Amarillo | Pipeworks Brewing Company

AmarilloAmarillo
BA SCORE
97.1%
Liked This Beer
4.25 w/ 314 ratings
AmarilloAmarillo
BEER INFO

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

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
Ranking:
#1,097
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
314
Liked:
305
Avg:
4.25/5
pDev:
7.53%
Alströms:
0
 
 
Wants:
51
Gots:
23
Trade:
1
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 314 |  Reviews: 41
Photo of Yellolab2010
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Vivs85
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of PBRmeasap1980
4.21/5  rDev -0.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of brewskis
4.07/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Pours a hazy deep copper color with a finger of an off-white head.

Aroma delivers that juiciness that I've come to expect from the hop. Get juicy peach, sweet grapefruit (almost like a juicy red grape), floral, tangerine, and some juicy pineapple (?) from the hops. There is a sugary/carmel sweetness from the malt.

Taste starts super juicy, with that sugary/carmel sweetness up front to go with peach, grapefruit, floral, and tangerine. Very juicy. Mid palate brings more of the same, along with a peppery spiciness from the hops and light breadiness from the malt. Dries out somewhat into the finish, but there is still a lingering sweetness from the malt bringing along with it more floral and grapefruit. There is a light spicy bitterness which is pretty tame compared to most other offerings from these guys. Also get some light booziness. A nicely balanced DIPA compared to their recent hoppy offerings.

Solid medium body. Smoothly crisp and creamy. Finish is somewhat hot from the booze and also oily and sticky.

This one won't blow you away, but it is yet another good offering from Pipeworks. It shows off the Amarillo hop nicely, but still stays balanced.

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Photo of boogerisu
4.14/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Warren2621
4.1/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rbastone
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A bit 'boozy'. Grows on you though

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Photo of imbibehour
4.09/5  rDev -3.8%
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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Photo of twizzard
3.94/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of joshdaut
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johunnic
4/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rossracing
4.34/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of vic21234
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

22oz bomber poured into a snifter. Bottled on date of 10/07/15 according to Pipeworks website.

A- Pours a hazy orange with a small amount of white colored head.

S- Tropical and citrus notes on the nose.

T- Juicy citrus hops along with some underlying sweetness.

M- Medium bodied, well carbonated, nice and refreshing.

Easy drinking DIPA like all of the Ninja series. Another great beer from PW.

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Photo of Jaywalsh20
3.53/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of THoffner
4.04/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of nsola
4.35/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of einman
3.93/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Jdavis23112
4.62/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of aussiebeer
4.5/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kplummer82
4.28/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dwagner003
4.42/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of captainbearcat
4.84/5  rDev +13.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of robgage
3.43/5  rDev -19.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of stortore
4.13/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

22 ounce bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

Pours an orange/amber color, a little hazy, with a quickly dissapating head and not much lacing. Smell is mainly of citrusy hops, grapefruit and orange, along with a dank, kind of funky green onion kind of smell. Maybe a touch of black pepper too, as it warms. Taste follows the nose on the dank, citrusy hops. Lots of bitterness. Malt is a solid balance to the hops, but more noticeable on the back end. Solid body, good feel, the taste lingers.

This is a really good beer, and I'm a big fan of the Amarillo hop. But overall, based on the others I've had in The Pipeworks single hop series so far, I kinda thought it would be a little better. Well worth your purchase, though, because it's still pretty awesome, and I would purchase it again.

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Photo of tmryan21
4.25/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Amarillo from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 97.1% out of 100 with 314 ratings
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