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Reliquary - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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88
very good

62 Ratings
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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 7.63%
Wants: 1
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
Belgian IPA |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: emerge077 on 01-30-2013)
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emerge077

Illinois

4.01/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Great name and creative label for this one.

Bright clarity, saturated orange color with a compact head of white foam, splashy bits of lace that stick to the walls of the glass.

Some phenolic Belgian yeast, light bubblegum and clove, accented by southern hemisphere hop varieties.

Creamy feel with some citrus peel, malt and tangerine sweetness, pink grapefruit and more Belgian yeast presence. Medium bodied with some sweetness that lingers, into a lightly dry bitterness in the aftertaste. As far as Belgian IPA's go, Glaucus is a favorite of mine, but this one is good too.

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2013 02:30:35 | More by emerge077
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22 oz. bottle poured into a Dogfish Head IPA glass. Batch #114.

Appearance: Pours a hazy pale gold with a one-and-a-half finger white head. Good head retention andleaves a nice lacing down the glass.

Smell: Interesting mix of grapefruit, tropical fruit, and Belgian yeast esters. Unfortunately I feel the yeast and hops fight each other more than complement each other. It ends up a bit messy.

Taste: A lot more malt presence than I was expecting. Caramel malt and toasted biscuit up front along with a nice tropical fruit hop presence. The Belgian yeast comes in on the finish along with some floral sweetness. I really like the hop profile, but again I think this just gets too busy and the yeast clashes with the rest of the flavor profile.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, medium to high carbonation level. It goes down very smooth and dries the palate on the finish nicely.

Overall: One of the only "misses" I've had from Pipeworks - I get the concept behind the beer, but it just doesn't work for me.

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WARNING: I HAVE NEVER LIKED ANY BELGIAN IPA I HAVE EVER HAD.

Appearance: Orange with straw-orange highlights. Small, lacy, off-white head that quickly fades. Lacy with hints of legs. Out of a tulip glass.

Aroma: Kumquats and tangerines, light maltiness underneath that strengthens as it warms. Some subtler notes of pine and white oak as a secondary. Hints of light phenolics might be present as very light plastic (in a accent of the hops way).

Taste: Citric notes with acidity up front that follows into light malty notes. Lemon and orange pith flavors follow. It seems that the minor phenolics present are accenting the harsh bitterness and hiding some of the lighter hop flavors. Nice depth of characters but it trails off into a negative phenolic (plastic, burning circuit board) flavors that leave the beer with a negative impression.

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Reliquary from Pipeworks Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.