Surrounded By Friends, With Machetes | Pipeworks Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pipeworks Brewing Company
Illinois, United States
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Style: American Pale Wheat Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
We brewed this beer in collaboration with Bad Apple Bar to celebrate their 5 yr birthday celebration. It's a wheat pale brewed with green cardamom, black currants, and ginger. The result is a spicy and tart brew that pairs really well with food, or at least we think so. The label art is by PW friend Peter Wano.

Added by Jaycase on 07-31-2014

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews:
2
Ratings:
35
pDev:
11.43%
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22 oz. bottle, with Batch #471/472 printed on the label. The latest creation from Pipeworks, this one a collaboration with The Bad Apple. An interesting premise "wheat pale ale brewed with ginger, cardamom, apples, and black currants'.

Poured into a Duvel tulip glass.

A - It pours a murky orange-reddish-brown colored body. Less than a finger of reddish-tan colored head. Lots of scattered lacing. Very juicy looking, that's for sure. Looks very nice.

S - The smell is very fresh, juicy, and unique also. The cinnamon, ginger, and apples are all very apparent players. The black currant adds a sort of cranberry aroma to the mix.

T - Taste is very unique, fruity, juicy, and delicious. A perfect blend of juicy ginger, apples, and cinnamon spice. Again, the black currants give it a sort of berry / vinous taste. The apples are a big player here, but I'm not sure if "cidery" would be the right way to describe it.

M - The feel is crisp, smooth, & juicy. A mostly clean finish, lightly sticky.

Overall, another unique and original beer from Pipeworks; delicious as always, and exceptionally drinkable for the high abv. Highly recommended.

Pipeworks Surrounded By Friends With Machetes ---4/5.

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Surrounded By Friends, With Machetes from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.85 out of 5 with 35 ratings