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MariLime Law Ninja - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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247 Ratings
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Ratings: 247
Reviews: 43
rAvg: 4.03
pDev: 8.93%


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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joe1510

Illinois

3.61/5  rDev -10.4%
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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2013 02:32:58 | More by joe1510
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MariLime Law Ninja from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 247 ratings.