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MariLime Law - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Reviews: 51
Hads: 385
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 44
Gots: 33 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company visit their website
Illinois, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial IPA |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-03-2013

Ahoy, ya scallywag! This Simcoe, Amarillo, and Sorachi Ace hopped IPA is brewed with enough lime juice and lime zest to ward off dat scurvy when you're at sea, or just hanging around enjoying some good, old-fashioned, solid ground. Concocted as a collaboration with Tired Hands Brewing from Ardmore, PA, this bright and citrusy brews will surely bring you out of the doldrums.
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Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

L: pale yellow with a faint haze; fluffy white head a few fingers high; some lace left behind

S: limes and citrusy hops - the citric aroma at times suggested lemon and maybe a bit of grapefruit pith

T: a showcase for the hop combination - Columbus, Simcoe, Sorachi Ace, and Amarillo - brought lots of citric power - and the limes - tangy and taut; the grains beneath presented clean and fresh and lean

F: medium-light body, ample carbonation, plenty of limey citrus to tighten the tongue

O: it is a lime-oriented beer - and it delivers a healthy does of lime and hops o'er a clean slate kinda malt bill - tight and clean-drinking. Really enjoyable and refreshing. Solid abv to keep it real. (694 characters)

Photo of Jradziew
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Interesting lime flavor. It seemed to be missing the cirtus-y "punch" of lime that I was expected. A bit more mellowed and subdued, but still very present. It was a good beer, but not something that I would find myself seeking out again. (238 characters)

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

With Pipeworks its mostly hit but some misses. This doesn't really work for me. While I enjoy grapefruit and orange in my beer, lime works best in really weak beers like Corona. But I would not put it in a DIPA. Not a bad beer, but Pipeworks has done better. (260 characters)

Photo of IPAGeorge
4.75/5  rDev +17.6%

S. Very light floral smelling with a hint of lime zest

A. Gold color with a light 2 finger head. Slightly hazy

T. Yum. The hops in this perfectly compliment the lime. Hoppy but not too bitter. More of a fruity taste to go along with the lime. Can taste the lime juice and zest separately which is nice to me. Smooth down the hatch with a lingering lime taste.

O. This is one of the best beers i've ever had. A IIPA with this lime taste was just perfect. As soon as I put down the first sip i quickly went for more. Just so good. Perfect for spring or summer but I would never complain to have this in fall or winter. I just wish I had more. (656 characters)

Photo of rudzud
3.76/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Received in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip. Batch 491-92

A - Poured a nice crystal clear golden hue with a good one finger white head that fades slowly to leave a thin white blanket.

S - Aromas of malt sweetness, lime zest, lime juice, hops are rather faint. Not much pop at all.

T - Taste is nice lime zest and juice, malt sweetness, hops are almost a little medicinal and herbal. I had a flash of Sorachi in the nose but it's gone in the taste. The Simcoe I'm getting seems a bit older. There is a fair amount of older hops tasting here, which clash with the lime juice and zest just as the sweeter malts do.

M - Mouthfeel is fine for the style, alcohol is relatively hidden, crisp.

O - Overall, I was actually rather disappointed with this beer. Was expecting a nice lime-y DIPA and this was rather sweet. I know the batch number is what it is but I was just expecting more, much more even though this is 6 weeks old.

Serving Type: Bottle. (959 characters)

Photo of Tucquan
4.08/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on 2014-10-03 in Columbia, PA from a bomber bottle

A - Clear gold with a 1-finger white head that fades quickly leaving no lace.

S - Initially dank then some lime and pineapple. Pale malt and a bit of hop floral.

T - Sharp tang of lime flesh up front, which diminishes to some pineapple, cracker malt and hop bitterness. Finish is reasonably balanced with a bit of lingering sweetness to compliment the moderate residual bitterness.

M - Medium body and carbonation. The characteristic soft Tired Hands mouthfeel is here! Well done.

