Pipeworks / 4 Hands Emerald Grouper | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Double / Imperial IPA

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.50%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Originally a collaboration with 4 Hands called Square Grouper, now brewed by Pipeworks and called Emerald Grouper.

Our buddies at Four Hands in St. Louis rang us up a couple of months ago with a proposition. They wanted to brew an Imperial IPA and they just happened to have a bunch of Simcoe, Citra, Galaxy and Mosaic hops. We though that sounded like a pretty good idea so they came on up here to Chicago and we did the damn thing. We also added 60 lbs of honey at the end of the boil. The beer that then flowed out of the tanks and into your bottles is a dank symphony of tropical fruit, citrus, mango, pine, fresh cut grass and stone fruit. This was only a single batch and may not make another appearance for a long time. Drink early Drink often.

Added by MasterSki on 11-22-2013

BEER STATS
Ratings:
752
Reviews:
75
Avg:
4.42
pDev:
8.6%
 
 
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390
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Photo of dexterk1
4.27/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Jangoon24
4.94/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Cparthemore
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of seanchai
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Virby44
4.31/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of phizzle
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Miska
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ADG2995
4.43/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Biggiekrock627
4.44/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Sk8sean86
4.02/5  rDev -9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of wellsnb
4.36/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ZEB89
4.56/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Detlef90
4.81/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

After having Spotted Puffer and Crimson Snapper recently i find that this beer shows off Pipeworks skills with hops the most. The other two beers hide behind their fruit additives but this beer lets the hops themselves shine. And it is fantastic. This recent version is the best one I have had and may be the best double IPA Pipeworks has made. A unique taste that can't be classified as west coast or east coast. It tastes like Pipeworks and that is an achievement.

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Photo of spacecake9
4.5/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a mostly clear orange with a nice thick white head.
S - Aroma is mango and pineapple.
T - Tropical fruit on the front end, honey sweetness with some bitterness on the finish.
M - Average carbonation and mouth feel.
O - Might be my favorite of the fish series. Reminds me a bit of Hopslam. Very enjoyable.

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Photo of darktronica
4.35/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

New batch from mid-April 2017. Drinks like a higher-class alternative to Hopslam, with plenty of contrast between tropical fruit and resinous, piney hops, rounded out by a honeyed sweetness that provides a nice balance to the bitterness.

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Photo of CPAles
4.4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of WolverineFan1243
4.42/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eric_T_07
4.45/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Dankacheese
4.68/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of hobojungle
4.46/5  rDev +0.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev -9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Grules22
4.62/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of kitch
4.29/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A 22 oz bomber with no visible bottled on date on the bottle. Poured into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Appearance: It poured a hazy golden orange colour with a big three finger white head that had great retention and leaves nice lacing.

Aroma: Tropical mango and pineapple, citrus grapefruit pith, lemon peel and honey.

Taste: Bitter grapefruit and orange pith, zest, pine and honey sweetness.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied with moderate carbonation.

Overall: I was worried that with honey added, it would be too sweet, but actually, this was really balanced between bitter and sweet. The ABV is also well hidden. A great DIPA.

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Photo of DenverHopHead
3.99/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle with no evident sign of a bottled on date; into a tulip.
Appearance- a light, hazy gold with lots of swirling carbonation bubbles; head is a thick, soapy white. Lacing is solid!
Smell - delicious blend of pineapple, mango, lemon and honey; absolutely mouth watering stuff!
Taste - juicy fruit flavors similar to the nose; picking up a little of the honey, but not a lot!
Feel - odd to say the least; starts off with a watered down feel before transforming to a tangy sweet bitterness that I'm assuming is coming off the honey. Not bad, just odd.
Overall - interesting beer for sure; looks and smells fantastic, tasty, but with a very unique feel and finish.

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