MariLime Law - Pipeworks Brewing Company

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Ratings: 370
Reviews: 54
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 44
Gots: 35 | FT: 3
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 AirZombie
2.73/5  rDev -32.1%
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

Photo of frenchblood21
3.83/5  rDev -4.7%
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.

Photo of ehammond1
3.14/5  rDev -21.9%
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.

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.56/5  rDev -11.4%
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.

Photo of jeonseh
4.42/5  rDev +10%
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.

Photo of rhoadsrage
3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
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.

Photo of timc100
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%

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.

Photo of spacecake9
3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
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.

Photo of Vonerichs
3.99/5  rDev -0.7%
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.

Photo of Jaycase
3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
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.

Photo of emerge077
4.15/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bright sunshine yellow, soft textured white foam, sharp clarity.

Dank aroma when opened, floral and green, definite Sorachi Ace lemon tea note.
Citrusy taste, lime is there, citrus peel bitterness. Medium bodied, pretty drinkable and moderately bitter with a dry lingering aftertaste, got Sorachi in there again. Nice concept, more balanced lime in the aroma and taste may improve some, but it's nice as it is. I squeeze limes on just about everything, so this is definitely appealing. 2nd time trying this (PW's 2nd batch) it seemed a little more citrusy and balanced, good stuff.

Photo of EgadBananas
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
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.

Photo of arkitekt2
4.27/5  rDev +6.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Not a big fan of the Lime zest - a totally different citrus taste. Well produced and presented.

Photo of Greywulfken
4.3/5  rDev +7%
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.

Photo of mfnmbvp
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of DmouthCaliBrewz
4/5  rDev -0.5%
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.

Photo of Rope
4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
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.

Photo of MCain04
4.08/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Batch 155, drank on 6/26. 12 oz Weyerbacher tulip glass.

Mostly clear with a pale golden body, thin head of half finger thickness, some lacing. Had issues with PW carbonation before.

Limey citrus dominates the nose with some of the centennial hops adding in for more floral aroma.

The lime is unmistakable here and it makes you pucker from the start. Behind the lime is a nice blend of centennial and simcoe hops, bittering the beer nicely. Not tasting too much of the Sorachi Ace, but thats a good thing in my book, not my favorite hop. Dry finish. The lime doesnt sweeten it too much but definitely doesn't meld perfectly with the rest of the beer.

Mouthfeel is dry, puckering, clean, not too big and matly, easy-drinking. Carbonation is medium.

Overall, quite drinkable lime DIPA, not my favorite offering from them but solid.

Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
4.19/5  rDev +4.2%
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!

Photo of TMoney2591
3.57/5  rDev -11.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass.

Having studied maritime law, I was more than happy to see the field co-opted by something/someone in the beer world. Trust me, it's more rewarding on the consumer side. Anyway, this stuff pours a clear brass topped by a finger of lightly off-white foam. The nose comprises Belgian candi sugar, lemon zest, lime zest, and light greens. The taste brings in more of the same, with both lemon zest and lime rind taking a stronger position. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a drying finish. Overall, a solid lime-spiked IPA, one that doesn't let the lime run rampant over all else. Not bad at all.

Photo of chanokokoro
3.85/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a Pipeworks Brewing Company branded short stemmed tulip/snifter

Pours a hazy gold with amber hues. Fluffy two finger bright white head with above average retention and plenty of splotchy lacing. Big citrus notes on the nose lead by very prevalent lime, mandarin orange, and pineapple. Opens with lime, pineapple, and caramel malt. Finishes with lime rind and hint of clean alcohol. Enjoyable, however this one is fairly lime heavy. It's very enjoyable, but I'd love to see a second batch of this one with the lime juice dialed down just a bit.

Photo of brewskis
4.34/5  rDev +8%
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.

Photo of mychalg9
3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle into Founders glass

Was excited to see minimal reviews for this after I bought it because I didn't realize it was so new. Pipeworks is brand new out here in McHenry county so I figured everyone else had already tried this one.

Not much head on the pour but the lacing sticks around for awhile. Nice copper color that is a bit hazy, perhaps from the lime.

Smell is citrus with the lime right there in your face. Not entirely appealing but decent. Bit of pine as well.

Taste is very citrusy with some pine with no bitter back end like a lot of IPA's have. Very smooth all the way through. Lime is really noticeable and almost artificial tasting which kind of turns me off but it grows on me as I work through the beer.

Mouth is great on this one, very happy in the mouth. Perfect carbonation and body.

Overall this one grew on me a LOT over the course of the 2 hours it took me to drink (40 min I had to step away to deal with police for stolen items...kids got shoes/balls stolen from the park). I actually dig it a lot more near 60 degrees or so, not so much when it was cold. If you can milk this long enough it almost seems like it evolves in the glass. While I won't say this is one of my favorite Pipeworks offerings, it is certainly interesting and one I might pick up again in the future just to see if I get anything else out of it.

Photo of KFBR392
4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: A brighter yellow then one would expect from an DIPA. Head of about one finger on the pour which subsided while drinking. Random lacing on the edges of the glass. Above average carbonation active in the glass.

Smell: A lot of lime and lemon zest right away. Floral notes of the Simcoe and Centennial hops. Slight accents of the Sorachi Ace hops but floral notes are the strongest. A slight malt backbone but this brew gets carried by the hop presence all day. Its very bright, but I like it an awful lot.

Taste: Like the aroma, lime and lemon juice bursts through on the front side. Waves and waves of fruity hops supply the body for this brew, supplied with some touches of the Sorachi Ace hops. I wish the Sorachi Ace hops were a little more present but they are a very nice supplemental player. I was really surprised how well these hops played along together, the added lime tones make this beer complete.

Mouthfeel: A perfect balance of bitter hop tones and fruity sweetness. Carbonation is active and noted.

Overall: This is my favorite of the Ninja beers so far from Pipeworks. Lots of hop complexity and the added flavors are extremely well done. Dangerously drinkable, this bomber did not take me long to finish. I need more of this, much more.

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MariLime Law from Pipeworks Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 370 ratings.