Emerald Grouper | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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4.48/5
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842 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American 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
Ranking:
#197
Reviews:
93
Ratings:
842
pDev:
8.26%
 
 
Wants:
394
Gots:
97
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Photo of lsthwy
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dirtyjerk
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of osseo222000
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of StormAles
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of gbiello
3.32/5  rDev -25.9%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.05/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Angerhaus
2.71/5  rDev -39.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Beer looks okay, but it tastes kind of like old garbage hops that someone forgot about and tried to use. I was excited to try this, but it was a huge let down.

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Photo of jcflorian
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours golden orange with thin head, nice lacing .

Aroma is earthy dank, get little of honey as well.

Taste follows aroma closely with sweetness coming in late

Mouthfeel solid for imperial ipa.

Overall this is a very good but not great beer. I am not sure it belongs in the top 200 beers but at the same time I did enjoy this quite a bit. I live in New England and get spoiled by treehouse and trillium

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Photo of Travitten
4.38/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bolio
4.21/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Purp1eOne
4.19/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of thoglund
4.29/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of EJJ1848
4.32/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.3/5  rDev -4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Appearance - The beer poured a golden yellow color with a white head.

Smell - The nose was not big, but had notes of citrus and honey.

Taste - The initial was bright and spicy orange. The honey sweetness was mild and stayed in the background with light minty notes. The orange stays strong in the aftertaste.

Mouthfeel - The beer was very full bodied with little about it being mild.

Overall - This is an excellent example of the style.

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Photo of gardner254
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BAsbill
4.2/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Badger2121
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Best part of this beer is the creaminess. Very dank on the nose and finish.

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4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of paresis
4.49/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Immortale25
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of raspy22
4.63/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of TylerJ
4.31/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of DavidR_9
4.48/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Fairly fresh, aquired in a trade. No bottling date.

Super tight white bubbly head on a beautiful yellow/gold slight hazy body (I like keeping in the sediment). Aroma is pretty standard, grapefruity, citrus, piney, but really clean and clear. Flavor is awesome, everything you’d expect plus a smoother honeyed and lactose experience that delivers the hops in a soft and creamier manner. Sooo smooth for a big DIPA. Unique given the familiar hop and malt profile

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Emerald Grouper from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 842 ratings