Simcoe - Pipeworks Brewing Company
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Reviews by sleuthdog:
4.19/5 rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Batch #124 poured into Founders BC glass
Pour: Copper orange color that is hazy. Minimal maybe half finger white head that was gone almost in the blink of an eye. Settles to a ring of medium sized bubbles.
Smell: Wow! Love the nose on these Pipeworks beers. Big citrus like standing in an orange grove. Some grapefruit, some pine but citrus is where this one is at. Also some tropical fruits like pineapple and mango. Some sweet bready malts and caramel thrown in for good measure. Damn this is nice smelling.
Taste: This gave me a bit of a surprise. It is actually much less tropical and citrus than the nose let on. I get much more pine here than anything else. Much more bitter and dank than I expected. There is some of the tropical notes just way subdued. The caramel and malts show up too but the sweetness is held at bay.
Mouthfeel: Medium bodied and medium amount of carbonation. A smooth and creamy beer and a touch sticky.
Overall: This offering caught me off guard a bit as I was expecting another sweet tropical, citrus DIPA but instead got one that shows off more pine and bitterness than Pipeworks other offerings in this style. Now I like this beer tremendously, I guess I personally just enjoy the more juicy tropical ones more.
Serving type: bottle
05-06-2013 00:56:28 | More by sleuthdog
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