Sonorous | Pipeworks Brewing Company

BA SCORE
4.16/5
77 Ratings
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
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
12
Ratings:
77
pDev:
8.65%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
Trade:
0
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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Pours an interesting dark murky orange/brown. With little head. Like the color of apple cider. Aroma is very tropical. Taste is loaded with tropical flavors, as well. Some orange and grapefruit in there. Has a very sweet aftertaste. Maybe too sweet, its lingering in the back of my throat. Very interesting and different. Thin mouthfeel which makes it easy to drink. The only negative here for me is the sweetness at the end. Alcohol is present but doesn't take away from the tropical fruity flavors. Glad I got to see what an imperial English style summer ale is all about. Very light, even at the high abv, with a good amount of flavor.

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Photo of Vonerichs
4.17/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

It's not much of a looker. Murky and dingy yellow. Looks like dirty pineapple juice. A little white head, but not much.

...but it smells delicious! Sticking with the pineapple theme, there's a lot of it sling with grapefruit, dragon fruit and/or kiwi.

Tropical flavors as stated above, but not as pronounced as the aroma. Grapefruit and dragon fruit, a nice combo of bitter and sweet.

Sticky and juicy mouthfeel. Leaves a sticky coating in my mouth.

English style IPA. Ha. Yeah, right. It's a juicy citrus and tropical American IPA, but I don't care.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.27/5  rDev +2.6%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Karl_M
4.71/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Batch 286-287, Opened: 1/17/2014. 1 pint, 6 fl oz. 9%

Intriguingly opaque with deep reddish and golden colors like a fresh-pressed apple cider.

Chilled to 40 for two hours before opening.

Standard conical pint glass.

The head was light with fine to medium bubbles that faded to mostly a ring of microscopic bubbles around the edges within five minutes of pouring.

The initial nose was bright and citrusy with a strong earthy dankness

The taste was big on pink grapefruit, ripe melons, and sweet squash. Hints of toasted almond and raspberry jam.

Mouthfeel was big and full with a bready character. The finish was sweet that quickly faded to a long bitter and nutty craziness that lingered.

Subsequent topping off of the glass did not resurrect the head.

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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3.62/5  rDev -13%
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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.16/5  rDev 0%
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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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Pours hazy pale orange in color with a thin half finger white head that retains nicely.

Smell is great. Fresh citrus hops reminiscent of mandarin oranges and a moderate piney resin aroma. Sweet smelling grainy pale malt is on the back end.

Taste follows the nose. Mildly sweet grainy malt is forward along with a citrus hoppy tang that cuts through the sweetness of the malt. Mild piney bitterness follows that is very nicely balanced and not overdone at all.

Mouthfeel is crisp refreshing, light yet good bodied. Mild carbonation and juicy hops make this very drinkable.

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Sonorous from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 77 ratings
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