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MariLime Law - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Reviews: 53
Hads: 387
Avg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 42
Gots: 31 | FT: 1
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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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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Photo of AirZombie
2.73/5  rDev -32.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.75

my least favorite of the ninja series. limes are for skunk beers like corona

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Photo of Schlais
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jp7161
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of warnerry
4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of frenchblood21
3.83/5  rDev -5%
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.

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Photo of ehammond1
3.14/5  rDev -22.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

Bottle (2013)

Hazed dark orange with a very persistent bone-white head of big bubbles. Sticky and lined lacing left down the glass.

Very lime juice and lime zest forward in the aroma, along with some floral and biscuit notes, especially as the beer warms. Interesting, and I certainly have never smelled a beer quite like this before.

As with the aroma, there is lots and lots of lime flavor in this one. It has the acidic, biting, fresh lime character from a fresh, juicy lime. There isn't a lot else here as the lime is fairly dominant, though there's some cracker malt as well.

Medium bodied with high carbonation. Very appropriate.

Tasty and interesting, but this might be tough to drink a lot of. The acidic character and biting flavor of the fresh lime is somewhat overwhelming. This is probably a successful execution of their vision, but weird doesn't equal good, unfortunately. This one just wasn't for me.

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A copper color emenates out the 22oz bottle, I wish it were 12oz for a newish brewery, but I digress, white head on it about 1/2". Not much in terms of retention. Lacing didn't really happen. Limes, hops, this is to be expected, so nothing I'm looking to beat the beer up over.

Aroma was lime juice and simcoe hops. Its different. No malt aroma noticeable. The Sorachi Ace, Simcoe and lime thing is also different, and good, but a little bit limited in terms of developing some complexity or variety of flavors discernable with all the citric lemony limeness that prevent other hop flavors from coming out. There's caramel in the mouthfeel, but that's like at a 1:99 ratio with the lime and bitter flavors competing and dominating it.

Its a good beer, but at $10 a pop, I probably would not repeat. But I would if that was the price for a 6 pack. . . possibly.

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Photo of NickyT
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of jeonseh
4.42/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Dark orange and brown with light lemon accents. Beer actually looks a bit flat for a Pipeworks beer. Small head that settled down to foam on the sides of the glass 4

S - Lime juice, lime zest, slight bitter hops, and caramel malt. It looks like someone put some of their margarita into a DIPA but in a good way

T - Upfront, there is bitter grapefruit, pine and lime. Caramel malt comes in the middle and keeps it nice and balance. Lime zest comes thru in the finish. This adds an interesting twist to the beer that I really liked.

M - Medium body with light carbonation. Slight caramely stickiness to it. Finish is zesty and slightly astrigent

O - Another great DIPA from Pipeworks. Great hops bitterness balanced with caramel malt and the lime adds a nice new twist. I really thought the lime was integrated near perfectly to add a new dimension to the beers.

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Photo of Adkins1203
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -11.2%
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.

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Photo of timc100
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Batch 136

A: The lime addition has made it lighter in color than other PW ipas - a kind of murky yellowish orange, or very pale orange. Lesser head than expected, not a lot of carbonation coming from the bottom of the glass. The lacing is spotty and retention minimal.

S: Very interesting, the lime works really well with the hops. Big blast of lime zest up front along with the spicy floral and light citrus flavors from the sorachi ace. There is a nice pink grapefruit zest, grapefruit rind, fresh pine, and some tropical fruit astringency. Not overly aromatic.

T: As in the nose I am getting a lot of sorachi ace and tons of lime, but in a good balanced way. Incredibly refreshing. There is less hop complexity than the nose - the pine and citrus fruits are less present.

P: Under carbonated, sadly feels a bit flat. Lighter side of medium body with a nice lingering finish. Very easy drinking.

O: Love the lime and hop blend in this beer especially on the nose. The three hop varieties blend well with the very fresh, hand-squeezed lime juice. A lot of work went into this, and it tastes like it. Wish it were in a can - great summer beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.15/5  rDev +3%

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.

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
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.

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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.99/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Clear but dingy yellow-brown color with a fleeting white head and no lacing.

Smells of lemon, grapefruit, and lots of lime.

The flavors at mostly citrus- lime in the forefront and finish. Lemon rind. Grapefruit. Grainy malt.

Mouthfeel is medium-light with moderate carbonation.

Eh. Pipeworks is just killing it in the IPA department but this one was just good, not great. The lime was a bit overdone but that's what I was expecting.

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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MariLime Law from Pipeworks Brewing Company
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