O - Certainly a departure from a typical DIPA. I've always liked the lime flavor and while this may be too much for some; it sits well on my palate. (702 characters)

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.15/5  rDev +2.7%

22 oz bottle poured into pint glass

A- Golden orange with the tiniest bit of head across the top reminding me of a doily my grandma once made...
S- Dank hops, citrus zest. tartness
T- Citrusy hops for just a second, then the lime peel and juice hit you... unmistakeable BOOM lime. Kind of reminds me of a lime margarita in a good way
M - Medium. Leaves the mouth a bit sticky with saliva

O- Got to love lime to love this one, but I do, so this is nice! I love how Pipeworks isn't afraid to push the limits. (511 characters)

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a tulip)

A- This beer pours a slightly hazy woody orange body with a gentle carbonation and a lumpy beige head

S- the lime juice aroma comes through during the pour. There is some woody green hops in the finish but they are a bit softer.

T- There is a cream flavor that leads to a citrus pith and acidic lime flavor that turns tangy with some Vienna malt flavors underneath.

M- This beer has a medium-light mouthfeel with a gentle fizz and no alcohol heat.

O- This beer has a full lime flavor but the hops are a bit softer and can't hang with the citrus. Interesting but a bit odd. (600 characters)

Photo of ndak
4.46/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Batch 316/317 packaged on 2/4/14 drank 3/4/14
First Pipeworks beer and I was very impressed!!!

Taste is very dry almost like a saison. Sorachi Ace hops stand out. Low carbonation which I love since it let the flavors stand out. Almost get a faint Belgian yeast component which adds to the complexity mixed with the lime and citrus.

8% is well hidden. Would be a great summer beer. Could drink bottle after bottle. (416 characters)

Photo of koutkid41
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A: Pale golden color with a nice head that lingers a bit.

S: Some interesting lemon/lime peel notes with some slight pineapple and plastic.

T: Upfront a light tart lemon/lime juice that has light minty taste and mouth feel. . Sorachi Ace and lime definitely apparent but are in a nice balance. Could drink this a lot during the summer months.

M: Crisp and delightful with a minty mouth feel and feeling on the lips.

O: Really enjoy this beer and hope to see them brew this again this summer and enjoy it outside by the pool or something. (543 characters)

Photo of Mikeypnh
4.17/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Nice clear golden pour. Smells very citrusy, some pine and grass, was expecting more lime in the aroma. Does smell like it's gonna be incredibly bitter. Taste follows and is indeed bitter, especially at the end. The lime blends in well with all the citrusy hop flavors and doesn't stick out too much, which is a good thing. Just leaves a nice bitter aftertaste. Mouthfeel is decent, medium bodied, almost no carbonation. Pretty easy drinker at 8 % although the bitterness is turning this into a sipper for me. A pretty good DIPA. (529 characters)

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

650ml bomber bottle with pressure cap.

batch 316 317.

poured into Duvel Tulip.

Appearance: pale straw yellow bodied beer with 2 fingers of tall white head. Head has some decent staying power and remains a thin cap during the entire drink. Lots of sedmient in this beer.

Smell: Very citrusy! Orange, lemon, and lime zest. Hint of light biscuity malts. Hints of melon rind and tropical fruits.

Taste: mild bitterness. Really good balance between the malts and the hops. Lime zest to start the beer off. Hint of orange zest, lemon zest, and melon rinds. Pineapples. Saltine cracker and biscuit malts. The lime flavor intensifies a little bit towards the finish, but does not become overbearing at any time. Mild pine resin and ruby red grapefruit rind in the finish as well.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with low carbonation levels. Really drinkable at 8%; I think it drinks more like its a 6% beer. I could use a little more carbonation in this beer.

Overall: They really did well not to overdo the lime flavor in this beer. I like that it is not an overly bitter hoppy beer. Lots of nice citrusy flavors. I am definately a fan. I dont know what combination of hops that were used in this beer with the lime zest and lime juice, but it is slightly reminicent of those delicious citra hops. I am guessing that simcoe was probably involved during the brewing process of this beer. Tired Hands and Pipeworks made a nice Collaboration beer! (1,445 characters)

Photo of frenchblood21
3.83/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Poured from bottle into pint glass. Date of review is 2/15/14.

