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MariLime Law Ninja - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 279
Reviews: 44
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 41
Gots: 17 | 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:
Brewed with lime zest and juice. Collaboration with Tired Hands Brewing Company.

(Beer added by: MasterSki on 05-03-2013)
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Reviews by Stevedore:
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4.01/5  rDev -0.5%

22oz bomber, batch #136, shared with Shawn and Doug today, 6/10/2013.

Aroma: Mostly lime. Well, lots of lime. And you can smell the underlying malts- intense honey and biscuit. But its definitely dominated by the lime. (4)

Colour: Fairly typical looking DIPA- clear, light amber coloured with a decent 0.5cm white head that sticks around for a bit. Lacing is decent, nothing special. Just probably a bit above average- it looks refreshing from the glass. (3.75)

Flavour: Nice, it's like the nose in that its full of citrusy bitter lime supported by Pipeworks' typical strong malt backbone consisting of honey, biscuits, caramel. There is not much hoppiness to be found in this beer- it's the acidic lime and the solid malt backbone. Very interesting. (4)

Mouthfeel: A bit on the thinner side of medium body with great carbonation. The finish is not dry at all, its incredibly refreshing and perfect for the summer weather. The aftertaste is the acidic lime, really. Not terrible, but not super impressive either- if you drink it during the summer, it's a great beer, but intrinsically there isn't anything special about the mouthfeel here. (3.75)

Overall: Very tasty, very unique limey DIPA that was a pleaser even after drinking two vintages of Abyss and Stone Espresso IRS and IRS. I don't know if I'd drink something like this on a regular basis but I'm very, very glad to have picked this up at Castle Vav. Tasty and pretty unique. (4.25)

06-11-2013 03:56:17 | More by Stevedore
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-28-2013 22:58:45 | More by Schlais
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-15-2013 01:36:10 | More by jp7161
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

09-30-2013 00:30:27 | More by warnerry
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3.84/5  rDev -4.7%

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.

02-16-2014 00:50:09 | More by frenchblood21
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3.09/5  rDev -23.3%

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.

06-20-2013 00:15:21 | More by ehammond1
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-03-2014 23:04:28 | More by TKEbeerman
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3.55/5  rDev -11.9%

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.

06-12-2013 04:59:57 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

10-16-2013 14:57:36 | More by NickyT
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4.43/5  rDev +9.9%

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.

06-02-2013 04:13:24 | More by jeonseh
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

04-19-2014 07:50:52 | More by Adkins1203
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3.58/5  rDev -11.2%

(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.

06-16-2014 21:19:12 | More by rhoadsrage
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3.99/5  rDev -1%

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.

06-06-2013 03:27:14 | More by timc100
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

06-17-2013 17:19:37 | More by Oboogie
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3.5/5  rDev -13.2%

09-20-2013 01:06:35 | More by schmidtmattsays
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

05-25-2013 20:30:16 | More by Gonzoillini
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-31-2014 17:20:36 | More by Scott231
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3.99/5  rDev -1%

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.

05-29-2013 02:09:41 | More by Vonerichs
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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

06-04-2013 01:30:23 | More by FievelGoesWest
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

03-14-2014 02:58:25 | More by JohnnyNicks
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-18-2014 15:05:17 | More by robotiks
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4.75/5  rDev +17.9%

01-11-2014 07:12:42 | More by DrewSimm
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3.61/5  rDev -10.4%

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.

09-14-2013 01:04:10 | More by Jaycase
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4/5  rDev -0.7%

05-26-2013 23:03:16 | More by SpdKilz
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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

03-20-2014 03:32:27 | More by beersdmf17
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MariLime Law Ninja from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 279 ratings.