it is, this is really tasty.

M - Medium mouthfeel with a bit of earthy dryness bitterness in the finish.

O - My first beer from Pipeworks, and I am impressed. This seems like hybrid of English IPA and witbier and it really works well. Looking forward to trying more from them.

warnerry, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of Rempo
5/5  rDev +20.5%

Rempo, Oct 30, 2012
Photo of robbyc1
4/5  rDev -3.6%

robbyc1, Oct 27, 2012
Photo of vitters03
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

vitters03, Oct 16, 2012
Photo of Gonzoillini
4.75/5  rDev +14.5%

Gonzoillini, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of KDawg
4.13/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a tulip. Pours a hazy orange/gold color with a foamy head.

Deep and pungent aromas of hops, navel oranges, Meyer lemons, some malts, a touch of caramel, and a variety of spices.

Med/full bodied with a really nice feel. Well balanced and complete with spices, navel oranges, hops and some caramel as well and some pine resin on the back end.

This is fantastic. Real good depth on both the aromas and flavors.

KDawg, Oct 14, 2012
Photo of TMoney2591
3.9/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in a Gale Sayers shaker pint glass.

Isn't that the title of some campy grocery store romance novel set in the Middle Ages? Anyway, this stuff pours a hazy sunset gold topped by over a finger of lightly cream-white foam. The nose comprises tangerine zest, light pine resin, soft caramel, and a touch of buttercream. The taste brings in more of the same, with some mild lemon zest finding its way in there as well. The body is a very light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a slightly creamy feel. Overall, a pretty tasty beer, but I'd say it's closer to an American wit than an English IPA...

TMoney2591, Oct 10, 2012
Photo of Florida9
4.03/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pastel yellow in color. Extremely cloudy. Forms a large white foamy head on an aggressive pour, but it settles fairly quickly leaving just a faint surface coating and some light lacing. Aroma is quite peasant: citrus, lemon, white wine and some light tropical fruits. Taste is similar and can best be described as "juicy." more of the white wine, some lemon and passion fruit. Finish is bitter and soapy. Lighter side of medium on the mouthfeel. Moderate carbonation. Overall a decent and rather interesting beer, but not at all in the English style.

Florida9, Oct 01, 2012
Photo of Picodegallo87
4.5/5  rDev +8.4%

Picodegallo87, Sep 25, 2012
Photo of JonathanSuarez
4.25/5  rDev +2.4%

JonathanSuarez, Sep 24, 2012
At Her Majesty's Pleasure from Pipeworks Brewing Company
92 out of 100 based on 83 ratings.