Appearance- Never seen anything like this before. One finger of paper white head that leaves great lacing. This beer has a TON of sediment all throughout. It almost looks like peach/apricot preserves. SO freaking cool looking.

Smell- I get limes and hops right away. This is followed by green apple and honey. Not much other then that.

Taste- LIMES! I taste all parts of the lime at once. I get the zest, juice and pulp all at once. Hops are present with very low bitterness. Fruit forward with the IPA taking the backseat.

Mouthfeel- The limes seriously thin out the usual film that comes along with IPAs. Fruit punches you in the mouth at first and that's followed by slight bitterness in the back.

Overall- Solid beer...I would drink every single one that was given to me, but I would not trade for this beer. Really cool idea from some solid breweries. I am so glad to have had this. (959 characters)

Photo of Rope
4.4/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance-
Burnt copper, but lacking in the red I like to see in my ales. Thin foamy head.

Smell-
Incredibly unpredictable and unique. The lime mixes with the hops to make some unique notes ranging from raspberry, lime, and pineapple.

Taste-
Juicy, so fruit juicy. The lime once again combines with the hops to make a unique flavor almost like sour candy. Too Tarts come to mind.

Mouthfeel-
Thick and oily, which is kind of strange considering lime is astringent in quality. However, that makes this beer a rich mouthful that is enjoyable. Would have rated higher if the carbonation was so demure.

Overall-
Simply unique. (626 characters)

Photo of brewcrew76
4.21/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Batch 197

A - Bright golden with a thin white head and tiny drops of lace.

S - Dank hops at first followed by lemony Sorachi hops and key lime.

T - Citrus, earl grey tea with lemon notes, lime, pine, grapefruit. Sorachi and lime definitely stand out out with a bit of Simcoe mixed in.

M - Medium body, goes down fairly easily. Refreshing.

D - Lime forward but a very interesting beer. I really enjoyed it. (411 characters)

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz. bottle, with batch #197 printed on the side of the bottle. My second beer in the PIpeworks ninja series of beers, and my first beer / collaborative effort with Tired Hands Brewing, which I am unfamiliar with. I love Pipeworks, so my expectations are high.

Poured into a clear balloon snifter glass.

A - Two big bubbly soapy fingers of off-white head on top of a bright lemony orange colored body. Lighter in color than the typical DIPA.

S - Fresh lemons & limes are definitely apparent here, but it doesn't smell too much crazier than a lot of other DIPA's. Lemons, limes, grapefruit, oranges. Very citrusy and tropical smelling. A bit of soapiness. Smells nice, and the lime is very authentic, but it falls just a bit short.

T - Strong citrusy lime presence, lime zest, some grapefruit rind, pineapple, some bready malt presence, and an earthy dirty bitter herbal hop presence.

M - Feel is crisp, oily, bitter, and resinous. A fitting end.

Overall, a nice IPA, but not the greatest thing I've had from Pipeworks. The lime zest works nicely with the other tropical flavors, it's nicely bodied, and the 8.00% abv is well masked. I love me some Pipeworks. Highly recommended if you can find it.

Pipeworks MariLime Law Ninja ---4/5. (1,244 characters)

Photo of BeerLover99
3.84/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: dirty yellow/semi-cloudy body, great white finger head
beautiful lacing

S: big lime peel blast, pine, grassy/veg nose

T: lime, grapefruit, floral, green tea,
mild pine, grassy/earthy veg, smooth
lasting bitter finish

M: med body, oily mouth

O: Love Pipeworks, hops and lime, just seemed
too much lime for me. Still enjoyable, just not
stellar.

