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Cascade - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 204
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.19
pDev: 7.4%
Wants: 46
Gots: 18 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 04-19-2013

Pipeworks Cascade has been growing and nurturing his infamous high alpha kick and aromatic abilities at Master Nunzino's Hop Head Farms. Hop Head Farms is where the strongest, most able hops go to enhance and punch up their Unicorn battling abilities. When you can snatch the ale from the shelves, you will be ready to drink, Grasshopper. Remember grasshopper, drink early, drink often, drink early, drink often, oh yeah, and wax on. And off.
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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of jgunther71
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of thinwhiteduke
4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of timc100
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Batch 119 - bottled 2 days ago

A: Blood orange - slightly hazy. Nice tangerine-tinged beige head.

S: Incredibly dank and fresh cascade hopped beer. There is the cascade earthy spiciness with a rich pipeworks fruitiness found in all these NvU beers. With a vigorous swirl musty overripe pineapple, mango, strawberry and tangerine jump out of the glass. A very nice astringency and super fresh pine. There is a solid caramel backbone

T: Seamless blend of fruits and hops. Juicy tangerine, mango, orange juice, sweet grapefruit - a strawberry sweetness as well. Incredible - well balanced with the cascade spice.

P: Sticky, full, refreshing - feels great.

O: Another great installment in the ninja unicorn series, and an interesting look at cascade hops

Photo of Syracuse12
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Tanktizzo
4.44/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mjohnson17
4.43/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours a hazy orange with a nice two fingers of head. Good lacing.

S: Tropical fruit, citrus, lemon and oranges. Smells sweet with a bit of bitterness. Nice character of Cascade hops.

T: Taste follows the nose. A nice upfront burst of sweet tropical fruit, like oranges, lemon, kiwi, followed by a subtle bitter finish. The malt is really much sweeter than expected, which may have led to more fruity, sweetness.

M: Smooth buttering, perfectly carbonated. A bit sweet and leaves the mouth coated with a sticky sweetness.

O: Another great Ninja series beer. Personally my favorite of the series has been Simcoe, but Cascade is closely behind, slightly edging out Citra. This is an easy sipper for almost 10% with a nice sweet/bitter mix. Well balanced, although leaning more on the sweeter end.

Photo of Vonerichs
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Slightly hazed bright orange color. Active carbonation and and once of white head. Little lacing.

It's bursting with juicy tropical mango, lemon, and grapefruit aromas. The mango is ripe and sweet.

True to the ninja way it's a hoppy beast. Fresh and sugary mango and grapefruit. Light bready malt. The finish is long and tastes like a mouthful of skittles. It gets fruitier as it warms.

Mouthfeel is full, juicy, and sticky. Clean.

This one runs a close second to it's citra kin. A+

Photo of KidSalami
4.41/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of shand
4.39/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Cascade Ninja pours a very hazy orange color with a small head. The aroma offers a big citrus kick, with some piney notes and sweet malts. The taste is sweeter than the nose, with the more candied aspects of the hops coming out in a big way, along with earthy and spicy characters. There's also sweet malts and a nice alcohol kick. Big grapefruit peel on the finish.

Photo of Fcolle2
4.38/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours slightly hazy and amber in color with a one finger white head that has good retention.

Smell has some great bright citrus aromas, slight hints of grapefruit and sweet juicy orange hop aromas. Sweet caramel malt and butterscotch like yeast give this a great candy like midsection that compliments the juicy hop aromas nicely.

Taste is great, more juicy orange like hop flavors forward in the taste along with a semi sweet rich caramel malty body. Finish has more citrus hop flavors along with a mild amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is awesome. Smooth medium body along with a moderate amount of carbonation keep this very refreshing. There is a good amount of hoppy oils that let the juicy flavors last throughout the entirety of the brew.

Photo of larryarms847
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours a golden amber orange with a frothy single finger head of off-white foam.

Tons of tropical fruit notes, dried orange, melon, and bready-biscuity malt sweetness.

Melon, orange zest, biscuity, candied malts, and caramel.

Medium-bodied, medium carbonation, tropical, fruity, sweet, dry finish.

Overall, much more tropical than I would have expected, very sweet, but tons of hops resin to dry out the palate.

Cascade from Pipeworks Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 204 ratings.