Amarillo | 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:
This IIPA, the latest addition in our hop-highlighting NvU Epic Battle series, has a bright, fresh hop aroma, and a subtle bitterness, that has us all talking about how crushable this is. (DISCLAIMER: Please do not actually crush beer while still in bottle and cap is still on. It will hurt…not that we know) Drink early, drink often.

Added by MasterSki on 02-16-2014

BEER STATS
Ratings:
314
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
23
For Trade:
1
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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of oline73
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.25/5  rDev +1.4%

Photo of emerge077
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Lightly hazy orange with slow rising carb trails. Compact layer of white foam, some minimal lace around the edges.

Pungent aroma of passionfruit and tangerine, tropical and citrusy. Amarillo is pretty classic, though this seems more exotic than I remember in other single hopped brews.

Taste is lightly sweet at first, full of fruity hoppy goodness. Passionfruit, tangerine, grapefruit. Pale malt middle, fairly light feel for a DIPA. Slightly sticky on the lips with a light residual resinous bitterness. Overall easy drinking and better than a couple others in the series.

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Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.1/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of zeff80
4.2/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a clear orange color with golden highlights and a small, white head. It smelled of citrus fruits and floral notes. Nice bitter taste up front with sweet caramel and a touch of honey.

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wethorseblanket
4.31/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4/5  rDev -4.5%

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4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of orangesol
4.06/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%

Photo of thatoneguymike
4.51/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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3.77/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.85/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.5/5  rDev +7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of smakawhat
4.09/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into a Spiegelau IPA glass.

Deep orange, bronze with a real nice tangerine edge, excellent clarity but with just enough solid transparency to give a hint of thickness as the plentiful pinhead carbonation comes up in waves and streams. Thick, full, rich head. Billowing at an easy three fingers with creamy and very fine bubbles in the headspace. Thick topped, island central and with some soupy large retention. Great looking DIPA.

Aroma is going in different directions. Jarring, but fascinating perfume bomb, with the malt easily creeping in with that Imperial IPA caramel sweetness and touches of toast. Mild floral notes with the a slight novocaine action taking a slight back seat, but with excellent garden like green tones that are very pleasant. Not sure where this is going, but I am liking the ride.

Candy warm, and pleasant mix of muted malt sweetness and simple sugars, with a subtle hop angle. Mid palate is slightly peppery, a good amount of malt sweetness with an almost taffy like consistency. Aftertaste has quite a bit of zesty citrus oils, somewhere between orange and grapefruit and finishing with a mild green herb like quality.

I like Amarillo for it's subtlety, so if you are looking for a giant hop bomb just move along, as this comes to more of a malt forward brew, but I'll be sticking around here with no reservations.

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4.34/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

bomber bottle

Pours clouded, dull darker orangey Amber, dark khaki cap leaves great looking fields of fine lacing.

Pineapple juice-fruit filled nose

Super smooth and super tasty dipa, fruity/softly citric goodness...minimal bitterness....but maximum flavor fullness....more great brew from Pipeworks

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3.75/5  rDev -10.5%

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Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 314 ratings.
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