QUITE GOOD; NOT FOR EVERYONE! (383 characters)

Photo of brewskis
4.34/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Batch #197. Pours a hazy golden color with a two finger head that dissipates slowly and leaves. Good amount of carbonation coming off the glass. Smells of tons of pine, some lime, grapefruit, floral, some graininess, graham cracker from the malt. Tastes pretty much like it smells. Starts with some grapefruit, resinous pine, and a hint of lime. A slight graininess, along with graham cracker come through in the middle and balance the hops nicely, although the hops and the increasing lime flavor are still dominant. Finish brings more pine, grapefruit, and graham cracker, along with floral notes and much more lime flavor. As it warms, the lime flavor becomes more pronounced and the finish becomes more dry. No alcohol detected at all. Very clean finish both in the flavor and in the mouthfeel. Creamy and sticky, yet clean mouthfeel with a medium body. The hefty carbonation adds to the clean finish and moves the beer along. Due to it’s uniqueness and great finish, this version is right up there with the other great ninjas. (1,033 characters)

Photo of joe1510
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

22oz Bottle
$9.49
Binny's, Bolingbrook

Pale is what this beer is. Straw golden with a little chill haze and a cap of creamy pure white head. The head settles to a chunky ring after a couple minutes and shows some sticking power. Big bursts of carbonation rush up the side of the glass.

Whew, the nose is intense and much different than I expected. I get the lime, straight fresh zest, but as soon as I stick my nose near the glass I get blasted by spruce. My only guess is that it's a mixture of the hop content and lime zest because I've never encountered it in any beers that don't have spruce tips. I can't get past the spruce but a deep inhale brings some graham cracker and clean graininess. I like the nose but it's pretty taxing.

Flavor isn't near as intense as the aroma, although that spruce characteristic is stuck in my mind. Spruce, big pine, and bitter earthy lime zest. I don't get much of a malt bill here and the actual hop profile is tough for me to pick out with the in your face lime (that's so spruce like). I really do like this beer but it's very one dimensional.

Medium bodied with a fairly light feel. The carbonation is active enough to keep things on the move. The lime zest and juice are pretty taxing on the palate. Dry and bitter.

The lime zest and intensity takes their toll. I'm halfway through a glass and already beat up. I'd definitely recommend this beer but pick it up to share with a couple, three people. (1,448 characters)

Photo of Jaycase
3.63/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Batch # 197

a: golden amber. one finger white head that recedes relatively quickly

s: floral, citrusy (orange/grapefruit) hops; some piney hops come through as it warms. slight touch of lime in the background which gets more pronounced as it warms.

t: Starts off with citrusy (orange/grapefruit) hops. Then the lime comes in midway. Lime flavor strengthens considerably as it finishes to the point of being almost harsh at the end. As it warms the harshness increases

m: medium carbonation. medium mouthfeel. finishes slightly dry

o: Glad I had a chance to try this but I'm not a fan of it. Not sure if the lime juice was too much and they should have just stuck with lime zest to give it a nice lime accent but the lime is overbearing in the taste. It's not overly bitter or sour but just harshness imo. I'll stick to key lime pie for my lime fix. (853 characters)

Photo of MDDMD
4.06/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-light amber color with a nice off-white head and good lacing

S-citrus, malt, lime zest, herbal, floral

T-citrus, lime, malt, floral, moderate bitter finish

F-medium body with moderate carbonation, crisp with hint of tartness

O-interesting IPA, like the lime, but needs a little more balance. Would drink this again. (321 characters)

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a dark yellow color, with a bright white head of about a finger. The aroma is quite lemony, somewhat muting the hops, but I have to figure that they used some rather citrusy hops to fit the theme because it was quite citrusy. The lime shows up a bit more in the taste. It's almost puckering, not sour though. More citrus fruits mingle with the lime and the bitterness is kinda up there. The body is light to medium, not heavy at all for a DIPA, and drank quite easily.

The lime added an interesting flavor, and while good all in all, could be a little taxing, flavor wise. (579 characters)

Photo of magictacosinus
3.89/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A big thanks to c64person for this one. Pipeworks meets Tired Hands! And it's bottled for once! Yay. Batch #157. Not that this helps me determine the bottling or freshness date, but it's bottle conditioned, so whatever.

Pours a slightly cloudy (I got the yeasty pour), amber pale color that isn't too thick or strong looking. A very tiny, maybe one finger worth of white foam permeates at the top, but retention is quite low nevertheless. A ring lasts throughout. Carbonation is not too plentiful. Not exactly pretty, but at least it's cloudy looking, so there's that.

