Sure Bet | 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:
If you enjoyed Square Grouper, this one might also strike your fancy. We're certainly pleased with how this turned out. The aroma on this...even the thought of the talk of the aroma...so good.

Added by MasterSki on 11-24-2014

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#203
Reviews:
69
Ratings:
556
pDev:
6.7%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
235
Gots:
56
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Photo of Johng19751
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of kevanb
4/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

650ml bottle, purchased fresh, poured into a Pipeworks Ninja teku glass. Enjoyed on 8.3.17, reviewed from Tasting Journal.

The beer pours a copper color, displays chill haze with some orange hues and a foamy white head that has great retention and lace. The aroma is very good, tons of tropical fruits, loads of mango puree, citrus, pineapple, nicely floral with a strong malt backbone, sweet and bready with lightly warm alcohol. The flavors are nice, juicy mango, lots of fruitiness with a lightly piney and resinous counterbalance, moderate bitterness with strong sweet pale grains and warm alcohol. The mouthfeel is good, coating, medium body that is creamy and smooth with a warm and dry finish.

Verdict: A very good IPA from Pipeworks. Tons of mango, tons of tropical fruits, really bright and refreshing but more malty and sweet than I'd prefer and the warm alcohol is a consistent issue for me with Pipeworks IPAs. Very good beer but not quite rising to the upper echelons of the style.

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Photo of MurphDog14
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JJH1018
4.66/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of adidaswp
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of prtwin2a
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Beer Temple

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Photo of bnewt21
5/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of frasergrove
4.15/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MI_beerdrinker
4.51/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of oriolesfan4
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of edthehead
4.5/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BEER88
4.34/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Love their beers, they play more on rhe malt side of things but definitely in balance. Wish i had more than one to sample. A bit dry in the back end and floral/fruity on the nose.

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Photo of Eman17
4.36/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JBowenGeorgia
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of knicks19947
4.25/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stevem68
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Juicer
4.75/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Armando_Perez
3.91/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MarkGutz
4.43/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of kreg02
4.57/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of spacecake9
4.46/5  rDev -0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a bright opaque orange with a 1/4" white head.
S - Big mango aroma.
T - Flavor is as advertised. Citra & mosaic hop IPA with mango and honey in the perfect combination. No bitterness.
M - Low carbonation, somewhat soft mouth feel.
O - Really good beer.

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Photo of M_chav
3.44/5  rDev -23.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of fireazzi
4.18/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Shogun250
4.08/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of JohnnyHopps
4.54/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance - The beer poured a murky orange-yellow color with white bubbles crown and glass.

Smell - The beer had a huge mango nose with some dankness also detected.

Taste - At the front, this is a big syrupy and slightly spicy double IPA. Sweet fresh mango blends nicely with the dank. The honey helps to lay a sweet backbone. At slightly sweet dankness lingered.

Mouthfeel - Talk about full-bodied beers. This one surrounds the palate.

Overall - Given the opportunity, I would buy this again.

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Sure Bet from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.48 out of 5 with 556 ratings