Dysfunctionale | Piece Brewery & Pizzeria

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Brewed by:
Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
Illinois, United States

Style: American IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.30%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by beerinator on 07-07-2004

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3.96/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Piece.

A: Copper-gold with a decent white head.

S: Sweet sticky citrus and tropical fruits (clementine, apricot, pineapple, mango) with a malty base.

T: More fruity hop notes with some hefty malt sweetness. Vanilla cake, grapefruit, peach, mango. Some clove-like esters as well.

M: Between light and medium-bodied with moderate carbonation.

O: Good fruity hop notes here, with a malt/ester character that almost reminds me of a hefeweizen. Interesting.

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at the brewpub

Review from notes. Clearish golden-yellow pour, with about a half inch of fizzy white head that displayed moderate retention and a bit of spotty lacing. Aroma was hop-driven, citrus and light notes of tropical fruit. More malty goodness in the taste, citrus zest, tropical fruit rind, over a solid sweet malts base. Pretty basic, pretty good. Light-medium body, sufficiently bitter and dry in the finish, moderate carbonation, pretty easily drinkable.

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3.62/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at the brewpub.

What's a visit to a brewpub without trying out the house IPA, eh? It pours a clear gold topped by a finger of off-white foam. The nose comprises bright orange zest, grapefruit, peach, mango, and a touch of sweet caramel. The taste still focuses on the aforementioned citrus fruits, but now it seems as though the rinds and peels hold sway over the flesh. Some pine needles and a bit more caramel join in as well. The body is a light medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a dry, kinda sticky finish. Overall, a nice IPA, but one that can't fulfill the promise given in the nose on the tongue. (Here's hoping that made sense...)

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3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at Piece.

Appearance: Hazy bright orange with a white head that settled quickly.

Smell: Hoppy on the front end that smelled mostly fruity. Nothing jumping out at me.

Taste: More flavorful than the nose would have had me believe. Really great citrus hop bitterness up front that balances out really well and finishes smooth.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and quite drinkable.

Overall: Nice balance and smoothness that should leave most palates happy. Great with some pizza.

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3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Had on tap at Piece. Served in a nonic pint glass.

A: Pours a golden amber color with a pure white head. Some splotches of lace are left behind.

S: Nice balance between light fruit, grass and sweet malts. Definitely on the lighter end though and I really got to dig my nose in there to get anything.

T: Taste is a little richer with some grassy hops, mild bitterness, a little citrus rind and the sweet, malty finish to give it a little balance.

M: Medium to light bodied. Pretty drinkable with nice carbonation level as well.

O: Solid overall. Nicely balanced, but I prefer several other offerings from Piece in the hops category.

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Dysfunctionale from Piece Brewery & Pizzeria
4.03 out of 5 based on 78 ratings.
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