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

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

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

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look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

bomber batch 287. tulip.

murky off yellow color, nice head. smell is very funky and fruity with pineapple dominating. taste is mango, tangerine, pineapple . very interesting and plain awesome. medium bodied and mild carb. ABV undetected.

overall I'm a huge fan. really dig this.

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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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look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: Very cloudy. Murky even. And a very odd shade of yellow. Like beige-yellow. The color of something you'd find in a sewage pipe. Not very pretty, but it does form a nice creamy white head though, so I guess thats something.

S: Aroma is juicy. Aroma is passionfruit and clementine with some lesser mango notes. Tropical and fruity.

T: Taste is similar to the aroma, which is a good thing. A very juicy beer. Orange, clementine, and passionfruit with a mildly sweet malt base. Maybe a slightly vinous character. A little pine on the backend.

M: Medium bodied and I swear this beer feels chunky or gritty. Mild to moderate bitterness. Low-medium carbonation.

O: For the life of me, I can not figure out where the "English" is in this particular IPA. If there was anything particularly English about this beer at one point, it was hopped out of it because this beer is nothing but ugly and hoppy. Never-the-less, as a fan of PW's hoppy creations, this was another enjoyable beer.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: cloudy orange body, off-white head,
fine lacing

S: mango, pineapple, lemon peel, malt

T: same as nose, biscuit, pine bitter finish

M: med body, oily mouth

O: Another fantastic beer from Pipeworks!
Such an interesting treat, wish was Summer seasonal.
Adventurous hop heads will treasure this offering.

DELICIOUS; GRAB A BOTTLE!

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