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:
#208
Reviews:
74
Ratings:
583
pDev:
6.94%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
233
Gots:
61
Trade:
1
HISTOGRAM
 
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Ratings: 583 |  Reviews: 74
Photo of gcamparone
4.12/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 22oz bottle into a Teku.

Pours a pretty clear orange body with a frothy white head that reduces to leave chunky retention and lacing.

Aromas are malty and sweet, lots of honey with some peppery hops in there. Taste matches the nose with sweet honey and a touch of fruityness sitting in on a substantial malt backbone, lightly bitter resinous dank hops in there too. Mouthfeel is medium with medium carbonation, insanely drinkable for 9.5%.

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Photo of 5toutman75
4.49/5  rDev +0.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Lots of honey. Alcohol is hidden but I can feel it after half the bottle which I like. Worth getting and will buy again.

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Photo of SkiBum22
4.09/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of GreenBayBA
4.5/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ksimons
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A-a clear light orange with three fingers worth of white head

S-caramel malt, citrus, and pine

T-grapefruit and other citrus fruits, light tropical fruits, honey, and a tart finish that seems out of place

M-medium body and moderate carbonation

Overall a really nice aroma, but the taste was too tart for my liking

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Photo of BeerRay
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Luscious_Malfoy
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Jsalz21
4.65/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Beerhemoth
4.37/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RealDeal
4.06/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MTKATL
4.41/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MJSFS
4.08/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KT123
3.9/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of cp45
4.38/5  rDev -2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Badger2121
3.81/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

On the nose and taste I get mango and grass. Finish is funky

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Photo of lemmy187
4.46/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DavidR_9
3.96/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber bottled recently in past couple weeks but no date available.

Semi-clear amber/copper body with a thin white frothy head. Foam sticks to the glass.
Nose of mango with readily apparent alcohol heat, floral, green, some honey quickly followed by grapefruit, tangerine, and more booze.
Taste is grapefruit, tangerine rind, mango, and a honeyed booze character.
The mouthfeel is fairly sticky and oily. I find that the mango puree imparts somewhat of a syrupy texture into the beer that really makes it less enjoyable.
This beer has a lasting sweetness that somehow reinforces the alcohol burn in an unpleasant way. I could see this beer being tweaked and hitting the right balance but this bottle didn't really do it for me.

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Photo of Gregf51
4.44/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Eziel
3.99/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moses_Malone
4/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of imyourhero21
4.52/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of PC_Principal
5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of ellswrth
4.28/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GuyFawkes
3.98/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Released 6/8/18; drank 6/15/18 @ the Yarchives.

See-through orange appearance.

A rough pour yielded a nice white head; strong tree-rung lace.

Mango, dry grass & grapefruit notes in the nose.

Medium thick mouthfeel.

Mango & dry grass flavors up front; dry grapefruit finish.

Batch one of this was transcendent lo those many years ago; now, it's too dry to really love. Not bad.

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Photo of RAlmeida77
3.49/5  rDev -21.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2018 bomber poured into a PW Willi. Pretty dark in color and super clear/filtered. White head develops and sticks for a moment. Sticky lacing as I move the glass around. Not much aroma going on to be honest. Flavor is disappointing. No honey or mango at all. Pretty standard imperial Ipa. Feel is sticky and medium bodied. Overall, this is disappointing. Literally got none of the flavors advertised.

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Sure Bet from Pipeworks Brewing Company
Beer rating: 4.47 out of 5 with 583 ratings