Sonorous | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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88
very good
77 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
pdubs.net

Style: English India Pale Ale (IPA)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by ahbithwabm on 01-03-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
77
Reviews:
12
Avg:
4.07
pDev:
9.09%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
For Trade:
0
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3.41/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to Melissa for bringing this back from Chicago! Reviewed from notes. Poured from bomber into a Westbrook pint glass.

A: Pours a dark yellow-orange color. Very very hazy - it looks like a lot of yeast in suspension despite a gentle pour and decantation. Forms a one-finger white head and has low visible carbonation.

S: Bright citrusy orange hops, yeasty, and sweet bready malts with some caramel character.

T: Citrus hops up front - big orange flavos - and some sweet candied fruit, caramel-covered malts, and a thick yeasty character. Hang is citrus and malt sweetness.

M: Mouthfeel is full and nearly creamy. Low alcohol presence and carbonation sensation.

O: The label says "Imperial English-Style Summer Ale". I went into this with no idea what that was supposed to mean. It was a citrus hop-forward IPA with significantly sweet malts. The citrus hop profile doesn't mesh well with the "English" labeling, and I wish the malts weren't so sweet. It wasn't bad, but I wouldn't be in a hurry to repeat it either.

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3.48/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

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3.5/5  rDev -14%

A 9% abv summer ale, why the hell not.
Hazy medium golden color with a bubbly frothy white head that slowly recedes. Earthy mineral light sweet maltiness with a solid sugary backdrop. Decent enough beer but nothing that was incredibly exciting.

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3.53/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

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3.62/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Muddy, flat orange color. Half a finger of head on the pour which was present while being drank. Low to medium amount of active carbonation in glass. Sticky, random lacing left at each level.

Smell: Soapy malty front. Body filled with mangos, grapefruit, kiwis, and orange peel. Gotta be some New Zealand hops in here because that's the main hop profile coming through.

Taste: Semi-sweet malt opening. Comes off as a candied, syrupy caramel, toffee sweetness. Fruity hop tones of grapefruit, mangos, green grapes, and tangerines pick up toward the middle of the brew and continue to be potent long into the finish. Light lingering bitterness with some sticky malt.

Mouthfeel: Nothing stands out too much. Light bitterness and malt body.

Overall: Another tasty big hoppy brew from Pipeworks. Not sure how well the english malt mixes in but is something different. I think I liked the non-imperial version of this PW came out with this summer though.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A: Orange in color. Half a finger of head

S: Strong citrus orange, orange peel, and tangerine with some malty tones.. Body filled with mangos, grapefruit, kiwis, and orange peel.

T: Caramel and citrus up front with some orange, tangerine, and grapefruit. Semi-sweet

M: Nothing too special much. Light body.

O: Has really nice potential but was a little thin and has nice aroma.

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Sonorous from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.07 out of 5 based on 77 ratings.
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