They simply were not joking about the addition of lime in this. It's nothing but intense notes kaffir lime throughout, as well as floral orange blossom, to the point where this smells like an ACTUAL bowl of citrus lime peel, flowers, and tangerines throughout. Really pungent stuff, although a little bit limited in terms of showcasing complexity. Caramel notes are underneath, but it's subtle. Dank and earthy at the finish, with a little bit of cider aromas from the yeast. Quite breezy stuff, although that lime juice really pelts some of the hop profile. I want to say that the Simcoe comes through vibrantly, but then I'd just be lying. It's still a new twist on the style, to say the very least.

The flavor follows exactly what I was getting in the aroma. Pungent, juicy, breezy, highly flavorful lime extract, lemonade, and citrus peel notes throughout. At one point, I kept trying to find other fruity notes within this, but I kept failing. Then, as it warmed up, the hops soon branched out to other flavors. Peach, passion fruit, papaya, pine, and maybe some starfruit or some other citrus-y tropical varieties arrived throughout. This is without a doubt the Simcoe at work, and despite the initial noisy notes of lime, it shines through quite well. The mouthfeel is quite astonishing here, and the caramel, thickened malt backbone and yeasty finish adds a degree of juiciness to the fruity notes themselves, almost to the point of resembling the aftertaste of actually eating them. Comfortable to drink and quite creamy. Highly addicting stuff in spite of several shortcomings in maintaining complexity.

This is an odd one at first, but over time, it develops into a refreshing, breezy, and flavorful citrus focused DIPA. The lime is definitely pungent here in ways that I've never had in a beer, and the hop profile is not too astringent or overblown. I paired this well with sea food with cream sauce and kale, and even though I'd say this is an ideal food-pairing beer for spicy dishes, it would be very refreshing on a warm day outside, as it is not heavy or daunting at all to drink. Hoping I can try more from Pipeworks and Tired Hands soon! (2,730 characters)

Photo of pmoney
4.57/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

7/15/13 Poured from the bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

Appearance
Pours a bright golden color. It is lighter than a typical DIPA. A thin head dissipates quickly, but leaves some sticky lacing on the glass. Much less head than other Pipeworks DIPAs that I've had.

Aroma
Nice balance of lime juice and citrus hops. Both smell very fresh and inviting. The combination of the citrus juice and citrusy hops are complementary and unique.

Taste
Wow! Huge lime juice flavors. The hops take a backseat to the lime, but I'm loving this. The alcohol is completely hidden. I would think this was the perfect summer lawn mower beer if I didn't know it was 8%. Great fresh flavors and very drinkable. If you don't like lime, this beer isn't for you. They clearly weren't bashful when adding the lime juice and lime zest.

Mouthfeel
Great carbination, but just a touch thinner than a typical DIPA. Personally I think it works really well with this beer, and I wouldn't have it any other way.

Overall
Another top-notch beer from Pipeworks. This was an impressive collaboration between two renowned up-and-coming breweries. This is unlike any other beer I've tried, and I would definitely seek this out again! (1,198 characters)

Photo of DmouthCaliBrewz
4/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a tulip.

A: Pours a honey-gold with very little head...interesting for an IPA.

S: A bit of lime zest and citrus hops...hard to tell how much is from the hops and how much is from the lime.

T: MMM LIME JUICE. Haha but really. Up front zesty lime is apparent. Wow this is refreshing. It is like someone took a lagunitas Maximus and spiked it with lime juice! This is delicious, though not as complex or hoppy as I would have hoped, however thoroughly enjoyable nonetheless. No way in hell this is 8% this is like a lawnmower beer!

M: Awesome. Would have liked a tad bit more carbonation, but the soft silky mouthfeel perfectly complemented its ridiculous drinkability.

O: I don't know what to think. I expected a hop bomb. I got a disgustingly (in the good way) drinkable super citrusy DIPA that I wish was canned so I could drink 10 of em in a row on the beach. Pipeworks, you have done me good so far, and while this wasn't what I expected, I most definitely would drink again. (997 characters)

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MariLime Law from Pipeworks Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 51 ratings.