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:
313
Reviews:
41
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
7.64%
 
 
Wants:
50
Gots:
23
For Trade:
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Photo of Parmesan
4.35/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Look: Clear orange color with a white tan head and nice soapy lacing.

Smell: Pine, fruit and earthiness, very inviting.

Taste: Piney, fruity, earthy, lots of bitterness but balanced.

Feel: Medium body, medium carbonation

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Photo of RichH55
4.25/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Pours a dark orange color with a large off white head. There is a lot of carbonation and some soapy lacing. The odor for me is honey, pine, resin, grapefruit, lemon, slightly mango fruity, slight guava, spice, pineapple. The taste for me is honey, tea, tropical fruit, guava, plum, dried fruits, citrus, grapefruit, pine, resin, herbal, spice, bitter throughout.

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

22 oz. Bomber

Pours a very nice slightly cloudy dark golden yellow color, very nice carbonation, with a very nice thick/creamy one-finger white head, which leaves some really nice thick/creamy sticky lacing behind. The nose is hoppy, slightly malty, with a very nice citrus/pine note. The taste is really nice, hoppy, nice little malt note, very nice touch of citrus/pine notes. Medium body, with a nice little chewyness, with a nice dry/bitter finish. Overall, this is a really tasty brew, surprised me for sure with all the talk about this brewery. Recommended!

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Photo of spoony
3.98/5  rDev -5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

From a 650 ml bottle (no date) to a tulip. Reviewed from notes dated November 7, 2015.

A-The beer is darker than many IIPAs, a nice light-amber color. My normal pour produces a dense off-white head. Retention is pretty good and lacing is left all over the glass.

S-The aroma suggests citrus (I pick up a distinct lime note in addition to grapefruit and orange), as well as some mango, guava, and peach notes. The malts are pale, slightly sweet, and suggest bread dough, The bitterness and alcohol are not overly fragrant.

T-The taste is more pungent and spicy. I still sniff plenty of tropical notes and effect is almost like mango salsa...not chili spice, but pepper and fruity hops. I think the little kick of medicinal alcohol is contributing to the spice flavors. Odd, but pretty enjoyable.

M-The body is lighter than many IIPAs and despite the aroma of sweet, bready malts, the beer drinks pretty dry and clean for the style.

O-This is an interesting beer. It is definitely different from the many California or Northwest IIPAs that I am used to seeing around here, but it isn't quite a juice bomb, either. I would like to give this another try, but it is expensive.

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Photo of agreenman19
4.23/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

L - dark and dank-looking. Decent lacing. No haziness to speak of, but a deep gorgeous color.

S - boozy pine and fruity candy.

T - lots of alcohol up front and throughout even when cold. Normally would be offputting, but this works surprisingly well. More of that candied sweetness. Grapefruit. Cloying lemon and peach. Slightly tart and finishes dry.

F - lightly creamy. Nothing stands out, but it balances the beer well.

O - I was surprised at how boldly boozy this one was! Pipeworks held nothing back. A very strong beer, in all sense of the word. Gonna be feeling this one tonight!

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Photo of theblackrook
4.48/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of costanzo_mike
4.28/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Hootie159
4.29/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of htm
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of rjp217
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of LFinCO
3.68/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Syracuse12
4.16/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

Rich gold-colored body under a frothy ivory head that trailed lace down the glass. Tons of fruits expressed on the nose and tongue, nestled amid a relatively plush body, medium-weight, very smooth, with a soft carbonation running through... My first fruit impression was berries - maybe even blue - bright and lightly tart; then flavors of pineapple and apricot, with a soft honey-caramel coat. Super-juicy and soft, big but with a fairly moderate bitterness.

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Photo of smi69
4.08/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Mikexw
4.11/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Greels
3.96/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brolo75
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 ounce bottle poured into a tulip

A: Pours a dark orange, white head that disappeared quickly, small amount of carbonation, lots of lacing.

A: Grapefruit peel citrus aroma, picking up some malts, guava, alcohol is well hidden.

T: Up front there's a hit of citrus bitterness, then some malts , then some grapefruit rind notes, finishes with a lingering citrus rind, dry aftertaste, for 9.5% the alcohol is well hidden making this very drinkable. The finish is more lemon rind as it warms, malt becomes a little more noticeable, still tastes good.

M: Medium body dry citrus rind mouthfeel, not much carbonation.

O: Enjoyed this one, could use a little more hop presence on the tastes but it still is very tasty and drinkable, probably won't see this again as it was an extra from a trade.

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

Look - A dark copper color. Slight haze
Smell - Sweet orange, apricot, some candied type sweetness, pine, grapefruit
Taste - Dank bitterness, sweetness, pine, pithy, hints of floral, some citrus

Overall - Amarillo is not my favorite stand alone hop but Pipeworks does a good job with it.

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

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

22oz bottle $9.99. Orange color, great head and none of the sediment that the label warned of. Aroma was nice and hoppy, lemons, citrus, malts. Flavor was much the same with a pretty good bitterness that slightly reminded me of aspirin but overall tasty. I'd probably buy this more than once if it were a couple dollars cheaper.

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Photo of Beaver13
4/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle. Pours clear copper gold with a big creamy off white head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet fruity malts and piney hops.

The flavor is sweet bready malts with tropical fruit and lots of resiny piney hops. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a nice piney fruity DIPA.

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Photo of Yellolab2010
4.21/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
4.19 out of 5 based on 313 ratings.
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